View Poll Results: Has using honey changed your hair color?
Yes, my hair color has changed since using honey. 6 28.57%
Well... maybe a little, but not enough for anyone but me to notice... 7 33.33%
No, I've noticed no change in color. 8 38.10%
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Honey - bleaching effect question...

Could honey lighten naturally blonde hair? I've never tried honey, I don't know why, I've certainly thought about it, but I haven't the slightest idea what to do with it.
Originally Posted by Annarie101
I think it might give your hair more highlights. I definitely like how it has made my natural highlights stand out more.
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Well, I am going to keep on using honey and see if it changes my colour, even ever so slightly. It does help with clumping ... at least I think it's the honey and not the re:coil ...
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I use a honey rinse in the shower every time I wash my hair, and I have only noticed a little bit of highlighting from the honey. I have natural light brown hair with sort of gold and red tones in it, but it hasn't made my hair blonde or red or anything lol. I think it could definitely be a problem if you dye your hair though.
Originally Posted by Trixie

me too, the highlights I got are super soft and gorgeous, I will never go get 'real' ones again!
Honey does an awesome job of bringing out my natural highlights - I have brown hair with auburn and some blonde around the crown. I don't like honey as a styler, so I actually do a honey rinse and leave it in overnight occasionally. Hmmm...think I'll do it tonight.
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Perhaps, but my hair has tested as fairly non-porous. It floats in water for over 24 hours before sinking a little. Red fades more quickly than other dyed hair colors, but it was far accelerated with the honey.

I'm hoping some other natural redheads chime in because I wonder if it lightens natural reds as well.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Are there some guidelines somewhere for testing the integrity of hair? I've never heard of your float test, but it sounds like something I'd like to try!
Originally Posted by ReddishRocks
I prefer the third test in this link. Test two seems counterintuitive to curly hair because curly hair will ruffle more easily with this type of test. of course, in general, curls are more porous than straight hair due to the nature of curls, but I think the float test makes room for more individual variance not based solely on curl pattern.
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I have a theory. Perhaps only people who have died their hair experience lightening? Hmm. That leads to an interesting experiment. Is anyone interested? (yes, I know that many people probably don't want to risk their hair. I can't blame you. Maybe I could try wigs......) Where's a mad scientist smilie when you need one?
Originally Posted by violetcurls
I wondered that oo, and it makes sense. But, I was lightened to a blonde lighter and more golden than my natural shade of blonde, so I think it can affect both natural and dyed colors, with dyed being more susceptible.

I have no proof, but I personally feel that lighter hair will notice it more than darker hair, and i do wonder if natural reds will see blonidish highlights from long term honey use. There aren't huge numbers of real redheads here though - so many of us fakers here.
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Perhaps, but my hair has tested as fairly non-porous. It floats in water for over 24 hours before sinking a little. Red fades more quickly than other dyed hair colors, but it was far accelerated with the honey.

I'm hoping some other natural redheads chime in because I wonder if it lightens natural reds as well.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Are there some guidelines somewhere for testing the integrity of hair? I've never heard of your float test, but it sounds like something I'd like to try!
Originally Posted by ReddishRocks
I prefer the third test in this link. Test two seems counterintuitive to curly hair because curly hair will ruffle more easily with this type of test. of course, in general, curls are more porous than straight hair due to the nature of curls, but I think the float test makes room for more individual variance not based solely on curl pattern.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Ooh! I am so gonna go test my hair! Thanks for the test links, btw.
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Stylers:
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I'm hoping some other natural redheads chime in because I wonder if it lightens natural reds as well.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I'm a natural redhead, and I used honey for about three weeks this summer when it was all the rage on the boards (ACV rinse, mixed with conditioner as both a rinse-out and DT, and as a leave-in). I can't say that I noticed any change in color during that time. Like ReddishRocks, I freaked out when I read that it might lighten my color, so I stopped using it since I didn't really notice much benefit from it anyway. The only honey that touches my hair now is at the bottom of the list for Suave Tropical Coconut conditioner. I'm starting to think that this is a major issue only for people who dye their hair.
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i used honey for a long time a few years back, and it turned my dark brown hair dark auburnish/light chestnut colored. it didn't look bad though! people started complimenting me on the reddish undertones in my hair lol
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Are there any henna-users out there who have used honey, and did it fade/ lighten your colour? I want to try honey, but am concerned about my henna fading.

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