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Metallica bassist washes his hair in beer and Jägermeister

Metallica’s bass player Robert Trujillo has said he uses beer and Jägermeister to keep his hair looking “fresh”.

Credit: Instagram / Metallica / RobTrujillo

In a recent interview with Rock Antenne, in the lead-up to the heavy metal band’s latest album, Trujillo was questioned over how he maintains his full head of long thick and shiny hair looking its best, especially with so many hours of head banging during concerts.

Trujillo, who has Native American heritage, admitted that he thought that mostly it was down to him having good hair genes. But also admitted that he has another secret for keeping his hair looking good on stage.

When asked if he used any special conditioners, Trujillo told reporters: “You know, a little bit of beer in there and some Jägermeister. Those are the key ingredients to fresh hair: Beer and Jäger.”

According to the company Mast-Jägermeister, its flagship herbal liqueur brand is “made from all-natural ingredients” and is “characterised by hints of citrus, ginger and star anise, accompanied by a slightly bitter herbal note”.

During the interview, Trujillo did not identify which beer he uses to refresh his hair, but lager has been suggested as the most obvious choice since California’s Stone Brewing has collaborated with Metallica on a 5.7% ABV Pilsner named Enter Night that “represents the cataclysmic collision of two uncompromising supernatural forces” and “much like the band, transcends genres, shatters preconceptions and challenges convention”.

Trujillo’s regime follows the arrival of Metallica’s 11th studio album 72 Seasons which launched earlier this month, giving him and the rest of the band plenty of time on stage to show off their locks.

Metallica is no stranger to the powers of linking music and alcoholic drinks and have previously described how they played bespoke playlists of their music to barrels of whiskey while it aged as part of a patent pending process.

The whiskey, named Blackened, after the song of the same name on their 1988 album Justice for All, saw the band use a unique, patent-pending “sonic enhancement” process known as ‘Black Noise’ to “shape” its flavour, which involved using custom playlists of Metallica’s music – a different one for each batch – during the distilling process.

Margot Robbie recently admitted that she likes a ‘beer shower’ at the end of the day. The Wolf of Wall Street actress revealed she makes time for a beer shower to wind down.

However, the act of actually showering in beer, which some beauty experts claim is a fail safe way to add extra shine to hair, also counts actress Bella Thorne as a fan, posting an Instagram video of her washing her hair with beer. “For everyone harassing, yes it’s beer,” Thorne wrote in the caption to the video.

Some experts disagree with the alleged benefits of washing your hair in beer, as the proteins in the malt and hops could leave your hair feeling brittle, however brewer’s yeast is apparently a great source of Vitamin B and is rich in protein, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium.

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