Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Amla Berry
- Avoid Corn Syrup
- Bee Pollen
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blackstrap Molasses, Brewers Yeast
- Coconut Oil
- Copper, Zinc
- Dietary Changes
- Farmer's Almanac Cure
- General Feedback
- Human Growth Hormone
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Iodoral Iodine
- Lugol's Iodine
- Molasses, Wheat Germ, Vitamin C
- Mustard Oil
- Remedies Needed
- Sour Apples
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin B, Folic Acid
- White Potatoes
Blackstrap Molasses Cure for Gray Hair
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Blackstrap Molasses - 1 Tablespoon
Nutrient and mineral rich blackstrap molasses undergoes an additional refining step over the stuff you ordinarily find in the grocery store. Adding a daily tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to your diet can restore needed nutrients to your body, slowing and perhaps reversing your hairís transition to grey. Many people like the taste of it in coffee!
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/31/2011: Dreamcatcher1 from Nashville, Us: "I had some grey hairs and chose to go the natural route and try Blackstrap Molasses to get my color back. Well, I took the Blackstrap Molasses concoction for about two weeks if that long. It caused my sugar levels to soar and my flawless face went crazy. My cheeks were covered in fine and large pimples and they itched! I'm still working to get my skin back to normal. I have family members that are diabetic and I think my body is sensitive to big spikes in my sugar level. Good luck to those using the Blackstrap Molasses method. It's not an option for me."Replies
[YEA] 10/04/2011: Starhawk from Houston, Texas Usa replies: "There is an alkalyzing protocol by a man named moreless which uses blackstrap molasses and lemon juice and extremely diluted calcium hydroxide and water and kelp. This protocol has cured many diseases including candida even though there is sugar in the blackstrap molasses; this is due to the fact that candida cannot exist in an alkaline environment; so basically this is about creating the correct ph level in the body. Also I believe it is the lemon juice that activates the minerals in the blackstrap molasses to it can be absorbed. His protocol is on another website so I don't know if I can mention it, so try googling Moreless ph balance, or moreless alkalyzing drink of if interested contact me and I will send the recipe. Also different types of baths are included to also alkalyze, but what I am saying here is that perhaps this is a safe way to take blackstrap molasses because the body is alkalyzed and candida will not be a problem. Moreless is no longer on his old forum but has a new forum, if you can email me do so or I will check back on this post. Starhawk Houston Texas."
10/24/2011: Tonya from Hopwood, Pa replies: "Hi I would like the recipe and want to know where to get the extremely diluted?? in the advice column. I have candida for 31 years and want to clear it up This would be an answer to prayer."
12/09/2011: Faith from Vista, Ca/ Usa replies: "Hi,
Would you be able to send me the BSM receipe that is alkaline? I love to use it for candida, and reversing some gray hair. Thank you so much. Faith"
10/17/2012: Nancy from Houston, Texas replies: "In ref to the candida, I researched for over a year and kept trying different remedies, but nothing worked well. I kept a list of the recommended herbs, etc, and kept researching. One day while shopping in a health food store, I saw a product called ____ that had many of the herbs on my list as ingredients. First time I had seen that, so, skeptical, I decided to try it. I began to notice some relief from itching within hours, and relief that lasted more than 3 or 4 hours in about a week. It was the first time I had relief. I used it for about 4 maybe 6 months. After that, I switched my focus to better choice of foods, and doing well.
I appreciate this website doesn't like to list product/company names, because often there are other motives. My only reason is the product had natural ingredients and actually worked. I was so incredibly grateful, that I wanted to share the information. If the website can't list the product name, I will provide my email, but I would rather not do that at this time. I will check back."
11/07/2012: Jaki from Fremantle, Western Australia replies: "Hey, very interested to read more on the anti candida and alcalysing drink. Please email me. Thanks"
12/28/2010: Vanessa from Kota Kinabalu, , Malaysia: "Hi,
I am 30 yrs old and I have some gray hairs. I always feel really not confident with myself around people. Previously I dye my hair but ever since I took the blackstrap molasses I stop dying to see the result. It has been 4 months already but I can still see some gray hair growing. It's just that some of the gray hair growth are more fine rather than thick like before. Is this a progress since most of the testimony I've read from other people, their gray hair grows to their natural color? and is is ok to pluck the grey hair? would it caused more gray hair to grow?"
