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A festive Rachel’s Review: 100% Pure Maple Syrup!

• Jan 1, 2010

Rachel, our guest reviewer, waxes poetic on products every Friday.
Can’t wait till next week? Check out her blog http://littlegoldenlamb.


Yummy, yummy, in my tummy and my hair! ^_^

Don’t be surprised, beloved readers. Like honey (see my review) and Blackstrap molasses (see my review), maple syrup is a humectant. What’s a humectant?

Merriam-Webster defines it as thus: A substance that promotes retention of moisture.

These attributes make this a staple in my deep conditions!

It also has another pair of very important characteristics:
It won’t lighten the hair like honey and isn’t a horrific mess like Blackstrap molasses.

I love my jet-black hair. Mysterious, innocent and alluring all at once, it’s a dramatic, head turning color born of a dominant gene with a dominant attitude.

Thus, it frustrates me to no end to have a honey-packed conditioner turn my roots copper red. No fears of that with my darling maple syrup. It lacks honey’s ability to produce peroxide. Interested in using honey to lighten your hair? See my honey review. ^_^

Other bonuses include its low price, depending on the brand, it’s very forgiving when eyeballing how much you pour into your deep condition mix, has a soft sweet smell, it isn’t terribly sticky and is easily mixed into your deep conditions. It’s definitely a keeper for me.

Please, please, please my loves:
Make sure you use the real deal! Use nothing with High Fructose Corn Syrup, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and the like. “Fake” pancake syrups won’t do you any good.

Any brand of PURE maple syrup will do. I haven’t used organic brands and still benefit greatly…though, as your scalp is absorbing this…organic is best. I’m better about using organic everything, food-wise these days.

From my thick hair to my relatives with fine hair this performs superbly!

Bonus: Adorable little bottles in your fridge! ^o^

Deep condition add-in
Maple syrup + coconut or avocado oil = humectant/oil pack for thirsty hair

From my mane to yours: Baa. Baa. Baa.

Translation: Happy Hair Growing! ^_^

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Writing Addict
12 years ago

I love this Queen! What a wonderful revelation thank you for sharing! Peace & Blessings

12 years ago

Ohhh! I really want to try this, especially since it’s a bit colder in Florida and I want to make my transitioning period smooth.

12 years ago

Wow Thanks girly, great review! I would have never thought to try syrup. Hopefully ants don’t attack me with this little experiment lol.

12 years ago

Does it matter what GRADE of 100% Pure maple syrup you use? i did not know honey lightened hair! Dammit, I don’t want lighter hair. In fact, I want to try Henna and Indigo for the first time ever before the month is over to make my hair DARKER

11 years ago

Oh wow, I will definitely be trying this once I do my big chop! I’m really liking you articles!

10 years ago

If you don’t want to lighten your hair, swap the maple syrup for unsulphered black strap molasses.

10 years ago

Oh that’s great! I’ve been avoiding putting honey in my hair because of that side effect 🙂 Thanks for posting!

Rosalba Kielich
Rosalba Kielich
8 years ago

Maple syrup is a syrup usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees, although it can also be made from other maple species. In cold climates, these trees store starch in their trunks and roots before the winter; the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap in the spring. Maple trees can be tapped by boring holes into their trunks and collecting the exuded sap. The sap is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup.^”.*

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8 years ago

Hi I’m in the military and a friend of mine deployed. I’m making her a hair mix in her package and I want to put real pure maple syrup in it as an everyday moisturizer. The main ingredient is Shea butter and some other things. My question is will it be too sticky to keep in her hair?

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