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#1 of 10 Old 10-28-2007, 04:29 AM - Thread Starter
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I've been washing my face with honey for up to a month, and I love it. I also use it sometimes along with bs for no-pooing.

So a few weeks ago I decided to try it on my toddler's scalp instead of shampoo.

Wow! his scalp is so clean and his hair so soft and shinny.

He's never been thrilled to wash his head, but now he likes using honey because he gets to try a bit while doing it

Because where we live there're not any good natural alternatives for regular children's shampoo, I was so trying to find a natural no-tears recipe that works for him. Honey is just the perfect find

I wash his hair twice a week, but I think I could even do it once a week because it doesn't get dirty at all.
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Yay, that's great!
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how much do you use? would it work with cradle cap too? we have no-tears shampoo here but only in icky johnson and johnson...

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Can I use honey to wash my hair or would it leave sticky residue? (My hair is thigh-length).
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Honey isn't sticky, but it is moisturizing -- too much honey and your hair can look limp and greasy. So, you can add it to your baking soda mixture to clean your hair without it feeling dry. I personally do baking soda and lightweight/silicone free conditioner. I can add a drop of honey to that mixture (1 time use).
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how much do you use? would it work with cradle cap too? we have no-tears shampoo here but only in icky johnson and johnson...
About the same amount I'd use of shampoo. I take a bit with my fingers an let ds to take a bit as well. I use liquid honey, and if it's solid I mix it with water before using.
I don't know if it would work with cladle cap. You could start using it on your face and see how it works.
We also have J&J here, and other baby brands that come in a pretty bottle with the same ingredients of adult's shampoo.:

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Can I use honey to wash my hair or would it leave sticky residue? (My hair is thigh-length).
As stated by Spastica, it won't remain sticky because it rinses very well with water. My hair is a bit greasy, so I try to use only a bit of honey, along with BS, but I'm sure the amount/frequency depends on each scalp condition.
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As stated by Spastica, it won't remain sticky because it rinses very well with water. My hair is a bit greasy, so I try to use only a bit of honey, along with BS, but I'm sure the amount/frequency depends on each scalp condition.
So how do you do that? Just take a glob of honey, mix in a dab of baking soda and work it into your scalp?
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how much of everything do you mix (eg, half honey, half BS- do you add anything else?)
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I had the best results when I dissolved the baking soda (about 1 tbsp) in 1/2 cup of water (completely) and then added a tsp or two of honey to the water. If I don't dissolve the BS in water, my hair breaks really bad.

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