We put our hair through a lot of grief, from applying high levels of heat with irons and straighteners, to using chemicals and products to achieve a desired look, and cutting and pulling our hair into different styles to suit our mood.
It’s no wonder our hair gets dry, coarse and damaged over time. Rather than turn to more chemicals to fix these hair disasters, try a natural remedy using a product that already has a place in your home: honey.
Full of antioxidants and nutrients that feed your hair follicles and encourage hair growth, honey attracts moisture as a natural humectant, and restoring dry hair to a healthy glow and luster. However, you cannot simply wash your hair with honey, as it needs a liquid medium to help it spread. Mix some honey with the following natural ingredients and use once or twice a week to get replenished, gorgeous locks.
Mix ¼ cup of raw honey with fresh water. The water helps thin the honey, allowing you to spread it through your hair. Slowly add the water by the tablespoon to ensure you do not add so much that the honey becomes ineffective.
If you were blessed with thick, flowing hair, feel free to increase the amount of honey if needed. Apply to damp hair, emulating your usual shampoo, and let sit for 30 minutes. After the time is up, rinse with warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Looking for a natural conditioner? Add apple cider vinegar to your honey to leave your hair with a new kind of shine.
Mix ¼ cup of organic raw honey with 10 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Use as you would shampoo, letting sit for 15 minutes and rinsing with warm water upon completion.
Need a healthy fix for dry, thirsty tresses? Use olive oil to promote a healthy scalp and roots. This natural ingredient helps to smooth and coat dry and damaged hair strands.
This recipe calls for a bit more honey (1/2 cup) mixed with ¼ cup of olive oil. You also need to warm this mixture before applying to your hair as desired.
Use this natural treatment for thick, strong hair that is not prone to getting oily, as using olive oil on thin hair could make it appear greasier.
A similar recipe, coconut oil also acts as a natural hair moisturizer but adds some more shine and feels a bit lighter than olive oil. This ingredient also packs a punch in the nutrient department.
Use ¼ cup of honey mixed with 3 tablespoons of warmed coconut oil to create this natural product. Blend the two ingredients thoroughly and work into damp hair as a shampoo. Let the mixture do its magic for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
If you don’t want to make a whole new product, try adding some honey into your regular shampoo or conditioner and use over time to restore your hair to its former glory.
The best kind of honey that offers the most benefits for these natural, homemade products is raw, organic honey. Super-pasteurized honey from the supermarket does not do much for your hair.
Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey is raw, 100 percent pure, unheated, uncooked, unfiltered and natural, making it the perfect honey for these hair remedies. Get your honey today and stop depriving your hair of the natural, beneficial moisture it deserves!