Honey Shampoo: Natural Way to Cleanse Hair


If you are looking for a natural way to cleanse your hair then look no further than your bottle/jar of honey! Here is all you need to know about the shampoo that uses only 2 ingredients: honey and water.

Reblogged and edited from empoweredsustenance.com


Why Wash Hair with Honey Shampoo

  • The pH of the scalp is between 4 and 7, and the pH of honey is about 4. The slightly acidic nature of the honey balances the scalp and fights dandruff
  • Raw honey is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so honey washing can help treat a bacterial/fungal issues on the scalp
  • Honey won’t strip the scalp and hair of the protective oils. As a result, hair will be less oily over time because the scalp will stop over-compensating with oil production (which happens when shampoos strip the scalp of all oils)
  • Honey moisturizes the hair, and, since it doesn’t strip the hair of natural oils, hair will be softer with less frizz
  • You will be able to go longer and longer between washings as your scalps oil production normalizes.
  • Honey washing is easy and fast!

DIY Honey Shampoo


  • Honey
  • Filtered water
  • Few drops of essential oils *optional


  1. Make the shampoo “single serving” basis to prevent spoilage. Use the basic ratio of 1 part honey to 3 parts water. If necessary, slightly heat the mixture over very low heat to help dissolve the honey. Yes, this is really watery… that is how it is supposed to be.
  2. If desired, add a few drops of essential oil. I like adding two drops of lavender essential oils and two drops of carrot seed oil. The essential oils add a light fragrance and also help with any flaky scalp issues. The carrot seed oil is very nourishing to the hair.
  3. Wet hair, then apply a bit of the honey shampoo on the scalp. Massage well to distribute over the scalp. Don’t worry about getting the mixture on the ends of the hair, just the scalp area.
  4. Rinse well.


Personally, Idid try this natural shampoo a couple of times in the past and when I say this thing cleans your hair, I mean IT. CLEANS. YOUR. HAIR!  I didn’t fall in love with it but would definitely use it again if I have mass product build up as one round of this thoroughly cleans your scalp and hair. Some may say too clean, perhaps :-/

Have you tried honey shampoo before? Would you give it a go?

13 thoughts on “Honey Shampoo: Natural Way to Cleanse Hair

    • BlackZulu says:

      It really does give your hair a good cleaning.

      You know I don’t think I have used honey much to deep condition. I have been thinking to try (and post) more DIYs so will def look into it.

      What’s ur recipe like? Do share 🙂

    • An Afrikan Butterfly says:

      I mix raw honey with olive oil and heat up for a bit. Then I put it on my hair and wear a shower cap and wrap. It’s quite messy though, so I’m now trying commercial deep conditioners.

      Or I add some honey and oil to a moisturising conditioner, and use to deep condition

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