12/28/2010: Tom from Regina, Sk replies: "Vanessa:
Have you tried any of the other remedies on the Gray Hair page?:
I would guess that where you live, something like seaweed should be readily available. Also, it's non-prescription and it should be quite inexpensive too. Remember that the life cycle of each hair is a few years, and the hair shaft above the scalp is dead keratin, so it won't change back but new erupting hairs you will be able to see if they're dark. The amount of bound iodine in seaweed can vary greatly, like by a factor of 100, but Iodine isn't the top reason for seaweed in this case. As a living plant from the ocean, it will have most or all of the trace minerals that are mostly missing today from any land soil-grown food plants. The one specific trace mineral that gets mentioned repeatedly as being deficient in gray hair is COPPER. It is also necessary in reinforcing the arterial walls to prevent aneurysms. It is usually available in a 3 mg dosage tablet copper sulfate.
According to Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute, loss of pigmentation is one of the many symptoms of copper deficiency, since copper has an essential role in the enzyme processes involved in melanin formation. This is a trace mineral, meaning that the body needs only a small amount. While too little copper can contribute to health problems, too much copper can also be unhealthy. Consult a certified nutritionist to help determine the right dosage before supplementing copper to help with graying hair.
Kelp: Sea-based foods like kelp are high in naturally occurring minerals including iodine essential for the proper function of the thyroid gland. Unfortunately kelp has fallen out of favor in Western diets due to its salty taste. Whilst in Asia recently I remarked how uncommon it was to see people under 70 with gray hair, this is due partly to their wholefood diets and consumption of sea-based vegetables. #
Fermented Foods: long implicated as being essential for a healthy digestive system. Most cultures have a version of fermented foods which provide local beneficial bacteria for the digestive system. Examples include miso, Kimchee, Sauerkraut, yogurt, Kefir, sourdough breads. Many of these you can make yourself using easily obtained base products.
Then there's Foti:
Many traditional methods use herbs to eliminate gray hair and a popular Chinese herb used to get rid of gray hair is Foti. Foti is the common name for polygonum multiforum. It is a climbing vine with red stems and white or pink flowers. It is grown in central and south China. It is known to grow to a length of 30 feet. It is known as He Shou Wu named after a folklore hero"
02/08/2010: Fatima from London, Uk: "When is it the best time in the day to take organic black strap molasses for greying hair? I have just started it & I take it just before lunch, but is this the best time? Also is the dose one tablespoon a day? Can a diabetic take this remedy?"Replies
[YEA] 03/01/2010: Donald from Muskegon, Michigan, U.s. replies: "This has been my experience using black strap molases. i take it three times daily. once in the morning, once at miday and once in the evening. i pour about one incn in a styrafoam regular size glass, mix well with warm water and down the whole thing. i am 56 and started graying in my early 20,s. i am pretty much all grey with some white. i have been on this regiment for over three months. i also take b vitamins. my hair now is getting some color at the top of my head and working downward. i visited my son the other day and he said that my hair was getting darker and was i using a hair dye. i assured him that i was not. then about one week later i visited a friend i had not seen in a long time. she looked at me and asked if i was dyeing my hair. and finaly when i went to get my hair cut my barber commented that my hair was getting darker. this change of my hair can only be the result of the unsulphered blackstrap molasses (ubsm). i use only unsulphered blackstrap molases which can only be bought at health food stores in my area.
also i have type II diabetes. because i am unemployed and uninsured i could not take my prescribed insulin. i just could not afford it. i googled natural cures for diabetes and found out that unsulphered molasses would cure and regulate blood sugar. it suggested using it twice daily would do the trick. recently i went and had blood work done for my diabetes and the results were that my blood sugar levels for the past three months very normal. again i contribute this to the ubsm. i am certainly not saying that one should not take their medication for diabetes but the addition of ubsm certainly cannot hurt as it is low in sugar. you would to talk to your doctor about it first. anyways usbm is working for me . i really believe that it works but in a very slow way. have patience and hang in there. have a good day. donald"
[WARNING!] 03/02/2010: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa replies: "NAY, this is not my experience nor what I have researched. When I tried blackstrap molasses, my sugar went out the roof for several weeks. My doctor told me that iron can mess you up big time. It took awhile to get my glucose back reasonable.
I caution any diabetic about using blackstrap molasses."
EC: Thanks, Robert! This thread has just been cross-posted to the diabetes page.
03/02/2010: Dianna from Austin, Tx replies: "i am a diabetic on insulin too... and unsulfured organic blackstrap molasses made my blood sugar VERY high and it didn't go down for like a week... and i only took about a teaspoon in cofee.
the second time i tried it i mixed it into a smoothie - but only 1/2 teaspoon and it didn't seem to make it go up... wonder why?"
03/05/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, France replies: "Could you maybe specify in spoons how much molasses you take each time? I have been trying it for a while but so far nothing seems to have happened. I drink about 1 soup spoon in a glass of water every morning. Maybe it is not enough...."
