Honey has some amazing benefits for your health and also for your hair. A few health benefits of honey include that it is an antifungal and anti-bacterial and it is also a probiotic. Honey just may be your new secret weapon to help you keep your hair healthy. Many naturals add honey to their deep conditioning treatments, co-washes and also many hair products include honey as an ingredient. Check out a few benefits of honey to consider using it in your regimen.
Honey is a Humectant
Honey is a humectant, meaning that it helps your hair attract and retain moisture. As curly girls, we are always trying to find ways to help keep our hair moisturized. It helps to replenish moisture. Honey is an excellent treatment for dry and damaged hair. Honey is also great when added to shampoos, conditioners, and deep conditioners.
Honey Helps Minimize Frizz
I have been adding a small teaspoon of honey to my deep conditioner, and it has helped a lot with fighting frizz. Make sure not to add too much honey to prevent your hair from becoming very hard and stiff.
Honey Helps Prevent Split Ends
Do you suffer from split ends? I have done a hot oil treatment and added some honey to it to help prevent split ends. It works wonders.
Honey Helps Soften Hair
Who wants softer hair? Honey is used in many products to help moisturize and draw water into the hair shaft. It helps restore moisture, and because honey is an emollient, it helps to soften the hair.
Honey Helps The Scalp
Scalp issues such as dandruff are no fun. Honey has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and also anti-inflammatory properties that help inhibit the growth of bacteria and treat dandruff. If you suffer from dry scalp like me, honey helps with scalp issues.
Will you grab the honey on your next wash day?