Natural Remedies for Gray Hair

Blackstrap Molasses

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Posted by Shubha (Bangalore, India) on 09/22/2014

i have been using BSM from past 2 and half months.But didnt see any improvemement on my grey hair. Could someone please tel me how can I make sure whether its working or not.

Replied by Barney
(Bangalore, India)

Is it really working the usage of BSM?. coz I've started taking BSM from a past 2 months and I really dunno about the results as of yet

Replied by Amy
(Charlotte Nc)

It takes about three months of one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, sometimes two tablespoons a day to treat grey hair. Hang in there.

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Posted by Suman (Bangalore, India) on 08/23/2014

Can you please tell me which is the best grey hair remedy?? Colloidal minerals, melancor or BlackStrap molasses?? I've been taking Blackstrap molasses since 10days.

Replied by Sam
(Miami, Florida, US)

Take He Shou Wu (an herb). Make sure it is from a reputable company. Jingherbs and dragonherbs are both good.

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Posted by Kathleen (Houston) on 08/18/2014

I have been taking BSM for close to a year. I use it as my sugar, a spoon in my coffee, in oatmeal. As a sweetener in most things I would use sugar in. My hair is very fair and to be honest, I'm not sure because I break down and use color every once in a while. But I do think it has toned down the grey. Stays a dark blond with sunny highlights.I hope for a bit more dark as time goes by. I still think it is very good for me to have stopped the sugar.

Replied by Shubham

Did your hair really change colour due to BSM?

If yes, which brand do you use?

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Posted by Shireen (California) on 06/28/2014

I bought plantation brand organic blackstrap molasses unsulphered and it has 0 copper. The store said that pretty much plantation is the only company that does the blackstrap molasses. What should I do? Will it help with grey hair?

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Posted by Sandy (Middletown, Ohio) on 06/05/2014

I just purchased Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses. My main purpose is to get rid of grey hair. I have been reading that the copper in it, is what gets rid of the greys. My bottle has 0% copper. Online, every bottle I look at, doesn't even mention copper. Where can I find the brand that contains copper?

Replied by KT

My Nutrition Almanac states that BSM is rich in copper. Because it is under 1mg. per TBSP it can be listed as 0%. I get "Tree of Life" and it doesn't show copper on the label but it got rid of my grey hair.

BTW, I do not get "organic" anything.

Replied by Edward
(Denver Co)

Folks, stop and think about it. We all react differently to taking the same supplements or food. Our bodies processes are unique to each one of us. We don't use things the same way. That is why when you try something for Grey Hair, what works for one person will not work for the next. To try a cure for something, you should give it a fair amount of time to work, say 3 to 6 months. If it does not work, move on to another cure, after all they are all natural and not overly expensive. Good luck finding what works for you. Don't stop until you succeed.

Replied by Mimi
(Alabama, Usa)

Thank you for your comment. I so agree w you. Take the time to consistently use an approach for a reasonable period of time. Then be flexible enough to add another or change your approach.

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Posted by Thain (New York,new York) on 04/24/2014

hi there, I recently came across this site while doing research to reverse my rapidly greying hair. I am very interested in all the posts citing Blackstrap Molasses as a viable remedy. Most of the posts list copper as the primary effective element in this treatment. Today I went to the grocery store to purchase the recommended brand mentioned in the majority of posts, but the nutritional information lists the copper content as 0%. Am I missing something here? any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Replied by Ellen

I read that because it is less than 1% it doesn't have to be listed.

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Posted by Alysajade381 (Allentown, Pa) on 04/04/2014

Today is the 7th week I've been taking 2 tbsp of Blackstrap Molasses every morning for my gray hair. I have black hair and I've had gray hair since in my 30's. And I don't see any change of my hair color from the roots. I had high hopes because I am extremely allergic to Permanent hair dye. It makes my scalp swell up & itches like crazy & I been using temp hair dye but the color fades fast. I was hoping to at least get a slight darker change of my gray. But no results here. I will keep taking it for couple of months longer. I'm not giving up that easy LOL!

Replied by Anita

Could you let me know if there is any changes on your grey hair after using black molasses.

Replied by Sam
(Miami, Florida, US)

Use dying technique called balayage. Use two tones. It doesn't touch your scalp and is very effective for 8 weeks or longer. Just find an experienced hair dresser. Take the He Shou Wu herb.

Replied by Meeya
(Sunnyvale, Ca)

Some people have had success taking liquid chlorophyll.

