Honey - God's gift to curls :)

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It worked great for me. My honey was back to normal and I got Beautiful hold and shine! Thanks!
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So I used honey yesterday when I washed my hair, and... wow! I'm loving how my hair turned out! What I did was I added some honey to my conditioner (just a drop for each squeeze of conditioner) and then rinsed all of it out, and when I got out of the shower I put some honey in a spritz bottle with some water and saturated my hair with the mixture. Then I styled as usual and the result was very defined, shiny curls! I may have over-product'ed the front because it was a bit crunchy, but it scrunched out pretty easily. I'm getting MUCH better hold than with just gel alone... (does that mean I'm using too much honey if it's helping with hold? Hah my hair is going to turn goopy or something...) But I'm really loving the way my hair is holding. It seems a little dry, though, so I think I'll try using the Ojon conditioning foam again on Thursday (I omitted it yesterday so I could figure out which products are doing what). All in all, Yay for honey!

Thanks for all the suggestions, gals!
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I definitely hink the key is a bit of honey - not too much b/c too much honey makes my hair stiff and hard but once I rinse..soft and touchable@
I never would have imagined that this would work, but today I added some honey to my conditioner (about a 3:1 ratio of conditioner:honey), and also one drop to my leave-in conditioner, and my hair looks great...very soft, shiny and well-defined curls. I just wish I had some more clumps, but my hair is fine/thin and it's too long right now, so it's probably getting weighed down just by the weight of the hair.

I just went to Ulta yesterday, and bought several new products that I'm sampling this week (gotta love Ulta and their liberal return policy), so I'm also using Paul Mitchell's Sculpting Foam today. I probably having used it since the late 1980s or early 1990s (but recently came across my drivers license from those days and my curls looked great, so I must have been doing something right)!
3b/3c, fine hair and not a lot of it!
I have been using honey with my condish and after reading all the posts I decided to try it with my gel. I use Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee. Well at first it was a mess, my hair was sticky and way too hard. I had to get back in the shower! I tried again with a smaller amount, just a drop really, my hair is still a little crunchy. Perhaps it is the gel? I have not tried the rinse yet, do you find the rinse gives you hold or using it as a leave in? I do not use a leave in in my hair. What gels do you use? Does anyone use a mouuse or anything else after the honey? Do you towel it off with your gel like normal products?

Any honey advice? I have 3B hair. Thanks!
I have been using honey with my condish and after reading all the posts I decided to try it with my gel. I use Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee. Well at first it was a mess, my hair was sticky and way too hard. I had to get back in the shower! I tried again with a smaller amount, just a drop really, my hair is still a little crunchy. Perhaps it is the gel? I have not tried the rinse yet, do you find the rinse gives you hold or using it as a leave in? I do not use a leave in in my hair. What gels do you use? Does anyone use a mouuse or anything else after the honey? Do you towel it off with your gel like normal products?

Any honey advice? I have 3B hair. Thanks!
Originally Posted by udoknowjac
I would start with scrapping the Biosilk Hard Rock Gelee. I have it but it leaves my hair so crunchy (I'm a 3C), I can only use it to pull my hair back straight.

I have a pump bottle with three types of gel mixed in with about a teaspoon of honey. With my hair soaking wet, I put in the gel/honey mixure, brushed with a paddle brush and let it air dry. Once dry, it was very crunchy and I simply scrunched it out. I like the way it looks. I will try to post a picture later.
I actually like BRHG, but only with leave-in under. I've been using OneC under it and it's been great, with defined curls and very soft!

I would think, though, that BRHG with honey would have waaay too much crunchy hold! I would probably put the honey in with a lighter hold gel. Or maybe with a creamy styler.
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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I actually like BRHG, but only with leave-in under. I've been using OneC under it and it's been great, with defined curls and very soft!

I would think, though, that BRHG with honey would have waaay too much crunchy hold! I would probably put the honey in with a lighter hold gel. Or maybe with a creamy styler.
Originally Posted by curlyjenn
Jenn, check out the last pic in my album. It's the One C (love that stuff) with my gel mixture (AnGell, Suave Anti-Frizz Gel, FOTE Gel) with Honey. I used a paddle brush *after* I applied the products. I love the way my hair looked today. Almost zero frizz and fat curls.
Oh good gravy! WHY have I never looked at your album before?? You have GORGEOUS curls! That last one is awesome, too! Wow! Beautiful!

I have got to get some new pics up with the OneC in my hair!
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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Oh good gravy! WHY have I never looked at your album before?? You have GORGEOUS curls! That last one is awesome, too! Wow! Beautiful!

I have got to get some new pics up with the OneC in my hair!
Originally Posted by curlyjenn
Good gravy, I love that expression.

