The benefits of using honey on hair

Mitch | 25 August 2017
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There’s nothing like a natural ingredient to get your hair looking healthy and fab!

Do you like honey? Well, we here at All Things Hair, we love it! Honey is amazing. It’s great on pancakes and toasts, on your granola breakfast, on iced tea, and on your hair—yes, it’s definitely great on hair! It’s a natural ingredient with super powers. I mean, have you ever noticed how a lot of products in drugstores have honey in them, from skin care to food supplements to shampoo and conditioner? Like we said, super powers.

Honey has a lot of healing and nourishing properties, making it an incredible ingredient for anything that’s supposed to heal and nourish the body, including the hair. Your tresses, which need vitamins and minerals and a lot of good stuff to stay healthy and look beautiful, benefits from everything honey has to offer. Here’s a list of cool things it can do to your locks.

Benefits of honey

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Honey is great for keeping soft and shiny. Credit:


1. It smoothens and softens the hair

Honey is an emollient which means it has softening and relaxing properties that add smoothness and shine to your strands. It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals, contributing to the overall health of your hair and scalp.

TRESemmé Ultimate Straight & Shine Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Pair your homemade honey treatment with TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Shampoo. This advanced smoothing system helps tame unruly mane, leaving it smooth and salon-soft. 

2. It stimulates hair growth

Honey is a natural antioxidant which keeps scalp and hair healthy, which in turn stimulates hair growth. It also helps strengthens follicles and reduces breakage, allowing for faster growth and the development of new ones.

Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Boost the effect with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo, which is formulated with Biotin to deeply nourishes each strand so they’re strong as they grow!

3. It prevents scalp infections and other hair problems

Its natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities keep your scalp clean and bacteria-free which helps in preventing infections and other scalp conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, and overall itchiness.

4. It keeps your tresses moisturized and frizz-free

A humectant in nature, honey has the capability to attract and retain water molecules from the atmosphere. This quality helps preserve the moisture in your strands and keep strands from getting dry and frizzy.

Cream Silk Dry Rescue Conditioner

Editor’s tip: A great conditioner counterpart? Cream Silk Dry Rescue Hair Reborn Conditioner!

5. It naturally and effectively lightens the color of your locks

If you want subtle highlights or want to lift your overall color a few shades, there isn’t a more natural method to get it done than by using honey on your strands and immediately exposing them to the sun. For a more powerful formula, mix honey with your conditioner and add a squeeze of lemon juice.

So better stock up on honey — it makes breakfast delicious and your hair fabulous!

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