Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Jessiebanana

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?
curly chica
Botticelli curls
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. :-)
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

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.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
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!
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
It's my sons HG additive to his RO for a deep treatment. He has low porosity, coarsish hair that LOVES humectants
3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
NoP: As I Am CC
RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)

"To much is given, much is expected"
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 939
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.
rainboe likes this.
thanks a bunch. I might try it in my cowash next.
curly chica
Botticelli curls
I use a teaspoon or so when I mix up my gelatin pt.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Go To Products /Routine:
Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
PT: IAGirl's as needed
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.
I sort of blog
I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach

Trending Topics

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com