Hair Care

Honey Rinse

Samenda Bauer
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In this post I will tell you about the honey masks and its benefits!

Honey is a great moisturizer, strenghtener and cleanser for your hair. Here are some points I found about honey (cited from Stylecraze):

  • Honey is an emollient which means it seals moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned. This reduces breakage, which is often a cause for slower hair growth.
  • It has rich antioxidant properties which prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
  • Honey strengthens the hair follicles, curbing hair fall.
  • Honey also comprises antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents scalp infections and soothes issues like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, allowing for unhindered hair growth.
  • Honey cleans the hair follicles by getting rid of impurities. This minimized clogging is often a reason for hair loss.
  • Using honey as a hair care ingredient not only boosts hair growth but also stimulates hair re-growth from dormant follicles.

Sounds good, right! You can either mix honey into other masks, but the honey rinse is an absolute favourite of mine. 

The recipe is very simple. Necessities:
– 1 teaspoon of honey (preferred organic)
– 1 cup warm water (not hot!)

Mix the honey with the warm water. Stir it until the honey is dissolved. You can put it in a handy bottle to take it into the shower, but I just took the cup with me.

After washing your hair (either waterwashing or No/Low ‘Poo), pour the mixture over your hair. Try to avoid pouring it on your scalp! Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then rinse it out with warm water. End with a cold rinse. 

This is the picture I posted in the Instagram stories after the honey mask. As you can see it cleansed and moisturised my hair! 

I hope the mask also works for you! 


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  3. Fatemeh

    11 March 2020 at 15:06

    As you mentioned above, honey is a good cleanser and moisturiser for scalp. So why should we avoid pouring it on our scalp? I’m a little bit confused about using it😅 because I have very short bob hair and everything that I rinse my hair with, will pour on my scalp.

    1. Samenda Bauer

      11 March 2020 at 22:17


      In this article we mention to avoid to pour it on the scalp since it can make your scalp over moisturised. However, for other hairtypes it can work very well to use it on the scalp or even massage it in on the scalp. Try what works best for you!


      1. Fatemeh

        12 March 2020 at 14:01

        Thanks dear Samenda
        I used it last night following my fermented rice water hair mask, and it was amazing for my hair and scalp😍
        Thank you very much❤

        1. Samenda Bauer

          12 March 2020 at 17:25

          I am so glad it worked for you! Thank you for sharing.
          <3 Samenda

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