Honey hair treatment for healthy & shiny hair

These days a lot of people are committed to eating healthy. But what about the products you put ON your body, like shampoo, body lotion and deodorant? I discovered that all the beauty products we use on a daily basis contain a lot of ingredients we know nothing about. Most of the ingredients are no good. So I did a little research for healthy alternatives. I found some beauty product in the most natural way possible. It got me really curious and now I somewhat addicted to try new things. The latest thing I tried is putting honey in my hair instead of artificial shampoo.

 

The ‘No Poo’ movement
The more natural the better, is my opinion. A year ago I started trying bicarbonate (baking soda) to wash my hair with. My hair got a bit rough and dull, but clean. I wanted to try something new, so I decided to try pure honey to wash my hair with. What I read on the internet got me really curious. Normal shampoo is actually designed to clean you scalp of sebum. But did you know that your hair gets greasier the more you wash it? Daily washing may cause the oils to be stripped too quickly, encouraging them to come back even oilier to make up for the loss. If you have naturally greasy hair, it’s recommended that you only wash it every 2-3 days. Wanna know more about this subject? Try searching on the internet for ‘no poo’. You’ll find lots of information.

 

 

Shiny & clean hair
So, how does it work? Make sure you get real natural honey (no sugar, water or preservatives) for your hair treatment. I used organic honey from a beekeeper. Put one tablespoon of honey in an empty bottle or cup and add a few spoons of hot (if you use cold water it doesn’t blend well) and stir. Poor the mixture over your head and massage your scalp easily. No need to wet your ends, the water and honey will run down automatically. Leave it in your hair for a couple of minutes. Rinse your hair carefully. You don’t need to use conditioner anymore. The result: shiny and clean hair!

I washed my hair with honey for quite some time now, but I don’t want to state yet that this is the best way to treat your hair. First I want to try out other natural products. Although, if you want to experiment with natural products, honey or baking soda are good ones to start with. Please share your experience with me! I am really curious to hear your opinion about it! One more tip: try extra vergine coconut oil as body lotion. It makes your skin super soft and smooth!

 

Share your tips and tricks for shiny and healthy hair! Everything is welcome 😉 

Let’s stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is difficult sometimes!  I personally can’t always reach my goal of 2L of water a day. Thats why I wanted to share with you girls some ideas on how to keep hydrated during those longs days at work or endless hours in front of the computer working for your final essays and exams.

Let’s stay hydrated

Firstly, I want to share with you that I am a tea lover, I could drink tea all day but we need to be careful with that! Several types of tea do contain theine, which is the same thing as caffeine, but this one comes from the tea pant ;). A large intake of theine can have negative effects on us. Additionally, I recently read about teabags, did you know that the pyramid-shaped sachets filled with tea leafs are mostly made from plastic… apparently they are made of either polyethylene or polyactic acid!

According to Sonia Lunder, a senior analyst at the environmental working group stated that, teabags safety as packaging materials have been tested but when you subject plastic to stressors such as heat (hot water) the molecules begin to break down and can leach to your beverage :/

So I thought, why don’t I just use what I have in my kitchen cupboard to make myself some fresh and clean home made tea! Ready? Here are two of my favorite recipes!

I call this one, passion for cinnamon (I love cinnamon!)

Simple as it is, you boil water and pour it into a thermo container and add a cinnamon stick. Close it and leave it for 2-3 minutes, if you wait longer your tea will get sweeter. This one is my favorite when studying or just before going to sleep.

The second is really good for when your throat is hurting or are getting a cold:

For this tea, you add fresh slices ginger into the hot water, a bit of lemon juice and honey. This will really help your through pain and give you a good vitamin C boost!

You can basically do any type of tea with any fresh herbs. I started three months ago growing my own little indoor garden in my student room. I have now tried making tea with fresh oregano and also with my own fresh mint leaves. I really like the idea of being hydrated and of knowing what I drink is fresh, clean and made at home 🙂

Good luck and now time for some tea!!