05/06/2011: Sunny from Canton, Michigan, Usa replies: "Hi Donald, I am also from MI. I didnt find any blackstarp molasses with copper content in the market. Could you please tell me the brand name you have used? Thanks, Sunny"
12/02/2012: Anony from Anony replies: "BSM and juices spike my blood sugar too unless combined with other foods, like in a soup with lots of hardy whole pureed vegetables. The other foods help the BSM enter the blood stream more slowly."
04/14/2013: Whisperingsage from Northern Ca, Ca, Usa replies: "Dianna from Austin, on the blackstrap molasses upping your blood sugar in coffee but not in a smoothie- what was in the smoothie? was there yogurt? Milk? What was the protein source? Do you have fats in there? protein and fats WILL modify the effects of sugars. That is why one's body often will normally crave milk (if you like milk) to go with a dessert, especially a chocolately one. Because of the protein and fats, that is also why ice cream (which is also high in calcium) isn't such a terrible effect on the blood sugar compared to more carbo pure desserts."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 01/11/2010: Bsm from Shanghai, China: "I moved to China in the age of 24 coz of work requirements, before that I had absolutely no issues with my hair, in fact they were great. By 26 my eating habbits were totally changed and I wasnt eating home cooked food and religious factors stopped me from various foods. At that time I noticed few grey/white hair appearing in the beard and head. They were few so I didnt care much but when I was 27, I started seeing a lot of them.. i believe it was a little early for me as I had no genetical problems for hair in my family.. I did a little research on google and tried using coconut oil/vaselene/medicated shampoo and almost everything but I realized that its only helping in a minor shine and conditioning for a temporary time and hair grows from inside out not outside in.. so it wasnt helping much and didnt convince me.. then i read about Blackstrap molasses on the web.. I tried to find it but finally I had to go to HongKong to get it. I have been using it for almost 3 months now regularly and by the way its not unsulphered.. its organic (pure blackstrap molasses).. in the first month..nothing happened, 2nd month.. some white hair started falling..3rd month.. I started seeing white and weak hair falling down regularly and some white hair r getting brown back to its original color only from the tip not from the roots..the pure white hair are also catching brown color very slowly.. my beard is still unchanged coz i think hair is very thick there and i shave almost everyday..so after 3 months there are some results finally.. lets say out of 30% white hair i am left with 22% (not a great achievement anyway)... I never used hair color.. I would just say that if you plan to use BSM then be patient.. results are definite but u have to wait for a long time.. I think after 6 months I will start getting it back more quickly..i m not sure about beared but lets see..the other effects of BSM is that i have gained weight a little..but there is another thing i noticed.. I havent even caught cold from the time i started using BSM.. I m catching no flu..although i travelled to cold places in different countries..i interact with sick ppl too sometimes..but i think its coz of BSM..and also i avoid restaurants.. i prefer eating at my apartment.. i try to keep balance in diet..meat/veg/fruits/milk..I include them everyday.. i dont use any special shampoo now.. i just use a herbal one.. mild shampoo without much chemicals..
its worth trying..good luck!
anyone has same results especially for beard.. plz share firstname.lastname@example.org"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 07/25/2009: Jeannia from Salem, OR: "Last year at 50-yrs old I began seeing silver hair and wanted to nip it in the bud, and found this site on gray hair. The benefits of B/S Molasses(BSM) purchased at a health food grocery store has been that my new hair growth is my natural color. I began taking BSM January of '09 and a "warbonnet" of 2" of natural black hair is quite visable as of July '09. I intend to keep faithfully using this habit.
At first I experimented with coffee then switch to 3/4 cup of filtered water microwaved (hot enough to melt the molasses), 1 Tbl BSM, an allspice mixture (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg) measured to taste, and 1/4 cup Vanilla Soy Milk. [all measurements should be adjusted to drinking container size] I add the BSM & spices together in the hot water to dissolve then add the soy milk to cool down to drink, and to me this taste like pumpkin pie. As to the allspice measurements I premix together in a spice jar and add according to taste. In the beginning I sprinked to get the right flavoring and viola! found it. During the cold months I wanted more flavoring and as a warm drink, now that it's warm using less flavoring for an iced drink. This is a versatile receipe limited only to your imagination -- enjoy."
