Blackstrap Molasses to Reverse and Cure Gray Hair

Posted on Feb 26, 2017

EZ Diet Note:  I’ve decided to add a tablespoon of unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses to a couple cups of coffee every morning and test these claims. It doesn’t change the taste of coffee that much (add cinnamon to mask it) and it’s an easy way to get it into my diet.  One tablespoon is 42 calories. I tried it last night in just hot water and I don’t think that taste could ever become routine. I may also add a tablespoon or two to pie recipes as well (one tablespoon is the maximum you can put in a pie).

I’ll report back on my own experience over the next few months.

I cleaned this article up a bit, English must of been a second language for the author. It’s also a little redundant.


Blackstrap Molasses to Reverse and Cure Gray Hair


Can blackstrap molasses reverse gray hair? Silver-white hair is a normal sign of graceful aging. However when it happens prematurely, it becomes a point of concern. While scientists are still trying to find out why this happens, let’s just say that it happens to all of us at some point in life from teens to later years. Below is a common natural remedy for gray hair reversal.

White people start going gray in their mid-30, Asians in their late 30’s and African-Americans in their mid-40. Half of all these people have a significant amount of gray hair by the time they turn 50 (source:

According to Jeffrey Benabio, MD, dermatologist and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, hair becomes gray once the color producing cells stop producing the pigment or when naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide builds up in the hair bleaching the color. It’s more noticeable in people with darker hair.

Blackstrap Molasses and Gray Hair

What is blackstrap molasses? It’s the dark viscous liquid byproduct that is extracted in the third boil of sugar cane production. It has a unique blend of minerals and vitamins that are not normally found in regular cane sugar. Many of these minerals and nutrients are the reason blackstrap molasses is used for hair. It contains high amounts of iron, copper, manganese, calcium, potassium and magnesium which are all great for healthy hair growth.

According to, one serving is equal to two tablespoons and is approximately 14% of our recommended daily intake (RDI) of copper– an important trace mineral whose peptides help to rebuild the structure and support healthy hair growth. Long term consumption of blackstrap has been linked to improved hair quality, hair regrowth and preventing gray hair and restoration of hair color.

Can Blackstrap Molasses Reverse Gray Hair?

Many report from personal experience that it does reverse gray hair. It’s too bad this superfood hasn’t been given the attention it deserves. There’s only anecdotal evidence to support these claims. There’s no scientific facts to back them up, but for a long time people have been using blackstrap molasses as a remedy for gray hair. It’s believed that the high copper levels in blackstrap molasses stimulate melanin production which re-pigment and darken hair.

Other than the benefits it has in preventing and reversing gray hair growth, blackstrap molasses is also high in antioxidants; it thickens hair and stimulates strong hair growth.

Blackstrap Molasses Gray Hair Cure

Blackstrap molasses is an affordable gray hair cure that comes with a whole lot of other benefits for general health. With a rich concentration of great essential nutrients, it revives your inactive or dying hair color cells from the inside. It does however take time and it is recommended that you give it up to 3-6 months to see results. This time varies from person to person with the different needs of hair.

Consumption of molasses on a daily basis can greatly contribute to healthy hair that is rich in color.

How to Use Blackstrap Molasses for Gray Hair

This superfood can be consumed internally and applied topically to stimulate the hair coloring pigment and improve the general health of hair.

Internally is the best way to use blackstrap molasses. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of it in a cup of boiling water, allow it to cool and then take it first thing in the morning to boost your energy and improve your hair. Make blackstrap molasses part of your diet by using it as follows:

Take two tablespoons per day alongside an active healthy diet for maximum benefit of the hair (EZ Diet Note:  try a tablespoon in coffee or tea)

You can use it as a sweetener in place of sugar in your daily diet

You can also use it in pastries such as cookies and gingerbread in place of white sugar

Add molasses to baked beans to give them a robust flavor

For most people just a tablespoon is enough. However, if you notice that the dosage is not working for you, increase it a notch higher. Note that it may take at least 3 months for you to start seeing the changes.

