3 Ways to Use Honey for Your Hair
Honey is natures magical little cure-all. It can be used for so much the list seems endless. One of the really great things you can use this stuff for is your hair. Honey is a natural peroxide. It has antibiotic qualities that help clear up infections and build-up of many kinds. It has bleach like qualities too. It is moisturizing and because of its natural form seals moisture into whatever it may be that is absorbing it. Below the three best surprising use for honey in hair care are listed.
As a conditoner
Honey is a great conditioner because it is moisturizing and seals in the moisture. The only thing you have to worry about when using honey as a conditioner is to make sure you mix it with something else. That way you can get it out easily. There are a few ways to do this. The first way is to add some honey to your normal conditioner. This is a great way to give your normal conditioner a little boost. The second way is to mix honey with olive oil and use this mixture as a conditioner. Both honey and olive oil have vitamins that are great for your hair. This is a great natural conditioning method. The third is to mix conditioner and honey about half and half mixture and leave it in your hair for several hours. This is a great deep conditioner but this method lightens your hair so if you want to keep it dark only leave it in for half an hour.
To add highlights
Because honey is a natural peroxide it has the ability to lighten your hair. The difference is that using honey does not dry your hair out like peroxide. Honey is hydrating so it counteracts a lot of the damage caused by bleaching. It causes virtually no damage at all in fact it usually leaves hair silky smooth and lighter that is why it can be doubled as a deep conditioner.
The only downside of this particular method is that it takes a lot of time to work. Many hours to get a few shades lighter. This is the only natural bleaching method that does not need sunlight or heat to work. Using sunlight and heat does speed the process if it is used. To use honey as bleach just mix honey and your conditioner half and half into a bowl. As much as you will need to cover your hair. Then apply this mixture to your damp hair. Leave in for as long as possible.
I would not recommend leaving it in longer than overnight though. Then when you are finished wash it out with your regular shampoo and some water. To make this mixture work even better try adding some lemon juice or chamomile. This will make the mixture work faster but lemon juice and chamomile can damage your hair slightly. The amount of damage done is nowhere near the amount of damage done by chemical bleaching.
Hair mask or oil treatment
This is another way to use honey to condition your hair. This method is simple and gives great results. All you need to do is warm up some honey and equal parts of olive oil. Be sure to make it not to hot because it is going on your scalp. Then coat and shampoo the mixture into your hair. After you work it into your hair leave it in for about fifteen minutes before you rinse out. Then let your hair air dry. This is not only a great way to hydrate your hair but it is also a good way to protect your hair from future damage. This gives your hair a small protective coating that is really helpful if you use a lot of heat to style your hair.