Caring for your hair can be a daunting task. Whether you’ve spent decades caring for natural hair or you’re just making the transition, the goal is the same: to keep your hair healthy and happy (in the easiest way possible). That’s where African Pride Honey products come in.

Whether you’re a natural hair pro or a complete newbie, knowing what products and ingredients are best for your curls can be difficult. Like most industries, the beauty world is susceptible to buzzy fads, and trendy, chemical-filled ingredients. 

While following a trend can be fun (especially if it means a cute new purchase from Fashion Nova) unfortunately these fads tend to encroach on our hair products and leave us with formulas that may not be what’s best for our unique textures in the long run. 

For consumers it can be challenging to differentiate between what ingredients are merely trendy and what ingredients are truly effective. Usually the best place to find the answer is in nature. African Pride uses all-natural ingredients that are gentle on your hair but don’t sacrifice effectiveness. 

One of our favorite ingredients for natural hair care can currently be found in your kitchen, honey. While it may not be the most buzzworthy ingredient, honey has long been in the hair care game, gently nourishing scalps since Ancient Egypt. 

African Pride honey products utilize honey as a hero ingredient for its numerous scientifically-proven benefits. From added shine to gentle conditioning, read on to discover seven amazing ways honey can transform your hair.

#1 Honey Moisturized Natural Hair

Honey is naturally two things, an emollient which is a smoothing agent, and a humectant, which is a moisturizing agent. Both of these elements make it one of the best ingredients for natural hair and the perfect natural hair moisturizer. 

For instance, its emollient properties seal moisture into hair. Humectants take moisture from the air by bonding with water molecules and seal that moisture into the scalp and dry hair strands. 

Honey’s emollients also smooth hair follicles, which adds a shine that will keep your curls poppin’. These emollient properties especially protect against dullness caused by pollution, sun, or heavy styling to keep your strands glistening with a natural sheen. It’s these characteristic benefits of honey that make it an awesome product to keep in your hair care routine.

#2 Honey Promotes Growth

Natural hair tends to be dry and brittle, often making it prone to breakage. So it’s important that the ingredients in your hair products work double time to both nourish the scalp and stimulate growth. Trusted research has shown that honey promotes the growth of the skin cells that make up the scalp and hair follicles. 

Its emollient properties also wake up the inactive follicles and strengthen them, so your inches can reach their full potential. It can be a long, difficult process trying to grow your coily hair, but seeking out African Pride honey products will help keep your strands strong against breakage and nurtured for growth.

#3 Honey Soothes Itchy Scalps

If keeping your hair moisturized, growing, and strong wasn’t enough, honey also prevents scalp infections. Honey naturally has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This means that your scalp is protected from bacteria and less likely to experience infections, itchiness, or dandruff. 

If you tend to suffer from eczema or psoriasis, honey can even help lessen the severity of breakouts. This ingredient is especially effective for your dry scalp. Giving yourself a gentle scalp massage with honey might be a little messy (and sticky) but combined with warm water, this mixture will gently moisturize and heal any itchiness or flakiness found in your scalp.

#4 Honey Adds Shine

Since honey is a natural emollient, it can easily (and gently) soften hair. It works to smooth the individual hair cuticles resulting in less frizz and dullness. By moisturizing and locking in shine, honey helps to restore the natural luster of your hair. To get the most out of this ingredient, look for pomades, creams, and leave-in products with honey as a primary ingredient like our Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner.

#5 Honey Cleanses & Detoxifies

Honey’s natural anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties make it a great cleanser and detoxer for natural hair. It helps remove buildup from the scalp, unclog pores, and nourish the scalp. This is an especially great ingredient to use if you’re making the switch to natural hair.Opting for honey-packed products ensure your curls and coils are thoroughly cleansed and conditioned. For these reasons, we’ve made honey the hero ingredient of our Honey & Coconut Oil Shampoo.

#6 Honey Deep Conditions

Packed with plenty of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, honey has everything your hair needs to be healthy and strong. Similarly, it’s emollient properties make honey an amazing moisturizer. Next time you’re co-washing or conditioning with our African Pride Honey, Chocolate, and Coconut Oil Conditioner, leave on this nourishing formula for a few minutes to really soak up all its benefits.

#7 Honey Adds Nutrients

Similar to the food we consume, what we put in and on our bodies matters. This approach shouldn’t change when it comes to hair care.   You make sure to take your vitamins and eat healthy, so it goes without saying that you should ensure your hair gets the same treatment. Other hair products tend to either neglect these nutrients or add them into products via synthetic chemicals. As a natural and safe ingredient, honey is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals to give your hair the healthy dose of love it needs to thrive.

The Best Hair Products With Honey

Since honey offers so many benefits to your hair, we made it the star ingredient of our best-selling African Pride Moisture Miracle products. Honey enriches these formulas with its effective properties to give your hair the absolute best. Curly and coily hair needs extra care to ensure it is protected, moisturized, and strong. 

Our African Pride honey products give that extra moisture boost that’s game-changing for your curls. It’s not just a sweet treat, it’s a not-so-secret ingredient that can do wonders for your textured hair.