True or False: Does Laxative Work as a Primer?
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A beer rinse is supposed to make your hair soft and shiny -- the malt has smoothing properties, and the yeast strengthens and volumizes. To test it out, I brought a bottle of Bud Light (sorry, I didn't have any microbrews on hand) into the shower, and, after shampooing, poured half of it over my head. I was immediately transported to a frat basement circa 2001. I massaged the beer in for a few minutes, rinsed it out, and then conditioned as usual. Thankfully, the conditioner masked the beer smell.
Then, I blew my hair dry using a round brush to get a real sense of the results. While my hair was shinier than usual with a touch more volume, it was difficult to brush through it, and it felt a little crunchy to the touch. I don't think I'll be doing a beer rinse again, but I gave it the old college try (har har).
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