A honey and olive oil hair mask is a great way to treat dry and damaged hair at home. This is a simple two ingredient recipe for healthy, shiny hair. It works on all hair types, will NOT discolour your hair, and is easy to do.
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I’m pretty obsessive about my hair. As of right now, it’s down to my elbows and 100% my natural colour (which is an odd reddish-blonde that looks horribly dull indoors but lights up quite nicely in the sun). Not only do I skip the salon for dying my hair, I’ve also taken to cutting my own hair. I realize this isn’t for everyone. Some people can’t make peace with their natural hair colour or want to cover up grey. For others with short or complex hair styles, cutting your own hair might not be an option. However, some haircare tips are good for everyone so I thought I would share my most recent find. This is an amazing honey & olive oil hair mask that makes your hair shiny and beautiful.
Honey & Olive Oil Hair Mask recipe
Now, putting honey in my hair probably tops my list of scariest-things-I’ve-done-this-month but the results were well worth it. To make this “hair mask” I followed the following recipe:
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- (you may need to double or even triple the recipe depending how long your hair is)
- heat the honey & olive oil hair mask mixture in the microwave for 40 seconds
- wait until it was cool enough to touch
- work through hair from root to tip
My hair is so ridiculously long & thick, I ended up making three batches of the honey & olive oil hair mask recipe before I could comb it all through. Yes, that’s a lot of food I put in my hair, but we all need to make sacrifices for beauty. Once my hair was full of honey and olive oil, I dipped the ends of my hair in olive oil only just to give them a bit extra moisture. I then wrapped my hair in a warm damp towel, waited one hour, then shampooed & conditioned, dried & styled as normal.
The result? Gorgeous, shiny, super-soft locks
Things to note:
- Use a wide-toothed comb to make sure the moisture coats every strand. A narrow-toothed comb probably won’t be able to handle the honey and you won’t be able to brush it through.
- If you find you can’t comb the mixture through your hair, add more olive oil.
- It is better to add olive-oil to tips, or mid-shaft down of your hair. Olive oil is oily, so you don’t want to put this on your roots!
- Honey is made of sugar, which means it will dissolve in water. Your hair will feel VERY sticky, and that might make you worry a little, but the warm water in the shower will dissolve all the honey and wash it from your hair.
- This will NOT change your hair color, natural or dyed. It is just a moisturizing mask.
- You can do this once per month or once every two months. For moisture touch-ups in between treatments, simply apply some warm olive oil to your hair for 15-30mins then rinse.
So in case you have a quiet evening in and a well-stocked pantry, why not beautify your hair at home? I promise you won’t be disappointed! (or bald)