Washing hair with honey locust water

Hair Care With Water Extracted From Dried Honey Locust Fruit

Honey locust fruit is used as a folk wonderful remedy for strong and smooth hair. Let’s learn about hair care method with water extracted from dried honey locust fruit shared by All Know-How.

The scientific name of honey locust is Fructus Gleditsia. Currently, people seldom use it directly for caring their hair, but take a look to the ingredients in different kinds of shampoo, many of them contain Gleditschiae fruit ingredient inside. That is a reason why this fruit plays a very important role in caring women’s hair, especially for Vietnamese women.

Honey locust fruit
Honey locust fruit

Now let’s explore the benefits of washing hair using honey locust fruit through this article.

Treating Dandruff and Fungal Scalp

Honey locust has excellent anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and fungicidal ability because its composition contains 10 percent of saponin. This active substance destroys the fungal cells of the scalp and removes dandruff. Therefore, dermatologists usually recommend people with fungal scalp to combine medication and honey locust to gain the best result.


Styling hair into place

In ancient times, there was no shampoo, women often wash their hair with honey locust fruit. And that is the secret for very long but still smooth hair. However, existing shampoos contain many chemicals that make hair easily dry. Therefore to keep your hair always smooth, you should wash your hair with Gleditsia fruit water.

Styling hair into place

Stimulating hair growth

Stimulate hair growth

Washing hair with honey locust water is a recipe for quicker hair growth because this fruit contains flavonoids and saponins which promote the growth of hair follicles. Moreover, these active substances help balance the sebaceous glands in order to keep hair always floating naturally.

Cleansing scalp

The saponin content included in Gleditschiea fruit is the key to cleansing the scalp. This active substance will remove impurities and dirt from the scalp, thus helping to clean the hair.

Clean scalp

Strengthening hair

Gleditschiae fruit contains high-nutrition content: 29 percent of lipid, 35 percent of protein, 16 percent of carbohydrate together with fat and calcium. When you wash your head with honey locust, these nutrients deeply penetrate into the scalp and hair roots in order to nourish hair follicles and hair strands. Washing hair with this fruit will help keep your hair always healthy and shiny.

Strong hair

To wash hair with Gleditsia fruit water, follow this process:

Washing hair with honey locust water


Before boiling this fruit with water, you should dry it in the sun from 2 to 3 days. This stage helps Gleditsia more aromatic when boiled.


To create the beneficial resin for your hair, bake it on a charcoal stove instead of a gas stove or microwave. Note that its use will lose if it is burnt.


Add this fruit into the pot with enough amount of water depending on the length and thickness of the hair. Boil for about 5 to 10 minutes so that its nutrition completely dissolves in water. You can stop boiling when the water turns dark- brown yellow and bubbles in the pot. In order to save time, you should put honey locust fruit into the filter bag before boiling. This stage helps remove the dregs from water in order that you can use the water immediately after cooking. Should only use the boiled water during a day to ensure the best result for your hair