If you are allergic to dye, I would recommend using henna and indigo, in pure herbal form, to dye your hair. It's 100% natural - from a plant - no chemicals. It's also permanent and provides excellent coverage for gray and white hair. If you want a nice dark reddish brown, you can mix henna and indigo together. Or if you want to dye it black, you first dye it with the henna, wash, and then dye it with the indigo. Go to for all the instructions and to buy it. Be careful of other suppliers who add chemicals to their "henna."

Replied by Cindy Wodrum
(Conyers, Ga)

I saw a youtube video where a man said it takes around 6 months for it to work and that is taking 2 tablespoons a day.

Replied by Truth

Yeah, 6 months to a year before you see any real change.

All molasses has copper in it. That's where the color comes from.

Replied by Cynthia

I used henna for years, and the indigo mix. All of a sudden I became allergic to the indigo. My hair fell out..... I am allergic to EVERYTHING, especially sulfur/sulfate products.

Replied by Maja

In one review I read from someone who had their gray hair reversed, they said they took it every day and didn't start noticing results until 6 months later. Hang in there! I'm taking it too.

(Montgomery TX)

Hi Maja, any updates on the gray reversing using the molasses?

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Posted by Lucia Maria (Nanuet, New York) on 02/26/2013

BlackStrap Molassas does make your hair darker like it says it does, I am proof of that! I had just colored my hair "blond" and all of a sudden within about I'd say a few days after that, my hair is getting dark all over from the top to the bottom! It does take about 3-4 months for the BlackStrap to kick in but it does work if you are a natural Brunette! I take two tablespoons a day.

Replied by Courtney
(Granite Bay, Ca)

Blackstrap molasses has a lot of iron in it, though. Assuming you're not prematurely gray, isn't too much iron contraindicated for mature women?

Replied by Vince
(Toronto, Canada)

May help with a copper deficiency which may cause grey hair. Better to make sure you are copper deficient first, or it won't work. Worse if you are high in copper, it may make you feel worse. Adrenal fatigue can cause you to have lower level of copper binding protein, making the copper you take in bio-unavailable. Then the copper you take in gets stored in your brain and liver causing problems. Poor adrenals may underly grey hair. Something common in Starbucks customers!

Replied by Joseph

Hello everyone at Earth Clinic,

Could someone please give me some advice on the best way to intake BSM, so that the nutrients can be bioavailable? I have been taking one tablespoon neat with breakfast: just pouring the viscous substance on a spoon and putting it into my mouth: but after quite a number of months I have not seen any change in the proportion of gray hair. Don't know whether it would perhaps be better to dissolve it in water or milk, though I don't see why it should. Thanks so much for your help :)


Replied by Mike
(Denver, Colorado)

Joseph: Nutrients are effective when taken several times a day with water.

Replied by Chattvol

BSM is working to restore some color to my gray hair. I actually have dark streaks in it now. My husband has decided to take it as well.

Replied by Elena

I started 2 weeks ago the BSM (1 tbsp) and my skin is better than ever, clean and smooth. I lost some weight too cause I have less water retention too and my pms has been wonderful this month. The problem ia that my hair started to fall ... Nobody experienced the same?!! I don't know if it will be only at first but I'm scared. Don't want to stop cause my skin but don't want to lose more hair!!

Replied by Sandy

My question is for EC and also to those who knows answer for this.

If the grey hair is the result of deposit of hydrogen peroxide, then how it is recommended by some to put it around the eyes as a remedy for wrinkles around the eyes. Will it not get deposited near your eyes and then your lashes can become grey? any views?

Replied by Selena

I have read the book; "Crude Black Molasses" by Cyril Scott and I quote;

The most convenient way of taking Molasses is before meals. The dosage is one teaspoonful, which should be melted in half a cup of hot water, then cold water should be added, so as to make two-thirds of a cupful, the latter to be drunk warm........... (further down the page) The reason for taking the Molasses in hot water is because by being thus diluted it is more easily assimilated, and also more digestible.

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Posted by Weisdaclick (Miami, Fl) on 01/14/2013

I am a man in my early forties with a lot of white hair (not even gray - it's stark white). As my hair is naturally black it really sticks-out. Now here is the thing: I have a brother who is 3 years older than me. I am the "healthy one" - always working out and watching what I eat whereas he drinks heavily and smokes a little, he has virtually no gray at all.

