Product Review| Tropical Traditions Raw Canadian Honey

by West Parsons on November 30, 2011 · 10 comments

in hair care, my hair, product review

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.

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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.

Are you using honey in your conditioner? Which conditioner? What kind of honey?


Destinee November 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

Silk Elements Moisturizing Treatment is a staple for me as well. Nothing give me softer hair after deep conditioning. I’ll definitely have to try out the raw honey addition.

Nortorious November 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm

i mY need to try this honey

nika November 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Well what do ya know … I was just considering putting honey in my conditioner… after doing research.
And did you say you didn’t overnight ‘er….?! GiRL SHUT YO MOUTH! :O)
I’ll def be doing thing because I have mini twist and don’t need to keep them in overnight..
P.s don’t conditioners with insoluble cones lock out moisture or humectants like honey? Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose?
Thankd in advanco!

westNDNbeauty November 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Consider the fact that conditioners are meant to restore moisture. So if a conditioner contains cones — remember that post I shared from Chicoro? Not all cones remain in the hair after it is wet.

nika December 1, 2011 at 3:01 am

I know, I’m talking about the one that do remain in the hair. My deep conditioners that I have has insoluble cone( stys even with water)
and afraid it might be doing more damage…and will the honey actually make a diff since those crazy cones stay in your hair.. 🙁
Now taht you’ve reminded me about that post, Ima take a look.

jasmine December 1, 2011 at 12:19 am

I always use honey in my conditioner it just don’t feel right without it as for conditioner i’ve mainly been using mane and tail and i warm up my coconut oil and apply that to my scalp before appling my conditioner mix love it.

Juceefroot December 2, 2011 at 4:15 am

wow… that doesn’t even LOOK like the honey from the grocery stores!

westNDNbeauty December 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Lol. It definitely is not. It’s more of a solid consistency. When melted, it total resembles honey in the form as you know it.

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