Hair benefits of champagne: fact or fiction?

I had some people over for a dinner party a few weeks and there was a nearly full bottle of Veuve left over. As I was about to toss it I remembered a podcast I heard a few months ago with Cuvee Beauty founderRachel Katzman. In it she spoke about how she got sprayed with Champagne while in Vegas and noticed that her hair looked great afterwards. I thought before I toss it why don’t I pour it in a spray bottle and use it on my damp hair the next day? So I did.

The next day I combed it through my damp hair and I really think my highlights looked brighter after blow drying. I did feel like there was a sticky residue though so what I did the day after was comb it through damp hair and then let it sit for 10 minutes or so. I then washed it off. I’ve used Cuvee’s styling product since and it’s a lot more convenient – plus has extra good-for-your-hair ingredients, but before having champagne go to waste I would definitely use that first. I wasn’t sure how long the properties that make champagne good for hair stay active once the bottle is opened, so after about a week I washed my hair in the champagne – figured it can’t hurt and my color was popping!

Katzman would obviously agree on these benefits, but I was curious what an impartial expert would say. “Champagne is full of polyphenols and antioxidants, both of which are great for your hair,” said Edward Tricomi, Celebrity Master Stylist and Co-Founder of Warren Tricomi Salons. “Polyphenols and antioxidants contain properties that neutralize free radicals, such as UV rays and pollution to keep your hair healthy and strong. When integrated into hair products these help battle premature the aging of our hair.” 

Bottom line? Champagne has even more benefits than most of us probably realize.

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