Hair Recipe: Caramel Treatment

The caramel hair treatment uses natural ingredients to moisturize and soften as well as add shine and manageability to various hair textures.


1/3 cup of Honey (An excellent humectant. Great for moisture)
1/3 cup of Olive (Penetrates and nourishes the hair shaft and helps with moisture retention)
2-3 pureed* overripe Bananas (Good for moisture and some protein benefits as well)
1/4 cup of Molasses (Another excellent humectant with some protein benefits)
1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (Adjusts the pH to lay cuticles flat. Imparts shine or sheen)
4 oz of Coconut Milk (Promotes hair growth and is a great moisturizer)
1 tsp of Wheat germ oil – (For added strength and lubrication. Excellent ceramide)


  1. Mix all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Make sure that there are no bits of banana visible in the mixture
  2. Part the hair into four sections and clip each section up to keep it separate. You will apply the treatment section by section.
  3. Apply the Carmel Treatment from the root to the ends of each section. Continue this procedure for the remaining sections.
  4. Cover hair with a plastic conditioning cap. Leave the treatment on for one to four hours.
  5. To remove the treatment from hair, rinse well with warm water followed by cool water. An inexpensive rinse-out conditioner (such as V05, Suave Naturals or Aussie Moist) can be used to help “wash” the treatment out of the hair. 


  • Bananas should be pureed well to avoid banana pieces left in the hair, or you’ll be picking pieces out of your hair for days. If you are not using a food processor, real bananas baby food can be used as a substitute.
  • The treatment can be used with a steamer for half the processing time.  The humectants will grab and lock in the moisture from the steam making this a wonderful way to process this treatment.
  • The treatment will be very drippy but well worth the effort.  Be sure to wrap a towel around your neck to catch drips.
  • It’s called the Carmel Treatment because when it’s all mixed up, it looks like carmel.


This is a wonderful, moisturizing deep conditioning treatment.  Give it a try and let me know how you like it. ~NJoy

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