Staying in this weekend? Treat yourself to a mini spa night with an easy honey hair mask that will hydrate your locks. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it retains and preserves moisture. Plus, homemade beauty treatments are a fun way to take care of yourself naturally. The drying combination of Winter weather and styling tools can really take a toll. Give all of that and your bottled products a rest!
Honey Hair Mask
Honey is an antioxidant and is good for both your skin and your scalp. A honey hair mask stimulates hair follicles and will help your luscious lock grow faster. Take care of your hair and use all-natural products whenever you can. Our shampoo recipe with Castile soap is a perfect example of how to do this! In addition, honey is a natural softener and strengthener. Combined with natural fats or oils, it goes on easy and comes off smooth in warm water.
Just Add Coconut Oil
Check out The Every Girl for a Homemade Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask. It is a perfect example of how simple it is to make a honey hair mask at home. A tablespoon each of coconut oil and honey are the only two ingredients. Just mix, and apply to damp hair. Coconut oil is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and can be a good styling oil for hair, too. Fight frizz and protect your hair within minutes! We highly recommend you use extra virgin organic coconut oil and local honey sourced in your area.
Did you know? Honey is also antibacterial, so it protects your scalp from dandruff. Use a honey hair mask regularly (once a month or more). You don’t even need additional ingredients to get the benefits. Mix honey with a little bit of distilled water and apply it to your scalp. Let it sit for 2-3 hours while you binge on one of our favorite British Crime Dramas on Netflix. That’s a spa night you could pull off in the middle of the week! ;p
Needing Some Clarification?
Honey is also a natural shine-enhancer. Use a honey hair mask when your strands are starting to look a little dull. If you’re looking for something more serious, we love this Argan Honey Hair Mask DIY from The Natural Beauty Workshop. Argan has an abundance of fatty acids, squalene (promotes elasticity), and Vitamin E. It also has been known to prevent hair loss. The folks at NBW recommend using this mask once a week to prevent buildup from styling products. Derived from argan tree nuts, the oil works with honey to keep your hair from feeling weighed down. Remember, when it comes to natural oils, a tiny bit goes a long way!
Whip it Good!
FYI, masks aren’t meant to just coat your strands. They should promote a healthier scalp, as well. The right types of oils can clean your head while it heals it! Avocado is another good example of a healthy mix in for your honey hair mask. Avocados are a rich source of proteins, amino acids, and vitamins. Wholefully has a deep conditioning Whipped Avocado, Honey, and Olive Oil mask you should try. Most of these masks work best with a little heat. Apply the mask generously to damp hair and massage a little into your scalp. Cover with a shower cap for 30 minutes and then rinse. This one is recommended for you ladies who have coarse or curly hair.
If you’re looking to add some natural highlights to your hair, honey can help! A honey hair mask can lighten your hair enough to give it a sun kissed glow. It’s not as brightening as lemon, it’s softer and more subtle. A great way to add a little dimension to your hair color. You can use any of these home remedy beauty hacks to play around with your color. Remember, the effects will always be pretty subtle, but it might be wise to test a strand of hair first.
Ahem – Holiday Gift Idea
Treat yourself well – indulge with a super soft towel and a few candles. When making your honey hair mask at home, use pretty bowls to mix them in. Store extra in a Mason jar and give your hair a treat at least once a month. Better yet, make a double or triple batch of your favorite recipe and give as gifts. A little bit goes a long way, so get in the Hygge spirit and share!