I am 34 now but started going silver when I was 18. Taking chlorella and spirulina have both reduced my grey hair dramatically. I tend to only take it in the warmer months in my smoothies. My hairdresser didn't believe me, was adamant that nothing reverses silvers, but I plucked one off my head and showed him the proof from the strand that was dark at the root and silver on the end, and he knows I don't dye my hair, and he was amazed! Says I am "a miracle of science."
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.
I read that because it is less than 1% it doesn't have to be listed.
I realise it's been YEARS since I last posted a comment, but I just thought I'd inform everyone that I'm now 42 and still dark of hair. I no longer take the vitamin B, just the dessert spoonful of organic un-sulphured blackstrap molasses each morning. Good luck out there.
EC: Thank you for updating us after 8 years, yea!
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.
Blackstrap Molasses, Brewers Yeast
Most people don't know that chlorophyll supplements contain copper. It's usually stated in the ingredients list as chlorophyllin copper complex. Since it has been repeated multiple times that copper supplementation can help reduce gray hair, this might be the reason why chlorophyll helps as well.
Be careful with too much BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES. It is ok once and awhile but it gives the body a lot of iron. And too much iron is not healthy. That's why people with too much iron in their blood donate their blood. Just to eliminate the excess iron.
xo L J
About restoring natural hair color - Boron deficiency can cause that so supplement with borax (the mineral source of boron) as it helps restore hair color. Tried it myself and noticed a big difference in about 2 months.
Will the pills have the same effect... like the juice powder...?
Faithful I am happy to hear you have more energy but besides the microwave use I am concerned that you are using the flavored coffee creamers to make it taste good. Faithful, that crap will give you more to worry about then a few grey hairs!! I don't mean to scare you but my hope for your better well being is that you consider stop using that artificial toxic "poison." I have read various health reports that creamers are at the top of the most chemically treated artificial products. It should truly be banned! I don't understand the FDA. I feel so passionate about how bad it is for us that I have also urged my friends and family to stop using it. You are better off with just milk and adding the molasses or honey to sweeten things. Almond milk and coconut milk are great substitutes. And while I am on my rant lol I hope you are not using splenda or any of those sort of fake chemically toxic sweeteners either!! It defeats the purpose if you are taking stuff that your body and hair can benefit from but zapping and canceling the good stuff out with "poisons". Anyway, I have said my peace and I just could not resist bringing to your attention a few healthful tid bits:) cheers to your health and no grey hairs!!
Molasses, Wheat Germ, Vitamin C
Can you use magnesium ascorbate instead of sodium ascorbate due to sodium issues?
Please write how did you used turmeric for turn grey hair?
EC: Hi Nara,
Since the post your are inquiring about was written in 2010, you probably won't get a response. We're guessing she either took turmeric (curcumin) capsules or took 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of water once or twice a day. Look up turmeric for MRSA and Staph and you will find some dosages.
You can buy wheat grass juice powder and it will do the same. You do not have to grow it yourself. I used wheat grass juice powder and have noticed that my hair is coming in dark instead of gray. It does take time. It will not happen over night.
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Does it have to be Black strap molasses? I have molasses and was wondering why black strap molasses.
Blackstrap Molasses for Grey Hair:
BSM always works for me, but I have discovered that, like most remedies, success is based on a lot of other factors. For example, I had anemia, which depleted a lot of nutrients and contributed to my grey hair. A big tablespoon of BSM and Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass or water met this nutritional deficiency, so my hair returned to its normal color. However, if you don't have a nutritional deficiency that would be improved by taking BSM, it might not make a difference. Three years ago, I lost 15-20 pounds taking BSM. My friends started taking it, and they gained weight! But again, it depends on other factors that vary from person to person. For example, I love sugary treats. At that time, I was eating out a lot, and I would always have dessert. But, when I started taking BSM, it satisfied my craving for sugar. As a result, I stopped ordering a slice of cake or pie with my meals, so BSM did help me lose weight because that tablespoon was replacing high-calorie, high-fat slice of chocolate or carrot cake, or apple pie, or whatever. However, none of those friends had a sweet tooth, and they never ordered dessert anyway, so when they took BSM, they were just adding extra calories to their diet. That's why some cures work for some people and not for others.
