How can I use honey?

Friends,
Do any of you have any suggestions on how to use honey? Some people have mentioned it, and I need help with moisture. I would appreciate the help.
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I can't say that I use honey myself... I tried a few times and it did nothing for my hair.

A board member, Lushaholic, mixes it with water in a cup in her shower and pours it over her head as a rinse. I know others mix a dab (a teaspoon or so) with their conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes. Some others mix a smaller amount (a pea sized drop or so) with their leave-in.

If you have any more questions, or want more input, if you do a Search by clicking on the Search function at the top for "honey," there are dozens of threads on this subject already.
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I sometimes mix honey 50:50 with my conditioner and then rinse. The warm water rinses it all out so there's no stickiness involved .

Some people use a teeny tiny drop with their gel. I tried this once but got too much and my hair was like .
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I've used a little bit of honey with warm water and a drop or two of jojoba as a spritzer to reset dry curls. It acts like a hairspray of sorts though, making hair very stiff (although it doesn't look that way). The plus in doing this (for me) is that my curls shrink up and look very, very defined, more than anything else I've tried so far.
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Yep, I most often use it in 'rinse' form, meaning I take about 2 cups of water in a jar or any container with a lid (so you can shake it up) and add at least 1 tbs of honey, then shake it up really well until the honey dissolves and isn't sticking to the bottom. So I usually do this as a warm honey rinse after I have washed and before conditioning, and then again with cold water instead of warm, after I have conditioned. Or I'll just mix honey with my conditioner or DT. It's a great humectant.
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Last edited by brandym22; 01-26-2010 at 06:59 PM.
I mix a 1/2 teaspoon of honey in two cups of warm water and add a large pinch (probably 1/4 teaspon) of epsom salts and rinse that through after I rinse out most of my conditioner.

I added a drip of Aloeba to the mix today...I think that's a keeper but we'll try again before we say for sure...
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All these ideas for honey are awesome. I truly appreciate all the input. I am definitely going to give these a try. Oh, Lavendercurls, I wanted to know how often you mix the conditioner and honey 50:50? Do you do this on the palm of your hand? Sorry--I'm so new to this.
curly chica
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All these ideas for honey are awesome. I truly appreciate all the input. I am definitely going to give these a try. Oh, Lavendercurls, I wanted to know how often you mix the conditioner and honey 50:50? Do you do this on the palm of your hand? Sorry--I'm so new to this.
Originally Posted by curlychica
No problem - we love questions!

I put the conditioner in the palm of my hand, then the honey and just put it on my hair. I don't do it every time because my hair is highlighted (naturally dark brown with added golden highlights) and the honey tends to lighten the highlights.

When I do it, if I have time, I'll let it set on my hair for a bit while I finish my shower.
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I did honey rinses for a while, but often they did end up leaving my hair sticky (I did not rinse with plain water afterwards). Now I just mix it with my DT's, and sometimes with my regular conditioner and then rinse it all out. In the past, I've had FABULOUS results mixing just a tiny tiny dab with my gel.
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Just wanted to say that I tried the 50:50 honey:condish thing last night and my hair looks pretty great today! It's shiny and well defined, hard for me 2-ish hair. I highly recommend trying it!
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I put a blob in with my conditioner - about 1/3 honey to 2/3 conditioner.
Just wanted to add that lately I've been mixing a couple of tiny blobs of honey with my cream styler (LOOB for example), with great results.
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I mix half and half with my rinse out conditioner, and then put a small blob in my leave in or cream styler. I wasn't sure if it was making much of a difference, but then my dad stole the honey bear when I wasn't looking (something about needing it for tea or some other non-important thing ). My hair was a lot frizzier, and my curls limped out on me. Definately made sure to grab the bear next shower.
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