9 Honey-Infused Hair Products That Rehab Dry, Stressed-Out Strands

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It’s that time of year again. The temperatures have dropped and our cold-weather beauty routines have become top priority. While our skin undoubtedly deserves our attention at the first hint of chill in the air, there’s one thing you might be forgetting: your hair. Just like your complexion is prone to drying out in cooler weather, so is your hair—especially if you already color it or use hot tools every day.

That said, it’s important to incorporate ingredients into your hair-care routine that will help reverse the damage and prevent more destruction from occurring, which brings us to honey. Yup, the very stuff you generously squeeze onto toast and into your tea is also a savior for winter-weathered strands.

According to Original Mineral global creative director Janelle Chaplin, honey helps lock in moisture. In tandem with its hydrating benefits, Chaplin explains that honey’s antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties work especially well for people with dry scalps and dandruff. In other words, it’s a must-try multi-tasking ingredient from roots to tips. To help you do just that, ahead you’ll find nine honey-infused hair products worth making room for in your shower and post-shower routine.

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Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask, $36

Just like the original Don’t Despair, Repair! mask, this honey-infused concoction is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in the beauty world, and for good reason. The unpasteurized honey delivers such intense moisture that when the brand performed a clinical study, they found that using it just three times led to a 75 percent reduction in breakage compared to untreated hair.

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John Masters Organics Repair Conditioner for Damaged Hair with Honey & Hibiscus, $29

This heavenly-scented conditioner is a treat for the senses and the strands. Where honey nourishes and locks in moisture, hibiscus sinks deep down to fortify and strengthen each strand.

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Garnier Whole Blends Miracle Nectar Repairing Leave-In, $7

When you’re working with an ingredient as nourishing as honey, why wash it out? This leave-in treatment packs 10 powerful benefits into each and every spritz. From moisturizing and detangling to repairing and preventing split ends, this spray does it all.

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Amika Haute Mess Texture Gloss, $25

Oftentimes styling products are more likely to dry out strands than nourish them. Thankfully that’s not the case with this honey-infused gloss. Designed for all hair types, it pumps up the volume and offers light hold, all while hydrating hair and making it softer than ever.

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Qhemet Biologics Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm, $16

This 100 percent natural balm is heaven for natural textures. Made with hydrating and softening honey and olive oil, as well as shine-inducing grapeseed oil and moisturizing glycerin, a dime-sized dollop of this clear balm goes a long way toward delivering your healthiest-looking hair yet.

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Verb Reset Repairing Mask, $16

Don’t let damaged hair get you down. Instead, use it as an excuse to indulge yourself in a little self-care with this best-selling hair mask. Honey, green tea extract, and quinoa protein work together to hydrate, strengthen, and smooth strands in just seven minutes.

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Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein-Strong Treatment, $12

Designed to revitalize over-processed hair, this strengthening treatment is a godsend for anyone who regularly colors or heat styles their strands. It’s made with manuka honey, yogurt extract, mafura oil, all of which promote a healthy-looking head of hair.

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Hair Food Manuka Honey & Apricot Sulfate-Free Dye-Free Moisturizing Shampoo, $9

This sulfate-free shampoo is great for both preventing and repairing damage. The manuka honey and apricot concoction smells fresh out of the kitchen, which will only make you want to keep it stocked in your shower even more.

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Bumble & bumble Bb. Glow Thermal Protection Mist, $32

If you’ve concluded that heat tools, regardless of how damaging they can be, will always be a part of your haircare routine, be sure to make room in your regimen for this heat protectant. Made with its signature honey protective complex, the lightweight spray is designed to strengthen strands and promote elasticity so that they’re less likely to break from frequent heat use.

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