I've known people who took iron supplements and their anemia did not improve. However, they were taking iron in ferrous form (which is what most drug stores sell) and this causes constipation and is not absorbed by the body. Iron should be taken in chelated form. Also, it should be taken by itself, on an empty stomach, and caffeine hinders its effectiveness. But, if you don't know that, you will just say, "Iron supplements don't work for anemia." Unfortunately, your Dr. probably won't be much help. Once, I asked my OB-GYN for her opinion about Acidopholus for yeast infestions. She told me that's what she takes - but said she could lose her medical license for prescribing it to patients because it's not approved by the FDA. So she prescribes products that she woudldn't use herself.
I understand that that everyone is busy, but I encourage each of you to spend more time researching the causes of your conditions, and also research cures. If 100 people say, "Yes" you may have a different set of circumstances that would put you in the "Nay" category. Also, remember that nature usually doesn't work overnight. When you start a treatment, you need to be patient and consistent. And with most supplements, you need to drink a sufficient amount of water (not just a few gulps). I hope this helps.
As far as growing new hair, I understand stem cell injections into the scalp can work. They take your fat cells from other places and somehow reprogram them to tell them to grow hair. No idea of cost or other details.
A comment on the greying on one side more than the other- it's just a thought, however, from talking with my muscle tester, everyone has a weaker "side" to their body. I know mine is my right side, and so if I get, for example, a rash (perhaps due to liver toxicity), it will show up worse on the right side of my face/neck. I can tell it's getting worse when the stronger side of my face starts getting affected too.
I started to go grey in my head when I was 20-22, now at 29 I have many greys. What's bothering is that about 1-2 years back I started to get grey in my beard too. I do regular exercise and have a decent diet.
2 months back I started taking blackstrap molasses, multi-vitimains, c etc don't notice anything as such.
Please tell me if anyone had success with reversing grey hair. Tell me your personal stories or the ones you've seen not the ones you've read online. Appreciate responses.
Hi Robert (Swansea). Very interesting post. I see you're in the UK and was wondering where you got you BSM from and what type you used. Thanks.
How much? What kind? How often? With what? Thank you!
I was concerned that my hair was going grey at a rapid rate but within days of taking BSM my hair is thicker and darker, even to the point of after 3 weeks the ends of my hair were grey and the root is dark brown, my natural colour, I have even been asked if I have dyed my hair, I still have some grey hair but BSM seems to have turned the clock back.
I have eaten pickled foods all my life and am not grey yet. I believe it is the vinegar. I also took a lot of B vit. in my 30s. My younger family members turned grey long ago, so it's not hereditary.
Can you please give the name or brand of the Blackstrap molasses that you are using?
From what I know its the copper content in the molasses that contributes to reversing the hair color, and it seems not all brands have the copper in or at least not in a sufficient amount. Thanks.
I am 61 years old and my hair was all grey, it started going grey at about 50.
For one year now I have been having the same smoothie apart from one ingrediant every day, replacing one meal.
I make my own kefir and to that I add, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp Vital Greens, 1 scoop of whey protein powder, I Tbsp organic coconut butter, 1 Tsp turmeric, 1 Tsp cinnamon
Two months ago I also added 1/2 tsp of organic Shatavari because I'd had some abnormal cells show up at a Pap smear. They are all normal now and my hair is going back to its natural colour, brown.
It is half brown and half grey in my regrow the now with more brown every week - yeh!
1-2 tbsp of sugar in a morning is the worst you can do to your body, regardless of the minerals in it
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HI U FOLKS, , , , , , , , wrote on this subject many years ago. BSM contains iron which is a two edged sword. It cut both ways. You don't need iron if you don't need iron, but I was going to shoot a bear in the fanny. As a diabetic, my glucose when out the roof and scared my mule. I still have a jar in the cabinet that is many years old.
