Black strap molasses is one of the most overlooked natural ingredients for healthy hair. Blackstrap molasses is boiled down sugar cane. It is a thick syrup that contains high amounts of vitamin B, copper, and magnesium. The rich vitamin and mineral content of blackstrap molasses can improve overall health when ingested orally by providing these nutrients and potentially help with the growth of your hair. Used topically and combined with your favorite SoVAiN deep conditioner, black strap molasses will add shine and softness to hair while slightly darkening your color. 

1/2 cup black strap molasses
1 tsp of olive oil

Be sure to wear an old t-shirt as application will be messy. Combine the ingredients in a glass bowl and stir until smooth. 
Apply mixture to dry hair over a tub or sink. Be sure to apply from root to top and massage the mixture into the hair for at least 5 minutes. 
Cover hair with a plastic shower cap and sit under a heat cap or steamer for one hour. 
Rinse with an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse then co-wash as normal. 
Allow hair to air dry. 

Shiny, bouncy, healthy hair. Note that hair may not be noticeably darker on the first application. Like henna, the coloring effects are cumulative and will become more noticeable the more you deep condition with the black strap molasses. 

*Beauty Tip: Blackstrap molasses is also excellent for skin. Combine with oatmeal and apply to skin for 20 minutes for a gentle exfoliant masque. Be sure to warm the molasses for ease of application

What do you think #BeautySnobs? Have you ever tried this healthy hair masque? What were your results?

Happy hair growing! 

Written by SoVAiN Williams — February 16, 2013

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