10 Ways to Use Honey to Treat Dry Damaged Hair

Last Updated: October 20, 2019
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DIY’s are filled with honey recipes. And why wouldn’t they? Honey is that good after all. So, today we too have brought the use of honey. The catch is not on the skin but on hair. It might sound gooey but surely has resulted. Perfect results.

Do not run shy away from the idea yet. First, go through, give it a chance. You will not regret your decision later.

Honey and its benefits will surely win your heart and compliments of many. You will have a great change in life once you switch to this natural remedy.

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What Are the Benefits of Honey for Hair and Scalp?

First and foremost benefit of honey is that it makes either locks or skin as soft as its body. Feels good to touch. Honey is so moisturizing. It reverses the damages done by the extreme atmosphere, pollution, dehydration, sun, styling, curling, products, etc. possibly done to the hair. Honey moisturizes, conditions and protects.

It is filled with antioxidant too and will make your hair look smoother and shinier. It cleans hair nicely as it is antibacterial and attracts dirt. Also eliminates excess dryness or oiliness and dandruff.

It can also be used as a highlighter or lightener. There is no end to its goodness. It can be the ultimate answer to all of your problems. So, hurry up and start with the treatment.

Use Honey for Hair Using These 10 Great Methods

We have searched and found out 10 of the best natural ways to provide honey to your hair. Try any one of them or make a combo of the methods.

There is an extra hidden way too. Keep on reading for finding it out.

1. Honey Moisture for the Damaged Hairhow to use honey to treat dry damaged hair


Benefits of other ingredients:

Honey itself is more than enough to treat your hair and bring it back to its normal condition. No, it can do better. As you start your honey treatment, you will experience hair like never before. Soft, moisture, smooth, control, manageable, frizz-less, strong, shiny, bouncy………

It will take you on a trip to such a magical land where hair means happiness.

The way to do it:

Simple! Just add the honey in a moderate amount of water so that it covers your whole hair nicely but does not drip. Now apply it to your whole hair. Scalp. Roots, end, body, nothing should be spared. If needed then damp your hair beforehand a bit. It will make the application easy and will also help honey to get soaked in.

Tie up hair in a bun. Not too tight. Wait for 30-40 minutes for it to work its magic. Meanwhile, do what you want to do. If your hair is too dry and damaged with brittle ends, breakage, and flyaways better wait for an hour. As you have to wait for a long time, making sure the mask does not start dripping off your face, neck, and back. It will be so disgusting then. Consider using a shower cap.

Use lukewarm water to wash off the hair. You can shampoo too if you want. Just make sure you have taken out the last drop of honey from your hair also ears, neck and anywhere else. If it stays behind, you will have lots of discomfort and even bugs like ant, fly, or cockroach can get attracted to you. You will be their walking flower nectar.

2. Honey and Oil Blend Moisturizing Hair


  • ¼ cup honey
  • 10Tbsp oil

Benefits of other ingredients:

Oils are the oldest and most popular way of providing moisture to hair and body. They have more than one quality that you can use it for.

Few most popular oils are

  • Coconut oil helps hair grow faster, longer and thicker. It is very light and nourishing
  • Olive oil exfoliates dead cells, flaky skin
  • Avocado oil helps in shiny hair growth
  • Castor oil boosts hair growth
  • Argan oil is a hair treatment (check price)
  • Grapeseed oil makes hair shiny but not greasy
  • Hemp seed oil filled with fatty acids suits any hair nicely

The way to do it:

Blend the honey in the oil and put the blend on the hair. From root to tip massaging gently. Each strand should be touched. If needed damp use a comb to make sure everything is covered.

Leave it for an hour, then wash off using warm water and a mild shampoo. Splash cold water at the last. Repeat the massaging 3 to 4 times a week for a few months then once in a week and you will never have to worry about hair problems.

Hidden Method: take an equal amount of honey and your shampoo or conditioner and do it the way you normally do. It turns it into honey product 😉

3. Honey with Apple Cider Vinegar for Youthful Hairhow to use honey to treat dry damaged hair


  • 10Tbsp raw honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Water (optional)

Benefits of other ingredients:

Before anything, apple cider vinegar is my favorite toner, conditioner, and anti-aging agent. It is that good! Your hair will be clean from dirt and germs, its acidity will maintain the pH level, thus making hair super soft, manageable and frizz-free. It will smooth away each strand. It seals each follicle and cuticles too give hair root strength. You will notice a nice healthy shine that will last long. In short, your next favorite item.

The way to do it:

Add the vinegar in honey and apply it on hair like applying shampoo. Using fingers, gentle stroke that goes straight horizontally not in circles. If not then the circular motion will make the hair get tangled up in knots and do more damage. Do not touch nails to the scalp. It will scratch and make the roots weak.

Vinegar is very strong and acidic you may suffer burning sensation and eyes may sting too. Add water to dilute the vinegar and make it more bearable. Sensitive skins and first-timers must do a patch taste and dilute ACV in water before they become used to it.

