Honey - God's gift to curls :)

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Is honey good for year-round, or is it advised to put it away during the winter?
Originally Posted by Emerwen
I personally use it all year round and it works wonderfully for me. My hair loves honey!!! I use it for deep treatments added to my conditioner along with an oil and I use it with gel for a harder hold....oh and I also add a bit to my ACV rinses. HTH.
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Thanks! I will most likely be continuing to experiment then
Hair type: 3a, med-low porosity, decent elasticity, thin, med-fine. (I think)

Hair Routine:
Low-poo: Burt's Bee's Pomegranate and Soy
Co-wash: V05 Kiwi Clarifying Conditioner, Condish: V05 Kiwi Clarifying Conditioner, Giovanni TTTT, honey
Leave In: GVP Conditioning Balm
Styling: Biotera Curl Cream, Sweet Almond Oil
Techniques: Icequeen method


Hair likes: GVP CB, Biotera Curl Cream, Almond Oil (when wet).
Hair dislikes: gel, plopping.


Hair Goal: Healthy, soft, defined, waist length curls!

Oh my god, I'm so glad I've found this thread! My hair loves honey too!!

I mix it with my leave-in gel and this gives me the most incredible ringlets! Not even the KCCC can do this, teehee!

A friend I haven't seen for 2 weeks until today was like "Oh my god, your curls look GORGEOUS!!"

I'm in love!!!!
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I may have used too much honey because it was a total fiasco for me. My hair was tangled after I washed it, exactly like gel does.
Sorry if this has been answered, but thats a lot of pages to read through!

I saw that honey lightens hair, and molasses darkens hair. I dont really want my color to change but I guess if I had to pick Id rather it went darker. What are the pros/cons to honey or molasses? And those of you who have used molasses how do you use it? Is honey or molasses better than the other?

I want to stop by the store on my lunch break today and try one out tonight, but not sure which way to go. Please help!
Originally Posted by paint_horse_milo

Hi paint horse. I'm kind of new to all this hair stuff so someone else might be able to answer better. I finally tried some honey and it really made my curls perk up. I read about it lightening hair (which I don't want) so I tried molasses. It made my curls perk up the same as honey but also added shine and softness. I definitely like molasses better and I'm experimenting this week with molasses in my FSG. So far I'm really liking the results.
CG since August 2010
Fine, thin 3a/b
High Porosity??

CO and LI: Suave any scent
Style: FSG with AVG scrunched out with coconut oil
Sorry if this has been answered, but thats a lot of pages to read through!

I saw that honey lightens hair, and molasses darkens hair. I dont really want my color to change but I guess if I had to pick Id rather it went darker. What are the pros/cons to honey or molasses? And those of you who have used molasses how do you use it? Is honey or molasses better than the other?

I want to stop by the store on my lunch break today and try one out tonight, but not sure which way to go. Please help!
Originally Posted by paint_horse_milo

Hi paint horse. I'm kind of new to all this hair stuff so someone else might be able to answer better. I finally tried some honey and it really made my curls perk up. I read about it lightening hair (which I don't want) so I tried molasses. It made my curls perk up the same as honey but also added shine and softness. I definitely like molasses better and I'm experimenting this week with molasses in my FSG. So far I'm really liking the results.
Originally Posted by tagcurls


How much molasses did you add to your FSG? I wonder if I could add some molasses to BB FSG??
3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
Hi Karen,
I added about a 1/2 tsp to about 4 oz. of FSG. I also added a tbsp of AVG and a couple of drops of scent. I've used it once so far and I liked it. I'm trying to do each new hair thing for at least a week before deciding but I'm hopeful about the mixture.
CG since August 2010
Fine, thin 3a/b
High Porosity??

CO and LI: Suave any scent
Style: FSG with AVG scrunched out with coconut oil
Wow!

I'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone who have left their comments here on using honey in their hair.

I put equal amounts of honey with OneC and it worked great. I haven't seen much difference in softness (my hair has been very very dry and stressed out from moving to another continent) but my curls are definitely more defined and bouncier!!!

Yay to honey!
Wow!

I'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone who have left their comments here on using honey in their hair.
Originally Posted by hecatemel


I put equal amounts of honey with OneC and it worked great. I haven't seen much difference in softness (my hair has been very very dry and stressed out from moving to another continent) but my curls are definitely more defined and bouncier!!!


Yay to honey!
Originally Posted by hecatemel


ME TOO!!! I mixed equal parts honey and CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Conditioner, left it in for about 5-10 minutes and then styled as usual (using my normal styling routine). And my curls are softer and bouncier, too. I think they love honey! I know I like how it feels today thanks to the addition of honey!
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I'm new to experimenting but recently, I did a twist-out and the night before I mixed honey and shea butter under KCCC.

I think it turned out GREAT. However, I know I used entirely too much shea butter, I could see clumps of shea butter in it by the end of the day. But I also saw BEAUTIFUL defined curls and they felt moisturized.

