HONEY!

so i'm curious about honey. i've tried it ONE time before, i used to much, and i had sticky crunchy stringy curls...
so, i'm curious to know

do you use honey?
how do you use it?
do you leave some in?
how do you apply it?
what does it do for you?

i know it's supposed to make it moisturized and shiney, but seems like people use it and apply it in tons of different ways.
so please, Share with the group!


meg
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
I haven't tried it myself YET, but I have seen others talk about a honey rinse that I want to try. Just haven't gotten to it yet. There is a thread about it in the general forum.

The honey rinse suggested on the Jesssicurl site is fantastic. I am getting more curls and less frizz with it. I mix about 2 TBS. of honey in a large cup (16 oz. ) of water and pour over my head after using HCC. I let it sit on my hair while I do other shower stuff and then use Too Shea. I comb the Too Shea through and then rinse it off. Just one good rinse after the cond. My hair has been much better. Nice natural way to add moisture.

I generally add some to my DT once a week.

I have also tried adding a very small drop to gel and Boots. Works well but be careful. A little goes a long way! I prefer the rinse. It's pretty foolproof.
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I tried the honey rinse thing. I mixed with chamomile tea. I plan on trying it again with dark-hair herbs (rosemary, etc.). It made my hair nice.

I haven't tried mixing it with condish or styling products. I'm not a huge gel gal, so I don't know ...

I did mix it with a DT once or twice. Over all, I think it's a good addition to a routine. I just don't like futzing so much with stuff, so I don't think I'd use it on a daily basis.

M
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modified cg







i usually use it in a DT, i've mixed it with condish in the shower and rinsed all out, and i've tried it mixed with gel. i actually really like it mixed with gel but like icequeen said - a little goes a long way!!! make sure it's mixed very well with the gel and spread evenly through your hair.

i'm considering mixing it 50/50 with condish and leaving most of it in. maybe i'll try tomorrow! will let you know the results
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
The honey rinse suggested on the Jesssicurl site is fantastic. I am getting more curls and less frizz with it. I mix about 2 TBS. of honey in a large cup (16 oz. ) of water and pour over my head after using HCC.
Originally Posted by icequeen
That is the Honey rinse I wanted to try. Thanks icequeen!

I use honey just as a deep treatment. I take the same amount of honey and olive oil and then mix it in with my daily conditioner and then use this as a deep conditioner once a week. I rinse it out completely. I do this as the last step after shampoo and acv rinse too. Check out my www, it only has one picture (it's my first pic and I will add more later promise) but I owe my clumpy curls that day to this deep treatment! I like honey!
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I put a pea sized amount in my leave-in. It does make my hair a little shinier, and gives me a little bit of hold, that I scrunch out, and it also helps encourage curl for me. I'm still playing with it, but so far this method has worked best for me.
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I have used honey with my conditioner a few times. I mix 1 part honey to 2 parts conditioner. I leave some in just like I do with naked conditioner.
If anything, this seems to over hydrate my hair. My hair looks good - less frizzy - but I lose curl definition. And I love the way it smells! The honey seems to agree with my conditioner! Oh! I'm using Suave Tropical Kiwi and the smell is a bit overpowering but the honey calms the scent.
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Sorry, i'm probably an imposter in this forum, but I couldn't resist since I saw the honey topic. I've been using Jessicurl's honey rinse tip (the one icequeen posted about) for a few weeks now and I love it. I do it everytime I wet my hair. It gives a really nice shine and I just like to think of it as a tasty treat for my hair. Before that I had just been mixing in honey with my condish and sometimes with the styling product, but I like it better as a rinse or with the condish.
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I use honey several different ways:

