Honey Deep Conditioner

NaturallyCurly user curly-spirally uses this homemade deep conditioner to hydrate her curls. Our Curl Chemist Tonya McKay does not recommend using honey on your hair by itself, but one great way to obtain the beneficial properties of honey at home is “to combine honey with other oils, or to add just a small amount of it to your existing conditioner.”

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Mix honey with olive oil
  2. Heat in microwave oven to melt
  3. Apply to wet or dry hair
  4. Cover head with a very warm towel for 30 minutes
  5. Wash out with shampoo


What Curlies Say:

“I use this all the time and it works great! It is one of my staple conditioners.” – NaturalG, Type 4c

“This recipe is awesome! My curls look amazing! I added vitamin E to it too but that’s my only modification.” – Samanthabatoul, Type 3b

“Great recipe! Did this today and modified some things, instead of using 1 tablespoons of honey and olive oil I used 2 tablespoons just to make sure it got everywhere, massaged everywhere. I’d recommend using a very hot (not scorching hot”> towel and leave for a nice hour. And instead of just shampooing out, I mixed my coconut-hibiscus Shea moisture shampoo and conditioner together and then conditioned again. Left my hair awesome and soft, not to mention it’s so easy to do. Give 4 out of 5 stars.” – smithnant Type 3b

Do your curls love honey? Then you might like these 6 Honey Hair Treatments!

Have you tried this recipe before? Let us know if it worked for you.

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