Let it sit for 15 minutes and get lukewarm water to rinse it off. Can get a mild shampoo too. Repeat it 3 to 4 times a week until you get results. One more thing about the vinegar is that it has a very strong smell that many including me cannot handle. Diluting handles a lot but you can add rosewater or essential oil too. (Rosewater my next favorite)

4. Honey and Yogurt Hydrating Hair Maskhow to use honey to treat dry damaged hair


  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup sour yogurt

Benefits of other ingredients:

Yogurt is a storehouse of bacteria oozing with proteins. It cleans the hair thoroughly and its anti-fungal properties keep dandruff away. It is so hydrating that your hair will feel fuller, stronger, rejuvenated, shiny and smooth.

The way to do it:

Whisk the yogurt and add honey to it. Whisk to perfection and apply it to hair from roots to tips without a miss. Put on a shower cap and keep it for 15-60 minutes depending on the damage amount of your hair.

Wash off everything and follow with a mild shampoo. Do it 2-3 times a week for a few weeks.

5. Lemon Honey for Hair Strength


  • 2Tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon

Benefits of other ingredients:

Using lemon to roots improves blood circulation. It is also a source of Vitamin C that provides strength to hair and follicles. It softens rough coarse hair. Can fight off dandruff too.

The way to do it:

Take the lemon, squeeze it and take out the juice. Add the juice of honey in a glass bowl. Stir using a spoon. Apply the mixture all over the hair and massage for 5 minutes as previously described. Let it rest for another 20-30 minutes. Wash your hair using plain water. Shampoo if you wish.

Avoid going under the sun afterward. Lemon is a bleacher too. Going under the sun will lighten your hair (it is a safe natural way if you want to change the hair color). Apply the mixture 3-4 times a week for a month.

6. Honey in Coconut Milk for Soft Hairhow to use honey to treat dry damaged hair


  • 200g coconut milk
  • 2Tbsp honey

Benefits of other ingredients:

Coconut milk has lots of essential fats and proteins. They can provide nourishment and strength and make hair as soft as the coconut kernel. Its moisturizing agent will treat the damage to hair and scalp.

The way to do it:

You can either get packed coconut milk or grate a coconut pour in some warm water, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, wrap in a cheesecloth and squeeze out every single drop that you can get.

Combine it with honey and apply to damp hair and scalp. Wash off after an hour warm and mild shampoo. Repeat3-4 times a week for a month.

7. Honey and Egg Mask


  • 1Tbsp honey
  • 1 egg

Benefits of other ingredients:

Eggs are protein. Protein is required by a hair for growing and nourishment. It keeps hair moisturized. Also has got lots of vitamins and enzymes to help. The healthy fatty acids shelter hair with a layer and prevent hair loss.

The way to do it:

Beat the egg nicely and add the honey. Make it a smooth consistent mixture but no froth. Start working from bit top of roots. Do not touch the scalp and cover the body of hair. Provide more to the tips. Cover with a shower cap and let it be for about 20-40 minutes. Rinse very well only using cool water with a mild shampoo. Once or twice is good in a week.

8. Banana Honey Boat for Damage Controlhow to use honey to treat dry damaged hair


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil (check price)

Benefits of other ingredients:

Bananas have got potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, etc. all required by a hair for healthy growth. They hydrate, rejuvenate and give protection to dry damaged hair. Your hair will be soft with less breakage and spilled ends.

The way to do it:

Mash hard the banana with a fork, so there is no solid left. Add the ingredients and combine using a fork too. No blender here. Damp your hair and apply the mixture all over the scalp and hair. Put on a shower cap or plastic.

Wait for 20 minutes to 60 hours before washing off with a mild shampoo. First, get rid of the mask nicely then shampoo. Comb hair to see if anything is left behind. Do it 3-4 times a month.

9. Aloe Honey for Soothing Hair


  • 1Tbsp honey
  • 2Tbsp aloe gel
  • 1Tbsp olive oil

Benefits of other ingredients:

Aloe’s water body provides immense hydration to hair. This hydration helps in growth and damage control. It soothes the scalp, maintains pH, protects hair and gets rid of dandruff as well. It has great anti-aging benefits too.

The way to do it:

In a bowl take all the ingredients and stir them until they form a smooth evenly spread the paste. Apply all over hair and scalp and wait for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with cold or warm water and shampoo. Repeat once a week.

10. Avocado Honey Maskhow to use honey to treat dry damaged hair


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup honey

Benefits of other ingredients:

Avocados are great for hair and skin. It is packed with antioxidants. It makes your hair grow. The moisturizing flesh of the fruit will heal the damages, make hair soft, prevent breakage, provide nutrients, condition strands and much more. Your hair will be fuller, stronger, longer and softer than ever before.

The way to do it:

Peel the avocado, dispose of the seed and take out the flesh from the skin. In a bowl using fork mash the avocado smoothly. Add honey and again mash and blend them in.

Coat the length of your hair with the mixture. Wear a cap and wait for 15-20 minutes. Shampoo and rinse off everything from hair.

Like any of them got any more suggestion? Will try any? So, please do write it in the comment section below. Not for us but for all the lovely people who will visit this page for their problems. Help your fellow readers sharing your thoughts. Please 🙂 🙂

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