I have been using molasses in my hair for over 3 years. I swear by it in my deep conditioning treatments. Oddly enough, I never really read up on the benefits of it in haircare. I knew it strengthened…but that’s about it. In my efforts to stay educated on WHY certain ingredients work for my hair, I have finally found out the benefits of molasses in haircare.
What I have found:
Molasses – contains natural sulfur/sulphur which is a mild natural fungicide, that rehydrates & detoxifies cell fibers by allowing water & nutrients into the cells & toxins to flow out. Sulphur is one of the key building blocks for healthy hair growth. A lack of sulphur may weaken the skin cells causing irregular sebum activity on the surface of the scalp.” [SOURCE]
I can say the above is absolutely true in my experience with molasses.
My usual recipe:
- 1-2 tablespoons molasses
- 1/4 cup conditioner OR deep conditioner
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
Mix together well and slather on hair from root to tip. Put on a plastic cap for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo and condition as usual.
You can use this mixture before shampooing on dry hair or you can use this mixture after shampooing and before conditioning. Personally, I find that applying this mixture before shampooing yields the best results on my hair.
I always use this after protective styling or when I have breakage. It always strengthens my hair and leaves it soft and healthy.
Try it and see if you like it!!!