I have tried to work out why we have this difference and can think of two reasons:

1) We are both very tall but I am an inch taller and often have cold hands & feet. I reckon this means scalp circulation is also not as good.

2) My "healthy" diet of no alcohol was not as healthy as I thought. For years I was drinking diet sodas and my bro drinks beer by the case-load. Turns out beer has copper and a couple of other minerals and my diet sodas leech minerals from the body.

So now I have quit sodas some time back and am trying to get more copper in my diet. First off was BSM which may be very, very slowly working. A black spot of hair about the size of a fingernail has formed around my temple area.

Recently I have been taking a bit more powdered cocoa and the spot has turned into more of a streak of dark hair - seems to be working. Encouraged by this I am trying to eat more nuts and have even tried liver - it has to be the most disgusting thing ever but if it can help me get some hair color back I will eat it now and then.

I am also drinking a little beer these days. I have read that those who drink in moderation tend to live longer than those who drink nothing. Today I ordered some liquid chlorophyll and will add that to the diet.

I would love to hear the thoughts of the board. I hate having so much white hair at this age - it is the only thing that ages me. I really, really want to get more of my black hair back naturally.

Replied by Harmen

Get your thyroid working really good. It will improve hair and temperature of the extremes. Check Dr. Brownstein's work and the iodine protocol. Don't do it different than the protocol. You'll get more energy too, that's great :)

Replied by Amanda
(Montgomery TX)

Hello, can you please give an update on what is working for reversing your white hair? I'm 45 and have 90% white. Thanks.

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Posted by Dheepa (Chennai, india) on 12/06/2012

I recently bought "ORGANIC BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES" plantation brand in a organic shop.. then only I found that 0% copper mentioned in it..I bought since I have got lot of grey hairs.. Now will it work for me... I am any one has an answer...

Replied by Sara
(Sacramento, Ca)

Hello, I am 39 years old. This year, I noticed some gray hair and felt a little depressed and sad. I started taking Alpha Lipoic Acid for general well-being. I noticed my gray hairs are gone for good. Black Strap Molasses is good in term of iron and magnesium, but if you are concerned with your gray hair then ALP is the answer.

Replied by Anon

Hi, I use Bsm for anemia and I have not noticed a change in my hair colour- I use the unsulphered organic type. I also have worn 2 copper bracelets for a few months but really I haven't noticed a change in hair colour. Obviously we are all different and we have different body chemistry. Interestingly when I had my last hair mineral test it didn't say I was low in copper but I swim in chlorinated water once a week and this may have skewed the results. Maybe the answer lies in having a hair analysis and seeing what you are deficient in? Interestingly, of health gurus actually have grey or White hair so perhaps there's not a cure? My mother is in her mid 70s and has mostly brown hair( she has less grey than me!! ? Her hair is auburn colour which is dark brown with quite a lot of red in it( copper). The main drug she takes is thyroxine which could be similar to taking iodine? If this helps I'm not sure- her father didn't go grey till he was in his 80s..

Replied by Elsa Easterly
(Elsewhere, Ca)

Sara, Would love to know the brand and dosage of alpha-lipoic acid you are using. Would be ever grateful if you could send a brief email to me at elsaeasterly at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Replied by Leandro

Hi Sara, I would like to know which brand and dosage of Alpha Lipoic Acid you´re using. Have you ever heard of ALA combined with Fo ti (he shou wu) as supplements against greys? I was going to try Vitacost products for these two, do you have any suggestions?

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Posted by Veggie (Hong Kong) on 07/23/2012

I had been taking organic unsulphured blackstrap molasses for gray hair for the last year or so. Instead, I found that it cured my borderline anemia and I could donate blood again. I take a tablespoon every day with soymilk. It is also working on my gray hair but much more slowly. I realise that my roots are not turning gray as quickly as before and I could wait longer before retouching my roots. Very pleased with the results as I had been trying other remedies like flaxseed oil and vitamin Bs without success. I am vegan so blackstrap molasses is definitely useful for vegetarians or vegans who have problems with anemia.

Replied by Alabama1999
(Birmingham, Alabama, Usa)

This did not work for me; also it is too sweet to take every day.

