Hair Recipes For Shedding and Breaking Hair

Shedding and breaking hair can be depressing, may be you thought you were doing everything right and then the hair just keeps on getting worse and looks awful. Here are three recipes that you can try. As usual, they are natural products that you can make from home. If you don’t already have some of the oils you can get them at a health food store or from a reputable distributor online. In the meantime, check out this article as a guide that you are not unwittingly doing something wrong.  Shedding Hair- Causes


Molasses Pre-Shampoo Treatment


2 Eggs

1/2 cup coconut/castor or olive oil

2 Tbsp molasses

1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar


Blend eggs, oil, molasses and vinegar together until the mixture is well mixed. It will appear frothy.

Apply to damp hair. You can use an applicator to get all your strands or scoop out the mixture little by little with your hands, ensure that all your hair is sufficiently doused with this.

Put hair under plastic cap or use saran wrap. Cover plastic wrap with an old cotton t-shirt to impart heat to hair. Let the mixture stay on your head for at least 2 hours.

Wash out with conditioner when you are finished.


Herbal Blend Shampoo For Hair Shedding


1/2 cup Liquid Castile Soap

1 teaspoon Burdock Root powder

1 cup Stinging Nettle (steeped and strained)

1 teaspoon Horsetail powder

2 tsp. Vitamin E oil


Steep stinging nettle in boiling hot water in a covered pan for 1 hour. Strain liquid and add burdock root powder and horsetail powder. Mix with liquid Castor oil soap and bottle. Use when ready to shampoo hair. The mixture can last for up to three weeks.


A Variation of Tutti Frutti Deep Conditioner Recipe


2 ripe bananas (over-ripe is best)

2 tsp avocado oil

1-tablespoon plain yogurt

3drops Vitamin E oil


Cut up banana and blend until the fruit is thoroughly pureed and then sieved. Add yogurt and blend for a minute. Mix in avocado oil and Vitamin E oil. Apply to hair from root to ends, make sure your ends are treated especially generously with this concoction. Put hair in shower cap and leave in hair for an hour or two. For a quicker deep conditioning go under the overhead dryer for 15 minutes.


  • mochamadness said:

    Hi Brenda,

    I just stumbled onto your site today and I’m very impressed w/ the length of your hair and the advice you give to others. I’m hoping you can help me. This may be a long post so here goes:

    I began to really take care of my hair some years back. Not sure how many but the hair care tips online truly helped me. Anyway, fast forward to the present. I haven’t been able to care for my hair for at least a few months. No shampoo, conditioner, hot oil treatment, not even combing or brushing. Nothing. Because of a medical condition, I can only wear a scarf over my head/hair. It is so matted and dry that I don’t know what to do. I’ll be having an operation in a few weeks and when I finish recuperating, I’ll be starting a hair regimine which I desparately need. But what would be the best way to detangle matted and dry hair? Should I wet it first then detangle w/ a detangling comb? Any advice will be appreciated. And please keep this website available. I can tell its a lifesaver. Peace.

  • cher said:

    Hi Brenda firstly I would like to say I love your site,what an eye opener. I have relaxed hair 27 years of age using a PCJ childrens relaxer as my hair is not the strongest, It always seems to get to a certain length and then breaks. Through looking at your site I have now come to the conclusion that I have been using a mineral oil lotion on my hair ever since I started relaxing my hair BIG MISTAKE. I’m debating whether to stop relaxing my hair altogether which I do every ten weeks, but my hairdresser has told me that not relaxing could cause my hair to break. I’m trying to use less or no heat on my hair and washed my hair last night using a pre poo concoction of yours for shedding and breaking hair. But then used an Morroccon argon oil shampoo and condition after (free from sulphates and parabens). Drying with a cotton shirt(not completely) Wrapped my hair after spraying it with water with a few drops of peppermint in, moisturising with ors carrot oil and sealing with coconut oil. I have woken up and its extremely frizzy I really don’t want to apply heat with a blow dryer or straigteners but its a complete mess could you please give me any advise to what I should do?

    Many Thanks

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Hi Cher, hair dressers always say that. My hair continues to defy that statement.

      Your regimen sounds good to me. Could you try setting your hair first with rollers and then when it is completely dry, wrap it. That is what I do for a straight look with no frizz.

  • mochamadness said:

    Thanx for responding but I’m now going thru a second operation. Even though your advice helped me, I still got a headache. My hair was worst than I even thought. Anyway, I found something that detangled REALLY MATTED hair. Biosilk Hair Therapy. It was amazing. I applied it on dry hair and finger combed it. The tangled knots slid right out.

  • Rita said:

    I seem to cause my hair breakage because my electrical curling irons temperature are too hot.I use both because of sizes.on one iron the gage are by numbers,1,2,& so up to 12. The other iron is my 100-500 degrees. What number & temp.should I put them on?

  • Jody said:

    Hi Brenda
    For the conditioner, can I use castor oil or coconut oil instead of avocado and can I use mayonnaise instead of yogurt?

  • Jody said:

    Hi Brenda
    For the conditioner, can I use castor oil or coconut oil instead of avocado and can I use mayonnaise instead of yogurt???

  • Toya said:

    hi brenda, what effects does molasses have on natural hair?

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Molasses contains many antioxidants like selenium, which softens and smooths hair and skin. It also contains a high dose of copper which helps the body to produce melanin, the pigment responsible for hair color. In a nutshell, molasses helps with hair color, softens and makes hair smooth. I should write an article on this, thanks for asking Toya 🙂

      • SanzHair said:

        Thanks for explaining about the molasses. I was wondering about that. I have thinning issues – skin biopsy came back with varied possibilities for scarring alopecia (CCCA, Lichen Planoplaris or Lupus). We start more in depth testing, next week. Even so, I am hoping that some of your recipes will help with possible inflammation of the scalp. I have already tried the black tea rinse with no additional shedding. Hopefully the adding castor oil and acv will help re-grow my hair. The medical prognosis for regrowth is not good. So anxiously awaiting the next step in diagnosis. If you have any info on the success rate of regrowth for those who have scarring alopecia, that would be great! Thanks so much for the information. It makes me feel less helpless – when it comes to losing my hair.

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