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7 DIY Honey Hair Treatments for Strong, Healthy Hair

If you aren’t yet familiar with how your tresses can benefit from incorporating honey into your hair routine, we’re here to teach. The natural sweetener isn’t just great for sweetening your tea but it can also promote hair growth, cleanse, condition, and add shine to your hair when used in hair treatments. Honey contains invaluable vitamins, is an antioxidant, and a humectant (which means it retains moisture) so when used as a hair product your locks become moisturized, luscious, and shiny.

Whether you are looking to target flaky scalps, deep condition your tresses, or add shine, this inexpensive household item can be used by itself or combined with other ingredients to treat your hair. Below, we’ve rounded up seven DIY honey hair treatments to try out. Keep scrolling to find the best one for your locks!

1. For Shiny Hair: Honey and Coconut Oil

Want shiny, moisturized hair? Take one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of melted coconut oil, mix together, and apply to wet hair. Leave the mixture on for about 20 minutes. We recommend using a 100% extra virgin coconut oil like.


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2. To Moisturize Your Scalp: Honey and Shampoo

If you are finding yourself with a dry, itchy scalp, adding a tablespoon of honey to your shampoo will help to replenish your scalp of its moisture to eliminate dandruff and dry skin. Simply add one tablespoon of honey mixed with your dollop of shampoo, massage into your scalp just as you would with shampoo, and rinse.


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3. To Lighten Your Hair: Honey and Water

As honey contains traces of hydrogen peroxide, it can be used to gently lighten your hair as an alternative to bleaching or coloring your hair. For this treatment, stir a tablespoon of honey into a cup of water and apply to your hair from roots to end. Then, let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Repeat this treatment until you’ve reached your desired shade.

4. To Deep Condition: Honey, Olive Oil, and Eggs

For a deep conditioning mask that will leave your locks soft, moisturized, and shiny, take two eggs and two tablespoons of olive oil and mix. Add in one tablespoon of honey and stir until the mixture is creamy. Apply to wet hair and cover hair with a shower cap. Let it sit for one hour. Make sure that you thoroughly rinse the treatment out of the hair as your strands will be sticky until the mask is completely out. Follow with shampoo and conditioner.


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5. To Repair Dry, Damaged Hair: Honey, Avocado, and Olive Oil

If you are a victim of major heat damage, this honey, avocado, and olive oil hair mask will not only help to repair your hair but will continue to protect your mane from future heat damage. For this honey hair treatment you will need one ripe avocado, two tablespoons of olive oil, and two tablespoons of honey. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the three ingredients until the texture is light and smooth. Apply to wet hair and cover with a shower cap to let sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse the treatment out and follow with shampoo and conditioner.


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6. For Hair Growth: Honey, Bananas, and Olive Oil

Because bananas are rich in potassium and antioxidants, they promote hair growth. This DIY hair mask will help those suffering from hair loss or those who simply want longer, luscious locks. You will need two ripe bananas, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey. Mix the ingredients until you reach a smooth consistency. Apply to wet hair, really focusing on massaging into the scalp and let it sit for 20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse and follow with shampoo and conditioner.


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7. To Balance an Oily Scalp: Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is naturally high in acetic acid and has a pH level that is close to human hair so this quick, in-shower hair mask will help to balance an oily scalp when mixed with honey. Mix one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of ACV. Bring the container in the shower with you and apply liberally to your scalp and hair after shampooing. Let the treatment sit for five minutes and rinse then condition. Use every time you shampoo until you’ve reached desired results.

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