Sweet and delectable, honey is a product that we have used in our hair for many years. Seen as the nectar of nature, honey plays a role in so many different positives in our lives. Did you know that honey has a strong healing sensation?
Honey is loaded with a fantastic range of beneficial proteins, minerals, and vitamins. It is commonly used in a variety of products from medicines to cosmetics. However, what can you expect if you were to start using honey for hair? Would it produce any of the kind of benefits that you would have normally expected?
Honey For Hair: Benefits
There are numerous links to using honey for hair and it has become an increasingly popular choice for many people. While it can be a tough one to apply, it is definitely something worth trying due to its amazing benefits. Just some of the benefits that are being linked to applying honey to hair include the following:
- Honey is a natural beauty product containing many natural ingredients that are good for our hair.
- Applying honey to your hair regularly can lead to your hair feeling softer and less brittle, restoring durability.
- Your hair should also be more naturally shiny, giving it more volume and energy than beforehand.
- Honey is a great moisturiser for both the hair and scalp helping treat dry areas.
- Honey is also linked with reducing hair breakage helping your hair to stay stronger all-year round.
While honey has been around for centuries, it’s properties for hair benefits are still being researched. All of the above is based on the knowledge of what nutrients and ingredients are often found within honey and the links that those nutrients have with regards to hair health.
Honey Side Effects
Unless you are one of the unlucky people to be allergic to honey, you should have no problem at all when it comes to regularly using honey in your hair. If you are making a honey mask for your hair always remember to ensure the honey is not too warm. Excessive heat can lead to burning of the skin which can be hard to soothe due to the sticky nature of honey.
Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020.
Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country.
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