So you’ve probably seen me talk about my “fake” caramel treatment. This is a recipe for a real caramel treatment that I got from Black Hair Information
Here outlined is a simple recipe based on the ingredients above:
Honey – 6 tablespoons
Olive Oil – 6 tablespoons
Bananas – 2-3 overripe and very soft
Molasses (Treacle) – 3 tablespoons
Water – 4-6 tablespoons
Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Cornstarch – 1-2 tablespoons depending on how thick you want the mixture to be
Wheat germ oil – 1 teaspoon – This can be substituted for any other natural oil of your choice
• Place all the ingredients except for the water into a blender and process until smooth. You may need to add the water bit by bit if it looks too dry.
• To ensure that there are no bits of banana in the mixture, sieve it through a fine sieve.
• Pour the mixture into a saucepan and put it on a medium heat while stirring constantly. You don’t want to ‘cook’ the mixture but you want the cornstarch to cause it to thicken and this will take just moments. You may need to add more water to thin it down if it gets too thick or add a bit more cornstarch if it is still too runny. You want to end up with a caramel coloured mixture that is the consistency of a thick batter. If the mixture is too thin it will start dripping from your hair as soon as you apply it.
• Decant the mixture into a container, depending on the length of your hair it will likely be enough for two applications.
To apply, divide the hair into 3-4 sections and clip. Starting with 1 section, part the hair and apply on the roots generously rubbing in with your fingers. Once applied on the roots of the section, apply the mixture all the way to the ends. Complete all sections in this manner and once done, cover the hair with a plastic cap. Let the mixture sit in your hair for 1-2 hours or overnight for really dry hair.
Wash hair with a sulfate free shampoo, deep condition and style as usual. You can freeze the remainder until you are ready to use it. The treatment is suitable for both natural and relaxed hair.
However, when I am feeling lazy and am I just not wanting to put all those ingredients together, I do a fake caramel treatment. Honestly, the only similar ingredient is the molasses. However, it winds up looking like a caramel treatment so I call it that.
My Fake Caramel Treatment is:
Equal Parts Molasses and Full Fat Yogurt
Any kind of oil that is moisturizing for your hair
I mix these ingredients together and saturate my hair with it. That is why I don’t put an exact amount. The amount of molasses and yogurt will be based on how thick your hair is and how long your hair is.
And there you have it. My fake caramel treatment recipe completely easy and simple but very effective against hair breakage. Use it and tell me how you like it, will ya?