I was reacquainted with an old love of mine a couple weekends ago. That’s purely metaphorical of course, since I am not talking about an actual person. This happened at a bra fit and sale but there happened to be a vendor showcasing organic grade hair and skin products. Then there it was; molasses.
I know that there has been some talk of molasses in the hair forums and even here. I have come across some awesome hair care tips where molasses is king. To be honest, I can’t think why it didn’t dawn on me earlier to explore it’s use in hair care.
I mean, I can vouch for the fact that it does wonders for the teen at the awkward acne stage ( and all that entails). Yep, I used to smear that thing over my face and use cornmeal or Epsom salt to exfoliate. So that is exactly what this post is about; how you can hit up your pantry to benefit your hair care regimen and we’ll be focusing on using molasses, coffee, cornmeal and Epsom salt.
Stop balding and restore color with molasses
For those who may not know, molasses is a thick dark brown syrup that is a by-product of the sugar refining process. Molasses, like honey*, is hygroscopic, which means there is very little water in it. This coupled with the fact that it has a pH of 5.5 means it has a long shelf life.
It has manganese*, iron*, calcium,potassium*, magnesium*, selenium, Vitamin B6 and copper*. Stocked with all this goodness, it’s no wonder it’s great for joint pains, restless leg syndrome, swollen ankles and increasing bone density. That’s all round great news for those seeking a healthier path. What are the benefits to hair you ask? Molasses has been credited with:
contributing to to the restoration of natural hair color
strengthening the strands