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Relaxed Heads - Do You Use Honey For Hair Health?

sunnieb

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Doing a regular honey prepoo now. Still looking for a honey mask that will give me the same benefits of honey without all the mess!
 

sunnieb

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Honey prepoo done for the day and dcing now.

Also, glad I wad finally able to find the bigger jar of honey yesterday! They've been out of stock for a MINUTE!

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sunnieb

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Doing honey treatment now.

Just as messy and sticky as ever! Three things we do for healthy hair! :spinning:
 

sunnieb

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Another article about the benefits of honey.

Copying here in case the link gets broken in the future:

All About Using Honey for Hair Health and 10 Ways to Try It Today

Medically reviewed by Gerhard Whitworth, RN on May 28, 2019 — Written by Eleesha Lockett, MS

Most of us are familiar with honey, the sweet, syrupy product of bee pollination. A common ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes, it has also long been used as a therapeutic ingredient in traditional medicine.

Honey is a popular natural hair ingredient because of its many dermatological benefits. Here we’ll look at 10 reasons to use honey on your hair, including for hair growth, to prevent hair breakage, and more.


1. Honey for hair growth

Honey is used as a treatment for wound healing because of its ability to promote cell growth. A 2013 Review Study shows that honey can promote the growth of epithelial (skin) cells. The scalp is full of epithelial cells that make up the many follicles and ducts so important for hair growth.

2. Honey for hair conditioning

Conditioning treatments are designed to restore moisture to your hair. Many hair conditioning treatments also contain vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial ingredients.

As it turns out, honey has moisturizing properties to help keep your hair conditioned and healthy. It also contains plenty of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.

3. Honey for hair shine

Honey has both emollient and humectant properties, making it a great hair moisturizer. Emollients smooth the hair follicles, adding shine to dull hair. Humectants bond with water molecules, adding moisture to dry strands.

By moisturizing and locking in shine, honey can help restore the natural luster of your hair.


4. Honey for hair lightening

Honey contains glucose, as well as an enzyme called glucose oxidase. This enzyme breaks down the glucose, leaving behind hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is capable of bleaching melanin, the pigment responsible for giving your hair color.

Leaving honey on your hair for an extended period can be a natural alternative to harsh chemical bleaching treatments.

5. Honey for hair breakage

Keratin is an essential protein that adds structure and strength to your hair. Protein treatments are a popular part of modern hair routines and can help to restore weak and brittle strands.

Honey contains roughly 0.5 percent protein. This may not seem like a lot, but it can be beneficial in combination with the other vitamins and minerals honey contains.

6. Honey for hair loss

Hair sheds daily as a part of the natural growth cycle. However, some people find that their hair sheds more than normal.

If you’re losing more hair than you’re comfortable with, reach out to your doctor to find out the cause. Sometimes it can be as simple as having damaged hair.

If your hair is damaged and needs some TLC, consider all the benefits that honey has to offer.

7. Honey for hair removal

While honey isn’t as effective as beeswax for removing unwanted body hair, it’s a great option for fine hair or sensitive skin.

To use honey for hair removal , try this recipe:



    • Mix together 1 tbsp. honey and 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice.
    • Apply this mixture to smaller areas, such as the upper lip.
    • Leave it on for roughly 20 minutes.
    • Wipe it off with a wet, warm washcloth.
    • Pat the area dry with cold water to reduce any irritation.
8. Honey for natural hair
A huge part of natural hair care is making sure that your hair and scalp are clean and moisturized. Before beginning your natural hair journey, consider doing a hair detox.

While detoxing, using honey can help give your hair a boost of beneficial amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. You can even use honey after the detox to keep your curls moisturized and growing.

9. Honey for a healthy scalp

Keeping your scalp healthy is a necessary part of having healthy hair. Buildup from dirt, oil, or even hair products can make this difficult.

You can use honey in scalp treatments to clean your scalp and alleviate conditions such as dandruff and dermatitis. It also has moisturizing benefits for both the hair and the scalp.

10. Honey for conditions that affect hair

Certain inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, can affect the scalp. Research has found that honey exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants are an important compound in the treatment of these conditions.

