Friday, April 20, 2012

Hair Tip #41: Homemade Greek Yogurt Deep Conditioning Treatment

You hair needs protein because our hair is composed mainly of protein. Protein treatments help to strengthen weakened hair strands, combat breakage, dryness and issues stemming from porosity. Read about which types of proteins you should look for here.

I have been using this as a deep conditioning treatment for the past two months and I am ready so show you the results!

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 tablespoons of Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in liquid form 
(I don't "measure" this is just an estimation)

Directions:

Apply to freshly washed hair from end to root. Put on a plastic cap and let sit for 15 minutes to an hour. I didn't need to detangle my hair before applying it. It works so well that detangling after is a breeze! Rinse after you have let it sit. 

Results...
My hair feels so healthy after using this treatment. I can't believe that after several years of searching for "the perfect" deep conditioner, I have found it!.. Two ingredients from the grocery store! 

 Why Greek yogurt?

It is packed with tons of protein and calcium. Plus the thick consistency makes for a perfect hair mask.

Why honey?

Honey contains natural sweeteners that help to nourish and moisturize your hair. Because honey retains moisture, it keeps your hair hydrated. In addition it has beneficial vitamins and minerals. Honey also helps fight hair loss, scalp itching and promotes hair growth.

Is the mixture watery, or creamy?

The mixture is very thick and creamy but once it goes on your hair it can start to drip because your hair is still wet from being washed. I apply my shower cap and put a towel turban style over my head to keep water from dripping down my back!

Is the mixture messy?

It can be because as I stated before, with wet hair, it will begin to drip. So once I finish washing my hair, I apply the conditioner to 4 large sections, twist them and throw on a shower cap while still in the shower. This helps me  to reduce the mess!


The negatives...

If you are sensitive to smell, add some essential oils to help mask the scent. It smells like sour milk to me. But it rinses out fine so it doesn't bother me.



The positives...

Extremely soft, defined and shiny hair. I just kept playing in the curls.. it feels so good once its rinsed out. It also feels cool and soothing on my scalp because I use it straight from the fridge ice cold! I think that this is a keeper for sure! Its inexpensive and works wonders on my hair. 


More info about this deep conditioner...

 I got the idea from Naptural85. I modified the recipe but this is where the idea started. Watch the video to see how she uses this deep conditioner




What do you think about these results? Would you try this treatment on your hair?

19 comments:

  1. I love your hair! It looks so good. I've been experimenting with different deep conditionings. I'm definitely going to try this one. My hair has been breaking off and shedding really bad so I hope this works. I never thanked you for the shout out after I met you at the No Limits Conference so thanks I really appreciated it. God bless, Kandi

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    1. Thank you Kandi! I hope that this helps you. Its a protein treatment so it should help you with breakage! Let me know how it goes!!

      I was glad we got to meet at No Limits! Hope to see you again in the future :)

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    1. I have never left it in over night but I don't see why it would be a problem

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  3. Hmmm...well, I've tried the Choban Greek Yogurt and it's not bad. It has more of a sour taste and as you said, it's supposedly packed with a bunch of protein. I'll have to give this a try and give u the results.

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  4. Your hair looks so long! Your curls are just a hangin!:) Wow I'll have to give it a try

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    1. Thank you.. It has grown. I am just trying to be sure and keep it healthy! Let me know how it works for you!

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  5. How often is it safe to do this treatment?

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    1. I don't know how often is "safe".. I don't think there is an excessive amount of protein. So once a week or bi monthly is fine. I haven't researched it thoroughly so I am not 100% sure!

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  6. it is 2:36 in the morning and I'm heading to the store!!! Can't wait to try this out!

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  7. I like your version. But Naptural85 said not to apply to your root because of the smell...however, you do. Did you have a problem with the smell?

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    1. Honestly, no I had no problem with the smell! But if you are concerned you can use her version!

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  8. Thanks for the pics & details. I have bought so many hair products & I was sitting here eating Yogurt & a light went off in my head about it being good for my hair & I have Honey & Yoplait right here in my home

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  9. Can it be any brand and flavor of Greek yogurt? or does it have to be a certain type?

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    1. Any brand.. I always use plain though

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  10. I use Chobani Greek Yogurt at least every other month for deep conditioning. I actually leave it on my hair for about 3 hours. The reason I leave it on so long is only because after I put it on my hair and wrap it, I am on the computer and time just flies. Afterwards, my hair feels very, very soft and moisturized. It's like my hair is thanking me for all of the protein and other nutrients. I'm actually getting ready to rinse the yogurt out of my hair in a few seconds (it's dripping a lot!! lol). Thought I would share.

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