02/13/2011: Jeniren from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Thanks for this recipe for a nutritious tasty hot drink. I'm going out to buy it today. I am 61 with no grey hair although small parts occassionally turn grey then reverse. One coin sized patch turns white if I get a bad shock that 'freaks me out' then gradually recolours. This has happened twice that I can recall. Another small patch can turn grey if I eat the wrong food then gradually recolours when I stop eating the problem food. This has happened a couple of times since I first noticed it 15 years ago. It takes a couple of weeks for the colour to fully return. I eat gluten and dairy free, with very little meat and lots of raw foods, fruit, nuts, juices and cooked vegetables etc plus nutritional suppliments including B vitamins. I also use soy milk but am currently changing to raw goats milk. My husband's hair went grey at 60 when he went on a prepackaged diet with many refined foods including white flour and sugar, dairy products and cheese. Now he has stopped that diet the colour has mostly retuned to his hair. I will add BSM to my diet for taste nutrition and hopefully a healthier look."
06/13/2009: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia: "Hi Rob From Manhatten,
I've been experimenting with the herb Polygonum Multiflorum, and it does seem to be working but it is very slow. I was at about 35% gray, but recent pictures tells me I have decreased in gray, and natural hair color is coming back little by little. At first I thought I might be under 10% gray now, but the pictures tells me it's more like 20% still gray (wishful thanking I guess). I am making my own tincture, and it seems to be working better than the health food store pills. I still want to give it more time, and am not giving up.
I started taking the health food store capsules back in Mid January, 2009, with little effect. Then started making my own Tincture about Mid March, whereas I started noticing some results. So in essence I have decreased gray hair by about 15% in the last 3 months. It is stated on herb pages that it takes approximately 6 months for desired results. I am hoping I can report even better progress within the next 3 months.
My partner who is 62 has thinning hair along with gray hair, has only been taking my tincture for about 2 months. He told me his feels like it is getting thicker, and pictures are showing a slight difference. We are both hopeful, but again it is too early to be conclusive. I will report back in a few more months and let those who are interested know. Peace, Rena."
EC: Please read the article: Potential rare liver reactions to "He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum)"
09/02/2009: Dw from Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom replies: "Is Blackstrap Molasses also suitable for children of age 5? If somebody suffering for grey/white hair problem. Your early response is highly appreciated..."
04/26/2009: Eddie from Albuquerque, New Mexico: "I have been taking blackstrap molasses for about 1 month now. I mix a spoonful with my coffee in the morning. It's too soon to tell if it is working for my grey hair, but my skin seems to be getting darker. I took zinc supplements for years for my joints. I found out that zinc depletes copper from the body. That is probably why I started turning grey at age 28. Copper is responsible for coloring our hair! It turns out that blackstrap molasses is full of copper. So in theory, blackstrap molasses should work for grey hair. I have talked to one person who had a relative in her seventies with no grey hair. The relative said that her secret was that she too a spoonful of molasses every day. I will write back in a few months with an update on my grey hair."Replies
05/28/2009: Jojo from Chicago, IL, U.S.A replies: "Based on all the testimonials, I have started taking 2 Tablespoons of Blackstrap Molasses and one vitamin B Complex Pill daily in the morning. I have 20% gray hair and increasing. I am in the late 20's. I don't know if this will work or not but there is no harm in trying as this is a more natural alternative. Every human being's body is different and reacts differently. So I am not surprised this hasn't helped everyone. But I think all of us with gray hair should give this a try and inform each other. I will definitely update in a few months if I see any difference."
06/06/2009: Gill from Punjab, India replies: "hello . my self roop........i m 23yr of age..and i have a problem of grey hairs.....i m really very worried......as my grey hairs are increasing day by day.......i just read about blackstrap molosses at your site...i just want to ask wheather this molosses really transfers grey hairs into black.......is there any side effects???from where i can get this molosses..........hope to see your reply soon....."
06/10/2009: Kristi from Houston, TX replies: "Hi Paul, I just started taking blackstrap molasses (a teaspoonful in the morning). It is rather disgusting and i almost got sick to my stomach the first time. Try what i do...
Pour a glass of orange juice and have it ready.. Put a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses on a spoon.. Put the spoon towards the BACK of your mouth and swallow the molasses as fast as you can. Then hurry and drink the orange juice (have the juice ready in your hand). Then after you drink the juice i suggest you drink a glass of water and then go brush your teeth. I have done this and this technique makes it tolerable.
10/02/2009: Mary from Rocklin, California replies: "Blackstrap molasses is great in a smoothie with banana and/berries you can' t even taste it!"
12/22/2012: Sam from Los Gatos, Ca replies: "I have [one particular] brand organic BSM unsulphered and on the nutritional label it says copper 0%. Is that the same for other brands?"