In addition, anti-inflammatory ingredients may help reduce the severity of outbreaks of such skin conditions.

The bottom line

Honey is a great natural hair product that can be used by itself or incorporated into other natural hair treatments.

It can promote cell growth, help to retain moisture, and restore nutrients to the hair and scalp. It may even help alleviate inflammatory skin conditions when used with other therapies.

Consider adding organic, unprocessed honey to your daily hair routine for healthier, happier hair.
 

sunnieb

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Benefits Of Honey For Hair + 15 DIY Hair Masks

Medically reviewed by Vd. Naveen Sharma, Ayurveda Physician



    • January 28, 2020
    • By Anjali Sayee
Most of us are aware of honey as an alternative sweetener. But did you know that slathering this sticky, sweet substance onto your hair can help?

Honey is a favorite ingredient to use in hair packs. However, it may also promote hair growth. In this article, we discuss how honey can benefit your hair. We have also listed various DIY hair masks that could enhance your hair health.


Why Is Honey Good For Your Hair?



    • Honey is an emollient. It seals the moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned and shiny (1). This reduces breakage, which is often a cause of slower hair growth. Honey could work better for women naturally curly hair or dry hair.
    • Honey is said to promote hair growth, though there is not enough scientific evidence to support this. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of honey stimulating hair growth.
    • Honey has rich antioxidant properties that prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy (2).
    • Honey, being a humectant and containing proteins, minerals and vitamins, strengthens the hair follicles, curbing hair fall and baldness (1), (3).
    • Honey has antibacterial qualities. It may help prevent scalp infections and soothe issues like dandruff, eczema, etc. (2).
    • Honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase, which starts the oxidation of glucose and forms hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has antibacterial properties (4). It may fight related infections pertaining to the scalp and hair.
    • Honey may act as a cleanser. Certain shampoos contain honey. Anecdotal evidence suggests that honey can remove the impurities from the scalp and minimize clogging. Some believe that honey also stimulates hair regrowth from dormant follicles. However, there is no research to support this.
Here’s a list of 15 honey hair masks that could help promote hair growth.

Honey For Hair Growth – 15 Homemade Masks


1. Coconut Oil And Honey Mask
Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and nourishes the hair from within (5). Due to its penetrative properties, it reduces protein loss. It creates a thin coat around the hair shaft and protects it from UV damage (5). When paired with honey, it nourishes and strengthens the hair (3).

You Will Need




    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • Processing Time
    • 15 minutes
Process




    • If you have shoulder length hair, blend half a cup of coconut oil (for shoulder length hair) with half a cup of honey. For those who have longer or shorter hair, adjust the proportions accordingly.
    • Massage this into your hair thoroughly and leave it on for 15 minutes.
    • Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

2. Egg And Honey Hair Mask
Eggs are packed with the right proteins your hair needs to grow (6). The yolk is known to stimulate hair growth in human hair follicle dermal cells (7). This pack provides your follicles with the nourishment required for healthy hair growth (3).

You Will Need




    • 2 whole eggs
    • 1 cup honey
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process




    • Beat two whole eggs and add half a cup of honey to the mixture.
    • Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.
    • Apply the mixture to your hair, starting at the roots and working your way to the tips.
    • Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for 20 minutes.
    • Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Three times a month.

3. Olive Oil And Honey Hair Mask Recipe
Olive oil has been used in hair care products for a very long time. It contains fatty acids like oleic acid, which help strengthen hair. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help keep fungal infections at bay (8). Olive oil was also found to be a natural conditioner (3).

You Will Need




    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup buttermilk (optional)
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process




    • Blend half a cup of honey and a quarter cup of olive oil and microwave for 30 seconds.
    • Once the mixture has cooled, add a quarter cup of buttermilk and stir.
    • Apply this mixture evenly all over your hair.
    • Leave the honey mask on for about 30 minutes.
    • Wear a plastic cap to prevent dripping.
    • Rinse out the mask with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Three times a month.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey Hair Mask
Apple cider vinegar is a hair care remedy that many people swear by. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of apple cider vinegar stimulating hair growth although there is little to no scientific research on it. A study done in Palestine showed that the vinegar from apple acts as a hair cleanser and reduces split ends, hair loss, balding, dandruff, lice, scalp acne, and scabies (3).

