Blackstrap molasses & hair growth

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Blackstrap molasses & hair growth
Blackstrap molasses can help with healthy hair growth (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Flóra Soós)

Beautiful hair is a sign of good health and vitality. Blackstrap molasses has proved successful as both internal and external hair treatment to improve health and help with growth as well as combat grey hair.

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Blackstrp Molasses

A thick syrup obtained from the third boiling of a sugar syrup. The processing of the sugar manufactures blackstrap molasses contains many vitamins and minerals that gives the syrup a dark colour and distinct flavour. Though well known as an alternative sweetener other usages besides promoting healthy hair include acne treatment, iron supplement, and Fontana chiropractic also recommends it for improved energy.

Nutritional Benefits

Blackstrap molasses contains dense nutrients including; iron, calcium, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium. Improving your intake of nutrients may help to improve hair growth and the addition of blackstrap molasses to the diet offers a great way to get these essential vitamins and minerals.

Molasses as a Hair Treatment

Many people have used blackstrap molasses as a topical hair treatment to smooth and improve the overall appearance and texture of the hair. Care2 recommends massaging the molasses into your hair, covering with a shower cap or some cling film and leaving in for about 1 hour. Then rinse out the molasses. This treatment should improve the condition of your hair.

Molasses to Reverse Grey Hair

Many natural remedies for grey hair mention the addition of black strap molasses to your diet to reverse the loss of pigment in the hair shaft so that when new hair grows it regains your natural colour. Blackstrap molasses contains copper that facilitates the production of melanin that assists in hair pigmentation. The recommended dosage is to take 2 teaspoons daily with results appearing in 3 to 6 months.

Molasses and Hair Growth

Evidence suggests that an overall improvement in diet and health will be reflected in the appearance of the skin and hair. The rich vitamin and mineral content of blackstrap molasses can improve overall health by providing these nutrients and potentially help with the growth of your hair.

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