Here’s a honey of a tip

honey for the hair

I overheard a lady on Martha Stewart radio singing the praises of honey.  We all know it is delicious on a warm biscuit, but who would have thunk it would be good for your hair and your skin.

She said honey is an inexpensive and effective treatment for dull, dry hair and may even promote growth.  I’m all about big hair, and couldn’t wait to get home and give it a try.  You know what.  It really seemed to help my distressed tresses which were dry and split after a summer in the sun.

 If you want to whip it up a notcg – try this recipe for rosemary honey hair conditioner or you can put it on “straight up.”


We experience hot and cold throughout the year and the extreme changes in weather can make our hair look like straw. Using honey for hair growth nourishes the hair; with a blend of olive oil for moisture, rosemary for hair growth and honey for shine. Ingredients: You’ll need, ¼ cup olive oil (warmed), 4 drops essential rosemary oil, ½ cup honey, I tsp. Xanthum gum and of course, ½ cup of honey.

Directions: Mix thoroughly all ingredients and pour in a shampoo container. Apply to damp hair and massage scalp thoroughly. Make sure that the mixture works through your hair completely. Cover with warm towel and leave for 30 minutes. Remove towel, shampoo lightly with regular shampoo and rinse.

If you don’t have time to mix the preceding, you can simply keep a bottle in your shower and pour it on after shampooing.  Leave on for at least 15 minutes. Stickiness is not a problem and it will rinse out completely.

Honey and cinnamon hair treatment is a popular way of using honey for hair growth. There are people who guarantee the effectiveness of this concoction but I doubt if they have evidence of research to support whatever effectiveness they are claiming. Ingredients: warmed olive oil, honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Directions: Make a paste of all the ingredients and massage on the scalp and let it rest for 15 minutes. After the allotted time, wash your hair with regular shampoo. Repeat this procedure three to four times a week.

She also suggested keeping a bottle beside the bath tub and pour some in for silky skin.honey

3 thoughts on “Here’s a honey of a tip

  1. Hi Emily: Always read your posts and enjoy them immensely!! In the first recipe do you mean 1 cup of honey (1/2 cup is in the recipe twice) or should it be 1/2 cup in all???


  2. Thanks for catching that. I was writing the recipe as I traveled. Just one-half cup honey – I have no idea what xanthum gum is and I wouldn’t worry – doesn’t call for much anyway. I used honey straight out of the bottle and it worked nicely.

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