How To Use Honey To Treat Split Ends

Written by Jyotsana Rao  • 

Often, girls with long hair face the problem of split ends, and chopping off 2-3 centimeters of hair every time to get rid of damaged ends is not a good idea since your hair will remain the same length.

Split ends can never let you have a good hair day. Here are some ways by which you can prevent and reduce the occurrence of split ends.

What Causes Split Ends?

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Split ends, scientifically known as Trichoptilosis, are caused due to the damage to the cuticle layer of the hair. The outer cuticle layer of our hair consists of dead protein cells that protect the cortex, the inner layer. Thus, when the cuticle layer wears off, the inner cortex layer’s fibers split into multiple parts and cause split ends.

Split ends are usually seen in long hair and a single hair strand can have multiple splits at multiple points.

Factors That Cause Split Ends

  • Use of heat styling tools (curler, straightener, blow dryers, rollers, etc.)
  • Excessive brushing of hair
  • Over washing
  • Dry and itchy scalp
  • Chemical treatments
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Poor hair care regimen
  • Environmental damage

These days, everyone is going natural. Not only are natural remedies more effective, but they also come with almost no side effects. They are far cheaper than their chemical counterparts. Also, you will find the ingredients in your pantry, anytime!

So, if you want to take care your lovely hair, here is an awesome home remedy for split ends that works 100%.

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The only thing that you need for this home hair treatment is raw honey. Honey is, in fact, a great ingredient for the treatment of split ends. You might be wondering, honey has a very sticky texture, how will it help in preventing split ends? Or, how difficult it will be to remove honey stuck on your hair!

But trust me, honey is highly beneficial for damaged hair that is prone to split ends. Due to the humectant property of honey, when it is applied to hair, it acts as a great natural conditioner. Honey also serves the purpose of a moisturizer and makes your hair softer and shinier.

Here’s how you can use honey to prevent split ends and breakage.

1. Take two tablespoons of honey and mix it in four to five cups of warm water.
2. Wash your hair with shampoo.
3. Apply this honey mixture to your hair.
4. Keep it on for half an hour. Then, rinse it off with cold water.

Honey basically acts as a conditioner in this treatment, and provides moisture to your hair. For best results, do this once a week.

There are other ways in which you can apply honey to your hair. Here are a few of them:

1. Honey And Egg Hair Mask

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Ingredients Required
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
How To Apply It

1. Separate the egg white from the yolk and put it in a bowl.
2. Add honey and milk in the same bowl.
3. Mix the ingredients well.
4. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp and leave it on for half an hour.
5. Rinse it off with cold water.

How Often Should You Do This

You can repeat this treatment once a week. This will not only help prevent split ends but will also make your hair smooth and shiny.

2. Honey And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Required
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
How To Apply It

1. Mix honey and olive oil and apply this paste to your split ends.
2. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then, wash it off with shampoo.

How Often Should You Do This

You can apply this paste twice a week to get rid of split ends.

3. Honey, Egg, And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients Required
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
How To Apply It

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make a thick paste.
2. Apply this paste on your hair and leave it on for half an hour.
3. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

How Often Should You Do This

You can apply this hair mask once a week.

4. Honey And Curd Hair Mask

Ingredients Required
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tablespoon honey
How To Apply It

1. Mix both the ingredients and massage the paste into your scalp. Concentrate more on the split ends.
2. Let it settle down for half an hour so that the split ends get moisturized efficiently.
3. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

How Often Should You Do This

Apply this mask once a week. Very soon, you will start noticing that your hair has become shiny and lustrous.

5. Honey, Egg Yolk, Olive Oil And Curd Mask

This hair mask is very effective, and if applied regularly, your split ends will vanish in two to three weeks’ time.

Ingredients Required
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup curd
How To Apply It

1. Mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste.
2. Apply it your scalp and hair and allow it to settle for half an hour.
3. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo.

How Often Should You Do This

Apply this hair mask to your hair twice a week and get rid of split ends.

Tips To Prevent Split Ends

Along with the honey hair mask treatment, there are a few daily habits that can help you maintain a healthy and gorgeous mane. They are as follows:

  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Do not brush your hair when wet.
  • Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair.
  • Trim your hair after every six to eight weeks.
  • Avoid using chemical products on your hair.
  • Cover your hair with a scarf before going out in the sun.
  • Do not wash your hair with hot water. Use cold water instead.
  • Condition your hair well, at least twice a week.
  • Oil your hair regularly.
  • Limit the usage of heat styling tools.
  • After washing your hair, do not rub your hair with the towel. Instead, pat dry your hair.
  • Use good quality hair brushes, especially those with nylon bristles.

Have you ever tried applying honey to your hair? If not, try it and share your experience in the comments box below.

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