Washing Hair With Honey: 5 Reasons Why You Should Do It

By Aniela / March 14, 2017

Washing hair with honey may sound strange, but it's actually a hair washing method that's been practiced for thousands of years by many different cultures. This is because honey has some pretty powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, and hydrating properties, that when used on the hair, can make some amazing things happen!

Today we'll show you 5 reasons why washing hair with honey is so great! Did you know that honey is a natural anti-septic and anti-microbial? Washing your hair with honey can give you amazing benefits like you've never seen before! Because of its healing properties, honey can make a great deal of change to any type of hair, especially frizzy, dry, or damaged hair. So how can you put it to good use?

Why You Should Wash Your Hair With Honey


#1. Strengthens Hair

Honey has the ability to heal damaged hair, therefore it comes as no surprise that washing your hair with honey can strengthen it all the from the root to tip. Honey reinforces the hair follicle making it stronger and healthier.

Because of its powerful properties, honey goes deep into the scalp and hair follicle the strengthen the roots of the hair. Regular use of honey on the hair can completely change the hair structure from dry and damaged to soft, silky, and manageable. Honey can have an especially greater effect for those with natural hair as it can calm kinky curls and eliminate frizz.

#2. Eliminates Frizz

Because of its nourishing and moisturizing properties, honey can greatly reduce frizz to the point of eliminating it. A regular shampoo cannot do what honey can! Because of the vitamins and minerals contained within honey, it has the ability to completely eliminate frizz, kinks, and tangles. It will leave your hair feeling and looking soft, smooth, and shiny.

#3. Adds Shine

Stop buying expensive, chemically-laden hair products to add shine to your hair – honey already does that for you! A tablespoon of honey can go a long way to add shine to otherwise dull hair! Because it's so good at removing dirt, debris, and strengthening hair, honey will also add a ton of shine to even the most dull of hairs. Use on a regular basis to transform your hair from drab to frab!

#4. Softens

It comes as no surprise that honey will also soften your hair. So if you've been dying it and applying a lot of heat, honey can reverse that damage and bring it back to its natural, soft state. Coarse hair can really benefit from the application of honey as it wraps around the hair follicles to safely soften them and bring back shine.

#5. Healthy Scalp

If you have a dry or itchy scalp, honey can cure that also, all while promoting a healthy scalp. A healthy scalp equals healthy growth! Honey can encourage hair growth because it treats problems at the scalp. This includes dry, itchy scalp and dandruff. Incorporate honey into your regular hair care routine to encourage hair growth!

Benefits of Honey for the Hair:

  • Softens coarse, dry hair
  • Replenishes lost moisture
  • Brings hair back to health
  • Fixes damaged hair
  • Adds shine and controls frizz
  • Prevents and stops dandruff
  • Stops scalp itchiness
  • Encourages hair growth
  • Provides hair with much needed vitamins and minerals

How to Use a Honey Hair Wash

before and after washing hair with honey

Source: Jetajone

  1. Mix half shampoo with half honey and massage gently through hair for about 2-3 minutes. You've just made honey shampoo!
  2. You'll obviously notice the stickiness, but just massage it through for as long as you can – the results will be well worth it! Gently massaging the scalp will also exfoliate it and get the blood flow pumping.
  3. Rinse as you normally would, and apply a conditioner.
  4. After rinsing the conditioner, rinse your hair once with with apple cider vinegar to get rid of any left-over honey or stickiness, or check out these natural hair rinses.
  5. Style as usual.

You'll immediately notice your hair being softer, more manageable, and, after a few washes, healthier, stronger, and faster growing!


You may or may not know this, but honey is one of the most counterfeit products on the planet. You may think you're getting 100% pure honey, but a lot of honey products are actually fake and barely contain any honey at all, if any! Please buy honey locally to ensure that you're getting real, raw honey! Fake honey products are simply laden with white sugar and are basically a honey-flavored syrup. You may need to spend a little more, but at least you know you're getting real honey!

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5 years ago

I don’t use honey on my hair at all, l heard that it makes your hair gray .

3 years ago

I use a few drops after washing and applying all my products and once it dries there is no stickiness and it reduces frizz considerably.