CurlChemist Tonya McKay writes;
If you peruse the CurlTalk discussions, you’ll see honey mentioned on numerous threads.
This should come as no surprise, given honey’s long history as a health and beauty ingredient.
The use of honey has been documented throughout human history, with mention found as far back as in various Sumerian tablets. The practice of cultivating bees for the purpose of harvesting their honey was an integral part of ancient Egyptian culture. Honey was widely used in Egypt and Babylon as a hair and skin treatment, in cosmetic mixtures, for medicinal purposes, and as a bath component. Through trading, honey gradually found its way into the lives of humans all around the globe.
There are many hair and skin-care products being marketed that highlight the inclusion of honey. There are also many recommendations for the use of honey in recipes for home conditioning treatments and rinses for curly hair.
So what’s the real story on honey? What sorts of things should one be aware of when using honey in a hair-care routine?