does anyone else find honey drying?

galagala Registered Users Posts: 16
I've tried it in varying amounts and methods.......drops (have tried 1-4) mixed w/ aloe gel and left in, mixed w/ condish (varying amounts) and rinsed out, melted in water as a final rinse, and the last used as a rinse followed by a water rinse.
Every time I've been left with frizzy, tangled, crispy hair that is breakage-prone. The more I use and/or leave-in the worse. But even the tiniest amount still has a negative impact.
Obviously I'm not going to attempt honey for hair again, but I'm just curious about whether or not anyone else had a similar problem. Odd, all of the issues I got with it sound like the same issues protein-sensitive people get from protein ( I don't have a problem with protein).

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  • curlyjenncurlyjenn Registered Users Posts: 590 Curl Connoisseur
    Have you tried any different types of honey? Honey that hasn't been fully processed does contain residual amounts of proteins from the plants.
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  • galagala Registered Users Posts: 16
    The only honey I've used is the store brand in a bear from Kroger. It's processed. And I don't think protein can be the issue; I use a couple of gels and a leave-in with high protein content, and days that I've used any of those (w/out honey) have been fine.
  • realisticrealistic Registered Users Posts: 2,222 Curl Novice
    The only time I tried honey I hated the results. It was like I dipped my hair in rubbing alcohol. I'm afraid to try it again.
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  • CurlyChrisInTheSticksCurlyChrisInTheSticks Registered Users Posts: 40
    I read on a thread on long hair community that mixing water with honey releases hydrogen peroxide. It is in the natural coloring thread.

    I found that interesting, and it may explain some of the problems some people have with it.
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  • linseedlinseed Registered Users Posts: 5
    it depends on the environment u live in. i've read (in an article from this website) that since honey draws moisture from its surroundings, if u live in a dry environment, the honey will draw the moisture from ur scalp instead of the dry air
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Registered Users Posts: 766
    I know that I am posting here late, but I have had that same effect with honey. So many people rave about it, but it makes my hair very sticky and straw-like feeling. I am protein sensitive and I thought honey would be a good thing for me. I added it to my conditioner right in the bottle. I did not think that too many curlies could be wrong about it. I am tired of watching everything that goes on my hair. That honey made my hair very dry and a Bee otch to detangle.

    -Nicki (not your honey lover) :afro:
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  • taflogtaflog Registered Users Posts: 130
    it did the same thing to my hair so now when i use it i mix it in with egg white and yogurt.(Protein tx.)
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Registered Users Posts: 766
    taflog wrote:
    it did the same thing to my hair so now when i use it i mix it in with egg white and yogurt.(Protein tx.)

    Sounds nice!
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