You Will Need




    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Processing Time

15 minutes

Process




    • Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
    • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
    • Leave it in for 15 minutes.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

5. Avocado And Honey Hair Mask
Avocados have been used in the hair care products for years. They have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties (9). These could help keep hair clean and healthy. They are packed with antioxidants that may prevent damage and boost scalp health. They also contain oils that could nourish and condition your hair (3).

You Will Need




    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 1/2 cup honey
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process




    • Blend half a cup of honey with one ripe avocado.
    • Apply this mixture evenly to coat the full length of your hair.
    • Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
    • Shampoo and rinse off with a honey solution.
How Often?

Once a week.

6. Yogurt And Honey Hair Mask
Yogurt may increase hair thickness and hair growth (10). It could also be used to treat hair damage and hair loss (3).

You Will Need




    • 1 cup sour yogurt
    • 1/2 cup honey
Processing Time

15 minutes

Process




    • Blend a cup of sour yogurt with half a cup of honey until you get a smooth mixture.
    • Start applying the mixture to your hair from the roots to the tips.
    • Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess and wait for 15 minutes.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

7. Banana And Honey Hair Mask Recipe
Bananas are great sources of vitamins B6 and C and potassium. These nutrients are essential for healthy hair growth (11), (12).

Note: Banana could get stuck to the hair and is hard to wash off. Make sure you mash the banana well so there are no chunks or bits left behind. You can increase the amount of olive oil to make the mixture smoother.

You Will Need




    • 2 ripe bananas
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process




    • Blend the ingredients until they turn into a smooth, consistent mixture.
    • Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp evenly.
    • Leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wear a shower cap to avoid making a mess.
    • Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
    • Comb through the hair to get rid of banana chunks. Rinse again.
How Often?

Once in two weeks.

8. Organic Honey Mask Recipe
Honey is an effective cleanser, and when combined with shampoo, it is easy to use and can make for a potent treatment for hair growth (2).

You Will Need




    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon shampoo
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process




    • In a jug, combine a tablespoon of honey and shampoo (each), and dilute the mixture with some water.
    • Rinse your hair with water and then use the honey shampoo mixture to wash it.
    • Rinse the shampoo out with cool or lukewarm water.
How Often?

Once a week.

9. Honey And Water Mask
This is a great conditioning mix, especially if you have curly or kinky hair.

You Will Need




    • 9 tablespoons water
    • 1 tablespoon honey
Processing Time

3 hours

Process




    • Dilute a tablespoon of honey with nine tablespoons of water in a bowl and stir until well combined.
    • Massage the diluted honey into your scalp and work it through your hair until it is covered from the root to the tip.
    • Leave the honey on your hair for 3 hours. Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
    • Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

10. Aloe Vera And Honey Hair Mask
Aloe vera has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties (13). Some believe these could help keep dandruff and alopecia at bay. It also contains vitamins B2 ,B6, and folic acid that may help in hair growth. This mask gets rid of dandruff while soothing the scalp and balancing pH.

You Will Need




    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
    • 2 tablespoons yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process




    • Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
    • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
    • Leave it on for 15- 20 minutes.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

11. Coconut Milk And Honey Hair Mask
Coconut milk contains essential fats and proteins that your hair needs for growth. It, along with honey, can condition your hair.

You Will Need




    • 200 g coconut milk
    • 2 tablespoons honey
Processing Time

1 hour

Process




    • In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
    • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
    • Leave it in for an hour.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Two times a week.

12. Castor Oil And Honey Hair Mask
Castor oil is one of the best oils you can use to boost hair growth. It contains vitamins and fatty acids needed for hair growth. It is also antifungal, meaning it fights off scalp infections.

You Will Need




    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 2 tablespoons castor oil
    • 1 whole egg
Processing Time

1 hour

Process




    • Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
    • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
    • Leave it on for an hour.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Two to three times a week.