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Posted by Helen (Milton, Nc 27305) on 01/30/2012

Thanks! Now I know why my hair has gone from white to dark blonde and is getting darker! I will keep taking tablespoon of blackstrap molasses EVERY day. I am 84 years old and you can imagine the stares that I get!!!! However, I love it and my hair is so ALIVE, just like a child's new hair. This has happened since the last of April, 2011! My children are almost afraid to ask what I have done! Now I can tell them. I am also eating raw apricot kernels daily to prevent cancer so did not know which to credit the new hairchange to to!!

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

Helen, gray/white hair is caused by a copper deficiency. Copper deficiency according to Joel Wallace is related to heart disease and blockage (among other things) so keep doing what you are doing, not just for your hair benefits.

What brand Molasses do you eat. Mine is very high in iron (and iron is an antagonist of copper) so it didn't work.

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Posted by Kate (Maidenhead, Berkshire, England) on 01/27/2012

Due to my hair loss I can't use the conventional hair dyes, however I found taking unsulphured blackstrap molasses 2 teaspoons twice a day for the last 3 weeks has turned all of my grey hair to dark black with reddish pigment. The copper in the molasses helps to change the hair colour. Good Luck

Replied by Cayte
(Zanesfield, Oh)

Do you have to mix molasses with water or just take it as it is? Cayte

Replied by Kate
(Maidenhead, Uk)

Cayte, you can mix the molasses with apple cider vinegar (ACV) or you can mix the molasses with hot milk and drink it before bedtime. My favourite remedy is molasses and ACV as it helps with weight loss.

(New orleans, LA)

Does anyone know how much apple cider vinegar I need to mix with blackstrap molasses?

I know that you take blackstrap at 2 tablespoons.

I'm 59 and have gray hair. I'd like to have my black hair back. its also thinning in certain areas. I'm also obese. I used to weigh 180 now weigh 240.

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Posted by Jorgo (Athens, Greece) on 01/04/2012

I am 25 years old and suffer from premature gray hair. This thing really makes me stresed and look older. On site I read that blackstrap molasses are used for reverse gray hair to normal. I want to know how long I am going to use it to see result, and if I stop using it will my hair turn again to gray? Has Blackstrap Molasses any side effect to the body? I will really appreciate your help.

With full respect Jorgo.

Replied by Francisca
(Zug, Zug, Switzerland)

Jorgo, a while ago, every time I opened this site I saw an advert on the right side of some pills to reverse gray hair. At the time I posted a question here asking whether anybody had tried but no one answered. No idea whether the pills help but I know that scientists have been working on finding something to keep hair color. I have the very same problem but I am more than twice as old as you are. Still not nice.... And I would love to stop dying my hair. I do drink a bit of molasses once in a white but not too much because of it being so sweet so, I have never noticed any change! Now I am off to dye my hair once more, believe it or not.....

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

I think gray hair is a mineral deficiency. If science comes up with a pill to stop Gray hair it won't help the underlying problem, that is a mineral deficiency.

Replied by Francisca
(Zug, Zug, Switzerland)

Debbie, I think that the pills advertised here contained minerals. I was hoping someone had tried them.....

Replied by Kate
(Maidenhead, Berkshire, England)

Due to my hair loss I can't use commerical hair dyes, however I've been taking unsulphured blackstrap molasses for the last 3 weeks, my grey hair has turned dark black with reddish pigment. The cooper in the molasses is key to changing the hair colour.

Replied by Swhit
(Los Angeles, Ca, Usa)

Grey hair is cured by copper and zinc, unfortunately I was told this from a friend years ago who had used it and turned back to black within a few months but she has died and so has how much to take.

Replied by Vince
(Toronto, Ontario)

The brand of molasses I bought was from wholefoods. It is called "wholesome blackstrap molasses". It doesn't say on the label that it has copper. I am wondering if anyone has had results with this. Also, are there brands that state copper content?

Replied by Anonymous
(North Bergen, New Jersey)

Hi...I have lots of grey hair in my late 20s. I am too much worried about it. So while searching for remedies for grey hair, I landed here. I am so happy that I found out this site. I am going to try unsulphered blackstrap molasses from tomorrow. I bought it from Wholefoods. It doesnt say it contains copper so I asked a specialist there and He said they dont list everything on the package but it does contain coppper. I hope it works for me as it did for other. I will update my results after a month.

Replied by Sydney
(Washington, Dc)

I haven't tried the molasses yet, but I will now try after having read what I see here. I will say that I do believe reversing gray hair is possible, because I was able to do it, accidentally.

