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Does the honey help you with frizz most when you use it with your cream rinse or when you do a honey rinse, or when you mix it with a gel?

I have been having trouble with frizz. I am trying to find a new set of products to help my hair get chunky curls but everything I use except for BRHG makes my hair frizz. The problem with BRHG is I get stringy curls with it. I have tried leave ins and they make my hair frizz. I just ordered Boots and even that is giving me frizz! I have CK that I try with products too. I was curious about using honey. I did try it a few times with my Cream rinse and I also tried a rinse twice (but that did not work too well!).

Can you tell me if you use it with a gel, what gels are you using it with, how much and what are the results? Are any of you getting chunky curls?

Or do you just use it with your cream rinse and then use other products?

Thanks so much!
This may help, but I don't get good results mixing honey w/ leave-ins or gels, even the littlest bit of honey (1/2 a drop). It works better for me if I mix 2-3 drops in conditioner & rinse.

For the BRHG after sleeping out the crunch (or try scrunching out the crunch), my hair held really well w/ no stringies. It actually had...defined body!!! BRHG had HG written all over it in bold & glitter so naturally I'm allergic to the sunscreen in it

Still...I have a stubborn frizzy patch right in front. It laughs at CK, mocks HEHDG, openly sneers at curling creams. Oyin S&D does not tame it. It takes SIF literally. Does anyone mix honey w/ CK?
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This may help, but I don't get good results mixing honey w/ leave-ins or gels, even the littlest bit of honey (1/2 a drop). It works better for me if I mix 2-3 drops in conditioner & rinse.
Does anyone mix honey w/ CK?
Originally Posted by Castella
i generally mix it w CO and rinse it out completely. i think it would be hard to mix w CK as the CK is so thin and runny. another question-- i have some old honey now which is very dark and thick. I heated it briefly but it crystallized again. anyone got ideas for salvaging this? i rescued it from the garbage where my husband threw it--maybe i should throw it back there??
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After reading this thread I decided to try the honey.

I mixed it with my conditioner (Suave Professionals, Humectress) and rinsed completely. I added a drop to my leave in (Suave Professionals, Awapuhi) and also to my gel (Biolage Gelee).

I had great results. No frizz, great curl definition. And my second day hair is much better.

I love to eat it but I never would have guessed my hair would love it too. I am definitely going to be using honey from now on.

Everytime I tried it my hair came out feeling tacky even with a leave-in. How muc honey did you use for the rinse out and what type was used? Cream honey? Regular? Organic? Raw?


After reading this thread I decided to try the honey.

I mixed it with my conditioner (Suave Professionals, Humectress) and rinsed completely. I added a drop to my leave in (Suave Professionals, Awapuhi) and also to my gel (Biolage Gelee).

I had great results. No frizz, great curl definition. And my second day hair is much better.

I love to eat it but I never would have guessed my hair would love it too. I am definitely going to be using honey from now on.

Originally Posted by aptheislandgirl
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Everytime I tried it my hair came out feeling tacky even with a leave-in. How muc honey did you use for the rinse out and what type was used? Cream honey? Regular? Organic? Raw?
Originally Posted by CurleeDST
I use only a (small!) drop with each product. No more than that. I also make sure it is really mixed together well.

I just bought some plain old honey from the grocery store. It came in a bear shaped bottle. It cost a buck and change.
Ah ha! Thanks. Yeah my hair must be the same way. Thanks


Everytime I tried it my hair came out feeling tacky even with a leave-in. How muc honey did you use for the rinse out and what type was used? Cream honey? Regular? Organic? Raw?
Originally Posted by CurleeDST
I use only a (small!) drop with each product. No more than that. I also make sure it is really mixed together well.

I just bought some plain old honey from the grocery store. It came in a bear shaped bottle. It cost a buck and change.
Originally Posted by aptheislandgirl
I am a 3c/4a with medium/fine strands
No strict haircare regimen - trying my hand at the Curly Girl Method.

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so i decided to try out the honey and it worked great! My little curls are shiny and feel silky. I have absolutely no frizz. I mixed it with Pantene smoothing comb in treatment leave in conditioner(cone free- this is new and i love it) It gave my hair the shine i get from cones but with a whole new curliness. Such beautiful definition. I am going to try the honey rinse too.
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How much money did you use? Did your hair feel anyway sticky?


so i decided to try out the honey and it worked great! My little curls are shiny and feel silky. I have absolutely no frizz. I mixed it with Pantene smoothing comb in treatment leave in conditioner(cone free- this is new and i love it) It gave my hair the shine i get from cones but with a whole new curliness. Such beautiful definition. I am going to try the honey rinse too.
Originally Posted by curlykristin
I am a 3c/4a with medium/fine strands
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How much money did you use? Did your hair feel anyway sticky?


