Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HOney for YOur Hair

Who would have ever thought of using honey for hair growth? But really, this liquid heaven is not just delicious to your taste buds; it is also from your head to your toe. It is as they call it, an all natural beauty treatment. Because honey is easy to access, there are also a lot of recipes that one can choose from to use for hair growth treatment.

Rosemary honey hair conditioner
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.

Honey and cinnamon hair treatment is a popular way of using honey for hair growth. Honey and cinnamon can be used as a hair growth treatment. 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.

Honey hair conditioner is another easy way of using honey for hair growth. Honey has been a long time favorite of beauty experts. They know that honey nourishes and moisturizes not only the hair but also the skin. Here is a conditioner that uses honey for hair growth treatment. Ingredients: 3-6 tbsp. of honey, 1-2 tbsp jojoba oil or olive oil and a few drop of favored essential oil.
Directions: Mix all ingredients and massage into your scalp. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water; shampoo hair with regular shampoo and air dry hair.

Guidelines on choosing essential oil:
Dry or coarse hair: sandalwood, lavender, palmorarosa, or geranium.
Chemically damaged hair: sandalwood, lavender, frankincense, or geranium.
Blonde hair: lemon, geranium or chamomile.
Gray hair: sage, rose, lavender or geranium.
Hair loss: rosemary, juniper or lavender.
Dandruff: rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree or cedar wood.

But for those who find using honey for hair growth weird and messy, just drink it, you can make a smoothie of banana, yogurt, honey and skim milk and this too can promote hair growth. It is true that honey can make you glow from head to toe.

Robert Grazian is an accomplished niche website developer and author.

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