Honey Mask For Hair: Benefits & 4 Simple DIY Recipes

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Cinnamon and Honey Mask

Honey is a powerful natural ingredient that has many benefits on hair. One of the best ways to take advantage of the benefits of honey is to use a honey mask for hair.

To help you get started with using honey masks, we will cover the following: (i) 4 DIY honey masks for hair and (ii)Benefits of honey masks on hair

In summary, a honey mask for hair is great in:

  • Promoting healthy hair growth
  • Keeping the hair moisturized
  • Fighting frizz
  • Promoting a healthy scalp
  • Preventing split ends
  • Improving shine

4 Simple DIY honey masks for hair

1. Cinnamon and Honey Mask

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon Powder
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil

How to prepare a cinnamon and honey mask

  • Using a clean bowl, mix the honey and Olive oil
  • Heat the mixture by placing it over a larger bowl with hot water until warm
  • Add cinnamon and mix well

How to apply the honey mask on your hair

  1. Start with clean, damp hair
  2. Take the warm honey and cinammon mask and work it into your hair using your fingers or a brush. Start from the scalp and slowly apply it along the strands.
  3. Pay more attention to the ends and ensure the whole head is fully covered.
  4. Using your fingertips, gently massage the scalp in a circular motion
  5. Cover you hair to seal in the moisture from the mask
  6. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes
  7. Proceed to rinse off the mask making sure you have removed all the ingredients.

2. Egg and Honey Hair Mask

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil

How to prepare an egg and honey mask

  • Using a clean bowl, mix the honey and Coconut oil
  • Heat the mixture by placing it over a larger bowl with hot water. Heat until it feels warm to touch.
  • Add the egg and mix well

Proceed to apply the mask on your hair using the same steps as above

3. Mayonnaise Honey Hair Mask

Ingredients

How to prepare and use a mayonnaise and honey mask

  1. Blend all the 2 ingredients to form a paste
  2. Apply the paste on your hair and scalp
  3. Cover your head and leave the mask for 30 – 45 minutes
  4. Rinse off the mask thoroughly

4. Banana and Honey Hair Mask

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 smashed banana
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil

How to prepare and use a cinnamon and honey mask

  1. Using a clean bowl, mix the honey and Coconut oil
  2. Heat the mixture by placing it over a larger bowl with hot water until it feels warm to touch.
  3. Add the smashed banana and mix well
  4. Apply the paste on your hair and scalp
  5. Cover your head and leave the mask for 30 – 45 minutes
  6. Rinse off the mask thoroughly

Benefits of using a honey mask for hair

honey mask for hair

1. Promotes  Hair Growth

Honey promotes growth of epithelial cells on the scalp, the cells which make up many follicles and ducts that are responsible for hair growth. It strengthens hair follicles and revives growth from dormant follicles.

Honey also helps in cleansing the scalp of impurities that clog the scalp  thus promoting hair growth.

2. Conditions the hair

Honey contains minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants which make it a powerful conditioning agent. [1]

Its rich moisturizing properties help in keeping your hair well-conditioned and healthy.

3. Effective moisturizer

Adding honey into your hair care routine will help keep your dry hair moisturized and manageable.

Honey has both emollient and humectant properties which make it a great moisturizer. [2]

Due to its humectant properties, honey is able to easily pull moisture from the atmosphere to the strands hence its ability to combat hair dryness.

It also nourishes the strands of hair with vitamins and minerals that keep hair healthy.

4. Improves shine

Have you been looking for a way to add shine to your tresses?

Honey has emollient properties that help in smoothening your hair and adding a lustrous look to otherwise dull hair. Its humectant properties help in keeping the hair moisturized and looking shiny.

5. Acts as hair lightener

The glucose in honey contains an enzyme that breaks down the honey leaving hydrogen peroxide. [3]

Hydrogen peroxide is capable of bleaching melanin, a pigment that gives hair its colour. Honey can therefore be used as a natural alternative to chemical bleaching treatments.

The hydrogen peroxide also has anti-bacterial properties that fight related infections on the scalp and hair.

6. May potentially help with treating hair loss

Honey has antioxidant properties which help it in curbing hair breakage and hair loss.

Honey has also been shown to tackle both direct and indirect causes of hair loss thus creating a great environment for hair growth.

For example, having dandruff is not a direct cause of hair loss, but it can increase chances of hair loss. Applying honey to the affected area relieves the itchiness thus reducing potential hair loss. [4]

7. Promotes a healthy scalp

Proper care of the scalp is essential in promoting healthy hair. Honey is an effective treatment in cleansing the scalp of dirt and build-up from oils.

Honey alleviates from conditions such as dandruff and dermatitis which may clog your scalp making it more difficult for naturally, healthy hair to thrive.

The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties in honey can help in curbing severe scalp conditions. [5]

8. Honey as a natural hair detox

To give your hair a new lease of life, a hair detox is encouraged every once in a while. A home-made natural honey mask will go a long way in rejuvenating your natural hair and getting it back on the right path.

Packed with loads of vitamins and amino acids and its abilities to cleanse the scalp naturally, adding honey to your shampoo or conditioner will help in giving your hair the detox that it deserves.

9. Honey for hair breakage

If you are struggling with weak and brittle hair, a honey mask may just be the solution that you need.  Honey contains proteins that are essential in adding structure and strength to your hair.

It is also rich in vitamins and amino acids which help in promoting healthy tresses.

Which of the 4 DIY honey masks for hair did you find most interesting?

Did you know hair porosity plays a key role in hair growth? Take this simple hair porosity test to determine if your hair is HIGH, LOW or NORMAL porosity.

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