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honey lightens hair?!

Hey ladies =)
i have a quick question about honey and how it works. Basically i was planning to add some honey with some gel and water and apply it to my hair to style it BUT i ran into an issue that i need addressed.

Honey lightens hair after using it a few times??

now i love my dark hair and i would never give it up but i want to control frizz and i wanted to try using honey but since i heard it lightens hair, im competely against using it now. Can someone just like clear this up for me?
Thanks =D
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Comments

  • lizzlebelizzlelizzlebelizzle Posts: 287Registered Users
    From what I understand, when the honey mixes with water, a teeny bit of peroxide forms. Over time, this will lighten your hair.

    I've heard that many brunettes use molasses instead of honey for this reason.
  • Curly_LoverCurly_Lover Posts: 42Registered Users
    hm thanks alot..now i know i shouldnt use this
    in desperate need of an update!
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  • curlyhairmichukcurlyhairmichuk Posts: 860Registered Users
    I read that if you heat the honey first in the micro then it doesn't lighten. (then let it cool before you use it)icon7.gif
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  • Curly_LoverCurly_Lover Posts: 42Registered Users
    oh alright..first i have to get mine fixed lol but do you know how long or just heat it for about a few seconds till it's warm?
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  • curlyhairmichukcurlyhairmichuk Posts: 860Registered Users
    Hi I would do it for 30 secs or something. You could also do it on the stove - just let it bubble for a min. icon7.gif
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    fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
    CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
    Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
    Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
    Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
    Hair loves protein!
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    new pics added Jan 2012

    Enjoying the freedom of going curly!:wave:
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  • Curly_LoverCurly_Lover Posts: 42Registered Users
    alright thank you:toothy10:
    in desperate need of an update!
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    to be continued..:thumbleft:
  • lotoloto Posts: 133Registered Users
    To be honest, I don't think using it like you are planning will lighten your hair. I once made a mix of honey and warm water to deliberately lighten my hair. I soaked my hair in it and left it on for an hour and had absolutely no results, so I don't think it'll happen to you.
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  • lizzlebelizzlelizzlebelizzle Posts: 287Registered Users
    I don't think a single use of honey will give any noticeable lightening, but some people put it in their conditioner every day. I used to do that a few years back and people even commented that my hair looked lighter. It's a really mild effect that accumulates over time.