13. Mayonnaise, Avocado, And Honey Hair Mask
Mayonnaise is a mixture of egg, vinegar, and oil (14). It contains oils and fatty acids that are essential for healthy hair growth. This, combined with the antioxidant properties of avocado and honey, could make for an excellent hair mask.

You Will Need




    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 1 tablespoon honey
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process




    • Mash a ripe avocado in a bowl until it is free of lumps.
    • Sdd a cup of mayo and a tablespoon of honey to the mashed avocado. Mix until well combined.
    • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
    • Leave it in for 30 minutes.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week for normal hair and two times a week for dry hair.

14. Oatmeal And Honey Hair Mask
Oatmeal has soothing properties that can relieve itchiness and irritation (15). If you have an aggravated scalp, this mask can soothe and cleanse it. Maintaining scalp health is crucial for healthy hair growth.

You Will Need




    • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon yogurt
Processing Time

20-25 minutes

Process




    • Blend the ingredients together to get a smooth, consistent mixture.
    • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp. Ensure that your hair is detangled before you start the application.
    • Leave it on for 20-25 minutes.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Two times a week.

15. Potato, Egg Yolk, And Honey Hair Mask
Potato juice, like honey, has properties that promote hair growth. When combined with egg yolk, it makes for a hair growth mask that also conditions your hair well. This mask is recommended for dry hair type.

You Will Need




    • 1 potato
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tablespoon honey
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process




    • Extract the juice from one potato and add the egg yolk and honey to it.
    • Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth, consistent mixture.
    • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
    • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
    • Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Is Honey Safe for Hair?


Honey is known for its high nutrient value and its many health benefits. The major issue with honey is it tends to stick very fast and could remove hair when pulled. Using water or oils to make honey more creamy can prevent this.

Dealing with hair fall is never easy, but a bottle of honey could make all the difference. These hair masks are simple to prepare and easy to use. But as research on the efficacy of honey in promoting hair growth is limited, consult your dermatologist before you try out these masks.

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sunnieb

Well-Known Member
So my honey has crystallized and I don't want to heat it. If I do, it'll lose the highlighting properties that I use to slightly turn my hair brown.

The honey crystals 'melt' when mixing with my conditioners, but I'm doing a honey,/EVOO dc now and had to rub on sugary honey. Oh well.

Crystals in my conditioner:
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After mixing and letting it sit for about 45 minutes:
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sunnieb

Well-Known Member
I relaxed last week and that's usually when I assess if my current hair routine is working or not.

I'm not out of the woods yet with my hair - still uneven and shedding more than I like.

However, my retention improved and my hair is way less "crinkly".

What did I do? More honey dc's! :)

I'm doing a honey/EVOO dc right now. Thinking of doing them weekly for the summer to get the moisturizing benefits and the lightening benefits too! :toocool:
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
Doing my weekly honey dc now, and of course I have to look up more articles. Here you go!

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How to Use Honey for Hair: The Nutrient Packed Ingredient to Treat Dullness

Honey does not just suffice that sweet tooth or bloated tummy but also works wonders for your hair. Here are different ways you can use honey for hair.

Highlights:
  • Honey is an emollient; it tends to retain moisture in the hair
  • Honey is also rich in antioxidant properties that prevent hair loss
  • Make DIY honey masks to treat dullness
In today’s fast pace, in order to be at the top of the ladder, we often tend to ignore our health and wellness. Pollution levels are only getting worse every year, especially in metropolitan cities like Delhi, where we recently experienced one of the densest smogs (fog combined with smoke) ever! Our hair needs moisture and the right nutrients in order to remain long, strong and shiny but the dryness and pollutants make it dull and weak, which causes severe hair loss and hair thinness. Pollution isn't the only cause of weak hair, we follow every new hair trend that pops up on our feed and get swayed away by it without actually considering whether that trend is suitable for us or is it just another temporary fad that will fade soon.

We subject our hair to harsh procedures like rebonding, smoothening and colouring, which induce very strong chemicals into our hair. In fact, regular hair blowing and straightening damage our hair in many ways. Even shampoos are not suitable to regain those lustrous tresses back because most shampoos contain sulphate, which weakens the hair more.

