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Reasons Honey Is the Hair-Transforming Miracle You’ve Been Searching For

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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Has the secret to luxurious locks been in your pantry this entire time?

Honey is a natural humectant, meaning that it takes the moisture from the air and is able to seal it in your hair and skin. This helps to keep your hair conditioned, which will reduce breakage, allowing it to stay strong and healthy and grow longer. Sealing in moisture also prevents dryness and premature wrinkles.

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ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:28 AM

Strengthens hair follicles


Honey also works to strengthen your hair follicles. This keeps hair from falling out so you can finally get the length you've been working for.


ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Highlights your hair


Honey contains the enzyme glucose oxidase. When you let it sit on your hair for an extended period of time, the enzyme slowly releases hydrogen peroxide, which naturally lightens the hair. To create this highlighting mask, mix three tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of water and apply to damp hair. Let it soak for one hour.


ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Rich in antioxidants


Strong antioxidants are found in honey. They work to prevent damage to your hair and keep the scalp healthy.


ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Brings shine back


Mix two tablespoons of honey in two cups of warm water and rinse your hair with it after you shampoo. It helps to bring back the shine that exposure to sun and styling tools can minimize.


ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities


Did you know honey is antibacterial? Yep, it works to prevent infections on your scalp and can help with conditions like eczema, dandruff, and psoriasis.


ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Minimizes impurities


Not only does honey strengthen the hair follicle, but it also cleans any impurities off of them. Why is this a big deal? When impurities build up on hair follicles it can cause them to get clogged and the hair to fall out.


ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Stimulates hair regrowth


Honey works to boost hair growth, but it also reboots dormant follicles for addition growth. Use honey to add thickness to your hair and get more volume.Sources: stylecraze.com, womenshealth.com, youqueen.com.


ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:40 AM

How to Use It


Adding honey to your routine can be as simple as adding it to your shampoo or putting it directly on your scalp (cover with a shower cap and let it sit for 20-30 minutes). Another great option is the deep conditioning olive oil and honey treatment:
  • MIX 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of olive oil in a microwaveable bowl.
  • MICROWAVE the mixture for 30 seconds and let cool.
  • APPLY the cooled mixture throughout your hair and massage into your scalp.
  • COVER your hair with a shower cap and let the mixture soak in for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Though using honey on your hair produces great benefits, it is important to remember that healthy hair begins with what you put in your body. A healthy, balanced diet is the key to beautiful, curly tresses.
BL2010
by BL on Feb. 21, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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I was just reading about this the other day!

ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Feb. 21, 2017 at 11:06 AM

I thought this would be something that would interest most of the ladies.  We spend a lot of time and money on our hair.

Quoting BL2010:

I was just reading about this the other day!


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