If you have been struggling with dry, damaged hair for years, you may be wondering if there's anything that can help. Allow us to explain what raw organic honey can do for your hair.
A natural humectant, raw organic honey can attract moisture from the air and help seal it in your hair. This is great for those with dry or damaged locks, as it will make them feel softer and more manageable. Honey also has a very low pH level, which means that it’s effective at preventing split ends from forming.
To get the most out of this treatment, apply a generous amount of pure raw organic honey to damp hair after washing with an aromatic-based shampoo/conditioner combo. The next morning, rinse well with cold water before styling as normal.
Dandruff is a common problem for most people. It can be difficult to treat, and even embarrassing to have it in public. Raw organic honey is a great natural treatment for dandruff because it's gentle on the scalp but effective at killing fungus. You can use raw organic honey as either a shampoo or hair mask, depending on how much time you want to spend with your hair care routine. If you're looking for something quick, try using raw organic honey as an overnight treatment instead of just using it as a rinse after every wash.
Sulfate-Free Alternative to Shampoo
You may have heard that sulfate-free shampoo is the best option for your hair. But what is sulfate?
Sulfates are a type of surfactant (cleaning agent) found in many common personal care products, including shampoos and soaps. They’re used to remove dirt and oil from our skin and scalp, which makes sense—but they also remove natural oils from our scalps too quickly by stripping them away from the hair follicles. This can lead to dryness, split ends, breakage, even balding if you use it regularly enough.
Honey has been used as a conditioner for centuries because its sticky consistency clings to strands like glue without stripping away moisture like commercial conditioners do. It also contains humectants (substances that attract water), so it helps hydrate hair when applied after washing with a sulfate-free shampoo or soap bar instead of using regular shampoo or conditioner afterward—which means less frizziness too.
Honey is a natural moisturizer, which makes it ideal for combating frizz. If you have curly or wavy hair and want to keep your curls looking smooth and shiny, honey can help you do that.
Honey's anti-frizz properties are due to its ability to seal in moisture, smooth out the cuticle of your hair and reduce static electricity.
Split End Repair
If you suffer from dryness and split ends, the sweet solution to your problem is raw organic honey. Raw organic honey is a natural humectant. Humectants help keep moisture in the hair shaft by attracting water molecules from the atmosphere. They also have emollient properties which can smooth out rough cuticles at the surface of your hair.
The application of raw organic honey on your hair can help repair damaged areas at the tips of your locks and prevent further damage by sealing in moisture instead of stripping it away like sulfates do (which are commonly found in shampoos).
While typical hair gels may seem like a convenient way to keep your hair styled and shining, they tend to be full of artificial chemicals that can damage your hair... Including the more "natural" varieties.
Raw organic honey can work as a guilt-free and nourishing alternative, as its stickyness and dense consistency can help you achieve a very similar result to a regular hair gel.
It may also surprise you that using raw organic honey as hair gel does not make your hair smell bad, attract insects, or even feel sticky to touch once dry... Just like a regular hair gel.
It is worth pointing out however, that once your hair has dried to a crsipy texture as it does with hair gel, you may feel a very slight waxiness on your hands if you touch it. While it is not to an extent that it would leave you in a messy situation, we like to be as transparent as possible.
You may also experience slight stickiness on the skin around your hair in the event of getting your hair wet in rainy conditions, but we would argue that these very minor inconveniences are better than bombarding your hair with artifical chemicals. Raw organic honey is not a toxic or staining substance, therefore these minor issues are very bearable.
These issues can be further avoided by not using too much raw organic honey when styling your hair, as a small amount usually suffices and leaves your hair looking styled and with great volume until you wash it again. Additionally, opting for a more crystallised/set honey such as Raw Organic Rainforest Honey From Brazil will help further reduce any stickiness.
You should be applying raw organic honey to your hair because it is a natural moisturizer, anti-dandruff treatment, anti-frizz treatment and split end repair treatment. Honey will not only hydrate the strands but also give them more strength. The reason why raw organic honey works so well as a hair care product is because it has some amazing properties that make it perfect for this job.
Only use real honey, not fake honey:
Remember that the honey you use must be real honey. Commercially processed cheap honey such as that found in supermarkets has lost most of its properties. It is no better than sugar in water.
Only use raw organic honey. Raw means the honey is unpasteurised and has not been heat treated. Organic means the honey is independently certified to be free of chemicals and antibiotics harmful to humans.
We generally recommend Raw Organic Pacific Avocado Honey From Mexico for use on hair due to its smooth runny texture.