Here’s what you’ll need:
- ½ cup of honey
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of neem oil
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- Spray bottle filled with water
In a glass bowl mix all ingredients together and warm in microwave for 30 seconds until mixture is smooth and coconut oil has dissolved into a liquid. Give the mixture a swirl and ensure everything is well incorporated.
Part hair into 4 sections and twist each section to keep out of the way. Use a rat tail comb to part small sections of hair to apply honey treatment from root to ends. Spritz section of hair with water and gently apply honey treatment, ensuring your hair is fully coated. Once you complete a section gently twist hair and put in a bantu knot (I find this helps the honey to really saturate the hair).
Once you have applied the honey treatment to all sections of your hair, use a plastic cap (or in my case since I never seem to have those on hand, I use a plastic bag..it works the same way! ) After you use the plastic cap, find an old t-shirt and wrap that around your hair as well (this will help to catch any honey from dripping on your face).
Allow the honey treatment to sit in your hair for at least 30 minutes or up to an hour. If you have a steamer this would be the perfect time to pull it out for an ever deeper treatment.
After 30 minutes to an hour, proceed to rinsing the honey treatment out of your hair, section by section and shampoo and condition as you normally would. Your hair should feel really soft, moisturized and if you decide to straighten (like I did in this case) your hair will be left super shiny without having to add any gloss or sheen.
I LOVE this treatment and appreciate the different ways you can make it your own. The first time I made this treatment, I only used honey and olive oil. I recently heard about neem oil and adored its benefits.
Neem oil promotes shiny, healthy hair, combats dryness, prevents premature graying and may even help with some forms of hair loss.
The great thing about this treatment is that you can make it your own and really personalize it based on what you know works the best for your hair! Just keep the honey as a base ingredient and go from there.