Aside from the sweetness, it can give to our teas and beverages, honey can also be used on our hair to hasten growth and improve its health. Because of the antioxidants and nutrients it contain, it can boost the shine of our hair, moisturize it, and nurture the hair follicles. So, for those looking for the best ways on how to use honey for hair, below are several honey hair masks that can prove helpful.
Honey Mask recipe # 1
Mix ¼ cup of raw honey and water. See to it that it is thin enough to spread on the hair. Apply it to damp hair the way an ordinary shampoo is applied. Ensure to evenly spread it across the entire head. Allow to settle for 30 minutes and then rinse hair with warm water. For busy women who are short of time for this process, adding a few drops of raw honey into the conditioner they are using and then applying it as they ordinarily would also make their hair blossom.
Honey Mask Recipe # 2
The combination of honey and coconut oil can provide nourishment to our hair. Coconut oil is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are needed by our hair follicles.
This recipe will require us to mix ½ cup each of honey and coconut oil in a bowl. Massage the mixture onto the hair and scalp and let it stay for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water followed by a mild shampoo. For best results, repeat at least twice a week.
Honey Mask recipe # 3
This hair treatment is perfect for those who suffer from hair loss. Raw honey softens the hair and stimulates hair growth. Mixing olive oil, cinnamon and honey together will make a great treatment for hair loss.
For this amazing recipe here’s what we have to do:
Heat 1 ½ cup of olive oil in a microwave until it is warm. In the absence of microwaves, any other means to warm the oil can be used. Olive oil can help control dandruff and soften the hair.
Add an egg and two tablespoons each of honey and cinnamon to the mixture. The eggs will strengthen the hair strands. Ensure that the oil is not too hot, or else the egg may start cooking.
Honey Mask recipe # 4
Try this recipe as it can deeply nourish, hydrate, and condition scalp and hair.
Mix 2 ripe bananas (mashed), ½ cup honey, and 1/4 cup olive oil until a smooth paste is obtained. Apply all over the scalp & hair and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with water followed by a mild shampoo. Repeat at least once a week for desired results.