04/14/2009: PAUL from DURHAM, ENGLAND: "MY QUERY IS ...CAN CAPSULES OF BLACK STRAP MOLASSES BE USED INSTEAD OF THE STICKY ALTERNATIVE? I HAVE TRIED IT IN MILK AS SUGGESTED PREVIOUSLY BUT STILL I FEEL READY TO HEAVE UPON TAKING IT....PLEASE ANYONE... KNOW IF THIS IS OK? THE WHEAT GERM TOO IS AWFUL TO MY PALATE... ANY HELP MUCH APPRECIATED..."Replies
05/24/2009: Kiki from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Find a good recipe for gingerbread cookies. I think they have molasses in them and mix the wheat germ into the flour."
11/03/2008: Jardad from Wheelersburg, Ohio: "I would love to hear from those who had success in getting rid of their grey hair with blackstrap molasses.WHAT SPECIFIC BRANDS DID YOU USE? Please e-mail me.Thanks."
[YEA] 11/02/2008: E.B. from Ooltewah, TN - USA: "About 3 months ago I started taking 1 Tablespoon of unsulphured blackstrap molasses daily, or at least I tried to do it daily, because many times I'd forget. I just pour onto a spoon and then swallow it. The taste is ok, not great and I just get it over with quickly. I was hoping that it would help with my graying hair all around my hairline, and sure enough this stuff works! I had a lot of gray and now it's almost all gone. I bought the unsulphured blackstrap molasses at the health food store, haven't found it at grocery stores around here. I'm very pleased and will continue. Thank you to EC and everyone who has contributed such helpful information on so many subjects."Replies
06/27/2009: Deepak from Mumbai, India replies: "Mr E.B.(Ooltewah, TN - USA)
Can u please detail about your improvement a bit and is possible please email me.
08/17/2008: Jane from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: "I have dyed my hair for the past 11 years nd got tired of it. I have just started taking 2 tsp of blackstrap molasses with 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar. I hope it works! I will update the results."Replies
09/26/2008: NAeeM from Lahore, Pakistan replies: "Hi, can anyone tell me what is BlackStrap Molasses and if anyone from India/Pakistan can tell me what it is called here and where it can be found. and how it is used? Thanks."
09/27/2008: Alain from Ottawa, Canada replies: "What is blackstrap molasses? Unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses is preferable to fancy or regular molasses. It has less sugar and is more concentrated in minerals. If it does not say "BlackStrap" there is a good chance that it is not it.
Here is something from Wikipedia:
"Sulfured molasses is made from young green sugar cane and is treated with sulfur dioxide, which acts as a preservative, during the sugar extraction process. Unsulfured molasses is made from mature sugar cane and does not require treatment with sulfur during the extraction process. There are three grades of molasses, Mild or first molasses, Dark or second molasses, and Black strap. These grades may be sulfured or unsulfured.
To make molasses, which is pure sugar cane juice, the sugar cane plant is harvested and stripped of its leaves. Its juice is extracted from the canes, usually by crushing or mashing. The juice is boiled to concentrate which promotes the crystallization of the sugar. The results of this first boiling and removal of sugar crystal is first molasses, which has the highest sugar content because comparatively little sugar has been extracted from the juice. Second molasses is created from a second boiling and sugar extraction, and has a slight bitter tinge to its taste.
The third boiling of the sugar syrup gives black strap molasses. The majority of sucrose from the original juice has been crystallized but black strap molasses is still mostly sugar by calories; however, unlike refined sugars, it contains significant amounts of vitamins and minerals. Black strap molasses is a source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. One tablespoon provides up to 20 percent of the daily value of each of those nutrients. Black strap is often sold as a health supplement, as well as being used in the manufacture of cattle feed, and for other industrial uses."
(ref Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter, June 2001)
"Blackstrap molasses is more nutritious than regular containing significantly more iron, calcium, potassium, and copper."
Regular Molasses (1 tbsp) vs Blackstrap Molasses (1 tbsp)
Iron (mgs) 1 vs 3.5
Calcium (mgs) 40 vs 170
Potassium (mgs) 290 vs 500
And last, two more articles about the nutritional content of BSM:
So, this is a very good source of nutriments. I hope you can find some."
05/23/2009: Fahd from Dubai, UAE replies: "Hi Naeem, This is in response to you. I dont know about pak but I found BSM in dubai in a market called Choithram in greens village. If you know anyone going to dubai you can get it from there"
05/24/2009: Dina from Al Ain, UAE replies: "In Al Ain I found "Granny BSM" in LULU hypermarket. Hope it helps"
[YEA] 06/06/2011: Wendy from Perth, Western Australia replies: "Alain posts that BSM is high in potassium. I started supplementing with potassium a few weeks ago to help with muscle aches (for which there's been a huge improvement) and I'm sure my formerly grey hair is returning to its normal colour as the dye grows out. Bonus!"
