CurlTalk

Can too much honey be a bad thing?

aunatural1aunatural1 Posts: 156Registered Users
I've read about ppl mixing the honey with their conditioner, and FINALLY tried it, along with some olive oil.. Well, me hair was SUPER soft and SUPER easily detangled!!!!!! WOW.. I've really been sleeping on that olive oil stuff.. anywho..

now I want to use it for ever co-wash! Is that ok?

Also.. while I got you in here..

Has anyone tried to make a home-made version of Qhemet Biologics Olive and Honey hydrating balm? I LOOVE that stuff, but I'm on a budget, and have a tendency to go overboard when I order online... :blob7:
comic-p.jpg
4a with some 3c
Last Relaxer: Nov 04
BC: March 05

Comments

  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Regarding honey, as I understand it honey is a humectant that draws moisture to itself. Therefore, if you apply it to your hair it will draw moisture from, let's say the air, which will keep your hair well hydrated and conditioned. This is a good thing, right? The only problem, as I understand it, is when there is no moisture in the air for the honey to draw from. For example, if you live in a very dry climate or in the winter time when you're indoors more where the air can get quite dry. In these cases the honey can actually draw the moisture in your hair to itself, which in turn can dry your hair out. Someone with more knowledge will be along soon who can tell us if this is right or not, but it's something I've heard can be an issue.

    This is a good question because I love to use Qhemet OHHB too, and I was wondering how that's going to work for me this winter when I'm stuck inside all of the time:sad8:.

    Regarding making the OHHB, I haven't tried, but once again I hope someone who has will give the 411, because I'm going broke shopping online too, LOL.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • BugEyeZBugEyeZ Posts: 314Registered Users
    aunatural1 wrote: »
    I've read about ppl mixing the honey with their conditioner, and FINALLY tried it, along with some olive oil.. Well, me hair was SUPER soft and SUPER easily detangled!!!!!! WOW.. I've really been sleeping on that olive oil stuff.. anywho..

    now I want to use it for ever co-wash! Is that ok?

    Also.. while I got you in here..

    Has anyone tried to make a home-made version of Qhemet Biologics Olive and Honey hydrating balm? I LOOVE that stuff, but I'm on a budget, and have a tendency to go overboard when I order online... :blob7:

    i tried to and it's a tricky little sucker to duplicate. i think i may have used too much honey. in the end, i mixed together evoo, honey, sesame seed oil and some beeswax to hold everything together. the consistency is thicker, more solid than the ohhb, but still works. i used it labor day weekend when it was hot and my hair was uber soft all day long! a VERY little goes a long way cuz too much honey can make the hair feel tacky. while my product is not ready for the market, the end results were satisfying.
    when all else fails...eat:icescream:
  • aunatural1aunatural1 Posts: 156Registered Users
    Thank you ladies for the replies..

    BugEyeZ: I live in NC, so we get plenty of humidity here.. I can def. understand how honey wouldnt be good in dry climates.
    I added some to my leave-in today (just a pinch), and its super soft.. again! I HATE the taste.. but I'm loving it in my hair! =)

    OnyxCabelo: I'll try your mix.. maybe modify it alittle, see what I get! I honestly didnt know what else to try besides evoo and honey [laughs]
    comic-p.jpg
    4a with some 3c
    Last Relaxer: Nov 04
    BC: March 05