One day, about a month ago, I had a gray hair that was just kind of hanging out of place, so I pulled it out. I was shocked to see that, while the tip of the hair and then up for about six inches it was gray, as it got closer to the root of the hair, the hair had returned to black and there was two inches of dark hair from the bulb to the point where it turned gray again). So, something I was doing made me start growing dark hair again. I wish I had kept track of what vitamins I was taking back then because it was probably related.

Replied by John

Hello Kate, Please let me know which brand of Black strap molasses are you using, becoz none of the brand contain copper.

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Posted by Mg (Dubai, Uae) on 10/25/2011

Hi! I started taking BSM about 4 weeks ago. I take one big tablespoon in the morning with warm water. I have 25% grey hair towards the front of my head and at 29 it makes me feel much older than my peers and makes me feel very depressed.

I don't see any change in colour as yet. Please can someone help to tell me how long it would take to show the results.

Replied by Jay
(Toronto, Ont, Canada)

To Mg from Dubai, Uae. Some people have had success with taking BSM for hair loss or premature grey but it does take time whatever the protocol used.

Be aware that on average, hair on a human's head grows about a half an inch per month.

If your treatment is successful you will see the new growth coming in in your natural hair color.

So over time you would see your natural hair color at the root end of the grey hair as the hair grows and eventually you can cut the grey ends off.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Of course, no one wants gray hair, that is normal, neither do I but I wonder if anyone has tried the supplement which is often advertised on the top of the main page on this site.... Any good results or hasn't anyone tried? I am a bit afraid of trying things bought on the Internet as you never know what is in there! It can just be a scam to get your money and it may even damage your health, I don't know! Just curious....

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

A lot of natural oils mimic Ostrogen, if one of these is rubbed into the hair follicle it stimulates it to grow, There's an old Indian remedy that works, the oil can be bought in Asian shops. Bhringraj oil. You could also have poor thyroid function if so that would cause hair loss. So maybe, up the iodine. Small amounts of coconut oil rubbed into the scalp are beneficial as well.

Replied by Mg
(Dubai, Uae)

Hi! I have been on BSM for over 3 months now and still no change in the colour of my hair. Is there a certain minimum quantity that I must take. I am currently taking 1 spoon with warm water first thing in the morning.

Should I increase the intake? or should I take it along with something else instead of plain water?

I really need help.

Replied by Joan
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa)

I've been using BSM for about six months or so now. There have been changes in my hair. It is healthier, shinier, thicker and yes it is lighter. The grey is not as noticable. I take one tablespoon every morning. Give it time.

Replied by Sandi
(Orange County, Ca)

I've been using BSM since I found this site 2-3 years ago. Before I started using BSM, I could find about 10-15 white hairs scattered around my head and I could tell I was at the start of becoming completely gray - I was in my early 40's at the time. I started taking 1 tbsp. Of BSM daily, very consistently, in my tea. Around the 3rd month (maybe it was longer), I noticed 2 hairs on my head that had white tips with brown roots. I even showed it to my husband who was extremely skeptical of me taking BSM to cure my gray hairs. My grays were becoming less frequent (I had plucked the previous ones) and was rarely seeing any new grays growing in. There was a period of time when I got sick of taking the BSM, and the white hairs started returning.

So I went back to taking BSM daily, but this time, I made the BSM fudge (equal parts EVCO, BSM and organic nut butter... Along with some added things to make it yummier like raw cashews, chia seeds and hemp seeds) and it's like dessert. I have a few teaspoons of BSM fudge daily and I love the taste of it so I never fail to consume BSM consistently. I rarely ever see any gray. Now I am almost 45 and I don't have any gray. I started telling all my friends about it, and there have been mixed results depending on the level of gray. My sister, who is like me with the scattered grays here and there, started taking it and it works for her. My friend, who has an entire head of gray hair and colors it every 6 weeks, started trying it. After consistently taking it daily and finishing the bottle of BSM, she claims it made her hair grow much faster but didn't change the color back to brown. It annoyed her because she had to color her hair even more often since her hair was growing out so fast taking BSM.

So, I think my conclusion is that BSM works, but you have to take it forever. As soon as you stop, the grays will return. If you are completely gray, it will either not work or you'll get tired of waiting so long to see results. It's a very slow process and you have to be patient. Take BSM if you're just starting to go gray, and I think you'll get positive results from it.

Replied by Jles
(Tucson, Az)

What's EVCO? please post the receipe for the treats. It sounds yummy.

EC: EVCO - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

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