Honey - God's gift to curls :)

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[quote="BCurlyG"] I couldn't believe that a cup of honey water, which looks like nothing, can make my hair behave better than great huge globs of gel. It was well-defined, shiny and frizz-free - and looked totally natural (my real bare-nekked hair is scary).

hey--sounds great! but now you have my curiosity going about bare-nekked hair! post some pics!! that is NO PRODUCT AT ALL
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
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PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls

hey--sounds great! but now you have my curiosity going about bare-nekked hair! post some pics!! that is NO PRODUCT AT ALL
Originally Posted by banjocurl
Banjo-

I know you weren't addressing me, but I've done this.... Check out my new album
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Hair care advice, face cleansing advice, and a cure for ants all at the same time! You guys are the best.
I use both honey and molasses. Love them both.
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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I've started doing warm honey rinses before applying condtioner and love it ! Who else does rinses, and do you do them before conditioning, after conditioning or both
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
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I've started doing warm honey rinses before applying condtioner and love it ! Who else does rinses, and do you do them before conditioning, after conditioning or both
Originally Posted by curltopia
I microwave a cup of water and mix in about 2 tablespns of honey and pour it in a spray bottle. I cond wash, then saturate my hair with the honey mix--dont wash it out and put in leave-in cond. and then put my gel in and plop for 15 min. I love how my hair comes out. I let my hair air dry.
cjc
3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
Palm Beach County, Fl
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I've started doing warm honey rinses before applying condtioner and love it ! Who else does rinses, and do you do them before conditioning, after conditioning or both
Originally Posted by curltopia
I microwave a cup of water and mix in about 2 tablespns of honey and pour it in a spray bottle. I cond wash, then saturate my hair with the honey mix--dont wash it out and put in leave-in cond. and then put my gel in and plop for 15 min. I love how my hair comes out. I let my hair air dry.
Originally Posted by cjc
Ooooh, this sounds really good I use a leave-in and gel and air dry also, so will try just leaving the honey rinse in as a final step to see how it goes. I'll let you know if it works for me - Thanks!!
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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I´ve used honey on my daughter´s hair. After co wash her hair, I put some honey and then let it air dry. Her curls are defined.
"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

Hair type: 3b/c
I must have done something REALLY wrong when I tried honey in my hair. I tried mixing it in with my biolage gelee (when I was still using it) and maybe I used WAY too much? My hair looked like a greasy, nasty, wet mess. My husband touched my hair and said "WHAT did you do??!!" and he rarely comments on my hair. Even at 11PM my hair still felt wet and greasy and I couldn't wait to wash it out. BLECH!

I'm hoping I just used too much because I'd love to use something natural and cheap to improve my hair so I'll try it again with just a tiny bit. I'm going to try the honey rinse and see how that goes. Thanks for posting on this with such great details on methods of use!




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I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I finally got enough nerve to try honey this weekend. I mixed a dime sized dollop in with my conditioner wash. I rinsed it out, though not completely and my hair came out good, so I guess my hair likes honey. I will experiment with a rinse later, I think that will be the true test!
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Honey is so great for hair! I love it. It gives hair good shine. I use honey rinses and also in my detangler with a little EVOO. I also mix it with conditioner and use it as a pre-shampoo conditioner.
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I had no reservations about trying honey, personally. I loved how soft my hair became. I used a 60/40 ratio of Elucence and honey (or molasses) for my CO wash and left about 10% in after rinsing. I did this for about 6-8 weeks. Then all of a sudden my hair got really frizzy. Halo frizz. In 3 months of using Elucence, I have never gotten overconditioned, so I thought I would omit the honey/molasses. That did the trick. I think it OVER moisturized my hair......which is hard to do as my hair is thick, coarse, porous. I haven't used it for 4 CO washes and my hair is still very soft. I will continue to gauge my hair softness for the next time it needs honey. Just goes to show you how good honey is at moisturizing. Gotta love natures moisture miracle!

PS: the book "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, the story interweaves some of the great uses for honey.....such as a wood preserver!
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Hmmm, OVER conditioning with honey.. I didn't even think about that. I use honey in conditioner about twice a week so I should be safe. But I haven't been doing my honey rinses... So many products and routines and too little time
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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[quote="curltopia"]
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I've started doing warm honey rinses before applying condtioner and love it ! Who else does rinses, and do you do them before conditioning, after conditioning or both
Originally Posted by curltopia
I microwave a cup of water and mix in about 2 tablespns of honey and pour it in a spray bottle. I cond wash, then saturate my hair with the honey mix--dont wash it out and put in leave-in cond. and then put my gel in and plop for 15 min. I love how my hair comes out. I let my hair air dry.
Originally Posted by cjc
hey--i am going to try this, but does the honey separate from the water once it cools? does it clog the spray bottle? I've ruined a few sprayers trying to get conditioner to mix w water. i am very happy with my hair's behavior this summer--minimal frizz thanks to all the great info on these forums...
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
BANJO-

We've missed you!!! Nice to have you back
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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BANJO...just shake the spray bottle really good to get it all mixed up. Also, before I add the honey to the water...I microwave the jar of honey so its not that thick when I pour it into the spray bottle.
cjc
3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
Palm Beach County, Fl
thanks for the tips--will try it tomorrow. I missed you all too, Curltopia, Urban and everyone--if anyone wants to see vacation pix on ofoto email me privately banjolady.susan@verizon.net. i am also trying to put together a hair album of all the interesting curlies and gray haired folks I photographed on vacation. can't wait to try this honey stuff, tho i must say my present routine is working very well and is reliable now for good hair days unless i screw it up with too much wind while it is drying. But hiking in a plopping towel or in a pineapple is quite comfortable and then when i get home i have good hair.
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
So, I've been using honey in my conditioner every other day for about a week. So far, I've been loving it But has anyone had problems with over conditioning with honey/conditioner concoctions My hair has a lot of moisture right now, but I am wondering if there could be any issues down the line. Given how thick my hair is, it should be no problem..
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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Well, I wouldn't say I've had problems of a cumulative nature, but I've found honey does not mix well with One Condition (in my hair anyway). That was really too much moisture going on.
"It is wrong to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." MLK, Jr.

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Well, I wouldn't say I've had problems of a cumulative nature, but I've found honey does not mix well with One Condition (in my hair anyway). That was really too much moisture going on.
Originally Posted by urbancurl
Yeah, I could see that. One Condition all on its own is like the king of detangling, moisturizing conditioners... If only we could get her to change the scents, there would be no need for other conditioners at all (j/k, I am too much of a PJ to give up my other faves :P )

So, which conditioners do you like to use with honey mixed in?
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
Elucence and Alba leave-in with honey are great. No gel needed. Another that's risky with honey is MOP leave-in.
"It is wrong to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." MLK, Jr.

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