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    it all depends on where and what your Rose Water contains. I used to use Rose Water, Honey and Glycerin in my mixes when I was transitioning last year. I purchased my Rose Water from the Tesco Homemade baking section.

    It does mix with the Rose Water but I found that putting mine in the fridge made the honey go to the bottom.

    With that said it all depends on what type of honey (runny or solid or honey dew) you use and how much you plan to use.

    Remember Rose Water is a water but as I say if you purchased it from a supermarket it may have Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid and Benzion as it's preservatives so once opened you must store it in the fridge.

    If you purchased Rose Water from somewhere like Neal's Yard Remedy or Baldwins then it will have a cosmetic grade preservative (phenoxyethanol and the like) so you will not need to put it in the fridge BUT you will need to store it in a cool dry place away from heat & sunlight then use it within 6 months or less.

    HTH

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    I think I mentioned this before...I like to put honey...

    Ooooh, I think I'm going to try that. I don't have a man right now, but when I do, he's going to enjoy that special treat.

    Thanks for the tip. ^_^

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    Just wondering when y'all add honey to your spritzes, do you have to boil it to make it a liquid or something? Prolly sounds like a stupid question, but when I added honey before, it started having a RAUNCHY smell (the spritz). Does it have an odd reaction to Rosemary? The spritz may or may not have contained Rosemary. TIA

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    I don't know if anyone posted this yet.4 - 5...

    Interesting.
    I'm trying to reduce the use of oils in my moisturizing blend so I use a sage infusion (1/4 litre) + 1/2 tsp of honey+ 4 tsp of aloe vera gel + 2 drops rosemary e.o (for the preservation). For the infusion quantity, I estimate it according to the fluidity I want to obtain.

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    I tried adding honey diluted in hot water like tea...

    i think Qhem of qhemet biologics said once that honey is a sort of natural alcohol. that's probably why hair dries stiffly if it's left in. that said i add a teaspoon of honey to my homemade hair puddings or flaxseed gel just for hold.
    i try to do so, but i love honey so much that i tend to go a bit overboard.
    i now massage honey and olive oil into my conditioned hair when no-pooing and rinse out.

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    I actually made a honey, olive oil (xvirgin), and H2O...

    Exactly how did you use this during your transitioning process? As a daily spritz?

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    The first and only experience I had with honey was when I mixed it with hot six oil, and cholesterol. This left a cholesterol colored mess stuck to my hair and scalp for about 2 weeks. It left my hair matted together. Yuck

    It is nice in green tea though :-)

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    Honey is wonderful, no matter how you use it.

    I started my locs usings Alma's honey concoction....lol. I had very soft hair and everything else that I used didnt work, it would ontwist. But, when I started using the honey concoction. My hair stayed twisted, had sheen, and smells great.

    Just dont use too much of it however you are using it.

    Check out my album...

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    I actually made a honey, olive oil (xvirgin), and H2O...

    Really? Only 2oz of water?

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    I've started to use Manuka Honey it's expensive but it is sooo good on the skin and mixing it with warm water as a warm water spritz is nice indeed!

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    those of you that use honey and sugar as a facial scrub....do you use normal white sugar or brown sugar.
    i also mix honey with everything. i have 2 bottles. one in the shower and on beside my bathroom sink. The first time i used honey, i mixed it with my conditioner and ti made my ahir dry and hard and as i rinsed and rinsed, it got harder and harder. LOL. yeah so i had to clarify asap.

    This si what my spritz consists of
    2 parts glycerin
    2 parts rose hydrosol (this has no additives and is natural)
    2 parts aloe vera juice
    1 part water
    2 drops of honey
    20 drops of rosemary EO
    5 drops each od ylang ylang and lavender EOs

    ill be adding sodium lactate to it when i receive it in the mail. this mixture softens my hair like crazy.

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    My hair loves honey. I read this thread, wondered about it. I put one teaspoon of honey mixed it with unrefined shea butter, and olive oil...my hair is very happy! The first time I used honey as a leave in then washed it out a few hours later, it made my hair shine and it wasnt sticky as I thought it would have been.
    All this nice stuff our hair should be good enough to eat

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    I have lots of honey that's solidified after being kep in the fridge. (That's mummy dearest for you do you reckon I could salvage it by microwaving or using a double-boiler? I plan to mix with Shea better and maybe some oil.

    Please say yes, I need to try this stuff when I get home!

