Some of the most popular methods you use to make your hair look beautiful include straightening, lightening, coloring, curling, blow drying, to name but a few.
Sadly, these methods require the use of heat and chemicals which can result in long-term damages to your hair- including depletion of natural oils in your hair shaft, hair that breaks easily, split ends, etc.
This is where Manuka honey comes in;
The natural substance, tested and proved to possess powerful (very powerful) antibacterial properties, can help you regain the lost glory of your hair.
Join me in the following post as I take you through the top ways in which manuka honey can be of benefit to your hair.
How To Use Manuka Honey For Hair:
1. To prevent dry scalp
One of the main reasons why I’d recommend you to use manuka honey for hair is because it goes a long way in preventing your scalp from drying up which can result in dandruff.
Also, if dandruff have already formed on your scalp, you can trust the honey to get rid of them easily.
Here’s how to use the honey to avoid a dry scalp:
- Mix manuka honey and brown sugar, one tablespoon each
- Then apply it to your clean, dry scalp and gently exfoliate
- Afterward, clean your hair as you normally do
This method helps remove the dead cell build up on your scalp responsible for dandruff while providing it with the necessary moisture to keep itchiness and flakes at bay.
2. To keep off hair loss
Many men and women have also discovered the secret keeping their hair loss at minimal. And this lies in using manuka honey as explained below:
- Mix a tablespoon of manuka honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon
- Then, gently apply the mixture to your scalp and rub it in gently
- Finally, wash your hair as you normally do
Although this method isn’t backed by any scientific evidence, the many testimonials and positive feedbacks surrounding it are sufficient assurance of its effectiveness.
3. To prevent split ends
If your hair is suffering from split ends or simply damages, this is your part.
- Mix a tablespoon of manuka, one egg, and a tablespoon of mayonnaise in a bowl
- Apply the resulting mixture to the ends of your hair
Note that this treatment helps provide not only the proteins needed by your hair to avoid damages but also the moisture to keep it healthy.
4. To make your hair look shinier
How about transforming that dull looking hair into a shiny state with the help of manuka honey?
Well, in such cases, this is what you need to do:
- Mix a teaspoon of manuka to your conditioner (deep conditioner can also work) in a bowl
- Then use the mixture as you normally use your conditioner
The ability of honey to make your hair shiny is based on the fact that it’s a humectant, so it’ll help draw moisture from the surroundings and into your hair. Say NO to frizzy hair!
Manuka Hair Mask
In addition to the above tips for using manuka to treat your hair, I’ll also recommend the manuka hair mask to everyone who wishes to keep their hair looking incredibly healthy by feeding it with the necessary nutrients and vitamins.
The trick involves using the honey itself as a mask on your wet hair- you can thin the honey with small amounts of water- and allow it to sit for about 30 to 45 minutes.
This method not only infuses proteins back to your hair, but it also adds moisture vitamins and nutrients to keep your hair strong and healthy for longer.
That’s all you need to know about Manuka honey and its hair. Hopefully, you’ve learned that this unique honey can deliver a mountain of benefits to your hair when you use it correctly. And it has no harmful effects on your hair or general body health.
In other words, don’t hesitate to add it to your hair care routine!
Better yet, the honey can be used by both men and women.
Note that many brands are selling their versions of manuka honey out there, most of which are fraudulent. The last thing you want to do is invest in a “manuka honey” that doesn’t work.
So, ensure you buy the right type of manuka honey (with the correct UMF rating and certification) for you to enjoy all the above benefits. Also, if you want to want to buy a honey extractor, we have a dedicated review for this.