#HairHacks | 4 Benefits of Honey for Healthy Hair

Updated: Oct 29, 2018

As we all know, raw honey is most commonly used as a natural sweetener in foods and for it's health benefits. It naturally boosts energy, stops insomnia, regulates blood sugar, aides in weight loss and improves digestion.

Along with these many health benefits, it also works wonders for the hair and skin and can be found in many cosmetic products today. It's antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and humectant properties can improve your hair in many ways.

Here's a hot four!

1. Treats Dry or Damaged Hair

Increased exposure to sun, cold weather, and dry climates can lead to dull hair. An easy way to restore moisture to your hair is with a honey mask or steaming with honey. After a few minutes, your hair will be noticeably softer, and shinier.

2. Hair Conditioner

Honey acts as an effective moisture retainer in deep conditioners and leave-in products. Applying honey to wet hair will supply moisture to rough hair, and smooth open cuticles, adding natural shine and volume to dry, dull hair.

3. Healthy Scalp/Prevents hair loss

A benefit we can all appreciate is its ability to help against hair loss. Honey contains moisturizers that prevent hair shedding by inhibiting the reduction of hair root moisture. Its antioxidant, germicidal and fungicidal properties aide in the reduction of hair loss and stimulates hair growth. Honey’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties also cleanse the hair follicles by getting rid of impurities. This minimizes the clogging at the root which can lead to hair loss, allowing the scalp to breathe and hair to grow.

4. Shampoo Booster

The humectant properties of honey help to regulate and retain moisture in hair. Using honey as a cleanser or simply adding some to your shampoo results in soft, clean, easy to detangle hair. It also strengthens hair follicles for healthy growth and less breakage. Honey can even alleviate your itchy scalp and help beat dandruff.