January 31, 2011

Honey Recipes for Your Hair

Honey naturally attracts and holds moisture. It is also a natural antiseptic and contains antioxidants.
Honey is packed with vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulphur, iron, zinc and vitamins B1, B2, B3, which aid in hair growth. It can be added to conditioners, rinses and pomades.

Several honey hair recipes contain a mix of honey and olive oil. Try using this honey (pre-poo) treatment. Mix honey and olive oil in equal parts, distribute on hair, put on your shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing and washing.

Honey Pre-Wash Treatment from Deecoily of Nappturality.com

Use this before shampooing to condition the scalp and repair damaged hair. She suggests that you use it regularly if your hair is dry or ends are split.
You will need 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of honey, 5 drops rosemary, lavender or geranium essential oil, a small cup, a ceramic or glass bowl, a small stainless steel spoon, a plastic shower cap and a comfortably hot towel.

In a cup sitting in hot water, warm the olive oil and honey (or use the microwave but be careful not to scold yourself). Stir in your choice of essential oil and mix well. While the mixture is still warm, apply it all over your hair, massaging well into your scalp.

Cover your hair with the shower cap (or large plastic bag) wrap the towel around your head and leave on for 10-15 minutes. For severely damaged hair, she suggests that you leave the mixture on up to 30 minutes. Remove the towel and shower cap, and wash your hair with a mild or baby shampoo.
Honey Hair Conditioner

Mix 2 Tablespoons of honey with 1/2 of a fresh avocado and 1 Teaspoon of coconut oil. Massage into hair and leave on for half an hour. Works beautifully for dry and damaged hair.

Honey for Hair Loss

To the scalp, apply a paste of hot olive oil, one Tablespoon of honey and one Teaspoon of cinnamon (powder). Keep on for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair.

Honey Hair Rinse

Try this hair tea recipe as an after shampoo rinse for added shine and to retain moisture. Steep two tea bags in two to three cups of water and let cool (try green tea, chamomile, rosemary or your favorite). After the tea cools, remove the tea bags and add one teaspoon of melted honey.

Remember to let the mixture cool before pouring over your hair and do not rinse. Follow with a leave-in conditioner and style. A tablespoon of ACV - apple cider vinegar - can also be added to this mixture.

Peace and Blessings...

More honey recipes and facts

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Earth Clinic



Moni said...

I've done both the honey pre-wash treatment (with olive or coconut oil) and the honey rinse (sometimes with ACV and/or aloe juice added). When I do the honey rinse I always mix in the honey while the tea is still hot. The heat of the tea diffuses the honey completely without having to melt it separately, eliminating an unnecessary step.

Shell said...

My hair loves Honey. Sometimes I do honey with ACV as conditioner. Or Honey and rosemary. You can't go wrong with Honey!!