Where from Central CA are you from? I am a Native of SF Bay Area until I moved to TX 20 months ago. I MISS CA!!! Mostly I miss my family
Anyway, on with business.......honey if FAB! You get instant results on the cheap. I wouldn't worry about getting ants in your hair. You shouldn't have that much honey in it to attract them. Too much is disastrous. You can use a lot while in the shower, but you need to rinse it well, but not completely out. Mix it with your conditioner or do a final honey rinse. Or you can add a TINY drop to your gel of choice when styling. Find what works for you thru experimenting. If ants in your cupboards is a problem, try putting your honey container in a large ziplock-type bag. Just a suggestion. Good luck!