6 Amazing Benefits Of Honey For Hair Growth June 20, 2017

Most of us know honey as an alternative sweetener contributing to a healthier lifestyle. But who knew that slathering the sticky, sweet substance onto your hair could help? Okay, some of you probably did know honey has conditioning properties. But did you know that it’s also a great ingredient for boosting hair growth?

Honey, being an emollient, is one of my favorite ingredients to use in hair packs. But as soon as I learned that it also promotes hair growth, I decided to do my research to know if it really works. Here’s what I found:

Is Honey Good For Hair Growth?

  • Honey is an emollient which means it seals moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned. This reduces breakage, which is often a cause for slower hair growth.
  • It has rich antioxidant properties which prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
  • Honey strengthens the hair follicles, curbing hair fall.
  • Honey also comprises antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents scalp infections and soothes issues like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, allowing for unhindered hair growth.
  • Honey cleans the hair follicles by getting rid of impurities. This minimized clogging is often a reason for hair loss.
  • Using honey as a hair care ingredient not only boosts hair growth but also stimulates hair re-growth from dormant follicles.

Keeping these points in mind, I have put together a list of 15 honey hair masks that helps promote hair growth.

Honey For Hair Growth – 15 Homemade Masks

1. Olive Oil And Honey Hair Mask Recipe

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  • You Will Need
  • Half cup Honey
  • 1/4th cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4th cup Buttermilk (optional)

Processing Time
30 minutes

Process

  1. Blend the honey and olive oil together and microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Once the mixture has cooled, add the buttermilk and stir.
  3. Now, apply this evenly all over your hair.
  4. Leave the honey mask on for about 30 minutes.
  5. Wear a plastic cap to prevent dripping.
  6. Rinse out the mask with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
2-4 times a month

Why This Works

Olive oil is a natural conditioner that improves hair health while the honey boosts hair growth.

2. Banana And Honey Hair Mask Recipe

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You Will Need

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • Half cup Honey
  • 1/4th cup Olive Oil
  • Processing Time
  • 20 minutes

Process

The problem with this hair mask is that banana gets stuck to the hair and is hard to wash off. You can increase the amount of olive oil to make the mixture even smoother.

  1. Blend the ingredients till they turn into a smooth, consistent mixture.
  2. Apply this onto your hair and scalp evenly.
  3. Leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes
  4. Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  5. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.
  6. Comb through the hair to get rid of banana chunks. Rinse again.

How Often?

3-4 times a month

Why This Works

Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium, all of which are essential for healthy hair growth.

3. Egg And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Honey

Processing Time
20 minutes

Process

  1. Beat 2 eggs and to this, add half a cup of honey.
  2. Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth, consistent mixture.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your hair, starting at the roots and working it down to the tips.
  4. Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
3-4 times a month.

Why This Works
Eggs are power packed with the right proteins your hair needs to grow. This pack provides your follicles with the nourishment required for healthy hair growth.

4. Avocado And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Honey

Processing Time
20 minutes

Process

  1. Blend half a cup of honey with one ripe avocado
  2. Apply this mixture evenly to coat the full length of your hair.
  3. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  4. Shampoo and rinse off with a honey solution.

How Often?
3-4 times a month.

Why This Works
Avocados are packed with antioxidants that prevent damage and boost scalp health. It also contains oils that nourish and condition your hair.

5. Yogurt And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1 cup Sour Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Honey

Processing Time
15 minutes

Process

  1. Blend the yogurt with the honey until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Start applying the mixture to your hair from the roots to the tips.
  3. Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess and wait for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

Why This Work
Yogurt adds shine to your hair while the honey thickens it. The citric acid present in yogurt effectively fights dandruff.

6. Coconut Oil And Honey Mask

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  • You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Honey

Processing Time
15 minutes

Process

  1. For a quick hair mask, blend half a cup of coconut oil (for shoulder length hair) with half a cup of honey.
  2. For those who have longer or shorter hair, adjust the proportions accordingly.
  3. Massage this into your hair thoroughly and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

7. Organic Honey Mask Recipe

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Shampoo

Processing Time
5 minutes

Process

  1. In a jug, combine the honey and shampoo and dilute the mixture with some water.
  2. Rinse your hair with water and then use the honey shampoo mixture to wash it.
  3. Rinse the shampoo out with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?
Repeat this twice a week.

Why This Works
Honey is an effective cleanser, and when combined with shampoo, it is easy to use and a potent treatment for hair growth.

