We use Irish stout. It is a dark, heavy-bodied beer brewed from cereals and sugar. Beer has been a popular folk hair remedy for centuries.

It has been often used in a shampoo or a final rinse, particularly on dark hair.

Beer is said to add volume, softness and shine to hair.

Stout’s sugar and protein contents are thought to add body and manageability.

We use stout in our Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo to give body to the hair and to add shine. Once mixed with water, the fresh lemony smell is tantalising.