so i decided to try out the honey and it worked great! My little curls are shiny and feel silky. I have absolutely no frizz. I mixed it with Pantene smoothing comb in treatment leave in conditioner(cone free- this is new and i love it) It gave my hair the shine i get from cones but with a whole new curliness. Such beautiful definition. I am going to try the honey rinse too.
Originally Posted by curlykristin
Originally Posted by CurleeDST


Hey, i used what looks like about 2 drops. It really wasn't very much at all. I had a pretty big pile of the leave in and just a bit of honey. Like an 1/8 of a teaspoon. Be sure to mix it with whatever product you are using very well. I got a very stiff spot right above my ear. It was really just hard, not sticky though. I just broke it up with my fingers. I had second day hair for the first time ever. I used it again today. We'll see how it goes, i'm drying right now.
3B- anywhere from sidewalk chalk to straw sized! Porous and fine.

Hard water!


JR Liggett Shampoo Bar or V05 cowas
Pantene for Women of Color Conditioner
Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Kinky Curly Glossing Pomade

Ahthat is the trick- a wee bit of honey! Gotcha.

How much money did you use? Did your hair feel anyway sticky?


so i decided to try out the honey and it worked great! My little curls are shiny and feel silky. I have absolutely no frizz. I mixed it with Pantene smoothing comb in treatment leave in conditioner(cone free- this is new and i love it) It gave my hair the shine i get from cones but with a whole new curliness. Such beautiful definition. I am going to try the honey rinse too.
Originally Posted by curlykristin
Originally Posted by CurleeDST


Hey, i used what looks like about 2 drops. It really wasn't very much at all. I had a pretty big pile of the leave in and just a bit of honey. Like an 1/8 of a teaspoon. Be sure to mix it with whatever product you are using very well. I got a very stiff spot right above my ear. It was really just hard, not sticky though. I just broke it up with my fingers. I had second day hair for the first time ever. I used it again today. We'll see how it goes, i'm drying right now.
Originally Posted by curlykristin
I am a 3c/4a with medium/fine strands
No strict haircare regimen - trying my hand at the Curly Girl Method.

Fitness Blog: http://femmefitalefitclub.com/
Check out the Femme Fitale Facebook page: facebook.com/FemmeFitaleFitness
I'm jumping on the bandwagon! This morning, I did my regular conditioner wash and then instead of plopping with just my leave in, I added a drop of honey. I had great definition today. It was a bit crunchy, so I'll play with the amount I use, but I noticed a big difference. Yay honey!
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I must emphasize that you use a very *small* amount of honey when putting it in your hair... I speak from experience. The first and only time I put honey in my hair? WOW. I was a sticky mess for a good 4 days. JUST when you think you've washed all the honey off of your body... you notice that there are random household items still sticking to your legs.
Wow, everyone's making me reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaallllly eager to try this!! I'm even planning out my next few washes in my head:
First try honey, then normal condish, then honey w/ molasses...
I'm a total nutcase!!! But maybe it'll be worth it if my curls spring to attention. I'll have to wait for any results to post in a coupla days cuz unfortunately I just shampooed yesterday and trust me, my hair does not take kindly to frequent washings.
I tried a little honey wash today (1tbsp honey dissolved in about 1l warm water and poured it over my hair). My hair does seem to be more well-defined, although I think it is a little rough - or am I so paranoid that I'm imagining it?

The last time I tried honey, I messed up with it so badly that I had to poo-out the whole thing and got frizz in return.

Hope I get to do it right from now on!
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I have 3b with a little bit of 3c underneath. I don't CO my hair every day... more like just 2-3 times a week (I would do it more often, but I get a lot of breakage) and I sampoo about 2x a month. If I used the honey in my CO and a tiny bit every day in my hair cream, do you guys think I should be ok for a couple of days until my next CO without it making my hair feel gross?
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I'm co washing sort of similar to you, and I add the honey to my co. I also add a drop to my leave-in, but I don't add the honey every day. It's been fine the way I do it. Sorry I couldn't be more help!
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

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i like the honey effect but the stickyness annoys me.
i dont use 1/2 drops.. i use it for my whole hair.. i mix it with FOTE.

how much do u use?
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Honey really is the best thing in the universe. I repeat. THE BEST THING! I have used honey in my last couple of CO washes and all I have to say is~WOW! I am a fan forever. My curls are defined and oh-so soft!

Also, I have tried honey as a touch-up on 3rd-day or 4th-day curls. I first spritz my hair with water and then I mix a palm-full of my fav. conditioner (Pantene) and a tiny bit of honey and Wa'la! My hair looks delicious again. No need to rinse. It looks better then adding gels and crunch sprays.

Lastly... this deserves an entirely seprate post but I have two words for you lovely ladies: Coconut Oil-----> Try it!

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