I have been using honey on my hair since around February 2011. I kept coming across it on hair boards and decided to try it out. My hair has greatly improved since then as can be viewed on these pics that show my progress from February 2011 to July 2011. I use about a teaspoon to a tablespoon. I mix the honey into my deep conditioner (along with castor oil or any other oil I’m using that day). I make the mixture just before I use it. I then apply it to my hair and sit under a dryer for about 30 minutes to an hour. Others choose to use it as a preshampoo treatment.
Honey is a great natural humectant (it attracts moisture to your hair). It is also antifungal. I find it really moisturises my hair and makes it soft and shiny. I have read that it can lighten the hair. I think this had begun to happen to my hair though I’m not sure. I don’t mind – I could use some natural highlights.
Try this out and let me know what you think!
*10 June 2012 note – The honey did lighten my hair. I’m not using honey as often now because I don’t want my hair getting any lighter. For more read here.