So What Should You Use?

Natural remedies are most apt for your hair as they infuse natural nutrients needed by the hair and also come with no side effects. We have come across a lot of ‘nani ke nuske’ (grandma’s age-old tips and tricks) wherein we are told to use yogurt, eggs and so on to get beautiful hair. One such ingredient that is known to help your hair is honey.

Yes, honey does not just suffice that sweet tooth or bloated tummy, but also works wonders for your hair. Honey is an emollient, which basically means that it does not allow the moisture to fade away from your hair. Instead it retains moisture to give that soft and a smooth texture to the hair whilst making it look shiny and healthy. Honey is also rich in antioxidant properties, which enables it to reduce hair breakage, hair loss and keeps your hair strong and healthy. It also contains anti-bacterial properties, which prevents scalp infections that can leave the scalp feeling itchy, red and swollen, and effect hair growth.
 

CurlyWhoCrux

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I didn’t know honey contained protein. I’m all about upping my protein these days with good results. I think I may have tried some form of simple honey mask in the past and I must not have liked the results because I’ve been very honey-avoidant for a long time now. Maybe I’ll try it again if I see it in a product I’m interested in.
 

TLC1020

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I did EVOO and honey last week, it was good. This week I did conditioner with honey and that was good also. Next week I'm going to start back incorporating my conditioner with EVOO, I need moisture more than anything.
 

sunnieb

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@TLC1020 honey treatments will definitely up your moisture game!

My Cowboys lost today, so doing a honey/EVOO dc to make me feel better. :)
 

TLC1020

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@sunnieb
So honey provides moisture also? I thought honey was more protein than moisture, when I used honey it was with conditioner just in case it was protein. It's good to hear honey provides moisture.

@TLC1020 honey treatments will definitely up your moisture game!

My Cowboys lost today, so doing a honey/EVOO dc to make me feel better. :)
 

sunnieb

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@sunnieb
So honey provides moisture also? I thought honey was more protein than moisture, when I used honey it was with conditioner just in case it was protein. It's good to hear honey provides moisture.

Yes ma'am! Here's a quote from one of my earlier honey posts:

Honey contains both fructose and glucose, natural sweeteners that nourish the hair. Honey also retains water and moisture, allowing it to hydrate hair while providing vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, manganese, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous and Vitamin B. In a 2001 study conducted by the Dubai Specialized Medical Centre, patients experiencing hair loss and scaling and itching scalps were instructed to rub honey onto their scalp for 2 to 3 minutes a day. All the patients experienced relief from the itching and an improvement in hair loss. The same concept can be applied at home to encourage hair growth.
 

sunnieb

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A little later than usual, but doing my weekly honey/EVOO dc now. I took the time to really mix the honey and EVOO so they didn't separate during application. Made a mix that looked like gooey caramel! :lick:

Don't think I've ever posted a pic of how I wrap my head for the hour I keep the mix on.

I put a plastic cap on and tie a towel like it's a ponytail. But towel over my shoulders for any random drips.
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sunnieb

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Another honey article:

Benefits Of Honey For Hair + 15 DIY Hair Masks​

Medically reviewed by Vd. Naveen Sharma, Ayurveda Physician
September 10, 2020 by Anjali Sayee

Most of us are aware of honey as an alternative sweetener. But did you know that slathering this sticky, sweet substance onto your hair can help?

Honey is a favorite ingredient to use in hair packs. However, it may also promote hair growth. In this article, we discuss how honey can benefit your hair. We have also listed various DIY hair masks that could enhance your hair health.

