6 Amazing Benefits Of Honey For Hair Growth June 22, 2016

Most of us know honey as a superfood contributing to a healthier lifestyle. But, when it comes to using honey for our skin or hair, we may raise an eyebrow. However, very few of us are aware of how good is honey for hair growth too. It is true that honey can tame even the wildest of tresses. Using honey in hair masks has always been popular. It is a great way to add health to your hair in the most natural way.

Today we will take a closer look at the wonderful benefits of this amazing ingredient. We have also compiled some of the most effective and popular hair masks with honey in them. So let’s get started.

Is Honey Good for Hair Growth?

  1. Honey is an emollient which means it is a natural softener. This makes it a great hair conditioner that smoothens your hair.
  1. It is a natural antioxidant, so it tends to make your scalp healthy and stimulate hair growth.
  1. As honey is an emollient, it also improves the health of the hair follicles which are responsible for hair growth. Researchers say that proper use of honey of treatment of hair can waken up the sleeping hair follicles which boost the growth of hair.

[ Read: Hair growth ]

  1. We all know that honey is a humectant, and thus, tends to prevent the loss of moisture from your scalp. But honey also has high sugar content which helps to retain moisture. This as a result prevents hair fall and strengthens the hair follicles.
  1. Honey also comprises of antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents our scalp from infections or psoriasis, and tends to keep our scalp clean and bacteria-free. This also keeps us away from dandruff and itchiness on your scalp.
  1. If your hair is dry or increased pollution and direct exposure to the sun as made them lifeless, then use of honey can bring back that lost sheen and shine of your hair.

Aren’t these properties just fabulous and wonderful? Honey, in real terms is a true gift of nature to us. It makes your hair follicles and scalp healthy, which automatically boosts hair growth. But in order to reap maximum benefits from it, you need use it in some preferred and tested ways only. Here are some best ways to use honey for boosting your hair growth and fighting the problem of hair loss.

[ Read: Stimulate hair growth ]

Honey Masks For Hair Growth

1. Olive Oil And Honey Hair Mask Recipe

Things You Will Need
  • Half a cup of honey
  • 1/4th cup extra of virgin olive oil
  • 1/4th cup of buttermilk (optional)
Preparing The Mask
  1. Blend the honey and olive oil together and microwave for 30 seconds.
  1. Add the buttermilk to this once it has cooled down a bit.
  1. Now, apply this evenly all over your hair. Leave this on for about 30 minutes.
  1. Wear a plastic cap to prevent dripping.
  1. Rinse off using four tablespoons of honey mixed into one mug of water.

2. Banana And Honey Hair Mask Recipe

Things You Will Need
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • Half a cup of honey
  • 1/4th cup of olive oil
Preparing The Mask

The problem with this hair mask is that ripe bananas tend to stay stuck in the hair. This makes them extremely difficult to wash off. You can increase the amount of olive oil to make the mixture even smoother.

  1. Blend the above ingredients till they turn into a dripping mixture.
  1. Apply on the hair and scalp evenly. Leave this on for about 20 minutes
  1. Wear a shower cap to avoid a mess.
  1. Rinse under running water. Use a shampoo
  1. Comb through the hair to get rid of banana chunks. Rinse again.
  1. Do a final rinse with four tablespoons of honey mixed in a mug of water.

3. Egg And Honey Hair Mask

Egg provides the scalp with much needed proteins.

Things You Will Need
  • Egg
  • Honey – one cup
Preparing The Mask
  1. Beat 2 eggs and to this, add half a cup full of honey.
  1. Beat these together into a dripping mixture.
  1. Apply on the hair and leave on for about 20 minutes. Cover your head with a plastic cap.
  1. Shampoo as usual. Rinse your hair with honey (same as previous masks) for extra shine.

4. Avocado And Honey Hair Mask

Avocado can be used to make great hair masks for dry and frizzy hair.

Things You Will Need
  • Avocado
  • Half cup of honey
Preparing The Mask
  1. Blend half a cup of honey with two cups of over ripened avocado.
  1. Apply this mixture evenly to coat full hair length.
  1. Leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Wear a plastic cap to avoid making a mess.
  1. Shampoo and rinse off with a honey solution.

5. Yogurt And Honey Hair Mask

Yogurt can give your hair shine that even the costliest serums cannot. Plus the citric acid present in yogurt effectively fights dandruff.

Things You Will Need
  • 1 cup of sour yogurt
  • Half cup of honey
Preparing The Mask
  1. Blend the yogurt with the honey.
  1. Apply this evenly to coat your hair strands.
  1. Wear a plastic cap for at least 15 minutes.
  1. Shampoo and rinse off with a honey solution.

6. Coconut Oil And Honey Mask

Coconut oil is known for its moisturizing and conditioning properties. It has been used for generations for taming wild and frizzy hair.

Things You Will Need
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
Preparing The Mask
  1. For a quick hair mask, blend half a cup of coconut oil (for shoulder length hair) with half a cup of honey.
  1. For those who have longer or shorter hair, adjust the proportions accordingly.
  1. Massage this on the hair thoroughly and leave on for 15 minutes.
  1. Shampoo and rinse off with a honey solution.

7. Organic Honey Mask Recipe

Things You Will Need
  • Honey
Preparing The Mask
  1. Take 1 tbsp of honey. Add it to your shampoo or apply it directly on your scalp.
  1. Wear a shower cap over your hair for 20 – 30 minutes.
  1. Wash it off properly using lukewarm water.
  1. You are advised to do this at least twice a week.

8. Honey And Water Mask

Things You Will Need
  • Water
  • Honey
Preparing The Mask
  1. Mix 9 parts of it with 1 part of water in a bowl.
  1. Massage it on your scalp properly. Cover all your hair from root to top.
  1. Let it work for 3 hours.
  1. Now rinse it off with warm water. Repeat this once a week.

[ Read: Coconut Milk For Hair Growth ]

These simple and effective hair masks including honey are a great way to add some health back to your hair. Try these out and see which works best for you. Do let us know how it helped.

  • 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.