Monday, January 9, 2012

Holy Molasses!

Simple solutions in your kitchen

If I could credit the start of my natural hair journey to anyone, it will have to be my husband and sister. Today I’ll be sharing a recipe I learned from my sister, which I’ve altered to suit my hair. I can’t say enough about making your own recipes, for one it's cheaper, another reason is the freedom and liberty to experiment with stuff!

For this recipe, be prepared for a messy sink or bathtub! But the results…are SO worth it.

1 free-range egg [you might need 2 eggs for long hair]
1-2 tablespoons of Blackstrap Molasses.
3 cups cooled black tea [organic & fair-trade certified]

Directions: Step 1
Combine the eggs and molasses and stir to blend.
Wet your hair as usual or leave it dry. Personally, I prefer to do this on dry hair.
Massage mixture into hair and scalp, concentrating on the ends of your hair.
Put on a shower cap and sit for 15minutes.
Rinse off with warm water & black tea.

Step 2 (Co-wash)
Apply conditioner to your wet hair [still targeting the ends]
Wrap your hair in a towel and leave on for at least 1 hour, before rinsing off thoroughly with cool water.
Then apply leave –in conditioner and proceed to style!

Raw Eggs are rich in protein and essential nutrients thus they help strengthen hair follicles
Blackstrap molasses is rich in copper, iron, calcium, manganese, potassium and magnesium. It promotes hair growth, as well as helps to combat grey hair.
Substitute Honey for Molasses sometimes. Honey helps to add moisture to hair.


  • Do not wash your hair with hot water otherwise the eggs will cook on your head!
  • I deep condition with eggs & Molasses once a week
  • Always dry your hair with paper towels, an old cotton T-shirt or a micro-fiber towel. Standard towels leave your hair frizzy!
  • What's blackstrap molasses? Blackstrap molasses is made from the third boiling of sugar syrup and rich in several essential nutrients.