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on 11/24/2008 6:26:00 AM
More reviews by dominicangirl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I feel kind of odd being the only one who hated the honey hair treatment, but oh well. I usually use coconut oil (love it!) on my hair but saw these reviews and decided to try out the honey. The good stuff first - this stuff is cheap and natural...and you can eat it if you get hungry whilst putting it on your hair ;) Well not really, the sugar is really bad for your teeth. Onto the bad...where do I start? This stuff stuck to my hair and just would NOT RINSE OUT properly. I left it in for around 15mins under a showercap and shampooed twice and conditioned once. When I air dried my hair, the roots felt like they had some thick goo caked on them...and some random strands of hair felt sticky. Ok, so I musn't have washed it out well or something...so I hopped into the shower again, shampooing my hair twice and conditioning once as before. Needless to say, it still hadn't completely come out and I had to do a coconut oil treatment to get it out. I'm totally confused as to why it wouldn't rinse out my hair but I guess that's just me...As for the results...I had no shine, infact, I had really dull hair. It made my hair greasy within 2 days (I usually don't start getting greasy hair up to day 5) and my hair was just a HOT MESS and unmanageable to work with...it was wild! Also be warned - when diluted, honey slowly releases the hydrogen peroxide...if you use honey on your hair often it will gradually lighten your hair. If you're into that thing, it is a good thing as the hydrogen peroxide released in honey isn't bad for your hair :) I wouldn't do this treatment again, the results were laughable and I much prefer my coconut oil treatment (which actually penetrates the hair shaft and really works wonders for my thick hair).
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 11/24/2008 2:25:00 AM
More reviews by tanveer
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Pros: all natural, supposed to be loaded with vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin, has an exfoliating effect without drying skin out.Cons: not as great as it is cracked up to be.. it is just okay. Maybe better in conjunction with more nourishing natural ingredients like avocado paste rather than by itself.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/22/2008 2:30:00 AM
More reviews by meepo
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I accidentally bought the regular squirt-bottled honey instead of the raw kind, and still decided to experiment with it. I've only tried it once as a face mask, and have gotten good results. The real use I have for honey, though, is as a "boost" for my conditioner and body wash. I often have a bottle of conditioner that works just okay; adding a few squirts of honey in the bottle will make it FABulously more effective in moisturizing my hair. This has been enough for me so far to be satisfied with honey, but I will most likely be turning to it often as a face mask during colder months.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/13/2008 9:27:00 AM
More reviews by luckymurre
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
I was eager to try this because of all the great reviews, but now I regret it big time. I purchased a tall jar of raw honey and applied it to my face and left it on for about 10 minutes. When I rinsed it off... my face was blotchy and I had formed several seborrheic keratoses (wart-like bumps) on my face. Being of Filipino descent, I already had a few of these small, non-malignant skin growths on my face, but I was appalled to see that I had sprouted more due to the honey application. The only way to remove these is by cosmetic surgery, so I'm deeply regretting the honey application right now. Beware!
