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Old 03-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default honey?

Ok friends, I have had about one week of being back as a 3a curly.
So, what is honey for?
I want to have shiny (not crunchy) defined curls. Would honey help?
any suggestions?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Some people love honey, but the one time I added a couple of drops to my gel I had the crunchiest hair I had ever experienced. I scrunched until my hands hurt and could not get that crunch out! Proceed with caution. :-)
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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Yeah, honey in gel doesn't work too well for me either. I might have added too much though, because out people like it. I like it in deep treatments and just boosting my normal conditioner, though.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Honey is a natural humectant. It can be very moisturizing to your hair. This article gives a good, simple explanation:
The Curl Whisperer on Humectants and Humidity | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care
I like to add it to my FSG or deep treatments. On occasion, I'll add a drop or two to my conditioner. If you try it, remember that a little but goes a long way!
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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It's my sons HG additive to his RO for a deep treatment. He has low porosity, coarsish hair that LOVES humectants
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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Honey is great in theory, but it is terrible for my hair. I've tried it RO, DTs and Stylers, and it makes my hair piecey/frizzy, dry, and crunchy.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:49 AM   #7
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thanks a bunch. I might try it in my cowash next.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #8
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I use a teaspoon or so when I mix up my gelatin pt.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
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I use a honey/ACV rinse once per week. Honey definitely makes my hair shinier, but also a bit heavier, so I limit it. I mix about tablespoon into 4C warm water, along with a tablespoon of ACV, let it cool while I shower, and then rinse into a big bowl, dip, rinse, repeat for a while. I let that dry on my hair. It's helped my ends be less flyaway a lot more than just using ACV did.
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