Honey is sweet and makes a great addition to any tea or latte. But what if someone told you that honey can do wonders for your hair? We love seeing full, shiny, and bouncy hair in the Pantene commercials. Honey can make your hair feel and look like that, thanks to its superpower ingredients.
It has strengthening, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties that leave us feeling like we got a five-star treatment from our favorite salon. The best news is we can do it from home. Here is how to use honey to keep your hair hydrated.
Honey Properties We Need To Know About
Let’s quickly take a look at how honey works to hydrate our hair so we can really understand all the amazing benefits of using it.
- Honey is a humectant. This means that its property make up allows for it to retain moisture and hydration extra well. Humectants pull moisture out of the air and bring them to the hair follicle or skin to keep the area well-saturated.
- The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of honey do wonderful things for cell turnover and regeneration. Because it works to heal and repair, honey on our scalp promotes healthy hair growth and can even fix weakened hair follicles.
- Honey also has emollient properties. When pairing this with humectant properties, it creates a beautiful lustrous shine. It gets rid of any dull or flat-looking hair.
These are just a few of the many benefits. So, here’s how to take advantage of them.
Hair Masks and Deep Conditions
These masks are simple to make and offer a natural approach to hair care.
Eggs and Honey Hair Mask
Eggs and honey are the perfect combination for anyone who needs to moisturize their hair and combat dandruff. This two-ingredient hair mask works to strengthen hair follicles for long and strong hair. You can do this about once a week for the best results.
- ½ cup Honey
- 2 eggs
- In a small to medium bowl, beat and mix two eggs with ½ cup of honey. Stir until well combined.
- Start by massaging the mixture onto the scalp of your hair. This promotes good circulation and works on breaking up clogged areas.
- Apply the mixture to the roots next as this is the second most important area to treat.
- Lastly, apply it even throughout the rest of your hair.
- Leave on for 30 minutes and then rinse with water and shampoo in the shower.
Bananas and Honey Hair Mask
Bananas and honey make for the ultimate deep conditioner. If you have dull, limp, and dry hair, this is an awesome recipe for you. The banana and honey work together to keep natural oils from stripping.
- ½ cup Honey
- 2 ripe bananas (mash them)
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a smooth paste. The bananas should be completely mashed. You may need to do this in a blender.
- Apply evenly everywhere on your head all the way down to the roots.
- Let the conditioner sit for at least 20 minutes but no more than 35.
- Wash out thoroughly in the shower with shampoo.
Avocado and Honey Hair Mask
Lastly but not least is the avocado and honey hair mask combination. Avocados contain strong antioxidant properties that will help prevent any hair damage. It’s also great for scalp health and fighting dandruff.
- ½ cup Honey
- 1 ripe avocado (mashed)
- Combine the ingredients together in a bowl. Make sure the mixture is smooth and not clumpy.
- Apply evenly all over the health to make sure each part of the hair is covered.
- This recipe only requires 20 minutes of wait time. You can use a towel or hair wrap for your hair up and lock it in if needed.
- Use cold water to rinse out the mixture. This helps with the shine and gets the ingredients out of your hair. You can use shampoo to help with this as well.
Do Brand Options Work?
We don’t always have the time to make our mix. That’s OK because a number of top-notch brands are working to make their own solutions. Be sure to choose a quality product such as Gisou’s honey-Infused leave-in conditioner. This helps you reap the benefits without having to worry about bad ingredients being snuck into your products.