Blackstrap molasses can be bought at any health store or online. When buying blackstrap molasses for gray hair, be sure to look for products with 100% molasses with no additives such as corn syrup or fillers. Look for organic unsulfured molasses to avoid possible health concerns of ingesting sulfur. Once the bottle is opened, store it in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place.


Molasses contains high minerals and higher in calories than ordinary table sugar. Like all sugars it should be used in moderation as it can cause tooth decay and increase blood sugars. Even with the claim that it has a low glycemic index, if you have any problems with the stability of your blood sugars, be sure to monitor your glucose levels after using blackstrap. It is still a sugar and has the potential to affect your metabolism.

Blackstrap Molasses for External Use

Here is how to use molasses on hair:

As a pre-poo (pre-shampoo),

Wet your hair and apply ¼ cup of molasses from the root to the tip, (EZ Diet Note: I’ve read elsewhere this is a bad idea as it takes a dozen shampoos to get straight molasses out of your hair, especially if its started to dry. Mix the molasses with a good conditioner, or coconut oil 3 to 1)

Allow it to sit in for at least 30 minutes,

Rinse thoroughly,

Shampoo and condition as usual.

You can also use blackstrap molasses as hair treatment and deep conditioner for shiny healthy hair.

Blackstrap Molasses Gray Hair Remedy

For some time now, blackstrap molasses has been making headlines as the cure for gray hair. Even with all the hype around blackstrap gray hair remedy, it is important to understand that you have to be patient and use blackstrap daily for best results. While it has been shown to improve hair in general, it is not guaranteed that it will give results for everyone. Blackstrap molasses should be used alongside a healthy lifestyle and good hair practices to achieve the best results. We are yet to find any scientific evidence to confirm the connection between blackstrap molasses and gray hair reversal.

Other health benefits of blackstrap molasses for hair include:

It is high in antioxidants that fight free radicals and oxidative stress which causes the proliferation of different symptoms of premature aging including gray hair and hair loss.

It stimulates new hair growth and helps hair to grow stronger, thicker and longer. It also softens hair and gives it an attractive sheen.

Trying to maintain hair color with dyes may be harmful to your health. Now that it is possible to eat your way out of gray hair, you can choose to stay away from coloring your hair with chemical laced hair dyes and explore natural ways of reversing gray hair.

Blackstrap Molasses for Gray Hair Reviews

Those who have used it swear by the fact that this remedy works especially for natural brunettes. There is a higher chance that this remedy will work for you if you are copper deficient- Logic!

Blackstrap Molasses Gray Hair Proof

There’s really no scientific facts to support this claim, the only blackstrap molasses gray hair proof is a lot of anecdotal evidence. Many people swear by the fact that this gray hair remedy worked for them. The only way to confirm these claims is by trying it yourself. But you may realize that while you’re taking this super food for general health benefits, gray hair reversal may come just as an added benefit. This is to say that, the best way to make this work for you is by making it part of your daily diet for a gradual change and maintenance of healthy hair.

Unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses Gray Hair

There are three major types of molasses.

Unsulfured molasses is made from the first boiling. It is regarded as the best and finest quality since only a small amount of sugar has been removed. It is made from the juice of sun-ripened sugar cane then clarifies and concentrated.

Sulfured molasses are made from green sugar cane that has not matured long enough. It is treated with sulfur during the sugar extraction process. Sometimes sulfur is added to molasses as a preservative to prevent them from fermenting and also to lighten the now dark color of molasses.

Blackstrap molasses as described above are made from the third boil and are sold for commercial value like feeding cattle.

It is recommended to use unsulfured blackstrap molasses for gray hair reversal. While there are still no studies showing the benefits of unsulfured blackstrap molasses over the other types, there is reason to suspect the potential health risks that come with use of sulfur in food processing. Sulfite allergy is one of them.


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