A little honey goes a long way. From a spot of tea to marinating a piece of salmon honey is the homie. Did you know that honey could be the ingredient your hair has been missing? Let me explain…
This thick, sweet, nutrient rich liquid is brought to us by honeybees in such a weird way. Honeybees consume nectar from flowers then return to the hive. Next, brace yourself, they repeatedly consume, digest and regurgitate the nectar and the end result is honey.
Don’t let that tidbit disgust you, honey is extremely rich in antioxidants and contains virtually no fiber, fat or protein. Health wise honey can do the following:
Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
Help Heal Burns and Wounds
Okay, now here is the tea (pun intended), honey alone could actually damage your hair BUT add a little bit in a conditioner or mixed with your favorite oils and it can work some real magic.
Honey is a humectant which means it can retain and preserve moisture from the atmosphere. As a result of honeys love of water it helps smooth and soften your hair while adding shine.
Antibacterial properties also help with dry, itchy scalp, dandruff and dermatitis. It’s also best to use a form of raw honey. A little bit of honey in your pre-poo, conditioner or hot oil treatment will go a long way!
Here are a few Honey DIY treatments that you can try!
Mix all the ingredients and stir. Then, apply on the scalp and roots, and then continue to the ends. Cover the hair with a shower cap and leave to act for 45 mins to an hour.
Afterward, just wash it off and condition normally. Repeat this twice a week, and in a few months, the effects will amaze you!
1 Egg Yolk
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Honey
Hair Mask Treatment
2 tablespoons Castor Oil
1 tablespoons Honey
Coconut Hot Oil Treatment
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Honey (organic, if available)
Plastic squeeze bottle
Split Ends Treatment
2 teaspoon Honey
1 tablespoon Almond Oil
2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
Frizz Fixer Treatment
2 tablespoons Honey
½ tablespoon Almond Oil