Honey for Dry Hair?

Since I have returned back to natural, I have been battling dry and brittle hair especially in the hot summer months. So I did some primary research to help my hair battle unhealthy dryness. Then I found a solution online that is inexpensive and that I can buy at the grocery store! It is my all time favorite solution and it involves only; Honey and Olive oil! Olive oil is one of the greatest oils for natural hair! Olive oil is heavy which makes it great for deep conditioning. It also promotes hair growth, prevents dandruff, promotes a healthy scalp and it has vitamin E which helps with hair growth. Honey prevents dry hair and it also stretches your hair some which helps with shrinkage (if you do a Wash and Go style). Honey is a natural softener which will make your hair very soft once its washed out. It helps retain and prevents the loss of moisture. So if you put these two together, you are bound to have soft and moisturized hair! Honey and Olive oil has so many benefits.

Recipe: 

The amount of the two varies depending on your hair length

2 to 3 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 a cup of honey

Mix and heat up the two in a small bowl for 15 seconds in the microwave. Mix again after microwaving.

Let the conditioner cool down until warm.

Technique: 

After shampooing my hair, I divided my hair in half.

I pinned one side of my hair away and disturbed the other with the homemade conditioner generously. I pinned the side with the conditioner away and did the same to the other undone side.

Two plastic caps was placed on my head to trap heat.

The conditioner can sit in your hair as long as you want. It can sit for 45 minutes, 2- 3 hours, or over night. If it’s done over night, put a bonnet over your head and a towel on your pillow before going to sleep to avoid a sticky situation.

After the conditioner has sat in your hair, wash it out with care. Take your time! You want to make sure all the honey is out of your hair.

After this, you should have super soft and moisturized hair! Hope this works out for you!

I only do this every 6 weeks or so, to avoid breakage. You don’t want your hair to get too soft!

Thanks for reading!

-Nansi

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A Review for the Color Bug by Kevin Murphy!

I never experimented with color before with my hair in my life. I am not exactly comfortable yet to permanently dye my hair or put in highlights. So I thought to try a temporary way to color my hair with Hair Chalk. Hair chalking is a way to change your hair color just as fast as you change your make up. It is a super easy way to color your hair. So I thought to try the Color Bug by Kevin Murphy. The color I used was Ombre, which I loved in my hair. Even though my experience was lovely with this product, it does have its Cons as well as its Pros. 

Cons: 

  1. The product is very messy when it’s being applied to hair. I had Ombre chalk all over my hands as well as my sink. The directions should say put a towel over her work area as well as over your shoulders. 
  2. The product can only be used once unfortunately. I thought that was very expensive to pay for a product that was about $40.00 that I only get to use one time. The product wasn’t easy to find either. 
  3. The color fades each day. I didn’t mind the color fading. I actually liked the color more when it was faded. I only had the color in my hair for 3 days. 
  4. It does stain your clothes a bit. So I avoided dark colored clothing when I had it in my hair. 
  5. It does make your hair look dryer than usual

Pros: 

  1. It is an excellent way to color your hair without any commitments as if it were dyed. 
  2. It washes out super well. You can see the color running down the drain when you wash your hair out. 
  3. It is not damaging to your hair at all. It is safe.
  4. It is a great way to experiment with color to see what colors you like for your hair and skin tone. It is also great to wear to special events. 

Will ever hair chalk my hair again? Of course! It’s fun to use and I really liked the product. Next time I will try a different color!