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Curly_Lover 11-17-2009 07:07 PM

honey lightens hair?!
 
Hey ladies =)
i have a quick question about honey and how it works. Basically i was planning to add some honey with some gel and water and apply it to my hair to style it BUT i ran into an issue that i need addressed.

Honey lightens hair after using it a few times??

now i love my dark hair and i would never give it up but i want to control frizz and i wanted to try using honey but since i heard it lightens hair, im competely against using it now. Can someone just like clear this up for me?
Thanks =D

lizzlebelizzle 11-17-2009 08:00 PM

From what I understand, when the honey mixes with water, a teeny bit of peroxide forms. Over time, this will lighten your hair.

I've heard that many brunettes use molasses instead of honey for this reason.

Curly_Lover 11-17-2009 08:21 PM

hm thanks alot..now i know i shouldnt use this

curlyhairmichuk 11-18-2009 10:16 AM

I read that if you heat the honey first in the micro then it doesn't lighten. (then let it cool before you use it)http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...cons/icon7.gif

Curly_Lover 11-18-2009 06:00 PM

oh alright..first i have to get mine fixed lol but do you know how long or just heat it for about a few seconds till it's warm?

curlyhairmichuk 11-19-2009 12:30 AM

Hi I would do it for 30 secs or something. You could also do it on the stove - just let it bubble for a min. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...cons/icon7.gif

Curly_Lover 11-19-2009 03:46 PM

alright thank you:toothy10:

loto 11-19-2009 06:52 PM

To be honest, I don't think using it like you are planning will lighten your hair. I once made a mix of honey and warm water to deliberately lighten my hair. I soaked my hair in it and left it on for an hour and had absolutely no results, so I don't think it'll happen to you.

lizzlebelizzle 11-20-2009 12:31 AM

I don't think a single use of honey will give any noticeable lightening, but some people put it in their conditioner every day. I used to do that a few years back and people even commented that my hair looked lighter. It's a really mild effect that accumulates over time.


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