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Honey DIY Hair Mask to Soften Hair

Honey has the amazing ability to leave hair soft and smooth (it does the same for the face by the way!). Because it is a humectant, honey attracts moisture to itself, and therefore, the hair.
It appears this enables hair to retain more moisture, which promotes a silky texture.
Creating a DIY honey hair mask is as simple as applying honey to your hair. If the honey is too thick to spread easily, add a small amount of water or cooled herbal tea to thin until it is easy to apply. (You will only need a tablespoon or two of liquid per ΒΌ cup of honey).
The amount of honey you need depends on the how much hair you have. Most people will use at least 1/8 cup of honey for one treatment.
While a honey hair mask works well for most hair types, if you have excessively oily hair, you may want to skip it or try adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the mix.
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  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons water, cooled herbal tea (such as peppermint or nettle)
  • 1 drop sage, rosemary, or lavender essential oil, optional
  • Shower Cap


  • Place honey and 1 tablespoon of water or tea in a bowl and stir to combine. Add more liquid if needed to make the honey easy to apply.
  • Add essential oil and stir to distribute evenly
  • Massage the honey hair mask into damp hair and cover with the shower cap.
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse out with warm water.

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