I still need to get the mixture right but I will definitely do it again. Maybe without the KCCC to see if my curls still acts the same.
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I don't have any honey in the house, but I do have Molasses. will this give the same results? My hair is already dark, so I don't mind . What will happen if I add it to my spritz bottle? Will it mix, or sink to the bottom? I only use distilled water on my head, so I don't have an unlimted supply of water, as most people do. Thus, I have to be very judicious about experimenting sine every time I wash it means lugging 2 gallons of water 300 yards form my car to my Condo. (NO, I Can't park any closer!)
I'd like to try Molasses first, since I already have it. Please help!
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I don't have any honey in the house, but I do have Molasses. will this give the same results? My hair is already dark, so I don't mind . What will happen if I add it to my spritz bottle? Will it mix, or sink to the bottom? I only use distilled water on my head, so I don't have an unlimted supply of water, as most people do. Thus, I have to be very judicious about experimenting sine every time I wash it means lugging 2 gallons of water 300 yards form my car to my Condo. (NO, I Can't park any closer!)
I'd like to try Molasses first, since I already have it. Please help!
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Originally Posted by Infinity12
your gonna have to shake it heaps every time u need to use it so t emulsifies properly, otherwise all the molasses/honey will be at the bottom. they give they same results, but your hair might only like one of the two
I have been using honey as a face wash, mask or spot treatment (mixed with cinnamon and left on a blemish over night is the bomb) for several weeks, and I am in love. I am too scared to mix in baking soda for makeup removal because it can be far too harsh, on many skin types. Been using other cleaners for that, but I am now dying to use it in my hair!! I don't know if anyone has mentioned this (I had to go back and log in, and lost track of my place in this thread) but everything I have read says: IT'S ALWAYS RECOMMENDED TO USE PURE, RAW, UNFILTERED HONEY ON YOUR BODY. Don't get the honey bear, especially if you are putting it on your face. Its not that honey bear will eat you alive, but most of the really great healing and moisturizing properties of honey are filtered out of commercial brands during the manufacturing process. You're not getting all the good you could, plus it might have other additives. I got a jar of local wild flower honey at a health food store for $6.50. I do live in an area with many bee keepers. Honey never spoils, and a jar will last a long long time. Takes less than 1/2 tsp to wash your face so a little goes a long way. It doesn't matter if you get wild flower, sour wood, etc... You might want to avoid Manuka (I'm not 100% on the spelling). It is medical grade. The best you can get for burns and infections. All honey dries and moisturizes at the same time, but it is a more drying honey. The bee's feed off tea tree. Good for excessively oily skin/acne prone skin but I would not see this being good for all types of curls.
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Last edited by Fifi.G; 01-02-2012 at 09:13 AM.
What a great thread!

I love honey, but someone mentioned agave nectar. I am giving it a try right now. I mixed 2 parts suave conditioner to 1 part nectar. It gave my hair excellent slip. My hair is still drying but I can already tell the frizz will be minimal.
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Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
And just to clarify... Me saying don't get honey bear is not me telling anyone what to do. Lol. Do what works for you. That's just, literally, what every article I've read has said.

P.S... Know many here are fans of ACV. The organic ACV with "mother" is the best face toner I have ever used after a honey wash/mask. You can mix it with distilled water, to perfectly match your skin type, and restore ph balance to your skin. I'm sensitive so I literally do 1 to 2 drops on a cotton ball soaked in DW. That way I only have to keep the ACV refrigerated, not the whole mix.


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For a couple months now, I've been using honey in my conditioner and a little honey mixed with my gel for styling. (Eco styler krystal) and I've noticed breakage, is it the honey? Maybe too much? I only use a few drops for each. And I do it every 2/3 days.
Honey is my MIRACLE product!! I use honey for everything, it has preserved my hair color, helped with split ends and aided in frizz which is a major problem for me since I'm mostly living in humid climates these days! I recommend honey for everyone! I know tons of hair remedies using honey for different things.
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Hair Type: 3B with a concoction of random 3a/3c mixed in.
Fine/Normal Texture, Oily/ Normal, Normal Porosity, No hair dyes, no chemicals, all natural.
Deep Conditioning Treatment: Honey&Coconut Conditioner mixed together for lightening and protein.

Organix Coconut Shampoo (Sulfate free)
I switch up my normal conditioners all the time.
So you don't think using it too often is a bad thing? Like no damage comes from it?

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I apologize in advance that I don't have time to read through this entire thread to see if anyone asked this question but is there any danger of attracting bees if you use a little honey in your conditioner or gel? Has anyone experienced this?

I am phobic about bees (Claudine19 teases me) and she's correct! I agree with her and have to laugh at myself for being such a scaredy-cat. I have to struggle not to run screaming if they buzz near me.
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Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
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I apologize in advance that I don't have time to read through this entire thread to see if anyone asked this question but is there any danger of attracting bees if you use a little honey in your conditioner or gel? Has anyone experienced this?

I am phobic about bees (Claudine19 teases me) and she's correct! I agree with her and have to laugh at myself for being such a scaredy-cat. I have to struggle not to run screaming if they buzz near me.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Someone did ask this but no, I haven't had any insect problems. and a lot of the other ladies have said the same.

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