View Poll Results: Which is better, Honey or Molasses?
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Honey vs. Molasses

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  • 1 Post By darcurl
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We've all read about the fabulous moisturization you can get from using honey...but there's only a little bit out there about molasses, which may be better for dark hair.
Has anyone tried both, and have an opinion on which is better?
Any opinions on either honey or molasses alone, or on both in general?
Just reply if you know anything at all about honey &/or molasses!!!!!
honey pros:
-soft
-shiny
-nourished
-spreadable
-mixes well w oils
-clumpy curls

honey cons:
-gave unwanted highlights, so i had to dye my hair

molasses pros:
-soft
-sparkly sheen
-nourished
-deepens dark hair

molasses cons:

-stinky
-not as spreadable
-seperates from oils
-stringy curls

so although it highlights, honey is my humectant of choice

*i will use molasses depending on my mood. i like to add a bit to conditioner bottles...it really makes jet black hair pop.
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routine: co-wash, add leave in or plain water, shake & go
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Thank you for posting that! I have been wanting to try honey but since I stopped getting highlights and now color my hair I've been hesitant. Hearing that molasses can make for stringy curls concerns me too. Hmmm...
I should try using honey. I've used molasses before, but deal a lot with stringy curls in general, whether using molasses or not. Maybe honey would help them clump better.
Thanks, everyone! Hmmm...maybe mixing honey and molasses together would yield some good results...this will take some experimentation!

BTW, jazzijenni81, thanks for the general overview of each one! You've really helped me out!!
I agree with the above post with the pros and cons except that the molasses mixed well for me with oils. Maybe it depends on what oils you are using. Also I got really go curl definition with the molasses and not so with the honey . My hair feel really soft with both. I use it in my DC. I big difference for me is the lightening of hair. I like dark hair and do not want it lighter. Although I HATE the smell of molasses alone, mixed with other things it's tolerable for me and I will continue to use it.
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i am going to try both, i have a little honey. i just need to get soem molasses. while i am at it i need to pick up some acv. i have some olive oil too, time for a deep treatment tonight. oh yeah.
do you mean plain old edible honey? do you mix it w/your styling product? it's not sticky?
some put a dab in their rinse out, some others with more experience can help better with this. i can tell you of the deep treatment. i get sandwich bad , put two tablespoons of liveoil in , then one table spoon of honey, then boil water, then put bag in to let heat. then apply hair i think afterwashing, maybe after clarifying really. then wrap, plop, plunk. leave this on for hour, then do routine, cowash, rinseout, leabe in. you may need to double check amounts of olive oil and honey k ssorry its long. HTH.
also i do not think we mean put only honey in hair or molases. it may be honeyandleave in or molases and leave inm yeah soem one should explain thisbetter. do we leave itin all day or foraa little then wahss out.
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This is a good thread. Bump. maybe we can get some more votes, i think there is only fifteen so far.
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Hmmm. I didn't vote because I haven't tried Molasses yet. But... I'm sitting at home alone waiting to go out with a friend for Cinco de Mayo and I'm bored. Uh oh! I wonder if I have some in my pantry...

Oh! By the way, I use honey with my ACV rinse.
I didn't notice any lightening in my hair, but I didn't really check either. Interesting... I wonder what it would do to henna.
I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

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05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

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Good reply, great inquizitive inductions. I also wonder what it would do for henna. Tell me, would you do the molasses, how about the smell?
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MOPTOP
MOP-C CUrL
INNERSENSE ORGANIC BEAUTY
JESSICURL
CURLJUNKIE
DEVACURL
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Good reply, great inquizitive inductions. I also wonder what it would do for henna. Tell me, would you do the molasses, how about the smell?
Originally Posted by apollojuice
I'm assuming this question is directed at me? I will most certainly try molasses, but I'm not sure how to try it. I might add it with an ACV rinse so I can really compare it to the effects of honey.

Honestly, I've never had molasses or smelled it. I bought some recently because I found a bagel recipe that calls for it if you don't have malt powder, so I purchased it but have not yet opened it.

As for a previous poster who was unsure of how to use honey, I started putting 1 Tbl of honey and 1Tbl of ACV to 1 cup of warm water when Botticellibabe had good results with honey and ACV.

I think before I moved, I was doing this after I cowashed and conditioned because ACV is supposed to seal the hair cuticles and I thought the whole reason you leave conditioner in the hair so long is so it will seep through the hair cuticle. So it made sense to me to seal after the conditioner is in. Many people seemed to disagree, so last night I tried it again after my cowash and before my DT.

Well, this time my hair felt squeaky clean, but not rough or dry. It wasn't as soft as it was before I did it, but it didn't feal like harsh shampoo or anything. I did like how the conditioner afterwards masks the vinegar smell, but I think I liked the feel of my hair better when I did the ACV rinse after the conditioner. Still, this was many months ago, so I will try it again the old way soon so I can compare.


Then I will try molasses. So... I'll report back to you ladies within the next week or so. (I'm not sure if it's good to do this all the time.)

I apologize for the novel length reply (I tend to do that) and I hope that helped somehow!
I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

Products:
9/02/08 Went CG
05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

http://public.fotki.com/QuirkyYogini/




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