8. Honey And Water Mask

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You Will Need

  • 9 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Processing Time
3 hours

Process

  1. In a bowl, dilute the honey with water and stir until it’s well combined.
  2. Massage the diluted honey into your scalp and work it through your hair until it’s covered from root to tip.
  3. Leave the honey on your hair for 3 hours. Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  4. Rinse the mask out with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

9. Aloe Vera And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Processing Time
20 minutes

Process

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
  • Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  • Leave it in for 15- 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week

Why This Works
This mask gets rid of dandruff while soothing the scalp and balancing pH.

10. Coconut Milk And Honey Hair Mask

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You will Need

  • 200g Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • Processing Time
  • 1 hour

Process

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it in for an hour.
  4. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
Up to twice a week.

Why This Works
Coconut milk contains essential fats and proteins that your hair needs for strength.

11. Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Processing Time
15 minutes

Process

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it in for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

Why This Works
Apple cider vinegar contains the right enzymes and nutrients that are necessary to condition your hair. It seals your follicles and cuticles, imparting strength and shine.

12. Castor Oil And Honey Hair Mask

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You will Need

  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Castor Oil
  • 1 Whole Egg

Processing Time
1 hour

Process

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it in for one hour.
  4. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
2-3 times a week.

Why This Works
Castor oil is one of the best oils you can use to boost hair growth.

13. Mayonnaise And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Processing Time
30 minutes

Process

  1. In a bowl, mash the avocado until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. To the mashed avocado, add the mayo and honey. Mix until well combined.
  3. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
  4. Leave it in for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?

Once a week. Twice a week if you have extremely dry hair.

Why This Works

Mayonnaise contains oils and fatty acids that are essential for healthy hair growth. This, combined with the antioxidant properties of avocado make for an excellent health boosting hair mask.

14. Oatmeal And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Oatmeal
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Yogurt
  • Processing Time
  • 20-25 minutes

Process

  1. Blend the ingredients together to get a smooth, consistent mixture.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp. Ensure that your hair is detangled before you start the application.
  3. Leave it in for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

If you have an aggravated scalp, this is an effective treatment that will soothe and cleanse it. Maintaining scalp health is crucial for healthy hair growth.

15. Potato, Egg Yolk, And Honey Hair Mask

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You Will Need

  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Processing Time
30 minutes

Process

Extract the juice from one potato and to it add the egg yolk and honey.
Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth, consistent mixture.
Apply the mask to your hair and scalp.
Leave it in for 30 minutes.
Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and shampoo.

How Often?
Once a week.

Why This Works

Potato juice, like honey, has properties to promote hair growth. When combined with the yolk of an egg, this makes an extreme conditioning hair growth mask. This mask is recommended for dry hair types.

Now that you know how to use honey for hair growth, what are you waiting for? Dealing with hair fall is never easy, but a bottle of honey can make all the difference. Have you ever used honey in your hair care routine? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Karla, indeed Blackstrap molasses has been receiving a lot of attention for the benefits it provides for skin and hair. There are two reasons why blackstrap molasses is so good for our hair. Firstly it contains minerals such as selenium, manganese and zinc, these are anti oxidants that are known for the anti ageing benefits. Secondly, one tablespoon of blackstrap contains 20 % of our recommended daily allowance of the essential trace mineral copper. Copper when consumed in moderation helps the body in producing melanin, the pigment responsible for hair color. Thus blackstrap molasses adds shine to the hair, stops breakage and naturally darken hairs.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Jess, when you apply the mixture of honey and olive oil to your hair, let the mixture sit on your hair for 30-40 minutes and then wash it off with normal to cold water.

  • smiley

    For method #1, I think it’s best to mix the honey with a conditioning hair mask instead of the shampoo- and leaving it in the hair during a steam shower, for approximately 15-20 minutes, minimum, this way the vapors from the shower will allow the ingredients to penetrate the hair cuticle more efficiently. Rinsing with cold water, will help seal in the shine. Also, try sticking to “raw, unfiltered honey” instead of regular honey, because filtered honey is missing many of the nutrients that the raw one has. You can purchase it at a health foods store/shop, such as Whole Foods Market or online, Ebay.com, Amazon.com. Immediate results are very noticeable and your hair will be so glassy/ glossy, moisturized, full and manageable, you can just let it air dry to reveal naturally gorgeous locks.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Thank you so much Smiley for sharing your wonderful tips with us :-) Steam shower is an excellent way to improve the blood circulation. Steaming the hair creates a humid environment, optimal for absorption of moisture, among other benefits. Steam gently lifts the hair cuticle leading to better absorption of honey. Additionally raw honey contains more active phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes for enhanced benefits. Hope all our readers benefit with these tips !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Indeed smiley !! Nature is full of such wonderful products…will be looking for more such tips, info and experiences from you .

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi arslan, yes…it is safe to apply honey and hair oil every alternate day or even twice in a week to promote hair growth. You can follow this as long as you are not allergic to any of these ingredients.