As a rinse. Mix a couple of tablespoons in warm water & pour over my hair before applying conditioner.
Sometimes I just mix a bit with my regular conditioner.
I mix it with my deep treatment
I add a small pea size amount along with my Boots, it gives more hold & shine, less frizz.
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Sorry, i'm probably an imposter in this forum, but I couldn't resist since I saw the honey topic.
Originally Posted by lushaholic
Lush, i'm making you an honorary 3a.
you can post here any time you'd like!
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
so for the honey rinse, you guys just put it into a cup?
do you pour it over your hair upside down? or right side up?
have any of you done it with a bottle of some sort? would that make it easier? or more complicated?
any particular honey? or is the honey bear from the grocery store just as good as the farmer's jar?
i'm going to try this tomorrow morning, so hopefully someone will show me the way! hehehe
otherwise, i'll be a sticky mess!!!!
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
itsjustmeghan, I use a squirt bottle & the honey bear. I just squirt into the bottle approx. 2 tablespoons of honey, fill with very warm water & shake to mix it up. Then I squirt it all over my hair(upside down) let sit for a minute & then proceed to add my condish.
HTH!
3a/2c
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SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
My honey rinse is pretty simple or I couldn't handle it every a.m.!

I just squirt in my idea of 2 TBS. (from a plain Honey Bear) into a big plastic cup (16 oz.) Take the cup in the shower. Add water when I'm ready to use it and stir it up with my fingers. Pour it over right side up and let it sit for awhile before adding cond. I then comb the cond. and honey mix through my hair before rinsing.
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Cond: CJ Strengthing, Marie Dean, CJ Curl Rehab
Leave -In: Marie Dean Red Clover, Coconut Lime Detangler and just about the entire line, CJ Rehab
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Towel - HG - Curls Like Us

Always use the "Icequeen" method for products
i'm considering mixing it 50/50 with condish and leaving most of it in. maybe i'll try tomorrow! will let you know the results
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
tried it this morning! used a little bigger than a quarter size each of honey and one condition, twice (so a little more than 2 quarter sizes of each total). combed through, rinsed right side up for just a couple seconds, flipped over, combed, rinsed upside down for just a couple seconds. then i scrunched in gel as usual (angell today) and followed my normal routine. hair is now dry. it does not feel sticky or hard at all, and it's a bit curlier than normal! not really any more shiny (maybe a LITTLE bit). frizz about the same as normal.

maybe i'll try the honey rinse soon too.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
meghan, I do the same as skywatcher posted above. I just use one of those cheap color applicator bottles from Sally's (any squirt bottle would do!) and shake up about 2 tbs of honey with warm water. The other day I was using up the last of my honey bear, and there were some big resistant blobs of honey stuck in the ears and feet that refused to squeeze out, so I said 'fine!' and just poured the warm water right in the bear. I may actually start using the empty bear now because the spout is a little bigger. The other day when I was needing a new bottle of honey, I just bought some raw clover honey from the health store. Before, I had just bought whatever bear bottle was available from the grocery store, but I noticed it didn't saw 'raw' or 'pure' on it. So I wanted to be a little more picky this time which is why I went to the health food store where they have more selection. I really wanted to try the 'really' raw kind in the jar that still has the honeycomb bits in it!

Ok, sorry for the wordy reply.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
well, i stopped at target on my way home from work, and for a whopping $0.99 i got one of those mustard condiment bottles! so it and my honey bear are sitting in my shower waiting for me to try them together tomorrow morning. i think i'm going to cut the tip off the bottle so it squirts a little easier, but otherwise, i think that will work well!
yeah!
i'll let you all know how it goes!
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
well, i stopped at target on my way home from work, and for a whopping $0.99 i got one of those mustard condiment bottles! so it and my honey bear are sitting in my shower waiting for me to try them together tomorrow morning. i think i'm going to cut the tip off the bottle so it squirts a little easier, but otherwise, i think that will work well!
yeah!
i'll let you all know how it goes!
Originally Posted by itsjustmeghan
Hehe, I always let my honey bottle (well sealed of course) sit on top of the shower door along with a few other things like shower gels,etc., and I think when guests use the bathroom they probably can't help but notice it. If all my Lush product containers don't look strange enough with all their crazy names, then they must eye my honey and wonder what in the world I'm concocting in the shower, hehe.

Btw, thanks for making me honorary 3a meghan! Can't wait to hear how the honey rinse works for you. I think if nothing else you will notice more shine.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
I do the 50:50 conditioner/honey mix. It helps with the curl formation and it seems to help with making my highlights shinier.

I also sometimes mix a little in with my gel/FOTE cocktail. Start out with a small amount, though, so you won't end up with a sticky head !
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