Aside from being a sweetener in your tea or coffee, honey is highly beneficial to your hair care. Ancient queen Cleopatra has been reported to include honey in her beauty regimen. Honey is a humectant, which means that it helps to attract and retain moisture. This is good for our natural hair which loves moisture. It is also an emollient which means that it softens and smoothes. This makes it a good conditioner. Honey also contains antibacterial & antioxidant properties that help in promoting the growth of our natural hair. Here are ways to use honey for natural hair growth.
- Honey for itchy scalp, hair loss & dandruff relief:
According to this research that was conducted, the patients got relief in itching after one week of using honey. The patients applied honey mixed with warm water by gently rubbing the affected areas of their hair for 2-3 minutes. Then left the mixture in for 3 hours before rinsing it with warm water. The research concluded that:
…crude honey could markedly improve seborrheic dermatitis and associated hair loss and prevent relapse when applied weekly.
2. Honey as a deep conditioning booster:
To use honey for natural hair deep conditioning booster, you can mix 2 to 3 spoons of honey in half a cup of your favourite deep conditioner. Add a bit of water to it so it not too sticky. Apply it all over your hair after shampooing & cover with a shower cap for 30 mins. Then rinse.
3. Honey as hair rinse:
For this, mix a tablespoon of honey with 2 cups of water. After shampooing your hair on wash day, massage the honey mixture into your scalp and rinse it off. The honey rinse will make your soft & also help with moisturizing your hair.
4. Honey & castor oil mix for soft hair:
According to theactivedaily.com, the famous queen Cleopatra had a regimen where she soaks her hair in a mixture of honey & castor oil. This practice contributed to her hair soft, strong & shiny.
However, it is being said that using honey over a period of time can lighten your hair or give it some highlights. As with any product, you need to take caution before using it.
Ever tried using honey for natural hair growth? How did you use it & what were your results?