Honey – the raw type – is incredibly nutritious and healing for dull and damaged hair. It cleanses, nourishes, softens, hydrates, untangles, conditions, lightens, promotes growth, and much more! Honey contains the following nutrients that make it a powerful hair care ingredient:
|Nutrients in Honey||Benefits for Hair|
|Live enzymes||Honey contains very many active live enzymes and some have yet to be discovered by scientists. These enzymes are nutritious to the hair follicles, fight off scalp infection and promote healthy hair.|
|Antioxidants||Honey contains as many bioactive compounds and powerful antioxidants that will nourish hair and fight off free radicals which block hair follicles.|
|Moisture||Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts moisture. It will water hair follicles, hydrate the hair shaft and strands and strengthen them.|
Where to Buy Raw Honey
1. Hydrating Coconut oil Honey Hair Mask
This precious honey coconut oil hair mask works wonders for dehydrated hair and it smells divine! Coconut oil is rich in healthy fatty acids such as lauric, capric, mystiric and caprilic acids that will pump in natural oils and moisture into dry hair cells.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (1 teaspoon for normal hair)
Place the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them up thoroughly. Apply the hair mask onto your scalp in gentle circular motions. Smear it onto your damp hair locks especially on the ends, where the most damage occurs. Tie your hair into a loose bun and cover with a shower cap. Wait for 15 minutes for the hair mask to soak in! When the time is up, rinse your hair well with warm water and wrap it in a fluffy towel.
2. Nourishing Egg Honey Hair Mask
This egg honey hair mask is for nourishing your hair from deep within! Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods for hair! I love my poached, fried or scrambled free range eggs in the morning which I eat without fail every morning, just to reap the nutrients that are good for hair! But even applied externally, eggs are great for hair as they contain protein, sulphur, biotin and other potent minerals and vitamins that promote hair growth and strengthen the follicles and shaft! Combining egg with honey creates a potent hair mask to nourish, cleanse and strengthen hair, making it grow faster.
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon honey
Whisk the egg and honey together until you get a foamy consistency. Onto your wet scalp and hair, massage the hair mask, leaving no spot uncovered. Remember to stand in the shower while doing this as it is really drippy. Tie up your hair loosely an place a shower up. Leave the mask to absorb for about 10 minutes. Rinse off very thoroughly with cold or tepid water and let your hair dry out in the sun!
3. Silky Locks: Yogurt Honey Hair mask
For soft silky hair, use this simple yogurt honey hair mask! Yogurt is rich in lactic acid which is efficient in cleansing off grime and dirt from the scalp and hair locks. It is also antibacterial and will help kill off bacteria and microbes that affect the scalp. Yogurt will soften your hair and make it silky!
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
Mix your simple ingredients well in a small bowl. Using clean finger tips slather the hair mask onto your scalp and hair strands. Put your hair in a bun and cover it with a shower cap. Wash off the hair mask thoroughly using tepid water and let your hair dry naturally!
My Tip Leave your hair mask on for about 7 to 15 minutes. Any longer than this and the hair mask will dry up on your hair strands and make it a pain to rinse off.
Where to Get a Natural Shampoo
If you are going chemical-free on your hair, but want to save the time of making a homemade shampoo, this Maple Holistics Sage Shampoo is a game-changer. It contains powerful herbs such as sage: for dandruff & itchy scalp treatment, rosemary: for hair growth and prevention of hair loss and spikenard for dandruff treament. It also has argan, jojoba and tea tree oils that all protect the scalp from germs, keep hair clean as well as hydrated and moisturized. This shampoo does not contain sulfates, so it will not lather the way you are used to, but you will quickly get used to it and notice the difference!