Posted on by Sarah Allinson-Chorabik

Honey has more uses than just a delicious natural sweetener, it can be found in a range of different cosmetic products, and for good reason. 

Honey has both emollient and humectant properties. Emollients smooth the hair follicles, adding shine to dull hair. Humectants bond with water molecules, adding moisture to dry strands. By moisturizing and locking in shine, honey can help restore the natural luster of your hair. 

In my opinion, the best way to experience the benefits of raw honey is through natural DIY recipes that are minimally processed. 


Honey and Egg Hair Mask

While honey offers emollient and humectant properties, raw eggs are a great source of protein to strengthen hair follicles and promote growth of strong nourished hair. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ cup raw unpasteurized honey 

Method:

  1. Beat eggs and honey together in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Massage on roots of damp hair, spreading down to the ends.
  3. Let sit for 30 minutes 
  4. Rinse with cool water (hot water can cook the eggs, making a mess) then follow with shampoo and conditioner.
  5. Repeat once a week for best results.

Avocado and Honey Hair Mask 

This hair mask is great for moisturizing dry and damaged hair. Avocado is known to nourish hair and protect against damage. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup raw unpasteurized honey 

Method:

  1. Mash avocado in a bowl, add honey and mix thoroughly.
  2. Apply to damp hair, from roots to ends.
  3. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water then follow with shampoo and conditioner.
  5. Repeat once a week for best results. 

The great thing about DIY hair masks is the ability to tailor them directly to your hair’s needs. Experiment with different ingredients to find what works best for you! 


Coconut Oil  - helps prevent protein loss, moisturizing properties

Yogurt - citric acid present in yogurt helps in fighting dandruff and rejuvenating your hair  

Aloe Vera - soothes the scalp and helps fight off dandruff 

Oatmeal -  works very well as a cleansing agent and helps remove any dirt, pollutant or excess oil from the surface of the scalp 

Apple Cider Vinegar - aids in cleaning the scalp of all kinds of impurities and dirt. 

Olive Oil - deep moisturizing properties