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Honey and olive oil?

LoveLove Posts: 13Registered Users
Have you had luck with using a honey and olive oil treatment for your hair? Mine became a greasy mess that took much too long to get out. :(

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  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    Love wrote: »
    Have you had luck with using a honey and olive oil treatment for your hair? Mine became a greasy mess that took much too long to get out. :(

    Peace

    I never used Honey and olive oil, but I use honey mixed with shea butter and coconut oil and my hair isn't left feeling greasy. Maybe try honey is a different formula, that may not make your hair as greasy.



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    Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    I never use it straight up. I always mix it with one of my conditioners.. it makes it creamier! & makes a mediocre conditioner awesome!
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  • IndeedIndeed Posts: 72Registered Users
    Honey and olive oil as a treatment never did me any good either. My hair was greasy, greasy, greasy, even after rinsing out very well. It didn't even get any softer.

    If I ever want to add an oil to my hair, it has to be mixed with something creamy.
  • sunshowersunshower Posts: 229Registered Users
    Reeky wrote: »
    I never use it straight up. I always mix it with one of my conditioners.. it makes it creamier! & makes a mediocre conditioner awesome!
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  • generositytgenerosityt Posts: 245Registered Users
    Honey and OO is one of my HG deep treatments. I have to do it at least once a week. By I have a lot of thick hair and it can handle a lot of OO. Every hair has its own preferences so you may change OO with a lighter oil or play with the quantity. A little bit of OO goes a long way for most types of hair. But it's very very good for your hair, I'd say give it another shot.
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  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    @generosityt I totally agree, some products work differently on peoples hair. Like this one girl can't use coconut oil on her hair because it makes her hair smell sour. But I can use coconut oil on my hair and it makes my hair feel soft and moisturized. Trying to find the perfect products for you hair is trail and error, some things will work and others wont. But it is good to know what your hair likes and what it doesn't like. I just suggest experimenting with different things and see what things things you hair does like.



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    Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
    Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
    Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
    Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
    Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
    Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users
    I love doing honey and olive oil treatments as a pre-poo. It makes my hair feel soft no matter what shampoo I use.
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    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    I always added honey and olive oil to my cheap conditoner for cowashes. In the winter I just use a bit of Olive oil on my scalp.
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  • nezumikiriqnezumikiriq Posts: 149Registered Users
    Doesn't adding honey to your conditioner like, make it expire soon or somethign?
    i add honey into the conditioner i put in my hands, i doubt i could do that eery day with a bottle of olive oil (i'd get funny looks from my parents)

    how do you mix it with the conditioner?
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  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    Doesn't adding honey to your conditioner like, make it expire soon or somethign?
    i add honey into the conditioner i put in my hands, i doubt i could do that eery day with a bottle of olive oil (i'd get funny looks from my parents)

    how do you mix it with the conditioner?
    You could take a small plastic bottle (from Walmart or Target for about $1) and put some conditioner in there. Then add a little honey (and whatever other oils you want). That way you're only experimenting with small amounts of stuff.
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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    Doesn't adding honey to your conditioner like, make it expire soon or somethign?
    i add honey into the conditioner i put in my hands, i doubt i could do that eery day with a bottle of olive oil (i'd get funny looks from my parents)

    how do you mix it with the conditioner?

    I squeeze all of the conditioner into a bigger bottle and then I squeeze in some honey (about 2-4 tbsps) and some evoo (about 2-3 tbsps) and then shake it all up until its mixed up really good. With the suave coconut I will squeeze a regular sized 16 oz bottle into a family sized bottle and then add the honey and evoo. The suave coconut will turn a tan color when completely mixed due to the honey. Hope that helps!
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  • blackmagicroseblackmagicrose Posts: 160Registered Users
    Those of you adding the honey and olive oil to your condishes, is this just for cowashes and/or rinse outs or are y'all adding them to leave ins?
  • kandycurlskandycurls Posts: 11Registered Users
    I've done the honey and olive oil treatment and didn't really like it. It didn't seem to do anything BUT when i mixed honey with a bit of olive oil in my conditioner and let is sit a while (about an hour) deep conditioning it-it was GREAT. It left my hair soft and just wonderful.

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    Those of you adding the honey and olive oil to your condishes, is this just for cowashes and/or rinse outs or are y'all adding them to leave ins?

    If honey is in my cowash conditioner I only leave it in during the winter. In the summer I dont like to use honey in my leave in because I dont want to attract all types of bugs. I live in the dirty south. LOL!!
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  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    Reeky wrote: »
    I never use it straight up. I always mix it with one of my conditioners.. it makes it creamier! & makes a mediocre conditioner awesome!

    This is what I do

    The closest I come to using straight is in my spritz but I use glycerin and not honey in that. My spritz is water, glycerin, and a touch of olive oil.
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  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    Those of you adding the honey and olive oil to your condishes, is this just for cowashes and/or rinse outs or are y'all adding them to leave ins?

    I do this with mediocre DTs. I rarely add anything to my cowashes.
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  • LexLionessLexLioness Posts: 70Registered Users
    Doesn't adding honey to your conditioner like, make it expire soon or somethign?
    i add honey into the conditioner i put in my hands, i doubt i could do that eery day with a bottle of olive oil (i'd get funny looks from my parents)

    how do you mix it with the conditioner?

    I squeeze all of the conditioner into a bigger bottle and then I squeeze in some honey (about 2-4 tbsps) and some evoo (about 2-3 tbsps) and then shake it all up until its mixed up really good. With the suave coconut I will squeeze a regular sized 16 oz bottle into a family sized bottle and then add the honey and evoo. The suave coconut will turn a tan color when completely mixed due to the honey. Hope that helps!

    I mixed honey, EVOO, and my suave coconut conditioner today. First I cowashed then I put the mixture in my hair and left it in while I washed myself, my face, and shaved so probably about 10-15 minutes. My hair was dry and crunchy this morning, but it has been saved! I have defined, soft, shiny ringlets right now :) I think my hair has been craving moisture lately... and probably protein too. Eek!
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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    LexLioness wrote: »
    Doesn't adding honey to your conditioner like, make it expire soon or somethign?
    i add honey into the conditioner i put in my hands, i doubt i could do that eery day with a bottle of olive oil (i'd get funny looks from my parents)

    how do you mix it with the conditioner?

    I squeeze all of the conditioner into a bigger bottle and then I squeeze in some honey (about 2-4 tbsps) and some evoo (about 2-3 tbsps) and then shake it all up until its mixed up really good. With the suave coconut I will squeeze a regular sized 16 oz bottle into a family sized bottle and then add the honey and evoo. The suave coconut will turn a tan color when completely mixed due to the honey. Hope that helps!

    I mixed honey, EVOO, and my suave coconut conditioner today. First I cowashed then I put the mixture in my hair and left it in while I washed myself, my face, and shaved so probably about 10-15 minutes. My hair was dry and crunchy this morning, but it has been saved! I have defined, soft, shiny ringlets right now :) I think my hair has been craving moisture lately... and probably protein too. Eek!

    Im so happy that this worked for you!
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  • PinkPearlsPinkPearls Posts: 36Registered Users
    I never use olive oil, but I do use coconut oil, honey, a little argan and jojoba mixed with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]Jessicurl WDT[/buylink], and sit under the steamer for 1 hour...simply amazing!
  • kayla218kayla218 Posts: 18Registered Users
    i hated the honey and olive oil pre poo....it didnt leave my hair soft...it actually left it this weird texture i was kind of unfamiliar with. i didnt like the way the the mixture smelled either.
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    I heard of using honey with olive oil to lighten hair, but they usually leave it on for a while. Noticed anything?