Honey, it’s locs!

Larry Williams/Corbis

Larry Williams/Corbis

In search of products that care for your locs, there is one natural ingredient out there that can add and retain moisture.

It’s honey.

Vicky Snow

Vicky Snow

All natural honey is one of nature’s best-kept secrets. Some do use it straight to start out their locs (twists) or retwist new growth (Make sure you oil your scalp thoroughly beforehand.). However, it is probably best to use products that contain it as an ingredient, rather than using it straight. Honey does tout great benefits:

  • It’s an antibacterial agent. Honey is a natural antibacterial agent that keeps bacteria at bay. That’s great for your scalp, as some forms of hair loss can be traced to a bacteria buildup.
  • It’s a humectant. Like glycerin, honey draws moisture from the air to moisturize.
  • It’s an antioxidant. Honey contains antioxidants that protect your cells by blocking free radicals—molecules we encounter daily in our environment that can lead to cancer.

Look for honey in your hair care regimen in these products:

Naked Honey and Almond Moisture Whip Conditioner by Essations 
This conditioner moisturizes and leaves locs soft and supple. Honey, sweet almond oil, keratin protein and Vitamin B-5 all combine to moisturize each loc without buildup or leaving a “coated” feeling.

1HCSHVCR8oz-2100% Pure Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Shampoo This shampoo hydrates with a powerful combination of honey and coconut oil. It also contains aloe vera, rose flower water, glycerin, and vitamin E.

tea-tree-shampoo-lgTea and Honey Blends Tea Tree Shampoo Tea tree stimulates the scalp along with jojoba oil, clove, rosemary and peppermint to combine for a refreshing shampoo.

Honey is a great natural ingredient to look for in your loc care regimen. To moisturize and for other benefits, it is a natural keeper.

Gail Mitchell, Editor Loc'd Life Magazine‘Till next time,
Gail Mitchell
Loc’d Life Magazine



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