06/07/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "How much potassium do you take? I would love to stop colouring my hair....."
[YEA] 07/16/2008: Sarah from Auckland, New Zealand: "At around the same time I started taking 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses for the iron (being vegetarian) and taking a Vitamin B supplement (for stress). Before this I had to dye my hair every few weeks to cover the grey that was threatening to overtake my dark hair. After six months of taking the two remedies daily I was able to stop colouring my hair!!! I couldn't believe it! Now I can actually see when I pull the odd grey out that they are gradually turning black at the folicle. It takes a long time, but the results are definitely worth the wait! I'm not sure whether it's the vitamins or the molasses or if they work together. Daily intake seems to be the key. Also I feel healthy and relaxed. Good luck!"Replies
09/15/2008: TT from NY, NY replies: "Hello Sarah, My name is T. I just wanted to know when your taking the Molasses is it straight from the spoon or do you mix it with hot water? Also, how much of the B-vitamins are you taking daily? Please any info would help."
12/09/2008: Sarah from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "This is a reply to T's question. I just took the molasses in a spoon (I don't mind the taste) and a high potency B supplement daily in tablet form. Sometimes i varied the amount of vitamin B, but I always took two tablespoons of the molasses daily with some kind of supplement. Hope this helps. My grey has almost all gone now!"
12/11/2008: Lauri from Nasvhille, TN replies: "Hi There! What percentage were you gray before taking the blackstrap molasses and b vitamins? Thank you so much!! L."
05/06/2009: Sarah from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "Hi Lauri, Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you. I was grey enough to have to dye my hair every three weeks to cover the regrowth (10 percent?) It was rapidly getting worse and now I may have one or two to pull out now and then, but it's great not to have to dye anymore. Hope it works for you - just be patient with it."
05/20/2009: Leilah from Baltimore, Maryland USA replies: "I am seventeen and have had gray hair since the seventh grade. it wasnt too noticeable bakc then but last year it became way too much. during class people would make comments about it. i was self concious if people sat behind me. so i started dying it. I just want it to go away and not have to dye it away anymore. but i think that my gray hair may be hereditary because both of my parents got gray early. do you think the blackstrap molasses will work even though mine may be hereditary??"
06/01/2009: Brian from Denver, CO replies: "Leilah from Baltimore: 17 is a very young age to be experiencing loss of color. And just b/c your parents had similar experiences, doesn't mean that the same thing didn't cause the lack of color --- For example, it's likely that both you and your parents eat the same kinds of foods. Is it possible that these foods are low in copper and other vitamins? In fact, it's even more possible that the foods your eating actually are stripping copper out of your system. For instance, sodas and sugary foods leached vitamins and minerals out of your body. So does stress. Are you a worrier? Are your parents? Constant stress causing the body to use up minerans & vitamins at a faster rate, leaving less nutrients to give your hair its natural color. Thus, if both your parents & you are worries, then it's likely that habit that is causing the loss of color. Change the habit, change the diet, change the CAUSE, and you'll change your hair color. Good luck! YOu can do it!"
06/27/2009: Deepak from Mumbai, India replies: "Dear Sarah,
Can u exactly detail the pills taken for vitamins (to make it a bit clearer) and the brand of BS Molasses taken
[NAY] 09/22/2009: Frances from Edinburgh, Scotland replies: "Hi Sarah!
Sorry to bother you! You are getting a lot of questions here (presumambly because you seem to have found a solution to grey hair!) I have been taking blackstrap molasses for 9 months now. I am 30 years old and am about 40% gray and the blackstrap molasses is not helping! I am losing the will to live with all this grey hair (not literally though!) Can you tell me exactly what brand of blackstrap you are using? I not that people on this site mention that copper is needed to turn the hair to it's natuaral colour and I also note that the blackstrap molasses I have makes no mention of copper. Perhaps this is the issue ...
09/22/2009: Sammy from Milpitas, Utah replies: "Scientists uncover the root cause of grey hair
[NAY] 09/23/2009: Guest Mother from Toronto, Canada replies: "HI. I agree with you Frances. I have almost given up BSM after taking it consistently for 7 months with no improvement at all.
Sarah, please advise."
09/23/2009: T from Maryland, Usa replies: "I have seen auburn highlights returning to my brunette-with-grey-streaks hair since taking B vitamins regularly over the last year. I hadn't seen them in so long I'd forgotten I ever had them. The grey appears lessened as well. It is not a dramatic thing; it's taking a long time but it's definitely showing more and more. I now take BSM as I need the iron and calcium in it. If it appears this hair color process is speeding up due to the addition of BSM, I will post back. I think it all greatly depends on your own nutritional status, so what works for one may not work for another. Definitely have patience! Hair can take a long time to show effects."
