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We all know honey to be an alternative sweetener that has contributed immensely to our healthier lifestyle. But did you know that slathering the sticky, sweet goodness onto your hair could also help your hair growth moisten and condition?

Maybe, some of you probably would have known from before that honey has conditioning properties. But it would definitely come as a  surprise that it’s also a great ingredient for boosting your hair growth? Honey, being an emollient, is one of the favorite ingredients that can be used in hair masks.

 

BENEFITS OF HONEY FOR HAIR GROWTH

  • Honey seals moisture in your hair while keeping it conditioned. This gradually reduces the breakage of hair, which is often a huge cause for giving slower hair growth.

  • It has rich antioxidant properties that prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy.

  • Honey strengthens the hair follicles, curbing hair fall.

  • Honey also comprises antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents infections of the scalp and soothes problems such as eczema, dandruff,  and psoriasis, enabling unhindered growth of the hair.

  • Through getting rid of impurities, honey also cleans the hair follicles.This minimal clogging comes as a reason for hair loss often.

  • By using honey as a heavy hair care ingredient will not only boosts hair growth but will also stimulate hair re-growth from the dormant follicles.

 

If you are suffering from a heavy damaged or dry hair, honey will definitely help. Since its a natural humectant, honey naturally attracts moisture. It’s also full of antioxidants and nutrients to feed hair follicles that house the live part of the hair, encouraging hair growth.

While defining its best, for added benefits honey needs a medium to help your hairs spread it around, otherwise, you can just end up with a sticky mess, so the mask includes other natural ingredients and essential oils that will help you restore dry hair to a healthy and luster, from the scalp up.

Honey Hair Mask - DIY Recipes

1. Honey and Olive Oil Hair Mask

Honey and Olive Oil hair mask are believed to be the best combination to treat your dry, dull, and damaged hair. It will help keep the scalp moisture and hair nourished and conditioned from root to tip.

Ingredients:

  • One bowl
  • ½ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • Plastic Cap

Method:

  • Take a bowl and mix the honey and Olive oil until it blends together neatly.
  • Heat the mixture in a microwave for 30 seconds
  • Apply the mixture evenly all over your hair, in a circular motion
  • Wear the plastic cap from stopping it to drip
  • Let it stay for about 30 minutes
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water followed by your regular shampoo
  • Try to repeat the method for at least twice a week for good results for your hair.

2. Banana and Honey Hair Mask

Are you looking for a natural hair conditioner? Try using the banana honey hair mask for a deeply hydrated, nourished, and conditioned hair & scalp.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Olive oil

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl & make a smooth paste
  • Apply evenly all over the scalp & hair
  • Let it sit for 20-30 minutes
  • Rinse it gently with lukewarm water followed by your regular mild shampoo
  • Repeat this method for at least once a week for your desired results

3. Egg and Honey Hair Mask

Need effective home remedies for dandruff and hair fall? How about trying egg and honey for hair that will not only help combat the problem of dandruff but also strengthen the hair follicles and promote the growth of strong and nourished hair.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ cup Honey

Method:

  • Beat 2 eggs in a bowl and add ½ cup, honey.
  • Mix them well until a smooth and consistent mixture is blended.
  • Massage the mask gently with your fingers on the roots and scalp of your hair and try to spread it evenly all over the scalp.
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse it off with water followed by shampoo
  • Repeat 3-4 times a month for better results

4. Avocado and Honey Hair Mask

Avocado contains antioxidants that help in preventing hair damage, boosting scalp health and nourish & condition the hair from root to the tip.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe Avocado (mashed)
  • ½ cup Honey

Method:

  • Mix the two together in a bowl
  • Apply evenly all over the scalp & hair
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse it gently off with cold water and wash it with your regular mild shampoo
  • Repeat the procedure at least once a week for more effective results

5. Yogurt and Honey Hair Mask

Yogurt and honey hair mask is an effective remedy for dandruff and hair fall. The citric acid present in yogurt helps in fighting dandruff and rejuvenating your hair while honey strengthens them and promote the growth of thick and strong hair.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ cup Honey

Method:

  • Mix the two ingredients in a blender until it forms a fine smooth mask
  • Wear a glove and gently spread the mask with your fingers evenly all over your scalp and hair.
  • Let it stay for 20 minutes
  • Wash it gently with your regular mild shampoo in lukewarm water.
  • Repeat at least once a week, over a period of time, for better results

6. Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask

Coconut oil is known to be a vital agent for hair nourishment and growth. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for hair follicles and for the betterment of hair quality and texture.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • ½ cup Honey

Method:

  • Mix the two ingredients in a bowl
  • Massage the hair and scalp thoroughly with the mix
  • Let it stay for 20 minutes
  • Rinse off gently with lukewarm water and use your regular mild shampoo and conditioner
  • Repeat the process for at least twice a week for added desired results

7. Potato, Honey and Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Potato juice can be an excellent remedy for your hair growth. Combine them with the goodness of honey and egg yolk and the result you will get is thick, naturally conditioned, soft, and damage-free hair.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bowl
  • 3 tbsp juice of freshly grated potato
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp honey

Method:

  • Take a bowl and gently blend the egg yolk and honey with the potato juice in it.
  • Stir till all the ingredients have come together to make a smooth mix.
  • Apply the mix gently with your fingers all over the scalp region and hair.
  • Leave it to dry for 1 hour.
  • Wash it off with mild shampoo.
  • Repeat the method for at least once a week to get the desired results.

Things to know before using Honey in Your Hair

  • Stick to raw organic honey. If needed warm the honey little bit, but keep in mind that the ultra-pasteurized clear products you buy at the local supermarket or online market really don’t have many benefits.

  • Try adding some honey to your regular shampoo or conditioner if you don’t feel like making up a separate treatment.

  • Avoid using harsh products and also heat treatment like using a straightener for your hair in your daily routine. 

  • Be aware of the type of hair that you have. Applying honey and olive oil to the thin, limp, hair that is always prone to getting oily will probably just make your hair greasier and heavier.

  • There’s no need to use these treatments every day. Once or twice every week can be sufficient for your hair care.

  • You need to be patient and understand that applying honey masks to your dry and damaged hair is not going to restore them to a perfect condition right away.

Much of what you see in stores are just different ratios of basically the same stuff with different fragrances. By using honey, you always know what you’re getting every time, and personally, you will love the results.

You might like to think that your hair is fairly healthy overall, but since the dry winter months are coming up, having a little extra conditioning and moisture are always wanted.