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Sweet Treatment for Damaged Hair

Sweet Treatment for Damaged Hair

Here is a one-ingredient formula that may surprise you, but it has amazing nourishing and repairing properties for damaged hair.

If you spent too many hours this summer in a pool, in the sun, or getting tangles from harsh salty sea air–or if you have damage from bleaching or blow-drying–this sweet solution will help restore your hair to soft, shiny, bouncy glory.

The secret is blackstrap molasses. It may sound kind of sticky and gooey to use, but it smells sweet and it will give your damaged locks a nourishing treat.

Simply massage about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of blackstrap molasses (depending on the length of your hair) into your tresses, then cover with a shower cap and allow it to set as long as possible (for an hour or even more, if you can.)

Rinse with warm water.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:42AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

I remember my mom telling me that she used to use blackstrap molasses on her hair as a young girl. Guess mom was on to something. Who knew? LOL

10:36AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

I sure will try this...I have very fine, dry hair. Thank you.

3:46PM PST on Feb 3, 2013


4:26AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Wikipedia defines blackstrap (an American term) as the 3d grade of molasses gotten from processing sugar cane. It is the darkest & strongest flavored with the highest mineral content, least sugar. It can be sulphured or unsulphured.
OTOH Sorgum "molasses" is really syrup refined from sorgum.
I was surprised to read that they make something called mollases from sugar beets as well, so I will be careful to read labels and make sure I am getting cane molasses.

12:26AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:34AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:25PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Thank you

3:57AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011


7:09PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

brair rabbit brand is great for molasses cookies.

7:05PM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

what is the difference between blackstrap molasses and other kinds of molasses?

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