8 Hair Masks Made with Honey

13 January, 2020
Did you know that honey has hydrating powers you can use in moisturizing hair masks? That way, you can also make the most of all the benefits its vitamins and minerals have to offer.
 

Honey hair masks can be a great way to take care of your hair. This ingredient has hydrating properties that moisturize and nourish your hair. But is it true that it can also help to prevent excessive hair loss, eliminate dandruff and make your hair sleek and shiny?

The properties of honey

Honey is a natural sweetener that has a wide range of properties, and can be used in an infinite number of different recipes. It can help to relieve a bad cough, according to this report by the Mayo Clinic; promote healing, as shown in this study carried out by the Cira García Central Clinic in Cuba and, of course, it be used in hair care.

If you want to make the most of all these benefits, pay close attention to the following honey hair mask recipes.

1. Milk and honey hair mask

You can make moisturizing hair masks with honey.

Your hair is made up of proteins, which are necessary for it to grow and repair itself constantly. If you use a mixture of honey (whose properties you already know) and milk, which, according to this study carried out by the Silla University in South Korea, contains lactic acid which can promote hair growth, you’ll have a great hair mask.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)
  • 1/2 cup of milk (125 ml)

Directions

  • Mix the milk and honey together. Once you have a smooth mixture, apply it to your hair.
  • Massage from the roots to the ends.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes and then rinse with plenty of water.

Check this article out too: Onion and Honey Remedy to Prevent Hair Loss

2. Aloe vera and honey hair mask

Our second honey hair mask contains aloe vera, which promotes hair growth and strengthens hair, as confirmed in this study carried out by the Shahid Beheshti Medical University.

Ingredients

  • 1 aloe vera leaf
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)

Directions

  • Extract the gel from the aloe vera leaf and mix it with the honey to create a smooth mixture.
  • Apply to your hair and let it sit for an hour or two.
  • Finish by washing your hair with a mild shampoo.

3. Coconut oil and honey hair mask

Our third honey hair mask can also be used as a makeup remover. According to this study conducted by the Department of Cellular Biology at the Himalaya Drug company, coconut oil is also an anti-inflammatory, and plays an important role in protecting the skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (30 g)

Preparation

  • Mix the two ingredients well.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and let sit for 2 hours before rinsing with plenty of warm water.

You don’t need to use shampoo with this mask, though it doesn’t hurt as long as it’s natural.

4. Yogurt and honey hair mask

High in lactic acid, yogurt is the ideal ingredient for making honey for hair masks, as we mentioned at the beginning of this article. These two ingredients together create a mask that can help strengthen your hair, and help prevent hair loss.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt (12.5 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)

Preparation

  • Mix the two ingredients together and apply the resulting cream to your hair.
  • Massage gently to make sure it penetrates deeply into the strands and let sit for an hour.
  • Rinse with warm water.

5. Oat and honey hair mask

You can make moisturizing hair masks with oats.

Oats are such a wonderful, complete food that they’re not just great for your diet but also for relieving skin inflammation and irritation, according to research conducted by the US National Library of Medicine.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of oat flour (25 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)
  • 10 drops of almond oil

Preparation

  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair, and let sit for an hour.
  • Wash and condition as usual.

6. Citrus mask with strawberry and lemon

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and minerals, according to this investigation by the University of Antioquía in Colombia. It’s high content of vitamin C could also prevent hair loss, as stated in this study carried out by the Prince Sultan Military Medical City of Saudi Arabia.

Together the two ingredients moisturize your hair, may reduce dandruff, and help relieve any irritation.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 strawberries
  • The juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)

Preparation

  • Mash the strawberries and mix with the lemon juice and honey.
  • Apply to your hair and cover with a hot towel or shower cap.
  • Let sit for an hour.
  • Wash and condition as usual.

7. Avocado and honey hair mask

This mask helps make your hair strong again, while the honey promotes repair and healing. The high water content and oils in the avocado are thought to nourish hair, although there is no scientific evidence to support this.

This mask is ideal for people with dry hair or who straighten it a lot or use excessive heat on their hair.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (75 g)

Preparation

  • In a bowl, mash the avocado and mix it with the honey.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair, cover with a towel, and let sit for an hour.
  • After that time, wash your hair as usual.

We recommend reading: Discover the Causes of Thinning Hair and Foods to Help Prevent It

8. Banana and honey hair mask

You can make moisturizing hair masks with banana.

The last of our moisturizing hair masks with honey contains high levels of zinc. According to this study by the Hallym University Medical Center, this mineral helps strengthen your hair, while also helping to prevent hair loss.

 

If you have an overripe banana that you won’t use in time, this is a good way to make use of it.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)

Preparation

  • Peel and mash the banana to form a paste.
  • Add the honey and mix well.
  • Apply to your hair and cover with a hot towel or shower cap.
  • Let sit for an hour before washing and conditioning like usual.

Note: Banana can be hard to wash out, so you can add a little oil to the recipe to make it smoother and easier to wash. You can also use warm water to rinse.

Using these honey hair masks will produce great results. Plus, you can easily make them at home. And since they’re both natural and budget-friendly, you can use them as much as you want!

 

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