01/05/2010: Sarah from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "Hi, this answer is for Deepak, Frances and Guest Mother (hope it's helpful). I have used different brands of vitamin B supplements - we get many brands (that I'm unable to post on this site) in NZ. I think just as long as you are getting B6 and B12 with all the other B varieties in your supplement. I would like to emphasise that taking the molasses and B vitamins took a long time to show an effect (6 months to a year with a regular daily dose). As I mentioned before I am unable to write specific brands here - the site forbids it! Anything calling itself organic unsulphured blackstrap molasses should contain the same ingredients. Incidentally, I still take 2 tablespoons of BSM and B vitamin supplements daily and am still free from all but the odd grey hair. I agree with others on this site, though, that a healthy diet is also important. Frances and Guest Mother - you may like to try the B vitamin supplements as well as the molasses. Can't really help any more, sorry. Hope you start seeing results soon, I know how frustrating it can be."
01/06/2010: Saba from Mentor, Oh replies: "Sarah - Thanks for posting. It's been almost a year and half since your last update, do you still take BSM and the B vits? Do you still not have to dye your hair? It's been a couple of months for me but reading outcomes like yours motivates me to continue. Thanks for all your updates. God bless you."
01/26/2010: Frances from Glasgow, Uk replies: "Thanks so much for your response Sarah. Perhaps if you got a minute some time you could advise me what with the brand of black strap molasses you have found to be successful ... I have been using an organic unsulphured blackstrap molasses product for 10 months (also now coupled with a vitamin B supplement), I have a healthy balanced diet and lifecyle and I am not noticing any improvements in the grey hair situation! I am 30 only years old and over 50% grey and it is really starting to get to me! Thanks so much for your time to-date responding to us white tops!"
02/03/2010: Guest Mother from Toronto, Canada replies: "Hi Sarah
Thank you so much for the reply. I am still waiting to see some results.Could you please let me know how much is the concentration of B6 and B12 is in the supplement you are taking? Also, if you can let us know composition of "Unsulphured blackstrap mollases" that will be great.We can then match it, perhaps that will make some difference.
Thanks & Regards"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 09/17/2010: Janna from London, Uk replies: "I have noticed some improvement too after about 6 months of taking a multivitamin containing huge amounts of B vit group. Three month into it, I also added BSM after reading positive feedbacks on this website. Once or twice a day, BSM taken with milk and brewers yeast. So, yes, I added more vit B in the form of brewers yeast. Now I can see auburn highlights so clearly around my face (on the temples and just above my forehead). My natural colour is ash blond and these auburn highlights look quite different from my natural colour but it is still better than having these patches grey. My grey strands, however, are still there on the rest of my head. I found a few strands with brown roots but the white rest. So it is definitely helping but slowly. I have recently added black sesame seeds (like 10 days ago). One table spoon a day. One chinese doctor advised me taking them as in China these are known to promote black and healthy hair."
03/06/2011: Sue from Kent, Wa Usa replies: "I need help very badly and hoping there's a positive answer. I have been suffering from fungus many years now... I think I breathed it in or contact with my skin when I was cleaning some old belongings of people... It was almost at an instant I got very sick... Felt like an old withered log eaten buy termites and feeling extremely dirty.... I finally went to see a doctor... I got better but I am not really cured... I sneeze too easily and it seems to dominate my left side especially in my left nostril... I have tried almost everything to cure it but it won't comletely leave me along... I read all your post about fungus and gray hair using molasses.... I would like so much to use it but I am worried about this fungus... Do you think I will be feeding the fungus? Any alternative?"
03/20/2013: Steve from Bothell, Wa replies: "To Sue in Kent, WA. -- try pure oil of oregano for fungus / mold issues. You also may want to consult a reputable naturopath in your area."
06/16/2008: Carol from Acworth, Georgia, USA: "My feeling is that some of you that got no results with BSM taking the gray hair away is that perhaps some of you are looking for a magic pill. BSM is not a cure-all. BSM should be taken along with a very healthy diet for best results. If people take BSM and eat a poor diet, use tobacco, drink alcohol, and other things, BSM may not give the results you are looking for.
I don't think BSM will help everyone. It might depend on what nutrients one is lacking in."
06/29/2009: Guest from Toronto, Canada replies: "Hi All I have been using BSM - unsulphured for the past 4 months very religiously.However , i did not see any improvement to my gray hair. I was wondering if the composition of BSM which i am using is the culprit. So, here is my question for TED, which are the most important minerals which act as cure for gray hair. I am using organic version which surprisingly lacks both Copper and zinc. Can this be a reason for no improvement. Please advise."
