The caramel treatment is a treatment based on natural ingredients designed to deeply moisturize and soften naturally curly hair .
Relaxed hair can benefit from this treatment for the easing of regrowth when stretching or simply strengthen the whole hair .
From my research , the effect of this treatment last for about 3 months but it can be repeated monthly. Some people notice that their curly hair relax with this treatment, they have less shrinkage .
It's good to experiment and see what effect this treatment has on your curly hair and if you like it .
It seems that this treatment comes originally from the company E'tae product line , a curly hair products company that boasts of using all natural ingredients to make it soft and manageable textures toughest curly hair.
There are many variations of this recipe online . By understanding the role of each ingredient , you can adjust the recipe according to your needs .
Here are the ingredients:
- 6 tablespoons honey ( honey is a great humectant )
- 6 tablespoons tablespoons olive oil ( olive oil penetrates the curly hair fiber , lubricates and seals in moisture )
- 2 or 3 soft bananas ( to nourish and strengthen hair )
- 3 tablespoons molasses ( molasses is a humectant that provides a little protein )
- 4 or 6 tablespoons water soup ( moisturizer and is used to thin the mixture )
- 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar ( for shine )
- 1 or 2 tablespoons cornstarch ( to thicken the mixture )
- 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil coffee ( to strengthen and lubricate ) .
Here are the instructions:
1- Put all ingredients in a blender and add water to it as you go.
2- If necessary , use a sieve to make sure though that there is no banana pieces in the mixture. Then reheat at bath and stir to allow the cornstarch to thicken the mixture .
3- You can add a little water depending on the consistency that you want.
4- Apply this mixture as a thoroughly to the curly hair in sections and let stand in a charlotte / plastic cap for 1 hour or 2 before your shampoo.
5- Freeze the remainder ( if any ) for a future application.