A few weeks ago I posted an article, Honey May Now Be Honey Anymore,which explained how honey purchased in U.S. grocery stores is really not honey due to there being no traces of pollen. Not to mention, it contains obscene amounts of anti-biotics, which increases your immunity to doctor-prescribed anti-biotics, should you ever need them.
Concerned that I may be using a a product harmful to my health (even though using it topically), I made it my duty to get my hands on a jar of some tried and true, real, untainted, raw honey. I reached out to the folks at Tropical Traditions and they graciously offered a jar of their Raw Canadian Honey for review.
I melted and mixed 2 spoonfuls of the Tropical Traditions honey in with one of my old and reliable conditioners, Silk Elements Moisturizing Treatment [+]. Right now this happens to be my go-to base conditioner when preparing my hair for a boost of moisture which is especially needed for flat ironing natural hair.
My hair definitely needed that boost of moisture and the raw honey added to my conditioner actually did the trick. The humectant properties in the honey worked as expected. My hair was uber soft with popping curls after I rinse the conditioner. Get this — I didn’t even overnight, as I typically would. I used a Therapy Wrap for 2 cycles and then rinsed.
For the most part of the year, I’ve been consistently adding honey or agave nectar to my conditioners. I especially add this when I am using a conditioner which may not be all that moisturizing for my hair, but I refuse to throw it out (considering my hard earned money was spent). Knowing that Tropical Traditions Raw Canadian Honey + Hair Therapy Wrap = Super Soft Hair (with no need to overnight condition), this is a step that will remain in my regimen.