Most of us think of honey as an alternative sweetener contributing to a healthier lifestyle. Who would have thought that spreading this sticky, sweet substance throughout your hair could provide additional benefits? Some of you may be aware that honey has conditioning properties. However, did you know that honey is a great ingredient for boosting hair growth and promoting healthier looking hair? We’re going to explain some of the benefits of using honey for hair growth, along with a couple of recipes so you can give it a try for yourself and determine if it’s for you.
Honey, known for having the quality of softening or soothing the skin, is one of my favorite ingredients to use with hair packs. When I learned that honey also promotes hair growth, I decided to do my own research to know if it really works.
6 Benefits of Honey for Your Hair
- Honey has rich antioxidant properties which prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
- Honey is an emollient, which means it is capable of softening and soothing. Honey seals moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned. This reduces breakage, which is often a cause for slower hair growth.
- Honey also comprises antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This helps to prevent scalp infections and soothes issues like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, allowing for unhindered hair growth.
- Honey strengthens the hair follicles, which helps curb hair fallout.
- Honey cleans the hair follicles by getting rid of impurities in the scalp. This minimizes clogging, which is often a reason for hair loss.
- Using honey as a hair care ingredient not only boosts hair growth but also stimulates hair re-growth from dormant follicles.
Keeping these points in mind, we’ve put together a short list of a couple recipes for hair masks that will help promote hair growth.
Homemade Masks Using Honey To Promote Hair Growth –
Honey And Olive Oil Hair Mask Recipe:
Ingredients You will Need:
- Half cup Honey
- 1/4th cup Olive Oil
- 1/4th cup Buttermilk (optional)
Processing time is 30 minutes
The Process to Make This Hair Mask:
Step:1 Blend the honey and olive oil together and microwave for 30 seconds.
Step:2 Once the mixture has cooled, add the buttermilk and stir.(Buttermilk is optional)
Step:3 Apply this mixture evenly all over your hair.
Step:4 Leave the honey mask on for approximately 30 minutes.
Step:5 To prevent dripping, wear a plastic cap/cover.
Step:6 Rinse out the mask mixture with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
You may be asking yourself “How often should I do this?” I suggest 2-4 times a month, yet feel free to experiment to find out what works best for your needs.
Why this mixture actually works is because Olive oil is a natural conditioner. Olive oil improves hair health while the honey boosts hair growth.
Egg And Honey Hair Mask
Ingredients You Will Need:
- One cup of Honey
- 2 Whole Eggs
Processing time is 20 minutes
The Process to Make This Hair Mask:
Step:1 Beat 2 eggs and then to this, add one cup of honey.
Step:2 Mix the ingredients together until you get a smooth, consistent mixture.
Step:3 Apply the mixture onto your hair, starting at the roots and working it down to the tips.
Step:4 Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for 20 minutes.
Step:5 Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
You may be asking yourself “How often should I do this?” I suggest 3-4 times a month but feel free to experiment for yourself. Afterall, you’re the only one who can determine what works best for you and that’s what’s most important when considering giving these a try.
This mixture works because eggs are power packed with the right proteins that your hair needs to grow. This pack provides your follicles with the nourishment required for healthy hair growth.
With all these benefits, there really is no reason not to use honey. With all the complex items that supposedly help condition hair, it can be overwhelming at times. Why not get rid of all the complicated chemicals and get honey instead? Furthermore, these methods concerning honey are proven to work, while other, more artificial methods, are generally unproven. With honey, there is no need to continue paying the big bucks to condition your hair through trial and error. You can ease your mind using these recipes, and watch your hair grow using natural ingredients. After all, all the ingredients above are stuff you can easily find in your kitchen!