The Caramel Treatment Reloaded – A Natural Conditioner For Softness And Shine

First, make the Flaxseed gel. You will need:

1/4 cup flaxseeds (whole or ground)

2 cups of water

I have made this recipe with both whole and ground flaxseeds and honestly apart from the cloudy appearance of the gel that the ground flaxseeds produces, there isn’t much difference in performance or longevity. Just use whichever you happen to have on hand.

Place the flaxseeds and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil until thickened then strain through a nut milk bag or stocking. Here’s a video of the Naptural85 making the flaxseed gel for your viewing pleasure:

Depending on how well you squeeze the gel through your mesh, your yield should be about 1 cup of gel.


Here’s how to make the Caramel Treatment Reloaded:

The Caramel Treatment Reloaded - A Natural Conditioner For Softness And Shine

You will need:

1 cup of flaxseed gel

3 tablespoons of olive/coconut oil

3 tablespoons of honey

1 ½ tablespoons of molasses (treacle)

½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of a ceramide containing oil (I use my own mix of grapeseed and sunflower & wheat germ oil)

1 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch

A few drops of your favorite essential oil

½ teaspoon of hydrolyzed protein (optional)

• Place all ingredients in a blender except the essential oil and blend on full power until they are all combined. You will have a thin looking caramel ‘sauce’.

• Pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat while constantly stirring on a medium heat to avoid lumps forming. The mixture should thicken to a thick batter in a couple of minutes. If you happen to get any lumps just pass the mix through a mesh strainer.

•  Add your essential oil and stir.

• Pour into a suitable container, mine fit comfortably into an old conditioner jar.

• Refrigerate until needed.

To use the treatment:

After shampooing, apply the treatment to your hair in sections from root to tip.

Originally posted 2013-01-09 15:00:33.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Cherise

    Everyday that I receive you newsletter there is some awesome information that makes me ever grateful. All these are now in my note to be tried and tested. Thanks a lot.

  2. Tae

    Can I still add the bananas or is the flax seed gel supposed to be a replacement for the bananas in the original recipe?

    1. Free Brown

      This product is too heavy for relaxed hair. Its best used on natural hair

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