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15.12.12

Homemade Deep Conditioner: Greek Yogurt Hair Mask


Ingredients used: olive oil plain Greek yogurt, pure honey
I did not have any deep conditioner left for this past wash day nor did I want to go out and buy any, so I decided to try a homemade deep conditioner. I remembered watching a couple of video on Youtube about great results from using yogurt as a deep conditioner and I happened to have plain greek yogurt that I know I would not eat any time soon so I decided to put it to good use. Benefits of yogurt include providing shine, reducing frizz, detangling hair.Yogurt does contain protein and so its properties will help in strengthening hair. It's antibacterial properties will help to soothe the scalp and reduce itchiness. Some people like to add egg to yogurt to boost its potential as a protein treatment and some like to add oils and conditioner for moisturizing purposes. I needed a balance of protein and moisture but a little more on the moisture side so I added honey and olive oil to my Greek yogurt. 

I used about 2 about 3/4 of the container of Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and one tablespoon of pure honey. I mixed the ingredients until I got a nice consistency.


After prepooing with coconut oil and then shampooing, I applied the yogurt mask to my hair in four sections. The mixture was very thick and went on like a mask would. 


I left the mix on under a plastic cap for about an hour while I watched Scandal (phenomenal show!) and then rinsed my hair out with warm water. As I rinsed, my hair felt very soft and moisturized. I was able to finger detangle in the shower and it didn't take much effort because the mask did a good job at separating the hair strands from each other. I did not like the smell of the yogurt in my hair so after rinsing and detangling in the shower I applied Suave Keratin Smoothing conditioner to rid of the smell.  After towel drying, my hair felt very soft and I did notice a very nice shine. 

I am very excited about this homemade conditioner and it is definitely a mix I would use if I don't have my favorite deep conditioners around or I just need a change.  The yogurt definitely detangles, moisturizes and brings great shine to my hair. The one thing I don't like is the smell of the yogurt. The next time I try this yogurt mask I will add an essential oil to mask the smell. 

Have any of you tried a homemade yogurt deep conditioner before? How did you like it?




23 comments:

  1. great review, i've never tried a homemade yogurt DC, but i think i will try it on my next protein week.
    do you classify it as a light or as a medium protein?

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    1. I would say that it is a light protein because my hair didn't feel hard afterwards. But everyone's hair has a different sensitivity to protein. Let me know how it works for you!

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  2. I've never tried a homemade yogurt dc, but it sounds like a good mix. And I wasn't aware that greek yogurt provided those benefits. Interesting read, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great post, Tathiana! I never thought of using yogurt for DC-ing and the protein benefit makes a lot of since. I've heard about the benefits of honey as well. I will definitely try this when I'm running low on my go-to products.

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    1. Great! Let me know how it works out for you!

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  4. Yes i do use yoghurt regularly as a DC and love it infact i use all dairy products in my hair i did a poston my homemade yoghurt DC here http://crowningglorymine.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-homemade-deep-conditioners.html

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    1. i think i want to try it with plain yogurt next time like you did!

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  5. thank you so much for the tips, I will try this one at home, I also use pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask which is pretty good too and leaves my hair soft and healthy. :D

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    1. let me know how it works for you when you try it!

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  6. I love using home remedies for my hair, it's super curly and frizzy. I also tend to splurge on good quality products like pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask, at least I know they work :)

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    1. Yea I am going to be trying more home remedies!

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  7. So excited about this! I'm actually trying an avocado, banana, honey, and oil mix in a few weeks that I'll be reviewing on my blog! I'm happy to have this combination to now try! Excited! Thanks for sharing, in all of your honesty!

    Kimberly
    KIMBERLYLUXE.COM

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    1. I'm glad you're so excited! An avocado mask was next plan for a homemade conditioner! I've heard so many good things about it.

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  8. I tried it earlier in my journey and I LOVED it! My hair was super soft for days! IDK why I haven't revisited it...

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    1. I experienced very nice shine for days!

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  9. Hi thank you for sharing, I will have to try this Greek yogurt deep conditioner that everyone is raving about. A lot of my homemade products are homemade which saves me a lot of money and also is soothing for my body, hair, mind and soul. Some of the products I have been making is my own homemade hair gel made from flax seed (dark brown)sometimes with or without vegetable glycerin added for softness/activator feel, homemade deodorant made with lemon essential, cornstarch and baking soda with coconut oil which works wonders without the aluminum and other chemicals, homemade fabric softener crystals made from ice cream salt and either body fragrance oils or essential oils. Now I will have to try this Greek yogurt deep conditioner thanks again :)

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    1. No problem! I hope it works for you!

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  10. oh wow! Pretty cool mix here

    BLEURGH
    www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  11. This is very interesting, I have recently decided to Transition and I am trying to so it without braids or weaves. Just me enjoying and watching my natural hair! check out my blog Wambohair.blogspot.com. I <3 your clog. definatly subscribing to it!

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  12. This is the best hair mask i have ever tryed...thank you :)

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  13. I think adding honey is the best way to go. Great post.

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