For centuries, honey has been prized by cultures around the world for its many health and beauty benefits. Rich in nutrients and therapeutic properties, this natural golden substance is a respected treatment for healing wounds and preventing infections. As a natural humectant, honey also has the unique ability to attract and retain moisture.
At Gisou, our experience shows that these benefits make honey an ideal ingredient for natural hair and skin care. We appreciate honey as one of nature’s most valuable substances for health and beauty.
So, how can applying honey to the hair and scalp support longer, healthier hair? Read on to discover the benefits of honey for hair growth and how to incorporate it into your routine for the best results.
Does Honey Make Your Hair Grow?
Research on the effects of honey for hair growth is still emerging, but the evidence shows that honey can stimulate regrowth in hair follicles that have become dormant. Using honey on your hair also strengthens, smooths, and conditions the shaft of the hair to prevent breakage which helps the hair grow longer and healthier over time.
Why is Honey Good for Hair Growth?
For six generations, the Mirsalehi family has cared for the Mirsalehi Honey Bees. As passionate beekeepers, we have witnessed first-hand all of the hard work our bees put into every batch of honey. It takes hundreds of bees their entire lifetime to produce one pound of honey!
And, every batch of honey is different, depending on the types of flowers the bees collect their nectar from. In the Mirsalehi Bee Garden, our bees have access to a variety of native wildflowers that change throughout the beekeeping season.
Once the bees collect their nectar, they store it in their hive’s honeycomb. Over time, water evaporation caused by the bees fanning their wings converts the nectar into the thick, golden liquid we call honey.
All of Gisou’s honey infused hair and skincare products contain honey that is sustainably sourced from our own bee garden. Our honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and natural enzymes that deeply nourish and restore the hair and scalp to promote healthy hair growth and help hair to grow longer over time.
How Does Honey Improve Hair Growth?
Read on to discover all the ways honey improves hair growth and helps you grow longer, shinier, healthier hair.
1. Reduces Breakage
Most of us deal with hair breakage regularly, and that can be extremely frustrating when you’re trying to grow your hair longer. Using honey for hair growth is an effective way to combat this issue.
Honey has natural emollient properties that seal moisture into the hair, smoothing out the cuticle, and conditioning the hair strands. This makes your hair more resistant to breakage and split ends, allowing it to grow longer and stronger.
2. Protects the Hair from Damage
From sun damage to heat styling, there are so many things that can damage your hair every day. Overwashing the hair with harsh chemicals like sulfates is one of the leading causes of dryness and damage that often goes overlooked. And as you probably already know, damaged hair is more prone to breakage and fallout.
Honey contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients that are essential for healthy hair. Incorporating honey into your hair care regimen is a great way to repair existing damage and prevent damage in the future, supporting hair growth and longer, healthier hair.
3. Reduces Hair Loss
Free radical damage leads to oxidative stress and poor scalp health, which is another key contributor to hair loss and decreased hair production. The natural antioxidants found in honey protect the scalp from free radical damage and oxidative stress. This improves the health of your scalp, reduces hair loss, and may even promote new hair growth.
4. Strengthens the Hair
Hair that is weak and brittle from chemical processing or mistreatment is more prone to breakage and fallout. In addition to the many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants found in honey, it also contains a small amount of keratin protein. Keratin has been shown to repair and strengthen weak and brittle hair.
5. Promotes Scalp Health
A healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair growth. Honey has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Honey also contains natural enzymes and a multitude of skin-loving nutrients that nourish and support scalp health.
These properties make honey an excellent remedy for issues that affect the scalp, such as dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, and more. They also make honey especially effective for removing buildup and impurities from the scalp, which can hinder hair growth.
Honey is widely recognised for its unique ability to promote epithelial skin cell growth, and that includes the epithelial cells that make up the many hair ducts and follicles of the scalp. Using honey for hair growth not only promotes a healthier scalp and curbs hair fall out, but it also stimulates hair regrowth in hair follicles that have become dormant.
How to Use Honey for Hair Growth
Now that you know how honey can help you grow longer hair, let’s explore the various ways to incorporate honey into your hair care routine.
Our Honey Infused Hair Wash is formulated to cleanse the hair gently and effectively, without the harsh sulfates and parabens that often lead to dry hair and scalp irritation. Thanks to the powers of Mirsalehi Honey, this hair wash purifies the hair and scalp and adds hydration.
This nourishing honey shampoo is also rich in vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants to protect the hair and repair existing damage. It helps with scalp inflammation and irritation and is safe for daily use on all hair types, including keratin and chemically treated hair.
We recommend using our Honey Infused Conditioner in combination with the Honey Infused Hair Wash for best results. This weightless formula is enriched with Mirsalehi Honey to hydrate, detangle, and condition the hair to help prevent breakage.
Incorporating a leave-in conditioner into your daily styling routine detangles and adds hydration to help prevent breakage. Gisou’s Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner is enriched with Mirsalehi Honey, so it also strengthens and repairs the hair, leaving it softer and shinier.
Our Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner is a lightweight, multitasking product that can be applied daily to strengthen and moisturize the hair. Use it after washing, to help detangle locks and lock-in moisture before letting your hair air-dry or using heated styling tools, or on dry hair whenever you need a conditioning refresh.
Gisou’s Honey Infused Scalp Treatment is a highly concentrated scalp serum combining the powers of Mirsalehi honey with our proprietary Mirsalehi Bee Garden Oil Blend. It also supports scalp health with five natural ingredients that target an itchy, dry, oily, or irritated scalp.
At Gisou, we know that a healthy, balanced scalp is essential for healthy hair growth. Our scalp treatment rebalances the scalp’s microbiome and reduces inflammation, which prevents scalp irritation and helps you grow longer, stronger hair.
Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Oil is formulated to rebuild and repair the hair, making it more resistant to breakage and split ends. This luxurious hair oil contains all the powers of Mirsalehi Honey, plus botanical oils to protect, strengthen, and hydrate the hair.
Our iconic Honey Infused Hair Oil can be used daily on wet, damp, or dry hair to add shine and smooth away frizz and flyaways. It can also be used as an overnight hair treatment to deeply nourish and moisturise the hair.
Incorporating our Honey-Infused Hair Mask into your routine will replenish and hydrate your hair, while also improving elasticity and overall hair health. It contains Mirsalehi Honey, botanical extracts and oils, plus vitamin E to strengthen the hair and add shine.
This intensely nourishing formula is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, to protect and repair the hair. It reduces breakage and split ends, which can help the hair grow longer over time.
There are many ways to use our honey hair mask to support hair growth. It can be applied in the shower, or on wet, damp, or dry hair as a deep conditioning treatment. You can also use it as an overnight treatment to nourish, repair, and hydrate the hair on a deeper level.
Ready to Experience the Powers of Honey for Hair Growth?
Using honey for hair growth is a great idea! This amazing natural ingredient is full of skin and hair-loving nutrients, as well as therapeutic properties to promote healthy hair and skin. When you’re ready to experience the benefits of honey for yourself, our honey-infused hair care line can help you grow healthier, longer hair with the powers of Mirsalehi Honey.