Hair Growth Deep Conditioner Recipe

I tried this conditioner recipe last week Friday, it is a variation of the Pre-Shampoo Egg Treatment and it works like a charm. It gives the hair a silky feel and it gives it volume… lots and lots of volume. The mixture is sticky and stinky but is worth a try. I plan to do this once per month in lieu of commercial protein treatments. This is definitely one of those hair recipes for hair growth that is worth trying.

Hair Growth Deep Conditioner Recipe


  •  3 drops Peppermint oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oilBlack Strap Molasses
  • 1 egg (you can use two if you feel your hair needs the extra protein)
  • 1 tablespoon black strap molasses
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar


Wet hair or dampen with warm water. I tried it on both dry and wet hair but it goes on easier on wet hair. Combine ingredients except the apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Massage mixture into hair and scalp, pay close attention to the ends of the hair. Wrap hair in a hot towel or cover with shower cap for 15 minutes. Shampoo and rinse out mixture. Combine the ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water and give your hair a final rinse. The apple cider vinegar will take care of any lingering eggy scent.

Important: do not wash your hair with hot water or use the dryer with this mixture on your head. The egg will scramble on your head.

Disclaimer: BlackHair101  does not guarantee that you will achieve the same results as we have by using this recipe on your particular hair.


  • Anonymous said:

    I’ve never heard about using molasses for hair or even conditioning sounds good! I will try it!

    • Brenda said:

      Hi Anon,

      Half of the things on this site I never heard about myself until I researched- when I used them I was so astonished that they can be used in the hair and that they actually make the hair look and feel healthier. I have good experiences with molasses mixed eggs. It is a secret of mine when I want my hair to appear glorious and full. Sometimes, I experiment with adding a moisturizing conditioner to the mix and some castor oil. Your hair will look fab.

      • Gessica said:

        Which brand of castor oil you use? N do I have to use every remedies on one sitting like your homemade shampoos n pre-shampoos and conditioners and rinse????

        • Amanda said:

          Hi brenda what ’bout if u do not hv peppermint oil are there any substitutes?

  • dainty39gm said:

    hi, just found your website and i like it. will be trying these hair recipes b/c i really need to take care of my hair. does the water/vinegar mix soften the hair after washing? and what type of shampoo should i use? thanx

    • Brenda said:

      Thanks for stopping by. yes ACV and water will soften the hair after washing. Use shampoos without harsh ingredients that will strip your hair.

  • kelly said:

    what if you do not have molasses. Are there any other substitutes?

  • zena said:

    where can I find the black strap molasses.
    thank you

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Hi Zena,
      Usually in a grocery store. Check in the healthy foods section or where they store the sweeteners like honey, maple syrup…

  • Mari F said:

    Brenda I enjoy your black hair 101 site it is so full of great tips and ideas for us woman of color. My question today is can I to the above treatment without the egg and go under a warm dryer with a plastic cap on to help the benefits of the blackstrap Molasses to penetrate my scalp? Please continue the good work and God bless you.

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Hi Mari,
      Thank you. Yes, you can do it without the egg. The egg makes the hair look so much fuller and thicker though.

  • Joy said:

    Hi Brenda, I’m allergic to eggs and detest the smell to. Can I omit this from the hair recipe or what can be substituted for it?


  • bernice said:

    HI Brenda, is it advisable to prepare my own apple cider vinegar or i could get some from the pharmacy

  • Just A Person said:

    Hi, I’ve just recently found this site and I like it, but I do have one question for this recipe, um, can I do this with permed hair? I have been looking for good recipes that I can use without striping my perm, is this a good one? If not, can you recommend any?

  • shantel said:

    Do you use a moisture conditioner after?

  • Linda Johnson said:

    I tried it tonight on my 4c natural hair, and it has never felt so soft. This is definitely a keeper.
    Thank You

  • Vee said:

    I have started using egg yoke oil made at home instead of raw yoke, it’s so much less messy n not stinky and has d same benefit.

  • Latoya said:

    Hello, where can I find the peppermint oil? I can’t seem to fine to anywhere….and suggestions?

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Hi Latoya,

      Online…Amazon. Locally…pharmacy, Walmart (if you have one in your area), supermarket- personal care aisles.

  • Dee neblett said:

    I have tried this protein treatment and it really works what I like about it most is it gives my hair lots of body

  • mrsjackson1973 said:

    just did this treatment my hair loves it thanks alot

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