Honey is a natural ingredient made primarily of fructose and glucose, which has minerals and vitamins that can nourish the body. Due to its ability to retain water, honey is a really effective hair moisturizer. Products that contain honey can help to moisturize the hair and prevent tangling and breakage.

Split Ends

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Use 1 tsp. honey, 2 tbsp. olive oil or jojoba oil and one egg yolk to treat your hair's split ends. Beat the yolk, then combine it with the olive oil and honey. Separate hair into sections. Use clean hands to slowly rub in the honey mixture. Massage the honey into the hair for proper application. Put on a shower cap and leave for 30 minutes. Remove the treatment by rinsing and shampooing.

Color-Treated Hair

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Use honey to treat colored hair, which can break and become damaged from the dye. Simply squeeze pure honey onto the roots. Use your fingers to gently rub in the honey until it's completely saturated; leave for 20 minutes then rinse and shampoo.

Hair Loss

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Clean the scalp to avoid hair loss. Mix 1 tbsp. honey and 1 tsp. cinnamon powder. Apply the paste onto the scalp and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse and shampoo. This keeps the scalp nourished and clean and encourages hair growth.


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Keep hair soft and shiny by using 1 tsp. honey mixed with 1 cup of water. After shampooing and after your last conditioner rinse, wash hair with the honey and water mixture for healthier looking hair.


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Reduce tangles by mixing 1 tsp. honey with 2 tbsp. olive oil and a mild shampoo. After rinsing, dry the hair, it should be soft, shiny and tangle free.

Shampoo and Conditioner

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Use hair shampoo and conditioner that contain honey if you need an alternative to homemade honey remedies. These products are designed to prevent breakage, assist in hair growth, stop hair entanglement and breakage and make the hair more manageable. With continued use of honey treatments, your hair will grow and the scalp will get healthier, devoid of itchiness and dandruff.

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Grace Ferguson

Grace Ferguson has been writing professionally since 2009. With 10 years of experience in employee benefits and payroll administration, Ferguson has written extensively on topics relating to employment and finance. A research writer as well, she has been published in The Sage Encyclopedia and Mission Bell Media.