Why Is Honey Good For Your Hair?​

  1. Honey is an emollient. It seals the moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned and shiny (1). This reduces breakage, which is often a cause of slower hair growth. Honey could work better for women naturally curly hair or dry hair.
  2. Honey is said to promote hair growth, though there is not enough scientific evidence to support this. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of honey stimulating hair growth.
  3. Honey has rich antioxidant properties that prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy (2).
  4. Honey, being a humectant and containing proteins, minerals and vitamins, strengthens the hair follicles, curbing hair fall and baldness (1), (3).
  5. Honey has antibacterial qualities. It may help prevent scalp infections and soothe issues like dandruff, eczema, etc. (2).
  6. Honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase, which starts the oxidation of glucose and forms hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has antibacterial properties (4). It may fight related infections pertaining to the scalp and hair.
  7. Honey may act as a cleanser. Certain shampoos contain honey. Anecdotal evidence suggests that honey can remove the impurities from the scalp and minimize clogging. Some believe that honey also stimulates hair regrowth from dormant follicles. However, there is no research to support this.
Here’s a list of 15 honey hair masks that could help promote hair growth.

Honey For Hair Growth – 15 Homemade Masks​

1. Coconut Oil And Honey Mask​

Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and nourishes the hair from within (5). Due to its penetrative properties, it reduces protein loss. It creates a thin coat around the hair shaft and protects it from UV damage (5). When paired with honey, it nourishes and strengthens the hair (3).

You Will Need

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Processing Time
  • 15 minutes
Process
  1. If you have shoulder length hair, blend half a cup of coconut oil (for shoulder length hair) with half a cup of honey. For those who have longer or shorter hair, adjust the proportions accordingly.
  2. Massage this into your hair thoroughly and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?
Once a week.

2. Egg And Honey Hair Mask​

Eggs are packed with the right proteins your hair needs to grow (6). The yolk is known to stimulate hair growth in human hair follicle dermal cells (7). This pack provides your follicles with the nourishment required for healthy hair growth (3).

You Will Need

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup honey
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process

  1. Beat two whole eggs and add half a cup of honey to the mixture.
  2. Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Apply the mixture to your hair, starting at the roots and working your way to the tips.
  4. Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Three times a month.

3. Olive Oil And Honey Hair Mask Recipe​

Olive oil has been used in hair care products for a very long time. It contains fatty acids like oleic acid, which help strengthen hair. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help keep fungal infections at bay (8). Olive oil was also found to be a natural conditioner (3).

You Will Need

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (optional)
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process

  1. Blend half a cup of honey and a quarter cup of olive oil and microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Once the mixture has cooled, add a quarter cup of buttermilk and stir.
  3. Apply this mixture evenly all over your hair.
  4. Leave the honey mask on for about 30 minutes.
  5. Wear a plastic cap to prevent dripping.
  6. Rinse out the mask with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Three times a month.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey Hair Mask​

Apple cider vinegar is a hair care remedy that many people swear by. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of apple cider vinegar stimulating hair growth although there is little to no scientific research on it. A study done in Palestine showed that the vinegar from apple acts as a hair cleanser and reduces split ends, hair loss, balding, dandruff, lice, scalp acne, and scabies (3).

You Will Need

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Processing Time

15 minutes

Process

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it in for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

5. Avocado And Honey Hair Mask​

Avocados have been used in the hair care products for years. They have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties (9). These could help keep hair clean and healthy. They are packed with antioxidants that may prevent damage and boost scalp health. They also contain oils that could nourish and condition your hair (3).

You Will Need

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup honey
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process

  1. Blend half a cup of honey with one ripe avocado.
  2. Apply this mixture evenly to coat the full length of your hair.
  3. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  4. Shampoo and rinse off with a honey solution.
How Often?

Once a week.

6. Yogurt And Honey Hair Mask​

Yogurt may increase hair thickness and hair growth (10). It could also be used to treat hair damage and hair loss (3).

You Will Need

  • 1 cup sour yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
Processing Time

15 minutes

Process

  1. Blend a cup of sour yogurt with half a cup of honey until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Start applying the mixture to your hair from the roots to the tips.
  3. Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess and wait for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

7. Banana And Honey Hair Mask Recipe​

Bananas are great sources of vitamins B6 and C and potassium. These nutrients are essential for healthy hair growth (11), (12).

Note: Banana could get stuck to the hair and is hard to wash off. Make sure you mash the banana well so there are no chunks or bits left behind. You can increase the amount of olive oil to make the mixture smoother.

