You’re probably looking at the photo like “Whaaaat? Is that honey?” It sure is honey! Believe it or not, honey is a wonderful and effective product to use your dry ends. Why? Well, because it’s a humectant – translation, it holds on to water molecules.
So when you find your ends are super dry, apply honey to your ends (no need to mix with anything and yes, I promise it’ll rinse out), wrap with plastic wrap or cover hair with a plastic cap and let sit for no less than 10 minutes. After you rinse it out, you’ll find your hair feels smoother, softer and looks shiny.
Trust me, I too gave the side-eye and my forehead frowned “something-fierce” (sorry, I just like how that sounds) when I read this but I tried it and as sure as the sky is blue, it worked. Definitely give it a try. It’s not like it’s expensive.
Hmmmm. Sticky. But worth a try 🙂
Sounds delicious. I like to use it on my skin during the winter so now I’ll be using it on my hair.
do you wash your hair after? or before, can’t figure the sequence of this?
You’d rinse your hair after with warm or room temperature water. If you were planning to shampoo your hair, the sequence would look like this: hot oil treatment, rinse, shampoo, rinse, deep condition, rinse, honey, rinse.
I’ve rinsed my hot oil treatment but never shampooed it out.
How does hot oil treatment help my hair if I shampoo it out?
Your hot oil treatment should be rinsed out with water followed by shampoo or a conditioner wash. If you use coconut oil for your oil treatment it’s been proven to reduce protein loss during shampooing or conditioner washing. So in theory, your hot oil treatment (when using coconut oil) helps makes your strands stronger. If using olive oil, your hot oil treatment helps soften and lubricate your strands. Leaving in your oil treatment overnight is definitely a good option but always rinse out the oil then follow it up with shampoo or a conditioner wash.