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The Many Benefits Of Honey In Our Hair

benefits of honey in our hair

You don’t often think of honey as a hair care product but surprisingly when added to your hair, honey can impart sheen and softness.

The most important property of honey with regards to hair is that it works as a natural humectant attracting moisture to otherwise dry strands. In this way it acts much the same as glycerine so will be particularly beneficial for those with natural hair living in humid climates.

Here are some benefits of honey with a couple recipes sprinkled in that can be very healthy for your hair.

► Honey is safe for the hair – Let’s fact it, natural hair care products are big business with consumers looking to move away from lab created franken-products. So chances are if you can eat it then it is pretty safe for the hair too. Honey contains trace minerals vitamins and anti bacterial properties that are very beneficial to the scalp and hair keeping it nourished and enriched.

 Can easily be incorporated in your current regimen – You can add honey to a prepoo mix or even add a tablespoon or two into your conditioner before applying it to your hair.

 Honey is budget friendly – The benefits of honey greatly outweigh the cost of purchasing it. Support your local farms by purchasing local honey from your grocery store or local farmers market.

Raw honey is not hard to find and at minimum of five or six dollars a jar you will be able to take advantage of one of the best natural ingredients for imparting moisture and shine to your hair.

 Honey is helps hair loss and thinning edges – Yes some have reported that honey helps stimulate the follicles and regrow thinning areas. While there is no definite scientific study confirming this benefit, there have been anecdotal reports from some ladies in the blogosphere that it works. Either way it can’t hurt to try!

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Emily CottonTop

About Emily CottonTop

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer for Born and raised in St. Andrew Jamaica, I first moved to the United States in the year 2000 in order to find a job after college. I spent one year living in New York before moving to Texas in 2001. I went natural in 2008 after a bad perm experience and have enjoyed my hair ever since. I am still learning and I like sharing my experiences with my cottontop :)

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  1. 1
    Deitra Brunner says:

    Thanks, these sound like something even I can’t mess up…too bad!  LOL!

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    today i am trying the honey treatment for edges and simple honey recipe… so i hope it works because i am really trying be more healthy with my hair and grow it out even longer than now

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    Lisa Gaines says:

    I am trying the simple honey recipe right now. Is there a preferred method of application? I just slapped it on with my hands, but now I have honey and olive oil all over my bathroom…

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      Hi Lisa, no there’s no particular application method. I would do it just the same as applying conditioner. Protect your floor with an old towel if it’s getting too messy or just apply while in the bathtub.

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    curlyprincesses says:

    I like this! I use to put my own honey mixture in locs to retwist them and my clients loved it. Now I want to use this as a conditioner on me and my girls.

  5. 7

    My hair does not like honey!

  6. 8

    honey makes detangling easier for me,after a deep conditioning treatment

  7. 9

    I used honey on my hair a couple of days ago amd it broke off so bad i had to chop it off….. :/

  8. 10

    Honey has worked wonders to my hair. I add it to my black tea rinse; and then do a dc.

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    My hair loves honey Alzada! I mix it in with my coconut oil pre poo.

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    When adding honey, don’t add too much because it will become too sticky and it can break your hair. Also rinse your mixture out your hair with warm water and let the water run down your hair first.

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    link to These conditioners are have honey and they are amazing!

  12. 14

    Do you wet your hair before the olive oil & honey mixture?!

  13. 15

    Hmmm did you know this Shaunna-Marie Seville

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    oooo loving this useful info! i gotta use it more often! Rohanna Seville

  15. 17

    I love honey for my hair…. I do a honey and olive oil hot oil treatment.

  16. 18

    I put honey on my biscuits. Lol

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    I love honey in my hair love it I warm it with 50% olive oil and apply I co wash it out after it sets 15 min my hair is left feeling very strong and shines and smells good and curls are beautiful

  19. 21

    Can someone please help me out? Just got my hair cut low and now I want my natural hair to grow very well… How am I to apply honey in my hair?

  20. 22

    What and how do you mix it and apply to your hair..natural for two years

  21. 23

    It helps but what no one is telling you is that it is very, very difficult to rinse out!

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    I have used warmed Honey w/Olive/Amla/Coconut Oils as a pre-poo. I’s a little tricky to wash out. I use very warm water under the streaming shower, followed by Shea Moisture Co-Wash CC or As I Am Coconut Co-Wash. Provides great shine and moisture.
    Manuka Honey (from New Zealand) is reported to be the best. It’s excellent for treating wound infections, protecting against damage caused by bacteria; anti-inflammatory that can reduce pain and stimulate production of cells that repair tissue damaged by infection. It’s widely marketed for use in these conditions:
    Preventing and treating cancer; reducing high cholesterol; reducing systemic inflammation (Immune system disorder eg. Lupus)
    Treating diabetes; eye, ear, and sinus infections’ and treating gastrointestinal problems.
    With all these reported benefits, how can it be bad for your hair/scalp. Give it a try.

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    Interesting. I’ll try it.

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