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love yourself first 06-28-2005 12:54 PM

Honey - God's gift to curls :)
 
So, I love some honey added to conditioner to boost the moisturizing and detangling properties.... This morning, I added a drop to my hair gel (Biolage Gellee) and absolutely loved it!!! The results are shinier hair and bouncier curls.

Who else here is using honey and LOVING IT too :?:

DaBoogieDownCurly 06-28-2005 03:13 PM

I have been using honey mixed in with whatever leave in I am using for a while now. I feel it gives my hair a lot of shine, enhances my curls, and maybe even boosts the hold of the curl (since I know that too much honey makes hair stiff and crunchy). I even got my sister hooked on honey. One day she had ran out of honey and said that she hated the way her hair came out.

love yourself first 06-28-2005 05:51 PM

DBDC-

You are such a good sister! I have my sisters hooked on all kinds of products.. they trust me and my taste :wink: I am curious, have you ever tried mollases :?: I think it is supposed to be similar, but have darkening properties too, which could be good for my hair..

I also love your avatar... Makes me hungry for cookies :D

O d d i s y~ 06-28-2005 08:28 PM

im gonna buy honey now!!
8)

you guys are always making me buy something... not that im complaining though! :twisted:

DaBoogieDownCurly 06-28-2005 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by curltopia
DBDC-

You are such a good sister! I have my sisters hooked on all kinds of products.. they trust me and my taste :wink: I am curious, have you ever tried mollases :?: I think it is supposed to be similar, but have darkening properties too, which could be good for my hair..

I also love your avatar... Makes me hungry for cookies :D

Nah, I have never tried molasses... but in terms of hair coloring, I swear the honey has made my hair lighter over the course of time I have been using it (nearly a year maybe?) I have brown hair but I have developed these really pretty natural reddish/blondish highlights but mainly in the bottom 2/3 of my hair...

And I love cookie monster! I even have him on my charm bracelet :D

love yourself first 06-28-2005 09:14 PM

Oddisy-

Good! since we'll be having no PJ-related complaints :twisted: Besides honey is cheap! It barely even counts as a hair product :P

DBDC-

Wow = natural highlights with honey?! How much are you using woman? 8) Anyway, sounds like a nice side benefit...

curly_princess 06-29-2005 01:07 AM

LOL curltopia, you crack me up!

I love honey too!! (and so do the ants that invaded my bathroom :x :x ...Poor, poor Mr. Honeybear :( )

Honey is quite a fabulous treat for curls. :wink: Hope you like it oddisy!

Enrica 06-29-2005 09:59 AM

Yes run, don't walk! Yes, I hesitated... I even started a bee-n-honey thread (sorry about those ants :(). This stuff is the magic ingredient. I started off just putting a couple of drops in my daughter's co washes and her hair was infused with shine and softness. I couldn't believe the curls -- springy and beautiful.

Curly Princess, make sure you give Honeybear a rinse too, before you put him back in the cabinet. The ants arrived before Mr. HB, but they haven't noticed him yet. I keep one of those disk traps in there too, since mine only shares walls with the outside. I think too, when you store all these great, natural products in the bathroom it's a must.

:wink:

orangebeach 06-29-2005 12:10 PM

Yes, I've jumped on the honey bandwagon, too. I use it in my DT and when I detangle with conditioner. I don't rinse it all out, and I've noticed that I can get away with less gel. Much rather have honey in my hair all day than gobs of drying gel like I used to do. I also use it on my face as a scrub and it makes my skin soft as a baby's behing. I love honey!

love yourself first 06-29-2005 12:49 PM

Mmmmmm, more honey and less gel...That is intriguing, although I am getting great results with Devacurl Angell and B&A biomineral, so feel no real need to mess with a good thing... But it does sound like a fun experiment 8)

gryantmarch2step 06-29-2005 06:38 PM

So, how do I do this? Walk me through it, step by step! I buy regular honey at the store and then what? Put a couple squeezes into my condish? Can I leave it in?...a little confused, but I would love to try this!

love yourself first 06-29-2005 06:50 PM

Gryantmarch2step-

Hi there :D I am no expert, but there is what I have done, step by step...

Honey with conditioner-

This really boosts the moisturizing and detangling effects of random, so-so conditioners. I blended 1/2 conditioner (using Nature's Gate jojoba conditioner), 1/4 honey and 1/4 extra virgin olive oil. I did this a couple of times in different amounts, so have provided ratios only. I use this like any other conditioner - appy to wet hair, brush if I am going to brush that day (optional, of course), and rinse out. It rinses out clean and my hair feels smooth with some shine :D The honey and oil improve the performance of the conditioner!

Honey with styling products-

I used about a quarter size amount of a regular leave-in (Jane Carter Solution Nourishing Cream, my fave) and applied to damp hair. Then I followed with a nickle size amount of Biolage Gellee, 1 drop of honey from a small squeeze bottle and some water to dilute the concoction. Applied this to damp hair and allowed it to air dry. No stickiness at all! Just shine and moist curls :D

I'm sure that other honey devotees will have more........

curly_princess 06-29-2005 07:04 PM

Honey Rinse-

Take 2 tablespoons of honey and put it in a large cup, bottle, or squeezy thing. Add warm water (I add shower water) and slowly pour over your head, after shampooing (if you shampoo) and before you put conditioner on your hair. Massage it in and let soak for a while, then add conditioner. Rinse.


Also, when I add some honey to my condish, I just squirt a little into the palm of my hand and mix it with the conditoner. No specific ratios or anything, just however much I feel like.

:D

Knotty 06-29-2005 07:50 PM

Can I just add honey to my bottle of conditioner?

curly_princess 06-29-2005 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loverofhair
Can I just add honey to my bottle of conditioner?

No! Never. That's totally against the rules.

:P

I think it's fine, but just be careful because the conditioner can spoil easier with honey - I think it counter-acts the preservatives... I think. Correct me if I'm wrong, someone.

love yourself first 06-29-2005 10:24 PM

Curly Princess-

I could have written your post, word for word. Thumbs up on the advice :D

Hi, LoverofHair - let us know how much you end up loving HONEY :P

gryantmarch2step 06-30-2005 04:46 PM

Thanks so much everyone!! I will definately try honey, and let you all know how it goes!

Knotty 06-30-2005 05:02 PM

If it spoils then I'll probably just mix up a little bit in a travel bottle. I tried using honey before mixed with olive oil but it was too sticky. I think it might be easier if it's mixed in the conditioner.

curly_princess 06-30-2005 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loverofhair
If it spoils then I'll probably just mix up a little bit in a travel bottle. I tried using honey before mixed with olive oil but it was too sticky. I think it might be easier if it's mixed in the conditioner.

Great idea to put it in a travel bottle. If you don't like it, then you didn't waste a whole bottle of conditioner. (But of course, you will like it, right curltopia? :wink: )

sweetpeacurli 07-01-2005 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enrica
Curly Princess, make sure you give Honeybear a rinse too, before you put him back in the cabinet. The ants arrived before Mr. HB, but they haven't noticed him yet. I keep one of those disk traps in there too, since mine only shares walls with the outside. I think too, when you store all these great, natural products in the bathroom it's a must.

:wink:

Honey mixed with a little bucolic acid (think I'm spelling that right?) will get rid of the ants. Leave a puddle of the mixture on a piece of saran wrap or something (for easy clean up). The ants will take the food back to the queen. Voila, ant problem gone.

HUGE thanks to my roommate for knowing this... our ant problem was rather disgusting before we tried this. We haven't seen one ant in our apartment since!


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