For a diabetic to worry about grey hair is beyond belief. Worry about having two good legs to walk on. It's a sheet + 2 =8 thing.
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Hi Sasi (Melbourne) ---
Blackstrap molasses as a food in my opinion, is far too valuable to discard in favour of "health".
I have it almost daily and when forgetting, seem to feel it is needed. When I was diagnosed with sugar imbalance, I fell into a deep hole by believing I needed their medication. Through study on EC here I learned that it would kill me and possibly not the disease. More info on this, and confirmation, through GreenMedInfo online.
Blackstrap molasses is harvested usually by very poor workers in Asia who, as they harvest it, have little food and live by starvation but BMS keeps them free of disease and cancer.
To keep BMS out of the diet when it provides the so much needed minerals and nutrients, makes no sense.
Allopathic med provides no education on nutrition and is unable to advise people on their nutritional needs other than their policies which have caused waves of disease all over the world. Look alone at salt, refined, and caused so much heart disease.
My relationship in that early time of bs inbalance, has altered my relationship with food in a very negative way. But I learned through research I can rely on myself by finding a way back to health. That is a matter of personal choice. People smoke but are afraid to discard a medicine that will dry the blood till there is a heart attack described as "due to diabetes complications".
So I take that nutritious food that has also freed me of arthritis. Too much money and politics ruin everything.
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I think it could. This is what happened to me: I had been taking two and three TBSP of BSM a day, in addition to a little sugar in my coffee. I started to have what has been reported as diabetic nerve pain, I.e., lightning bolts shooting in my legs and feet. I reasoned why it could be happening and cut back on my sugar intake and BSM consumption to one TBSP of BSM in the morning and sometimes one before bed. I've not had anymore of that pain.
Even though my PCP said he had no problem with BSM, I think any additional sugar intake could make a difference. You just have to find the balance that will work for you.
At the same time you have to be aware of our fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains that have all been engineered to last longer. These genetically modified foods (GMO's) have permeated our entire food supply in one way or another. The way you eat them will also have an impact. In my opinion, I think that's why we are seeing such an epidemic of diabetes and kidney failure.
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Does BSM increase blood sugar for diabetics?
I have a blackstrap molasses unsulphured it says that it can be used in baking and cooking. Ss it the correct one? Plz answer.
EC: Yes, that's the one!
It is hard to give you an answer, but authentic molasses will have a "medicinal" smell, that is, will smell like a medicine, at least in my impression. It is also very thick, and when kept into a refrigerator, it takes about 20-30 seconds for it to descend to pour it on a spoon.
How do I check if the molasses blackstrap I use is not fake? Plz answer.
For candida, see Ted from Bangkok's comments regarding fungus candida and jock itch on earth clinic's section on erectile dysfunctio. He covers all of the above then further down someone wrote the quantities.......
It is possible to reverse early stage greying by regular use of a micronutrient rich oil for scalp massage such as egg oil twice a week, left on overnight. The Omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidant xanthophylls nourish the follicular cells.
So, you took 2-3 TBS 3x daily and it turned the hair back to brown? Or it began to grow back out brown?
I have quite pale skin (I'm not the whitest in the world but I'm quite pale) Blue eyes and premature grey hairs. I've heard that blue eyes and premature grey hairs is a b12 deficiency that can result in having Pernicious Anemia. I have done plenty of blood tests in my life and nothing has shown up about anemia or low vitamin b12.
I just thought I would put this information out there if anyone has these symptoms and wanted to get a blood test and check it out.
Jeanne, that sounds like a LOT of molasses.
Blackstrap molasses really fixes gray hair! This is what I've been doing:
I use Plantation Blackstrap Unsulphured Molasses. You want a molasses with the nutrients in it. Some molasses is just for baked items and the iron and other nutrients are stripped from it. Just look at the label.
I take 2-3 tbs 3 times a day. Just wash it down with milk or coconut milk or something.
