Organic BlackStrap Molasses

This stuff is absolutely amazing, I did a pre poo with it this morning and left it in for an hour, then I rinsed and let me tell you my hair was so soft , I couldn't believe it. I thought I would need to shampoo instead of co-wash. OOOOHHH NOOO I co-wash and deep condition. My hair feels fabulous. This is what I did, I poured some in a bowl and put in the microwave for 15 seconds then applied all over my hair ( It's kinda sticky) then covered my hair with a plastic cap. (before taking it off as not to rip your hair out) But this stuff left my hair feeling like silk.
My favorites
Qhemets AHOC,OHHB
Yemen Henna
HHC
AOHR Deep Conditioner
Coconut,Jojoba and JBC oils
Rosemary Oil/w horsetail,coltsfoot and Nettle leaves.
My own homemade mixtures
BlackStrap Molasses

http://public.fotki.com/mj11051
Nice! Is it just regular old molasses that you get at a grocery store? Which leads me to a question: Which is better honey or molasses, can you use honey in place of molasses?
It's organic and I got it from Wholefood Market. I like it better than honey. Yes you can use honey in place but you probably won't get my results of super soft silky hair.
My favorites
Qhemets AHOC,OHHB
Yemen Henna
HHC
AOHR Deep Conditioner
Coconut,Jojoba and JBC oils
Rosemary Oil/w horsetail,coltsfoot and Nettle leaves.
My own homemade mixtures
BlackStrap Molasses

http://public.fotki.com/mj11051
Well then, molasses it is, lol.
Pictures in your fotki? This sounds interesting. Always thought using molasses would be the same sticky mess as using honey alone. Did you put it in dry hair?
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My camera is broken so i didn't take pictures. sorry It's kinda sticky and yes I put it in my dry hair. But it was well worth it.
My favorites
Qhemets AHOC,OHHB
Yemen Henna
HHC
AOHR Deep Conditioner
Coconut,Jojoba and JBC oils
Rosemary Oil/w horsetail,coltsfoot and Nettle leaves.
My own homemade mixtures
BlackStrap Molasses

http://public.fotki.com/mj11051
I like blackstrap, unsulphured molasses but hate the scent. I did a treatment last weekend with 1 egg, molasses & conditioner. It's been 4 days and my hair is still soft.

I read in past posts that honey can lighten your hair but molasses doesn't. Don't know how true this is because my hair has always lightened in the sun w/o honey. I keep plenty of honey in the house because I love it in teas and such.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
I read in past posts that honey can lighten your hair but molasses doesn't.
That's a good point. Would it darken light or white hair?
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Quote:
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Suburbanbushbabe

That's a good point. Would it darken light or white hair?
I remember my sister telling me that molasses helps you to retain your natural hair color (I don't know how true that is).


I use molasses in plain yogurt as a weekly deep treatment.
4/b with 4/a kinks at the back of my head.

Keep it kinky, curly, wavy- whatever.
Just keep it natural and keep it you, from head to toe ^_^


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Honey lightens the hair and molasses darkens the hair.
Sounds like good stuff!

Can you tell me in which aisle at Whole Foods this would be found?
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Sounds like good stuff!

Can you tell me in which aisle at Whole Foods this would be found?
Originally Posted by mariag002
along same aisle as the maple syrup
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
I love this stuff, too. I use it on dry hair, but mixed with conditioner so I don't rip my hair as I spread it through. It definitely makes the hair feel stronger, but I find that it has to be used regularly (weekly or biweekly) or the effects disappear pretty quickly.

Honey's lightening effect is due to bleaching so it's gonna have that effect anytime you put it on wet hair, whereas molasses does have a slight darkening effect, but it's more like a transparent, not very stubborn stain that probably takes some pretty intensive use to ever build up. I doubt it could ever REALLY darken extremely light hair, maybe slightly. I did a treatment for a friend's hair and it didn't cover her greys at all.
Ms Kitty(and all others who have tried it) how does your hair react to honey? I see that some of you all are kinda comparing the molasses to honey, and my hair only seems to like a little honey in my henna treatments.
Sunyata B.

When I use honey in my deep-conditioner-concoctins I'm usually pleased with the sotfness of my hair.

I just felt like switching up my DT and adding molasses instead.
4/b with 4/a kinks at the back of my head.

Keep it kinky, curly, wavy- whatever.
Just keep it natural and keep it you, from head to toe ^_^


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Fotki:
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Ms Kitty(and all others who have tried it) how does your hair react to honey? I see that some of you all are kinda comparing the molasses to honey, and my hair only seems to like a little honey in my henna treatments.
Originally Posted by Sunyata B.

My hair loves honey, but it loves the molasses more
For moisture and softness, it's honey, hands down. Molasses makes my hair a little smoother, but it's what it adds in terms of resiliency that makes it worthwhile to me.
I will definitely have to give molasses a try.
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

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BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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I've used this instead of honey in my henna mix. It worked okay but the smell is kinda strong. So strong it even overpowers the henna, which is not easy.
Kinks, kinks and more kinks

Current Goodies: KBB Hair Mask, KBB Deep Condish, JC WDT, Oyin Juices & Berries, Oyin Shine & Define, Oyin Whipped Pudding
Faves & Raves: Oyin Juices & Berries, KBB Deep Condish, JC WDT, CBSS WSHP, KCCC, Henna
Not so Goodies: Proteins & heavy oils...
Current Challenge: kinky & twisted! (ahem, two-strand twisted)
Please tell me how to use molasses in my hair? Do you use it like honey and add some to conditioner, or do a rinse with it? I tried honey this morning, but I would like to try molasses since I have very dark hair.

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