Lighten your hair with honey
By IvanaNacevska on September 28, 2012
Safe way to lighten your hair with 1-2 tons. It can be used as often as necessary - sometimes it takes more than one application for visible results.
Ingredients: pure honey, water (preferably distilled or low mineral water pH 7), and one teaspoon of the following: milled cinnamon, coconut oil, olive oil). Everything is used at room temperature. The exact proportion is 1:6 (one tablespoon honey to 6 tablespoons distilled water, depending on the length of your hair you can use more). Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or coconut oil, or olive oil. Apply evenly onto wet hair (pat dried with a towel) and cover with plastic binding hat or foil and than with a towel. Leave your hair for an hour, then wash thoroughly with water.
How does it work? Natural honey contains glucose and an enzyme synthesized by the bees - glucose oxidase. Under the right conditions, glucose oxidase has the ability to produce hydrogen peroxide from glucose.
By itself the honey can not produce this reaction. To be active, glucose oxidase requires a pH of 5.5 to 8.0; pH of undiluted honey is between 3.2 and 4.5 - too low to activate the enzyme. Another necessary condition - the presence of sodium.
Human skin has a relatively high pH and sodium. After contact with the skin of the honey, they activate the enzyme glucose oxidase, and he separated from glucose 2% hydrogen peroxide-cause of antibacterial properties of the honey. As is released slowly and at low concentrations, hydrogen peroxide produced by honey does not damage the hair.
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