[YEA] 01/18/2008: Patty from Covina, California: "When I heard about molasses taking white hair off I could't believe it. But I though it was worth to try. every morning in a 8 glass of water I mix' two table spoons of the blackstrap molasses, two table spoon of raw honey, and two table spoon of apple cider and drink it. I have to be honest the taste I don't like very much, but the energy i get from that is tremendous, and not only that but because of the apple cider keeps me away from any type of viruses including flu. This is a great thing I am so glad I learn about it because it been already 5 months since I started taking it and almost all my white hair is gone!!! I will take it for the rest of my life, thanks to my Health book I purchase!!!"Replies
05/24/2008: Jack from Johore, Malaysia replies: "hi, im in my twenties and suffering from premature gray hair since last year.. i tried all sorts of methods concerning my diet and nothing really worked. i just started taking blackstrap molasses yesterday and would really really really hope that it'll work! but i just wanted to ask if 'sulphured' or 'un-sulphured' blackstrap molasses made a difference?"
[NAY] 01/11/2008: Anonymous from Cambridge, Boston: "I have been using Blackstrap molases more than a year taking 2-3' spoonful everyday and not working for my gray hair at all. I'm 31 years old and my whole hair going gray. I'm scared and worried about it all the time."Replies
07/02/2008: Anil from Bangalore, India replies: "I am living in south india my age is 25 Iam having grey hair now it's coming in the face also I am having blackstrap molasses but I dont know how to take it please help me...Thank you..."
02/24/2009: Gloria from Plano, TX replies: "What type of molasses did you use? was it plantation, the blue or yellow label? I'm on day 1 and using the yellow label."
[NAY] 03/24/2009: Gloria from Plano, TX replies: "I'm on day 29 of the molasses and my hair seems whiter in the front, I've even added b-12 and copper to my diet. I'll write again on day 60. I have lots of energy but still grey."
04/28/2009: Gloria from Plano, Tx replies: "I'm on day 64 of my balckstrap molasses and I'm still grey. I'll continue and reply on the 90. Any suggestions?"
06/12/2009: Nopey from Arkansas, USA replies: "Hi there BSM is very rich in copper. BUT when it comes to melanin and pigmentation Zinc also plays a role. So perhaps you actually are getting enough copper but not enough zinc. B12 is also great with folic acid when it comes to repigmentation of the skin and hair. Perhaps your problem is not enough b12 or folic acid even though you are taking a supplement. And last but not least if you are having any digestive issues it could be masking a vitamin mineral deficiency so as I always say get to the root of the cause.
I am very intersted in the connection between vitligo and premature grey hair and if it is both a b12 deficiency or a copper and zinc imbalance..but from what I understand they are all interelated. I also think it is so intersting that the melasma ( brown spots) caused by hormone fluctuations are also affected by zinc and copper, at least when it comes to me. The more zinc I take the more the pigmentation disapears...
Earth clinic any ideas?
04/01/2012: Richard from Long Beach, California replies: "You may want to have your thyroid checked as gray hair and vitligo can be symptoms of an underactive thyroid."
[YEA] 04/26/2012: Angela from Jacksonville, Fl replies: "AMAZING! I've been drinking the fresh-squeezed juice of a lemon in water first thing in the morning for a decade (sweetened with stevia). Began this as a sugar- free alternativce to sodas. Noticed my back pain went away and my face that was usally washed-out pale became rosey! So I stuck with it.
Then recently I began adding two tsp apple cider vinegar and organic unsulphured blackstrap molasses to my morning drink (for minerals like copper, and alkalanizing). With ice it's so very refreshing! What I didn't know was happening was my 30% grey at the corners of my forehead was reversing. I've been under a LOT of stress lately and busy and just didn't pay attention till I went to have my hair foils done again and the lady mentioned I only have a few grey hairs here and there over my whole head. I checked in the mirror at home and, sure enough, there are no 30%-grey patches to be found at all!!!
I'm posting here as a way to give back to Earth Clinic because in the past I've used suggestions from here that have either worked or helped me find a combined solution that did. I can't say if it was the BLM or the ACV or the combo with the lemon juice. I do know that at 41 I had lots of grey coming on and at 43 I do not. The only thing to change of late to my already healthy diet (lots of animal fats, meat, raw eggs, raw milk, raw veggies, nuts) was the BLM and ACV in my drink. I have also included more virgin coconut oil in my diet recently but I don't think that would have given enough time for the change... but it's another bit of data in case it proves useful to someone."
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07/16/2012: Alilou from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "If its the copper in the BSM for grey hair reversal, then why not just take a copper supplement and skip all that sugar!!!!! "