For centuries, women have been using honey for hair. Today, I’m sharing just three simple ways you can use this sweetener in your current hair care routine.
What Are the Benefits of Honey?
Honey is a natural humectant. This means that it has the ability to attract moisture which can be great for textured hair which craves moisture. When the temps are pretty moderate to high, humectants draw moisture from the air. When the temperature get cooler and drier, though, they’ll draw the moisture from your hair. You may find the best results if you use it during the transitional months when the weather is not too extreme as in the winter when your hair may dry out or in the summer- when your hair might swell and ruin any definition you’re trying to maintain.
Honey also gives hair a great shine plus it has antioxidant and antibacterial properties which help keep the scalp healthy and promote growth. No matter how you use it, you’re bound to see great results!
As a Rinse/Spritz
This is a great final rinse to restore dull hair to shiny curls and coils!
- 1 tsp honey
- 4 cups warm water
Mix the honey into the warm water. Pour it over your hair or apply to using a spray bottle for easier coverage. DO NOT RINSE OUT! This comes after you have shampooed your hair. You can even add your favorite essential oil for some extra hair benefits and fragrance.
As a Pre-Poo Treatment
Use this simple recipe to give you both moisture and shine!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Just mix the honey and olive oil together and apply to your hair in sections until completely coated. Cover with a plastic cap for thirty minutes. Shampoo, rinse, style.
As a Deep Conditioner
With the added benefits of banana and coconut oil, this deep conditioning mask will not only give you moisture and shine but it’ll also strengthen your strands! Banana has also been known to be good for flaky scalp issues.
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
Mash the banana and add the coconut oil and honey. Use a blender or hand mixer to combine the ingredients and create a smooth consistency. Apply as you would any deep conditioner. Cover with a plastic cap and towel. Leave on for thirty minutes and rinse thoroughly.