You Will Need

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process

  1. Blend the ingredients until they turn into a smooth, consistent mixture.
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp evenly.
  3. Leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wear a shower cap to avoid making a mess.
  4. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
  5. Comb through the hair to get rid of banana chunks. Rinse again.
How Often?

Once in two weeks.

8. Organic Honey Mask Recipe​

Honey is an effective cleanser, and when combined with shampoo, it is easy to use and can make for a potent treatment for hair growth (2).

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon shampoo
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process

  1. In a jug, combine a tablespoon of honey and shampoo (each), and dilute the mixture with some water.
  2. Rinse your hair with water and then use the honey shampoo mixture to wash it.
  3. Rinse the shampoo out with cool or lukewarm water.
How Often?

Once a week.

9. Honey And Water Mask​

This is a great conditioning mix, especially if you have curly or kinky hair.

You Will Need

  • 9 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Processing Time

3 hours

Process

  1. Dilute a tablespoon of honey with nine tablespoons of water in a bowl and stir until well combined.
  2. Massage the diluted honey into your scalp and work it through your hair until it is covered from the root to the tip.
  3. Leave the honey on your hair for 3 hours. Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  4. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

10. Aloe Vera And Honey Hair Mask​

Aloe vera has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties (13). Some believe these could help keep dandruff and alopecia at bay. It also contains vitamins B2 ,B6, and folic acid that may help in hair growth. This mask gets rid of dandruff while soothing the scalp and balancing pH.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process

  1. Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it on for 15- 20 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

11. Coconut Milk And Honey Hair Mask​

Coconut milk contains essential fats and proteins that your hair needs for growth. It, along with honey, can condition your hair.

You Will Need

  • 200 g coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Processing Time

1 hour

Process

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it in for an hour.
  4. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Two times a week.

12. Castor Oil And Honey Hair Mask​

Castor oil is one of the best oils you can use to boost hair growth. It contains vitamins and fatty acids needed for hair growth. It is also antifungal, meaning it fights off scalp infections.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons castor oil
  • 1 whole egg
Processing Time

1 hour

Process

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it on for an hour.
  4. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Two to three times a week.

13. Mayonnaise, Avocado, And Honey Hair Mask​

Mayonnaise is a mixture of egg, vinegar, and oil (14). It contains oils and fatty acids that are essential for healthy hair growth. This, combined with the antioxidant properties of avocado and honey, could make for an excellent hair mask.

You Will Need

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process

  1. Mash a ripe avocado in a bowl until it is free of lumps.
  2. Sdd a cup of mayo and a tablespoon of honey to the mashed avocado. Mix until well combined.
  3. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  4. Leave it in for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week for normal hair and two times a week for dry hair.

14. Oatmeal And Honey Hair Mask​

Oatmeal has soothing properties that can relieve itchiness and irritation (15). If you have an aggravated scalp, this mask can soothe and cleanse it. Maintaining scalp health is crucial for healthy hair growth.

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
Processing Time

20-25 minutes

Process

  1. Blend the ingredients together to get a smooth, consistent mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp. Ensure that your hair is detangled before you start the application.
  3. Leave it on for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Two times a week.

15. Potato, Egg Yolk, And Honey Hair Mask​

Potato juice, like honey, has properties that promote hair growth. When combined with egg yolk, it makes for a hair growth mask that also conditions your hair well. This mask is recommended for dry hair type.

You Will Need

  • 1 potato
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process

  1. Extract the juice from one potato and add the egg yolk and honey to it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth, consistent mixture.
  3. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo.
How Often?

Once a week.

Is Honey Safe for Hair?​

Honey is known for its high nutrient value and its many health benefits. The major issue with honey is it tends to stick very fast and could remove hair when pulled. Using water or oils to make honey more creamy can prevent this.

Dealing with hair fall is never easy, but a bottle of honey could make all the difference. These hair masks are simple to prepare and easy to use. But as research on the efficacy of honey in promoting hair growth is limited, consult your dermatologist before you try out these masks.
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
Another Sunday, another honey/evoo dc.

My hair is retaining moisture a lot better since I've been consistent with weekly honey dc's. :)
 
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