How to Get Honey Out of Your Hair? (Tips and Advice Inside)

Honey has been with us for a long time. People are eating it for various reasons, from dealing with allergies to helping folks deal with mild depression.

I’m not the only one that thinks honey is a magical ingredient that came out of nowhere. Still, I can remember a time when raw honey was hard to come by.

Everything I’ve used honey for has worked like a charm. I used it once on a cut, and the wound healed well and left no scar.

Of course, I wanted to try it on my hair, and while I’m happy I did, I’m not going to say I didn’t hit a few snags.

One time, I couldn’t get the honey out of my hair, but I figured it out. Now, you’ll know how to remove it, too.

Why Would People Put Honey on Their Hair?

Well, no one is trying to attract bears or anything like that.

There are a lot of reasons to put honey on your hair, and I’m going to tell you about some of them now. The following are some reasons you might want to use it:

For Volume

My hair used to be full and thick but something happened. Perhaps it’s age, but I’m going to blame it on stress.

Anyway, I looked for ways to increase my hair volume, but I couldn’t find anything until someone told me that honey could help. I did some research, and it’s true. Raw honey has the power to promote the growth of epithelial cells, which is vital for new hair growth.

To Condition

The other reason I wanted to apply honey to my hair is that people said it was a great conditioner. Honey is a natural humectant. This means it has the power to draw and trap moisture.

A good conditioner can do wonders for your hair, and I wanted all of that. My hair gets a little dry sometimes, and you know that leads to breakage. I was hoping that the honey would stop that from happening.

For Luster

Since honey is a natural humectant, it also helps bring back luster to my hair. You know you love seeing your hair shine when you’re out and about. This only happens when your hair is properly moisturized.

The problem is that most conditioners lose their power at some point during the day. Honey shouldn’t do that; it’s supposed to help keep that natural shine on your hair for a longer period, maybe all day. I wanted to say goodbye to dull hair, and I did after I figured out how to apply honey correctly.

I’m sure you’re itching to use honey because all of these benefits are pretty sweet.

Keep in mind that there’s more to consider. Some people use honey to lighten their hair, while others use it to fight excessive hair loss.

How to Remove Honey From Your Hair When It’s Stuck?

Honey is sticky. I knew that before I put some on my hair. I thought I’d be able to remove it easily after it was done doing its magic.

Most people know how sticky honey is, so you’re probably thinking it’s my fault I went through this. Again, I redirect you to all the benefits of honey. Plus, I read about so many success stories.

Many people on YouTube and other sites talk about how they’ve been using honey on their hair.

Folks are excited to share how great things turned out for them. Add all of that together with my love for honey, and you know why I decided to add honey to my hair.

When the sticky issue popped up, I searched to see if this happened to others.

I wasn’t surprised that it happened to a lot of people.

The following are some steps to take to get rid of the sticky honey in your hair:

Can Shampoo Remove the Honey?

The answer is yes. All you need is a sudsy shampoo. If you have shampoo in mind, then go with that option.

If you don’t, consider using a clarifying shampoo. There are a few natural options online. All you have to do is find a few options that you’ll be happy with.

Can You Use Conditioner to Remove Honey From Your Hair?

I ended up using conditioner to get rid of my sticky issue. It was the only thing I had at home that worked.

The shampoo didn’t work for me. I guess it didn’t suds up enough. I looked online to see how I could use conditioner to get rid of the honey.

To use the conditioner, you need to let the conditioner stay in your hair long enough to remove the honey. Place a reasonable amount of conditioner on your hair, and cover your hair with a shower cap.

The instructions online said you should leave the conditioner on for about 10 minutes, but that didn’t work for me. I let it sit for about 15 minutes and rinsed off the conditioner, and the honey came out.

Could Oil Remove the Honey From the Hair?

It seems some folks have a lot of trouble removing the honey from their hair. Those who need to do a few more steps should consider applying some type of oil to remove the honey.

You can use whatever oil you’re okay with, such as grapeseed oil, coconut oil, or olive oil. You need to apply a light layer of oil to your hair. Once you’ve done that, go ahead and let the oil sit for 30 minutes.

All you have to do after that is remove everything with shampoo or conditioner, whatever you’ve got. This should do the trick when getting the honey off is a bit difficult.

Can Dry Shampoo Get Rid of All That Honey in Your Hair?

This can work. You just need to know how to use it. Dry shampoo works because the ingredients in most dry shampoos are absorbent and drying.

You need to apply a liberal amount of dry shampoo throughout your hair, especially where you see the most honey accumulated. Comb your hair thoroughly to distribute the dry shampoo.

Let your hair rest for about 10 minutes before shampooing it, as you would normally. This is the trick you’ll have to resort to if shampoo alone didn’t work out for you.

Can Vinegar Remove the Honey Stuck to Your Hair?

Sometimes, you’ve got nothing at home. You’ve got no conditioner or shampoo. For those times, you want to thank your lucky stars for vinegar. Most people keep a little vinegar in their house.

Find this vinegar because it’ll help remove the honey from your hair. Then, just pour some vinegar on your hair.

Cover your hair using a shower cap, and allow the vinegar to do its magic. This is going to require some patience but also a strong noise because vinegar stinks. You have to keep it on your hair for 20 minutes, and that means smelling it that long.

After that amount of time has passed, all you need to do is rinse it off with warm water, and that should be good enough.

Now, you know what to do to get rid of the honey on your hair.

I dilute the honey when I apply it now. I mix it with some yogurt or sour cream. I add a small amount of baking soda and honey. I also add about 3/4 of a cup of yogurt or sour cream.

Yes, I love using natural shampoos, and this mix worked for me. I never had to worry about honey getting stuck in my hair. Every time I make my natural hair treatment, my hair feels like a million bucks.

Hopefully, my experience helps keep your hair looking beautiful without dealing with the sticky fiasco I had to go through.

Joy-Lee Founder and writer of wevaluebeauty.com

Joy-Lee

Hi, my name is Joy-Lee and I'm the owner of wevaluebeauty.com. As you might've noticed, I'm a true beauty lover, and made it my passion, my work and my hobby. I love sharing my thoughts and feelings on a variety of beauty aspects and want to thank you for reading!