I saw results in 24-48 hours. I'm a brunette, and those short gray kinky hairs around my face softened and straightened out and turned light brown. After three days, those hairs darkened a little more and really blended nicely with the rest of my hair.
I stopped taking molasses for three days and on the third day, the gray gradually began to come back.
I think you have to take this every day to keep the gray away.
I hate taking the molasses no matter what it's mixed with lol...
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.
Leah says: Hi all, I've read on other online discussion boards that premature grey can be reversed with vitamin b12 and other b vitamins. One woman in her 50s reports taking b complex for other health issues and after a few months noticing her original colour coming back in. Also Dr Myhill notes early grey is an indication of b12 deficiency and the resulting anemia. Hope this helps. Nothing better than your hair being colored from within!
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.
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?
It takes about three months of one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, sometimes two tablespoons a day to treat grey hair. Hang in there.
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
You scare people from eating corn that has not been "fortified", but fail to state precisely what the corn should be "fortified" with : "Genetically Modified Organism" chemistry, perhaps? Or perhaps some other manmade "process" that allegedly "fortifies" food, when in fact it so changes it's character that the body can't process it as food properly, and develops health-issues related to long term use of manmade chemical pharmaceutical by-products, I. E. Unnaturally occurring "Fortified" food-stuffs masquerading as natural foods.
what type of black strap molasses did you use? what brand?
I'm rubbing the peels directly on my mostly gray beard and I've seen some darker color appearing in my beard. Juicing the peels in a fruit juicer would probably work better for covering an entire head of hair.
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 mehandi.com for all the instructions and to buy it. Be careful of other suppliers who add chemicals to their "henna."
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.
Take He Shou Wu (an herb). Make sure it is from a reputable company. Jingherbs and dragonherbs are both good.
I was chatting to an older guy in his 50s who used to have loads of grey hair. He has been taking Organic Sulphur MSM and had amazing results with almost a full return to his natural colour. I did forget to ask how often he did take it, but worth researching.
I have replaced the sugar in my coffee with BSM, and have been having it in shakes. I have been doing this for 4 days and I SWEAR my greys are already disappearing. I am shocked! Its also a LOW GI sugar, much better for you than normal processed white sugar. You can 100% replace sugar with it.
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.
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!!
Did your hair really change colour due to BSM?
If yes, which brand do you use?
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.
Can you please share with us how much chlorophyll you consume each day? And if you can share what brand would be very helpful. thank you.
Blackstrap Molasses, Brewers Yeast
No..no..no. all you need is chlorophyll!! I've been coloring../highlighting my hair for several years. Im in my late 50s. But I've also been into healthy eating. I always knew chlorophyll was a good thing. About 3 or more months ago I faithfully began drinking chlorophyll everyday. I drink bottled water at all day...which means I pretty much drink chlorophyll all day long as I add it to my water. I swear everytime I drink the stuff..I feel like my skin is tightening up..strange but true. I dont crave sweets, no more constipation, not always hungry...and the best thing of all that I noticed this morning is my hair! I had it colored with blonde highlights (i am brunette) on July 7th. So I have almost an inch of new growth which is about 95% dark...usually I can easily see the grey! I cannot believe it...it has to be the chlorophyll! Ive recently..about 2 weeks ago added Biotin to my herbal intake..but I know its the chlorophyll...amazing and am so happy.! It must be doing other great things as well :)
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No..no..no. all you need is chlorophyll!! Ive been coloring../highlighting my hair for several years. Im in my late 50s. But I've also been into healthy eating. I always knew chlorophyll was a good thing. About 3 or more months ago I faithfully began drinking chlorophyll everyday. I drink bottled water at all day...which means I pretty much drink chlorophyll all day long as I add it to my water. I swear everytime I drink the stuff..I feel like my skin is tightening up..strange but true. I don't crave sweets, no more constipation, not always hungry...and the best thing of all that I noticed this morning is my hair! I had it colored with blonde highlights (i am brunette) on July 7th. So I have almost an inch of new growth which is about 95% dark...usually I can easily see the grey! I cannot believe it...it has to be the chlorophyll! I've recently..about 2 weeks ago added Biotin to my herbal intake..but I know it's the chlorophyll...amazing and am so happy.! It must be doing other great things as well :)
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.
