With long hair comes a lot of issues, my latest issue has been with my deep conditioners. It finishes after about 3 use and I’m already getting tired, so I have decided to try DIYs for a month. I went online and decided to look for something that wasn’t so common, I decided to try Greek Yoghurt. It was then I realized I had the “DIY skill”
Greek Yoghurt is also known as strained yoghurt, yoghurt cheese or labaneh. Greek yoghurt contains protein(which helps strengthen the hair strands), fat(which acts as a moisturizer), sodium and carbohydrate. Greek yoghurt also contains lactic acid which is great for cleansing the scalp and clearing away dead skin cells to help hair follicles grow.
Greek yoghurt is actually a win-win in both ways as it acts both as a moisturizing deep conditioner and as a protein deep conditioner. Greek yoghurt is said to have the following benefits:
- It leaves the hair feeling very soft
- It adds extra shine to the hair
- It provides extra moisture to the hair
- It makes hair easier to detangle
- It helps to decrease frizz
- It repairs damaged hair
- It promotes hair growth.
Process for making Greek Yoghurt
My mum made the yoghurt.
- Dissolve powdered milk in warm water.
- Then cool the mixture to a temperature of 45-48°c
- Add a bacterial culture
- Then leave the mixture to ferment for about 8 hours.
- The layer which is solidified is the Greek yoghurt but the creamier mixture below is the regular yoghurt.
Instead of making the Greek yoghurt like I did, you can purchase it at any food store.
I decided to add honey for extra shine.
How I used it
- After I washed my hair with a shampoo and squeezed out excess water.
- I then applied the mixture to the strands of my hair and made sure every strand was fully coated.
- Then I used a shower cap over my head for an hour.
- I rinsed out the mixture after.
- It is cheaper than regular deep conditioners
- My hair felt super moisturized when I was done
- My hair was literally shinning and very soft
- The mixture has to be stored in a refrigerator
- It is very very messy. My body was filled with the yoghurt and it kept splashing on my sink.
- The smell isn’t so great. One week after using this mixture on my hair, my hair still smells of the yoghurt.
ill I do this again? Very very unlikely, but on a scale of 1 to 10 I’m going to rate this 7/10.
Also, please comment below DIYs you’ll want me to try.
Will you ever try this? Have you ever deep conditioned with Greek yoghurt? What are your thoughts? Please drop your thoughts in the comment section below.
P.S: DIY means do-it-yourself