You don’t often think of honey as a hair care product but surprisingly when added to your hair, honey can impart sheen and softness.
The most important property of honey with regards to hair is that it works as a natural humectant attracting moisture to otherwise dry strands. In this way it acts much the same as glycerine(affiliate link) so will be particularly beneficial for those with natural hair living in humid climates.
Here are some benefits of honey with a couple recipes sprinkled in that can be very healthy for your hair.
► Honey is safe for the hair – Let’s fact it, natural hair care products are big business with consumers looking to move away from lab created franken-products. So chances are if you can eat it then it is pretty safe for the hair too. Honey contains trace minerals vitamins(affiliate link) and anti bacterial properties that are very beneficial to the scalp and hair keeping it nourished and enriched.
► Can easily be incorporated in your current regimen – You can add honey to a prepoo mix or even add a tablespoon or two into your conditioner before applying it to your hair.
► Honey is budget friendly – The benefits of honey greatly outweigh the cost of purchasing it. Support your local farms by purchasing local honey(affiliate link) from your grocery store or local farmers market.
Raw honey(affiliate link) is not hard to find and at minimum of five or six dollars a jar you will be able to take advantage of one of the best natural ingredients for imparting moisture and shine to your hair.
► Honey is helps hair loss and thinning edges – Yes some have reported that honey helps stimulate the follicles and regrow thinning areas. While there is no definite scientific study confirming this benefit, there have been anecdotal reports from some ladies in the blogosphere that it works. Either way it can’t hurt to try!
Originally posted 2012-05-14 19:00:01.