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Feed Your Hair: Honey

Honey is packed with vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulphur, iron, zinc and vitamins B1, B2, B3, which aid in hair growth. It is also used as a humectant in many natural hair and skin care products because naturally attracts and retains moisture.

Honey is also a great additive to help reduce frizzies and tame your naturally kinky coily hair. Unfortunately, honey is not a good lubricant, so it doesn’t make hair slippery and smooth. In fact, it’s the opposite of slippery– it’s sticky because it’s basically a sugary solution. Honey unfortunately will not smooth your cuticles or help a comb pass through your hair without damaging it. So, any moisture-grabbing benefits that honey might give your hair are offset by it’s stickiness.

We experience hot and cold throughout the year and the extreme changes in weather can make our hair look like straw. Using honey for hair growth nourishes the hair; with a blend of olive oil for moisture, rosemary for hair growth and honey for shine. Here is a simple hair conditioner recipe that uses honey. Try this at home, I’m sure you’ll be surprised by the results!

Try this Homemade Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask

What you’ll need:
1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
Sauce Pan
Mixing Bowl
Spoon
Towel
Shower Cap (optional)

The mask can be applied to dry or wet hair, although we’ve found that it’s easier to apply to wet hair. Have a towel around your neck to protect your clothes while applying the mask. Section your hair off and apply generously from top to bottom, focusing on my ends where most damage occurs. Wrap your hair in a bun and let the mask soak in for 30-40 minutes. While you wait for the mask to do its magic, flip through a magazine, read a book, or paint your nails to pamper yourself some more in the meantime. Wash the mask out in the shower using your regular shampoo and conditioner routine and voila! Soft, smooth, healthy hair.