Someone had posted a link to a site that gave several uses for raw honey in personal care. So before I get into that let me tell you about my husbands bizarre hobby. He is a backyard bee keeper. Its bizarre because I am SERIOUSLY ALLERGIC to honey bees. The sad part is that I don't want him to stop. Its a very addicting (and rewarding) hobby.
Honey Junkies. But I kid you not, my kids are so healthy! No one in my family suffers from seasonal allergies. If you haven't heard, LOCAL RAW HONEY consumed often (daily) can totally help with allergies. IT WORKS!!!! And there are so many more benefits to honey. Energy. You'll sleep better if you eat a spoonful before bed. Improved digestive track... etc etc. Raw honey rocks!!!
One Good Thing about making your own deep conditioner using honey I said what the heck, lets give it a go. I was nervous about it being sticky and possibly never being able to get it out of my hair. It seems WRONG to be putting honey in your hair! But honestly my hair has been dry and hasn't had a beautiful shine in a while. So what did I have to loose.
How I did my Honey Hair Conditioning Treatment
The recipe called for 1/2 cup of honey mixed in with 1/4 cup of olive oil.
(suggesting to use less oil if you hair is normal or oily)
My hair is actually really dry right now!!! So I could have used the recipe as written, but I wanted to use less of the olive oil. It just felt like too much in my opinion.
I also felt like the recipe would make up too much of a batch, so I did:
1/4 Cup RAW HONEY
3 Tablespoons EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Mix the two together. This part is cool when they mix it is kind of a foamy type mixture.
You aren't going to be able to just throw this sticky mixture on your head. So part out small sections starting from the nape (back neck) area. And apply it to small sections as you go.
I didn't have a shampoo cap, but I had plastic wrap. So I wrapped it up with the plastic wrap. I wanted to add a little heat too, so I then wrapped it in a towel as well to warm my head for the 30 minutes I left it on.
After the 30 minutes I washed my hair out twice with Its a Ten shampoo. Twice because I pretty much always shampoo twice, but come on, I had honey on my hair. I wanted to make sure I got it out. I did not condition at this point. And I was nervous about that, but surprisingly it brushed out VERY SMOOTH!!!
I did not blow dry it and I did not add product just so I could really analyze this. I hate that I don't have volume, but I love the shine and she softness. MY HUSBAND ASKED IF I HAD COLORED MY HAIR because it looked so shiny and healthy. That was when I totally knew IT WORKED! I did flat iron my hair and it smelled so good as I did. It smelled like cotton candy. I was a little worried about that too, but it was fine, just delectable aroma. I call that a bonus!
(All bee related pictures are from our hive when we first got it two years ago. I shared them just because I thought you might like to see our little family hobby. The round picture was from when we were first setting up the hive. The top photo was my husband showing the kids bee larva growing in the honey combs. Fun stuff.)