Czech Original Beer Cosmetics: Beer Hair Balm & Lip Balm

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Whenever I go on holiday, I always like to have a mooch around the local drugstores in a quest to find wonderful products that you can't get in the UK.  Before I went to Prague, I asked some #bbloggers what I should be looking out for, and all of them recommended this fun Czech beer brand.



If you've ever been to Prague (or anywhere else in the Czech Republic for that matter), you'll no doubt know (or have heard!) that beer is super cheap over there.  It's around 80p a pint and pretty strong!  For the tourists, the Czechs also run a cosmetics brand which specialises in products which are blended with beer.  I have mentioned about how I sometimes use beer on my hair to make it super shiny and soft (DIY post here), so when I saw this Beer Hair Balm for around £4, I knew I had to pick up a bottle to try.

The Beer Hair Balm is a thick and rich conditioner which you leave on for around 3-5 minutes after shampooing, and then rinse off.  The scent is quite strong at first and its unmistakably a bizarre mix of bitter beer and sweet/perfumed chemicals.  I tried it as instructed the first time and I didn't notice any major results with it.  The second time, I tried it as a hair mask, leaving it on for around 20 minutes and wrapped up in a hair turban before rinsing it out.  It worked really well that way!  With it being essentially a touristy gimmick, I wasn't expecting the moon on a stick, but I was pleasantly surprised!  After all, beer is the second ingredient in the balm, so I'll certainly be using it up as a hair mask.

There were lots of other products in the Beer range such as shampoo, shower gel, bath oil(?!?) etc, but it was the Lip Balm that I decided to pick up after a closer look at the ingredients.  The Lip Balm has shea butter and beeswax in it, as well as grape seed oil, all three of which are well known for their moisturising properties.  It's quite hydrating and although the beer flavour is a little strange to start off with, I find myself oddly liking it.  Strange!

I picked up an extra Beer Lip Balm for my Czech giveaway, and it's the last day to enter today!  A winner will be announced tomorrow, good luck!

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18 comments

  1. Sounds interesting :) I am the same as you I love exploring shops on holiday seeing what weird & wonderful goodies I can spend my money on.

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    1. I love it, there's always something interesting to find :)

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  2. I had no idea beer could be used to as a hair treatment! I'm def gona try out your DIY tute. I love having a nose round the local supermarkets and chemists too! So fun seeing the different things they have :-)

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    1. Yep, definitely give it a go! Though beware the scent of it can linger for a day afterwards!
      I love that too, always fun to do on holiday :)

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  3. I really want to try the hair balm :) x

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    1. I was surprised by how good it was :) x

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  4. I've always read putting beer on hair was good for it, but I've never tried it before, I love the cute beer bottle style of the packaging :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You can do a DIY method with beer which works well, especially if you have dark hair! :) x

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  5. sooo exciting - both sounds amazing... I saw the lip balm before and it's on my wishlist... when I'll be able to get it, I dont know... adding the hair balm too now!! xxx

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  6. The packaging of thebeer hair balm looks really cute!
    xo

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    1. It is! Their whole range is like that :) xx

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  7. ooh lordy!!
    i purchased this product in march 2012 and i have been using it since then as a leave-in conditioner.it worked great so i kept using it that way.is it bad for my hair?? please let me know!
    Great review, thank u!!!

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    1. Hi Marsi, no it's not bad for your hair at all! If it's working as a leave-in conditioner then that's great! :)

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    2. thank u evelyn!! :D
      that's a relief cause it's a holy grail product for me!
      i'm also ecstatic that i found ur blog, which is now a favourite!!

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    3. Awww thanks Marci! You've made my day :) xx

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