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One of the most appreciated gifts of nature is honey. Its properties are so wide that you can confidently use it in many areas of life. Honey is used especially in winter, to strengthen the body’s immunity and fight off colds. However, this ingredient is not only useful in the kitchen and during the treatment of illness. It is also a great skin care product, the properties of which should be known by everyone.
Properties of honey
Honey is one of the best commonly known ingredients available. It is an irreplaceable remedy during treatment of a cold. Thanks to its interesting, sweet taste it is also an ingredient of many dishes e.g. traditional gingerbread. Honey often differs in taste and properties depending on its type
Many people consider manuka honey, which comes from New Zealand, to be the healthiest. It has gained popularity mainly due to its use in the treatment of acne. Acacia honey is the honey most often chosen in cooking. Thanks to its sweetness, it often replaces sugar. It has a soothing effect on stomach ailments and during treatment of urinary tract diseases. It is also well absorbed, therefore it is quite popular during the flu season
Honey containing a lot of vitamin C and B vitamins is buckwheat honey. It is characterized by a dark color and specific flavor, so not everyone will like it. Lime honey supports the treatment of upper respiratory tract diseases and helps to get rid of excessive stress. Honey recommended for athletes is rapeseed honey, because it helps cleanse the body of toxins and regenerates after prolonged exercise. The most popular is multiflower honey, because it is the most available and works mainly against colds, so its use is advisable during the autumn and winter period. It is best to use honey only from trusted beekeepers for all kinds of care. Good honey is quite expensive, but it is definitely worth investing in such an ingredient.
What is honey for hair?
Honey treatment, which involves applying honey to the hair, is becoming increasingly popular. This ingredient can be used to lighten hair and also nourish and smooth the hair. Honey has moisturizing properties that make it popular for hair, lips and skin care. You do not need much honey to make a hair mask, so it is worth trying it out on your hair.
How do I make honey hair treatments at home?
The best way to make honey is to use liquid honey, but if you don’t have any, you can heat it up a bit so it turns into a liquid. The first step is to find some honey and mix it with your favorite conditioner (preferably a regenerating one) in a 1:1 ratio. If the consistency is not to your liking, you can change the ratio. A lot depends on the consistency of the honey and conditioner
The next step is to thoroughly cover dry and well-brushed hair, including the scalp. Special attention should be paid to the ends, because they usually require the most care, because they are the most damaged. Once your hair is fully covered with the honey mask, secure it with a foil cap and place a towel over your head to maintain the temperature. Keep the mask on your hair for at least an hour. After this time, rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water, blow dry and style your hair and enjoy a beautiful and healthy look.
Honeying the hair is a great alternative to oiling, although the properties of these two treatments are quite different from each other, so you can do both at the same time.