Everybody loves honey, right? Sweet, luxurious and soothing, honey is also renowned for its restorative qualities, known to cure a whole host of minor ailments including coughs, sore throats and allergies due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. The sweet golden elixir made from bees collecting nectar and pollen from flowers, has been used for centuries, from the days of the Egyptian tombs, right up to present day, and is a staple product in most households. But what isn’t as well documented is the colossal of ways it helps your hair to flourish. Yes, that’s right. That sticky stuff that you mix with lemon and hot water when you’re feeling run down, will also help you to achieve thicker, lusher, lengthier locks, and here is how.
1 Honey locks in moisture
Honey is a humectant, and its thick, gloopy consistency acts as the perfect emollient, which helps to seal in moisture, reduce breakage and keep your hair conditioned. And as we know, hair that is kept nourished and hydrated leads to better length retention and prevents hair from snapping off.
2. It helps to keep the scalp clear and clean
The antibacterial and antiseptic properties found in honey make it an ideal ingredient to combat scalp infections and conditions like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis. Additionally, honey helps to alleviate itchy scalps, and works wonderfully when applied as a mask or massaged into the scalp.
3. It’s rich in antioxidants
Honey acts as an antioxidant, which benefits the hair by neutralising and removing pollutants from it, preventing damage, keeping the scalp clear and healthy.
4. It’s packed with vitamins
Honey is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. When these vitamins and minerals are infused into our strands, it helps to keep them healthy and strong.
5. Leads to shiny strands
The humectant qualities found in honey provides nourishment to the hair, which in turn leads to shiny, glossy locks. Raw honey is the most nourishing, but any kind of honey will help to impart a sheeny texture to the hair. Using a honey-based hair mask will work wonders for your hair if you suffer from dry, dehydrated locks.
6. Strengthens the follicles
Honey helps to cleanse the hair follicles by removing impurities from it. Honey is also a great aid in strengthening the hair follicles, which leads to healthy growth.
If you are looking for a product line that uses honey as a core ingredient, the highly-regarded hair care brand Crème of Nature recently released its Pure Honey collection, a range of eight sweet-scented products designed for all textures, particularly Afro hair. The collection – with its creamy, lush formula – includes a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, leave-in conditioner, detangler, setting lotion, twisting cream and edge control gel. Products are infused with vitamins and mineral-rich honey to keep strands moisturised, preventing breakage, and leaving hair feeling hydrated, shinier and healthier. The Pure Honey collection is free from harsh ingredients and instead contains the highest quality ingredients including pure honey and creamy certified natural shea butter.
This luxurious shampoo gently cleanses the hair while it detangles, and also restores moisture and shine.
This conditioner is ideal for tangle-prone hair, as it contains nourishing ingredients which smoothes and softens strands and locks in moisture.
If you are looking for a highly-effective treatment post-summer, this strengthening moisturising mask will help to repair your hair and control frizz.
Use this leave-in daily and your hair will immediately feel strengthened and hydrated. Perfect for combating breakage and damage.
A creamy spray that melts away knots, helps repair split ends and restores moisture. After cleansing and conditioning hair with Moisturizing Dry Defense Shampoo and Moisturizing Dry Defense Conditioner, apply Knot Away Leave-In Detangler to improve hair manageability.
This versatile texturising setting lotion is ready for use on wet or dry hair, which helps you achieve several styles including braid outs, twist outs, a rod/wet set and straight styles. Provides lasting firm hold without the hard, crunchy feel, for a silky smooth, glossy set.
This rich honey-infused twisting cream defines, adds shine and elongates curls while providing long-lasting hold. Use Moisture Whip Twisting Cream with Knot Away Leave-In Detangler to achieve natural styles including twist outs, braid outs and Bantu knots.
Looking for brilliant and healthy shine with 24-hour hold and control? This product is perfect for use, as it helps lay your edges for natural styles like a crown braid or smooth, sleek styles including updos, buns and ponytails.
For more information on Crème of Nature Pure Honey Collection visit cremeofnature.com