What The Beehive: Rave Reviews On The Benefits Of Bee Pollen In Hair Care?

stakich bee pollen granulesFellow naturalista on YouTube, ChakaKhanian is a huge fan of bee pollen. In a length check video (she’s waist length!) in which she gave hair growth tips, she talked about eating healthy and using bee pollen instead of the more common commercial supplements or vitamins.

She felt strongly that the bee pollen made a difference, citing that commercial supplements do not actually feed the cells since the cells can only use elemental portions or a certain amount for daily intake.

She felt that the bee pollen fed her cells what they need and contained even some of the enzymes that may not be included in some commercial products.

Of course, when you’ve been stuck at a length plateau for ages you get excited about anything that will put some oomph in your regimen and super-size those results (okay, so maybe you don’t but I do).

I was intrigued by all this information so I scoped out some other leads to get some more insight into this super-food.

Several articles have made claims that bee pollen is one of the most nourishing foods since it contains all the nutrients our bodies require. Bee pollen is also said to have approximately 40% protein with half of this being amino-acids. It also has the B-complex vitamins.

Scientists have also found that there are some unidentifiable elements in bee pollen, believed to be some substance added by the bees themselves.


The Evidence

While there were claims that bee pollen also brightens dull skin by giving it a healthy glow, in all data I went through, I was unable to find conclusive scientifically proven statements that would point to a link between hair growth/better skin and bee pollen.

Recognizing that one size does not fit all I believe we should all bear in mind that ChakaKhanian has admitted that she has always had long hair (just not waist length hair).

It could also be the case that the growth she experienced was a combination of a good regimen and a healthy and balanced nutrition approach.

Side Effects

Don’t run to your health-food store just yet though as there have been reports that use of bee pollen can actually trigger asthma attacks, contact dermatitis and other allergic reactions. In fact there have been cases of anaphylactic shock that resulted in death.

I had been halfway persuaded to take the plunge up until this point but the risks appear to be quite serious and way too much risk for some long hair.

If in doubt do not try this at home. Let me also take this opportunity to remind you to take everything you hear online with a grain of salt.

The Verdict

At this point, the verdict is still out on the benefits of pollen considering that there is still not a general consensus that scientifically validates most of the claims as it relates to the benefits for either health or hair growth.

It might be that some people have genuinely benefited from the use of bee pollen. As for me, I’ll do some more digging and put a hold on the bottle I ordered (went ahead and ordered just in case there is something to it).

Let us know if you have tried this and how it turned out for you.

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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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I have been taking Bee Pollen and all it’s proponents off and on for
a while now. Never, ever had any adverse reactions from Day 1. It is a food not a drug.
And not everyone can eat all types of food. I have a relative who could lose her life from the tiniest amount
of fish. But fish is not bad and it doesn’t need a warning for most people. I have a friend who can’t enjoy simple nuts
like pecans, walnuts, etc. No Almond for her hair or scalp. But what gets most people in trouble with natural foods and
products. They don’t follow instructions!!!! and believe Everything they are told with no research of their. I am a Naturalist
So I take No Prescribed Medicines or products period. But I do take Prescribed Herbal supplements and remedies from
a licensed MD. So we should be craving Good Health the hair will come later.

Mary Loretta Simmons-Hart

Saw an article yesterday where some doctors was saying bee pollen may not be good for some women. So, I would say be careful.

Danaya Paige

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Malakah Angellia Gladston

HUH????!
I EAT it for SEASONAL ALLERGIES, but did you say……..HAIR??
People are doing WAAAY TOO DAMN MUCH with this “natural hair movement” SMDH

Malakah Angellia Gladston

Ok, I can’t seem to get to the article but I hope its not being put ON the hair lol.

Asha Lewis

Not so I can die lol

Samantha Henville

Too true. Memories will never die!! Loved my childhood lol