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?
Hi, wow I drink distilled water but it never got rid of my gray hair...
Hi, wow I drink distilled water but it never got rid of my gray hair...
My friend is 65 years old and three months ago he started drinking distilled water. He bought a machine to make sure the distilled water he buys is pure distilled water. His gray hair is turning brown again! He is so happy!
It's said that lack of Tyrosine is one cause of graying in humans and cats. I have a cat that used to have only one spot of gray on his tail tip and is now patched w/gray. Just started giving him various amino acids so have no proof of this.
I take Tyrosine and have no gray hair, of course that may not be why.
HI U WILD AND STRANGE PEOPLE, , , , , , , , ,
Been researching as usual and the topic is grey hair. At 78 I have little, whereas my wife was totally silver at 30. Hey, don't start that stress stuff. Anyways, the current theory is that the hydrogen peroxide you produce in your body does this trick because you lose a particular enzyme named catalase.
Now here is the fun part. Our Bill Munro at 89 had a head of hair like a teenager and no one in this world has inhaled as much hydrogen peroxide as he did. You can look his picture on the internet. Amazing. I bought his oxidation theory and also inhale hydrogen peroxide several times a day. One thing it has done is shut down the mushroom factory in my nose. I do 1 and 1/2% via my nose.
As Dr. Jacobs said about DMSO and double blind tests... Million dollar race horses don't know this FDA stuff, so if it works, they run. If is doesn't then they don't. I'm wearing that ditty out, but it's true.
Would like some of you wormy folks to address my postulate that inhaling hydrogen peroxide just may have the reverse effect on getting grey hair.
This should stir the pot pretty good.
==OLE ROBERT HENRY========
My experience, Fo ti (He shou Wu) has worked quite well for darkening hair, and reducing grey hair. I'm a 50 something male, had about 20 to 25 percent grey, mainly on top and on the sides. I reduced it to about 5 to 10 percent in a few weeks. I purchased some of the prepared root from a vendor on Ebay in China. Here's what worked for me. The root is quite leather like and dark when you get it. I would take 5 or 6 pieces of the root and brew my cup of coffee into it and let it soak overnite. Drink the coffee the next day. I do that 2 or 3 times a day. When the root softens up enough, I put it in the coffee grinder and break it down as much as possible, and then drink that in with my coffee the next few days. Been doing this for a few weeks, and have noticed quite a difference, my brown hair has darkened and I notice alot of new hair growth that is dark. I plan on continuing it for about a month on and then a month off, month on, month off. It's a somewhat gradual process, I would give it a month or 2 for results. I didn't experience any negative side effects.
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.
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?
Could you let me know if there is any changes on your grey hair after using black molasses.
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.
Put some black strap molasses in a glass of milk.....you won't believe how sweet and creamy it is. SO GOOD :)
Wruku: I am sorry we did not reply. Please let me give you folk medicine 101 so that you can be aware. The Dalai Lama wears glasses. He has not been able to reverse his condition despite taking the best remedies all of his life. His body and brain are good but not his eyes. Many people have successfully treated greying hair with a variety of remedies. Many people have not been successful despite taking those exact same remedies. I have tried many remedies to regrow the hair I lost. I have not been successful. I have not lost any more hair and do not have grey hair. My two cousins are almost bald and have white hair. We are the same age. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make everything alright but I can not. Folk medicine requires studying and experimenting.
I have been emailing third time in the past 30 days without any reply. Does anybody replies for the question? Is this real site or fake site?
EC: Dear Wruku,
Ted rarely has time to look at posts on Earth Clinic these days. He's too busy treating people in Bangkok. You can try emailing him: [email protected].