Inch by Inch (Login InchbyInch) Posted Sep 28, 2011 3:19 PM
I tried a honey + filtered water final rinse on my hair this morning. I used 1/2 teaspoon honey to 2 cups warm water. I think that I like the way my hair looks; it appears darker somehow (not a bad thing with all my grays creeping in) and like the canopy is not flighty (hooray!). But I was dismayed to find that the ends seem to be sticking together. When I fluff the bottom of my hair, my fingers get caught. I think I've finally freed the pieces from each other...but I sure didn't like losing hair as I did so. I can't afford to lose more.
Is there anyone who does regular honey rinses? Have you found a way to avoid your ends sticking together? I would love to use honey because it is said to help hair hold moisture, which is what my curls need, especially in this very high and dry Colorado climate.
(Inch by Inch)
June 2009 in Odessa, Ukraine, by the Black Sea
October 2008 (21"); April 2011 (~22.5") BEFORE; April 2011 (~16") AFTER -- now need new pics!
bangs down to nose tip
brown with grays, thinking about henna/indigo
43 years old
[I originally found the Loom and started measuring back in April 2007 (17.5"), but with such thin, scraggly looking hair, I've been so disappointed and have gotten a few big cuts, only reaching 23.5" at the end of September 2010. Now I'm starting all over again!]
wash 2x a week with Chagrin Valley shampoo bars / AO honeysuckle rose conditioner / ACV-and-water/infusion rinse
EVCO overnight or for 30 minutes on scalp and ends before washing 1x a week
starting scalp massages
trying extremely light EVCO oiling for flighty canopy when needed
wooden comb, air drying, some scrunching, not much fussing, no products, no brushing, finger combing between washes
battling autoimmune hypothyroidism and the major shedding it has caused for the last five years or so