Thanks. I can't wait to see your results with the One C. Do you have a place where you can buy it?
Nope, I live in podunk nowhere town. But I just got a bottle from pixiecurl!
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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Oh good gravy! WHY have I never looked at your album before?? You have GORGEOUS curls! That last one is awesome, too! Wow! Beautiful!

I have got to get some new pics up with the OneC in my hair!
Originally Posted by curlyjenn
Agreed about Medussa's lovely curls!!! I also look forward to seeing your new pictures too!
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I've been putting honey in my gel for a while now rather than in my conditioner but this morning when I was in the shower my hair felt kind of funky so I decided to just leave some conditioner and honey in my hair for the day because I had nothing going on and thought who cares if it doesn't look good today I need to DT so anyway I actually had good hair today with just conditioner and honey. I love honey I will always have a bottle of honey in my bathroom although I usually forget to buy an extra bottle for the kitchen
Medussa,

Your hair is soooo gorgeous!!! Thanks for posting your pics.
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I have been using honey with my condish and after reading all the posts I decided to try it with my gel. I use Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee. Well at first it was a mess, my hair was sticky and way too hard. I had to get back in the shower! I tried again with a smaller amount, just a drop really, my hair is still a little crunchy. Perhaps it is the gel? I have not tried the rinse yet, do you find the rinse gives you hold or using it as a leave in? I do not use a leave in in my hair. What gels do you use? Does anyone use a mouuse or anything else after the honey? Do you towel it off with your gel like normal products?

Any honey advice? I have 3B hair. Thanks!
Originally Posted by udoknowjac
When I use honey in gel, I can only use 1 drop (maybe 2 drops) to a quarter size amount of medium or firm hold gel, like Biolage Gellee. I tried using more than that amount once in gel and got a sticky, stiff mix. So I think the key is to use a very, tiny amount. My favorite way to use honey (or molasses) is to mix it with conditioner and then rinse most of it out. Honey can lighten hair and molasses can darken hair. I haven't done a honey rinse in a long time, but Jessicurl and lots of others swear by them for shine and softness.
"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)
I tried a honey rinse today and used Herbal Essence Humidity Defying (HEHD) Gel with my Paul Mitchell Mousse instead of the Biosilk Rock Hard Gel (BRHG). Previously I have not liked the HEHD gel b/c it had made my hair too soft but that was not the case this morning. It made my hair crunchy. The only problem is I did not like the way my curls worked. It was a little icky feeling for lack of a better word. I do not mind crunch, I like the BRHG normally with my mousse. The problem is lately I have not been getting clumping so I have been trying other things. Perhaps I need to use less honey in the rinse? Has anyone used the rinse and then used mousse or does everyone just use gel?
I tried a honey rinse today and used Herbal Essence Humidity Defying (HEHD) Gel with my Paul Mitchell Mousse instead of the Biosilk Rock Hard Gel (BRHG). Previously I have not liked the HEHD gel b/c it had made my hair too soft but that was not the case this morning. It made my hair crunchy. The only problem is I did not like the way my curls worked. It was a little icky feeling for lack of a better word. I do not mind crunch, I like the BRHG normally with my mousse. The problem is lately I have not been getting clumping so I have been trying other things. Perhaps I need to use less honey in the rinse? Has anyone used the rinse and then used mousse or does everyone just use gel?
Originally Posted by udoknowjac
I usually just mix a little drop with my gel or I get really crunchy hair. I did do the rinse once and it was really crunch. Try mixing honey and water in a spray bottle and misting it onto your hair. I did this and it worked great I also added a bit of gel to the spray.

When I use honey in gel, I can only use 1 drop (maybe 2 drops) to a quarter size amount of medium or firm hold gel, like Biolage Gellee. I tried using more than that amount once in gel and got a sticky, stiff mix. So I think the key is to use a very, tiny amount. My favorite way to use honey (or molasses) is to mix it with conditioner and then rinse most of it out. Honey can lighten hair and molasses can darken hair. I haven't done a honey rinse in a long time, but Jessicurl and lots of others swear by them for shine and softness.
Originally Posted by curltopia
So since we know this, I wonder if we mix the two together, if they would cancel each other out and not affect the color of our hair.
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When I use honey in gel, I can only use 1 drop (maybe 2 drops) to a quarter size amount of medium or firm hold gel, like Biolage Gellee. I tried using more than that amount once in gel and got a sticky, stiff mix. So I think the key is to use a very, tiny amount. My favorite way to use honey (or molasses) is to mix it with conditioner and then rinse most of it out. Honey can lighten hair and molasses can darken hair. I haven't done a honey rinse in a long time, but Jessicurl and lots of others swear by them for shine and softness.
Originally Posted by curltopia
So since we know this, I wonder if we mix the two together, if they would cancel each other out and not affect the color of our hair.
Originally Posted by Braziliancurls

aw interesting thought. I think the ends of my hair have gotten lighter but my roots have not so it almost looks like I need to dye my hair

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