Park Avenue Beer Shampoo : Review


Hey everyone!

I’d always heard that beer as a last rinse is great for adding bounce and shine to hair. I never tried alcohol for hair though until recently with Park Avenue Beer Shampoo which is now available at departmental stores and medical shops across the country.

Price : Rs 160 for 200 ml


Park Avenue Beer Shampoo  Review

Park Avenue Beer Shampoo Review





Park Avenue Beer Shampoo  Review

Park Avenue Beer Shampoo Review



My take on the Product


The shampoo comes in a beer bottle-lookalike plastic bottle. I’m not too fond of the packaging, quirky though it is, as the cap doesn’t shut properly and leads to leakage if the bottle it not upright. The shampoo is dirty yellow in color, slightly runny and smells really bad! (alcohol scent). Since I generally follow up with a nice smelling conditioner, the alcohol smell doesn’t stay in my hair.

It lathers fairly well and washes off easily too. But you need quite a bit of quantity for it to lather properly. As for the claims of making the hair shiny and bouncy – it does add volume and shine to the hair. Not astronomically but in a degree that is noticeable. On the downside, it makes my hair really dry and I have to make sure to use a heavy duty conditioner after this. The hair feels rough to touch as well which is why I’ve switched back to my Sunsilk Keratinology Sun Kissed Shampoo. I wish it wasn’t quite so drying on my hair because I do like the shine it adds. But because of the dryness and frizzyness it imparts, you can’t really take advantage of the bounce. I definitely need some heat and serum to tame down and smoothen my hair while I use this so this shampoo has not really worked out great for me.

I know its something different and attractive so go ahead and give it a try. But if you have dry and frizzy hair like me, I won’t recommend it!


Park Avenue Beer Shampoo  Review

Park Avenue Beer Shampoo Review


Park Avenue Beer Shampoo Review

Park Avenue Beer Shampoo Review



 The GOOD about Park Avenue Beer Shampoo :

  1. Lathers well
  2. Washes off easily
  3. Does a good job of cleaning
  4. Adds some shine and a bit of bounce to the hair

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Park Avenue Beer Shampoo : 

  1. Repulsive smell
  2. Dries the hair, makes it frizzy
  3. Makes the hair rough
  4. Bottle doesn’t shut tightly


Overall verdict


If you don’t have extremely dry or frizzy hair, you might like this shampoo. It does a decent job of cleaning and while it smells horrible and is drying, it does add some shine and bounce to the hair. As for people with dry/damaged hair, I’d recommend you steer clear of it but if you really want to try it, make sure to use a heavy duty conditioner along with it to combat the dryness and scent.

Rating : 2.5/5


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the Park Avenue Beer Shampoo? How was the experience? Share your comments below! [/note]


Also read :

Sunsilk Keratinology Sun Kissed Colour Therapy Shampoo, Conditioner : Review

Tried and Tested Hair care Tips for Healthy Hair

Sunsilk Keratinology Heat Protector Spray : Review



  1. January 20, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    Oh ! Oh ! I’ve ordered it already out of curiosity that it is a Beer Shampoo and Beer is said to have great properties for hair, anyways, I’ll give it a try and see if it works for me.

  2. January 20, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    i used to use this several years ago and it used to leave my hair in th e same state, i don’t think they reformulated this product. i never use d to like it then either.good review 🙂

  3. arja
    January 20, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    So beer just adds a temporary shine i suppose – being alcohol rich this wouldnt soften the hair 😛

  4. January 20, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    i guess i should stay away from this as my hair is too dry already 🙁

  5. January 20, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    I’ve also being using this shampoo for over 2 weeks. i’ve noticed my hair to be silky and bouncy than usual, but totally agree with you about the drying part.

  6. January 20, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    I almost ordered it today from but then backed off….Am glad that I din’t buy it!

  7. jigisha
    January 20, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    I loveeeddd it. I have it n I cnt get enuf of it. Cleans, shines, gives bounce. Wt else cn a girl want

  8. January 20, 2013 / 10:16 pm

    I used it recently but after oiling my hair. It did make them bouncy and soft. I hated the smell .. After reading your review I might not even think of using it without oiling my hair :/

  9. January 21, 2013 / 12:54 am

    Didn’t work for me at all ! And I have normal hair without frizziness 🙁

  10. January 21, 2013 / 9:23 am

    I was about to buy it last week, But controlled myself… I have very dry hair. Now I’m glad I controlled myself..

  11. nids
    January 21, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    i am using it n its working fine for me… though it leaves the hair dry but i like it tht way.. all conditioners weigh down my hair in 2-3 days so i usually skip those… but this is mild n woks really well.. i think it depends on hair texture ….
    I too dislike the smell but tht doesn’t stay long after hair wash 🙂

  12. Maneeta
    January 21, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    I spotted this shampoo at a medical store last week, and was tempted to pick it up when I remembered you mentioning that a review is coming up quick on the blog. Thank Goodness I didn’t pick up the bottle, mainly because I’ll not be able to sustain the beer smell even for those 3-4 mins that I’d be washing my hair. It’s a skip-skip for me!

  13. January 21, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    Nice review. I was planning to buy it, now I wont 🙂

  14. January 21, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    I did! The smell was overwhelming but thankfully didn’t linger or I’d have gone to work reeking of a good night’s party 😉 It did make my hair bouncy and actually controlled the frizz too, so much so that I didn’t feel the need to use a conditioner! Of course I didn’t skip the conditioner but went easy on the serum later. Your experience is rather surprising since my hair is similar to yours
    (Hell, even my skin is similar so I kinda always take your word for hair and skincare products.)

  15. Bhagyashree
    January 22, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    I have herd a lot about this shampoo,i wanted to try this but now i wont.

  16. Divya
    January 24, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    if u have dry hair, try lush hair care range and review….works wonder for me:)

  17. February 1, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    I am dull oily hair..i guess it would suit my hair type

  18. ditipriya acharyya
    April 15, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    i was curious to use it..nd its gud suites my hair typ nd d bounces r quiet gud…but d smell is horrible..whn i smelled it fo d vry first tym i felt lyk puking..hopefully i dint.. nywz dis beer shampoo is gud nd honestly i luv it 😉 <3

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