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    Smile Honey and Locs

    Hi everyone.I thought I would share my experience with honey and my locs.I read in a book called Knotty Truth that honey adds nutrients and moisture to the hair while in locs.I use a mixture of 1/2 cup Aloe Vera juice.The kind without preservatives.1/2 a cup of Green Tea and a tablespoon of honey.Shake well in a spray bottle and use daily or when locs are dry.I have been using this for over a year and I like it.The honey does not make your hair sticky as it would seem.I also use it during my retights on each section I am locking.One Time I remember my fingers feeling sticky and I thought my hair would be sticky after it dried but it was fine.It's easy to make and last a long time too.You can test the PH and adjust with water if you please.I use green tea but you can use different ones.Rosemary and sage are said to stimulate the hair follicles and lemongrass adds a pleasant sent to the hair.Yes,it washes out easily too.This is really good for the peeps that prefer to use all natural products.I hope this helps someone.Blessings.

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    Thanks for sharing your experience!

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    Thanks for sharing and also for the reminder . I'll be adding honey to my mix tonight!
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    I wonder how long the mix lasts in the fridge.. Anyone? Knotty?
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    so sweet to see this
    Learned this tip from veteran lockers on NP. I preferred to make it fresh. Honey is a preservative itself. You can always extend the life of a solution by adding a drop of Essential Oil for every ounce of solution, though. EOs are known preservatives as well with a 6 mo shelf life...but why tempt with mold and mildew when you can make it fresh? I only used it after a wash. Too many bees and gnats to contend with as it was, lol.
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    Hi Everyone.You have restored my just budding faith in this site.(LOL) I read the other day where someone said their honey mix went sour.I had not had that issue before but I went and gave mine a sniff.It smelled fine so I then decided I will keep it in the fridge so it won't happen. I'm not sure if I mentioned the oil but you can add any essential oil.I use almond oil just because I have some on hand.I do not use a lot of oil yet because I do not want to cause a lot of bunching in my locks.I have yet to reach the 3 year mark when I am no longer transitioning.This works really well for me in the meantime.No crunchy locs. I'm glad I could share with yall.Blessings.

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