on 11/11/2008 5:15:00 PM
More reviews by tanyaw168
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I bought myself some raw, unpasturized honey to use for masks. I love it!!! My skin looked so glowing and radiant after a couple of uses. I just slather it on and let it sit for as long as I feel like. Usually 15 min to 30 min.Although, don't over do it, like I did. I loved using the masks so much, that I started doing them every day. After about a week of this, I noticed I was breaking out at bit more than usual. After having about 5 new large zits on my cheek (where I rarely ever get acne), I decided to tone it down a notch. I do think that honey has some properties that encourage your skin to purge. I noticed the first time I did the mask, after washing it off, I had a few little whiteheads on my face that suddenly appeared. It wasn't new zits exactly, just my skin pushing some stuff to the surface. They were little and easy to extract. I think I'll be doing honey masks about 2X a week from now on. I love love love it!!!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 11/10/2008 5:55:00 PM
More reviews by wws1980
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse
I'll admit it - it took me too long to get on this bandwagon! I have oily, cystic-acne-prone skin . I have tried countless products including Accutane and birth control pills, which worked but my acne returned soon after stopping. For the past 6 months, I have been using a combination of the Clarisonic and regular honey masks (just raw honey) and my skin has never been so clear and radiant. I feel so much more comfortable using these over chemical/prescription products. My old acne scars also look like they're lightening - a combination of honey's bleaching effect (be careful around eyebrows/lashes!) and the Clarisonic's exfoliation. My routine: remove makeup and cleanse using dr.Bronner's rose soap and the Clarisonic. Honey mask twice a week. Moisturize with a quick swipe of 100% cocoa butter if I feel like I need it.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/5/2008 7:04:00 AM
More reviews by iheartsu
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I used to apply aspirin mixed with honey on my face every two days and it helped me a lot! Honey is very good against any kind of problems on your face AND hair :) ifor example, if you skin and/or scalp is dry, yu can just apply honey on it (for your hair: mix it with shampoo) and it does wonders!It's weird that I love honey so much, yet never EAT it :P
on 11/1/2008 11:08:00 AM
More reviews by princess_eab
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
Honey is a great deep moisturizer for HAIR. Try using 1 dollop honey to 2 dollops conditioner. It will not be sticky at all once it is mixed in your palm. Distribute evenly through the hair and let it sit while you do other showerly things. It will rinse cleanly and leave your hair soft and moisturized. This is especially helpful in the winter for my hair! If you have a deep conditioning heated cap, try mixing aloe vera, honey and conditioner in equal parts together, applying it from scalp to ends, and sitting under the cap for 30 minutes.
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 10/28/2008 9:51:00 PM
More reviews by saintsvalentine
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I suffer from constant breakouts and cystic acne and *nothing* topical i've tried has cleared up my acne nor prevented it, and I've tried most things. I use to use Aveeno sensative skin products, which I still like, but they didn't treat the acne. Thought I still use the night cream. I think my acne is hormonal and i'm on BC, soon to be taking Spiro, and i've tried benzoyl peroxide treatments, (which made things 50X worse) among other things. I've also changed my diet drastically. Then I tried raw organic honey. I use it as a cleanser after my oil free make up remover. I mix it with nutmeg and cinnamon. I'll then leave it on for 5-30 minutes or sleep with the mask on every once in a while or if things are really bad. after i wash off i follow up with a really good oil free moisturizer and that's it. My skin looks significantly better than when I was using any conventional store bought treatment. The spots are healing up very well and much more quickly. I've also heard the honey helps with scars but it's too soon for me to tell. the honey completely healed the peeling and flaking from the bezoyl peroxide, which was a nightmare on top of the nightmare of acne. I'm now going to try Wedderspoon Manuka Honey 16+, and I have confidence this will be even better than what i use now. I feel like since I broke out with severe hormonal acne last month I looked like a meth addict or someone with chicken pox. It was all red and horrible looking, esp when my skin was dry from BP. When i started using my honey regime, my boyfriend commented on how it looked like my skin was improving. initially he probably thought using honey was silly but i'm seeing real results, real fast. it's not a miracle cure, but it's better than anything else i've tried. Tastes and smells nice too.
on 10/23/2008 4:47:00 AM
More reviews by peasloveandhominy
Skin type : insanely acne prone (with active acne), prone to clogged pores and very oilyDuration of use : more than a yearThis is no miracle, but I've long since given up on skincare miracles. I love using a raw honey face mask (I get my raw honey from the farmer's market in the summer. It's fairly cheap and very fresh.) once a week or more. I use generic Retin-A gel but still like the idea of doing a face mask. Clays are usually too harsh and everything else seems to sting and irritate my skin. Raw honey calms my skin and usually calms any breakouts I have.I don't believe it prevents breakouts or even treats them, but I believe it calms the irritation. I apply about 1 teaspoon of raw honey to a damp face and neck (when I try to apply it to a dry face and neck, it irritates my skin). I leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water.That's it. I don't add anything to it or leave it on for a really long time. I believe that perhaps some irritation that people get it due to their application. As stated above, when I applied it to dry skin, there was too much friction and it causes irritation and also when I would leave it on more than 20 minutes, I noticed irritation.I apply aloe vera gel after and call it a night. continued >>
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