Honey has been for thousands of years by cultures worldwide because of its nutrients and antioxidants. It is useful for wounds due to its antibacterial agent, but could it help your hair too?
You’ve probably heard about the prospective benefits of all byproducts of the beehive that have shown to benefit hair and skin. There even are several DIY hair masks that use honey in their formula. But is there any science-backed evidence to support these claims?
Benefits of honey
When you apply honey to the hair and scalp, it helps the skin regenerate and moisturize it. It also works as an emollient that conditions the hair and scalp and at the same time, it locks in the moisture.
Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey helps prevent dandruff usually caused by fungus or bacteria.
It strengthens the hair follicle because it contains protein, it can improve the appearance of the hair, prevent damage, reduce breakage and ultimately help the hair grow longer.
By adding moisture and protein to the hair, it will make your hair appear shinier.
Who should use honey for their hair
Honey can be used by all hair types and textures, even hair that has been colored. Honey is especially useful for dry hair, brittle or damaged hair and curly hair. It could be also useful to treat dandruff or inflamed scalp.
How to use it
- Mix honey and water and massage the paste into your scalp, pull it through the ends and leave it in for one or two minutes, rinse, shampoo and condition as useful.
- Mix honey with coconut or other oil for a deep conditioning treatment.
- Add honey to your shampoo or conditioner.
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