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    no problem. just melt it up a little in the microwave. honey solidifies when it's cold. i live in norway and honey is runny in the summer and hard as clay in the winter.

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    those of you that use honey and sugar as a...

    i use brown sugar. i'm thinking of making a honey and almond face scrub.

    i think qhemet has said earlier in this thread honey is a natural alcohol that gives hold. or sth to that effect. use it in minute quantities or else you'll get too much 'hold.' it is a humectant and moisturising in the right quantities.

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    I'm new at replying, so please work with me. I'm really excited to try a honey mixture. After reading a few of your wonderful ideas I think I'm going to try using 1.5 cups of lemongrass tea, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil as a daily spritz. I'm not sure what will happen, but I will pray that it will help get my hair to be more managable, nice scent and some shine...

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    I mixed honey, water ,olive and glycerin together. I two...

    I just tried a similar mixture, only I added melted shea butter-my hair must not be used to the honey because I have the itchies a little bit. I'm going to give a couple of more days before I try a mixture without the honey.

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    i'm bumping this thread because i went back to using honey today and man, my hair is soft!!! this thread!!

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    Bump, I just bought some honey and I will be using a couple of these recipes. Thanks.

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    just bumping this thread cuz i'm wondering if you all still use honey.

    a couple of days ago, i figured i would try something new to keep my hair moisturized.

    2 tbsp of aveda elixer leave-in
    1 tbsp castor oil (a humectant..right?)
    1 tbsp jojoba oil
    a little less than 1 tbsp honey

    i mixed this all up & used it to twist my hair. my hair feels good & not very crispy....i think that the glycerine in my spritz was making my hair hard (even though it's been really humid lately) my twists feel great...but it has only been a few days....this is usually the time when my hair starts to feel dry....even though i spray my hair w/a spritz mix every day.

    now, i am debating adding a bit of honey to my distilled water/vo5 condish spritz mix...instead of the usual glycerine.....what do you guys think?? or would that be too much honey to put in my hair every day??

    i also have some sodium lactate (i originally bought this for soaping) but not sure if this would work for a spritz.....any thoughts???

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    I have enjoyed this thread. I want to try a bunch of the recipes. Has anyone tried honey with flax seed gel?
    What does sodium lactate do?

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    What does sodium lactate do?...

    i used flax seed gel(homemade) mixed with shea butter to twist; and my hair stayed moist for two weeks no extra spray needed.

    if you add a oil to you conditioner when you wash you wont need anything for a week or 2 that what i do
    i never put anything on my hair after the wash. i style like every two to three weeks

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    Ok, so I log on to this site at work. You guys have me soooooo excited to try a few of these recipes. I just had a cup of tea and my honey is just screaming try it ......."Try it now:!!!

    So I grabbed a chunck of hair and squeezed my honey bear, since my hair is in a big puff, the honey kinda stretched my twist out and so far I have little shrinkage. I am going to go home and mix up some honey and olive oil (or grapeseed whatever I have in house) with my raw shea butter and get ready for my weekend experiment. I amd rodding my hair on super teeny perm rods for a pediepooh791 effect. Cross your fingers for me . If I come out Puurrty then I will upload some pictures to my Yahoo page.

    Thanx for letting me pick your brain

    ~Tweet~

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    BUMP

    Does anyone else have experiences with honey? I'm dying to buy some this weekend to try on my hair.

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    So I grabbed a chunck of hair and squeezed my...

    I'm at working cracking up! Good luck tweet! Hope to see some pics!

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    I make a hot oil treatment with honey and olive oil every two weeks for my hair, and so far I've found that it gives my hair sheen and luster. I don't like putting sticky stuff in my hair, but I cover it with a shower cap so it doesn't bother me.

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    I just recently made a spritz with water, honey, and olive oil. I don't remember the measurements but I know my oil and honey were 2:1. And I added about 3/4 c of water. But I had the same affect ^^^. It made my hair feel like I'd sprayed ritzsy spritzy in it. It did keep the frizzies out of my twists, and it didn't LOOK dry, but I have HIH disease...and I wasn't liking that at all. Do I need to add more oil?! Make it a 3:1 ratio?

    Someone help!!!

    TIA

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    Someone help!!!TIA...


    Hmm...I've been having this problem too. I made a spritz with water, honey, Suave conditioner, castor oil, and olive oil. Maybe I should only use the honey with I co-wash or do a deep conditioning and leave it out of my spritz, along with one of these oils.

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    How much of each do you use?

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