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Oily hair? Try the beer wash!

beer wash1Yeah I said it…!

I bet you didn’t know that one way to cut the excess oil buildup is to wash your hair with lemon juice (1 lemon + 1 cup or water); however, my favorite is a beer wash. Beer gets the scalp squeaky clean, and leaves your hair shiny and oil free!

Not into depleting your college football stash? Well, here are a few other ways to keep the oily hair at bay…

  1. Cool it. – Long exposure to heat, vigorous brushing or combing stimulates the scalp to produce more oil. Try limiting the time you use the blow dryer, and see if you can’t achieve your ideal hairstyle in fewer strokes.
  2. Raise your PH. – try a shampoo with a higher pH since they are specifically created for oily hair. The easiest way to find them is to look for the labels designated, “for oily hair.”

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  1. JW Browning February 5, 2013 at 6:17 am

    And then you have fellas like me. After I wash and dry my hair I use a bit of Suave’s Clean and Groom. It contains just a tad of mineral oil and it keeps down the fly away hairs. It also has a mild darkening effect that makes my gray less noticeable.

  2. Olivia October 19, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I was well aware of the washing your hair with lemon juice tip but I would never have thought of washing hair with beer. Does this apply to girls as well? 🙂 Than you!

    • Craig the Barber October 25, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Absolutely Olivia, give it a try! And, it’s my pleasure.

  3. Shampoo Truth November 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Beer is a great DIY shampoo method, I also talked about this on my blog. Really nice to see other trying it 🙂 Great blog.

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