Has your hair been feeling extremely dry for a while now? Or are you just looking for a fix that will help your hair retain moisture for longer periods? This honey and olive oil mask is the best diy remedy/treatment for extremely dry hair. It is easy to make (there’s no mashing or blending involved), and it really does provide great results.
So what does honey do for your hair?
Honey is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals which are great for your hair’s health. Honey also serves as a natural emollient and humectant. As an emollient, honey can smoothen hair and add some shine. While as a humectant, it bonds with water molecules and provides your hair with much-needed moisture.
What are the benefits of olive oil for hair?
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is made in a way that enables it to retain more of the natural nutrients of olives than regular olive oil. It is great for providing slip and so detangles hair beautifully, and it is also very nourishing for your hair shaft.
Why is this the best diy remedy for fixing dry natural hair?
The mixture of olive oil and honey is basically a match made in heaven as it provides an instant spurt of moisture to your hair and keeps it looking bouncy and shiny.
½ cup (120ml) honey
¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
Pour honey in a bowl, add olive oil and mix till both ingredients are fully combined. If you have low porosity hair, it would be beneficial to warm up the mixture slightly just so it will be able to push past your hair cuticles easily.
- Wet your hair, section it, and apply the mixture from root to tip over every inch of your hair.
- Cover with a plastic bag and let it sit. You should leave this in for no more than thirty minutes although time can be cut in half if you make use of a steam cap.
- Rinse out with cool water and let hair air dry.
NB: it’s best to do this treatment after washing your hair and NOT as a pre-poo treatment.
Have you ever tried a honey and olive oil mask? What were your results? Also feel free to share if you battled off dry hair with a different recipe.
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