The Benefits of Honey for Your Hair

Thanks to its hydrating properties and it being naturally antibacterial, honey can help you restore your melanin and give it extra vitamins, minerals, and shine.
The Benefits of Honey for Your Hair
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Have you heard about the many benefits of honey for your health?

If so, we’d like to tell you that honey has many benefits for your hair, too!

Honey is a superfood that gives your body a huge amount of nutrients.

It’s a good sugar, which you shouldn’t feel bad about eating. Additionally, it’s ideal to combat the damage your hair experiences every day. It’s a product that offers excellent results.

In this article, we’ll share some of the benefits that your hair can get from this sticky substance.

More Vitamins and Minerals

Honey gives your hair vitamins and minerals, and is great at keeping your melanin strong, healthy, and shiny. 

At the store, you can find many beauty treatments whose main ingredient is honey.

However, you can also make these products at home using honey directly or mixing it with other ingredients that can enhance its properties.

The objective of each treatment is always to counteract the factors that damage your hair like:

  • Humidity
  • Sun exposure
  • Stress
  • Heat products (straightener, dryer, curler, etc.)

Next, we’ll take a look at how the benefits of honey are quickly noticeable with the products you make at home.

Honey and Hair Types

Benefits of Honey

There are numerous types of treatments depending on what type of hair you have.

We can assure you that none of them will damage your hair, and the results will always be positive. Remember that you shouldn’t wait until your hair is at its worst to take care of it.

Honey gives life and shine to your hair, and can act under any circumstance. Next, we’ll give you some recipes that you can make depending on your hair type.

For Damaged Hair


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (75 g)
  • 1 avocado

What to Do

  • In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients until they’re combined well.
  • Apply it all over your hair and let it sit for 6-30 minutes.
  • Then, rinse it out with an abundance of hot water at a temperature that’s comfortable to you. Repeat this process at least twice per week.

For Dry Hair

Dry Hair


  • 1 cup of honey (340 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (32 g)

What to Do

  • Mix both of the products together.
  • Apply it to clean hair and massage it for a few minutes. The massage should be gentle, applying light pressure to your scalp to stimulate blood circulation.
  • Let the mask sit for 20 minutes or more, and rinse it with warm water.

For Hair Loss


  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (5 g)
  • 3 teaspoons of olive oil (15 g)
  • 3 teaspoons of honey (21 g)

What to Do

  • Mix all of the products together and apply it to your scalp. It’s not necessary to apply it to the tips of your hair, too.
  • Gently massage it for 5-10 minutes and rinse it out with shampoo and water.

This treatment is mainly used to reactivate hair growth. Therefore, bald people can use it without any problems.

Visit this article:  Home Treatments for Hair Loss

For Split Ends

For Split Ends


  • 1 cup of honey (340 g)

What to Do

  • Apply the honey all over your hair to strengthen the fibers.
  • Let the treatment sit for 20 minutes. It’s ideal to apply a little heat to activate the hair follicles.

This treatment nourishes your hair and boosts regeneration in the areas affected by the environment. It will also give your hair its shine back.

Grease-Free Hair without Additives

The benefits of honey let you achieve your ideal hair.

As we mentioned, honey can be used to boost other products, one of which is lemon.

Lemons are perfect to regulate the pH of your hair, and they act directly on the agents that cause grease.

Next, we’lll show you a remedy that you can put into practice if you have greasy hair.


  • 4 tablespoons of honey (100 g)
  • The juice of 2 lemons

What to Do

  • Mix the two ingredients until you have a paste.
  • Apply it to your scalp with your fingertips and gently massage it.
  • Three minutes is enough for the treatment to take effect. Rinse it out with water.

This treatment will make your hair shiny and eliminate one more of your worries: the grease will disappear!

These are just a few of the treatments that you can apply in your daily routine. They aren’t invasive, they don’t have chemicals and are completely natural. This, without a doubt, is the most important thing.

Do you want one last tip? Don’t wait until your hair shows problems: let it shine right now!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.