Deep condition with Greek Yoghurt

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 45-48Β°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.

Pros

  • It is cheaper than regular deep conditioners
  • My hair felt super moisturized when I was done
  • My hair was literally shinning and very soft

Cons

  • 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

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19 thoughts on “Deep condition with Greek Yoghurt

  1. I love using Greek yogurt and for the smell, I usually add oil which hides the smell. One of the best DIYs ever. You can try mayonnaise with egg, works great as a protein treatment but never rinse with warm water. Lol. Awesome post by the way.

    1. True! Little drops of some essential oil can erase that awful smell. I’ll try the mayonnaise with egg but I hope I don’t even forget to rinse out with cold water. Thank you Debbie

  2. I would definitely try this……I transitioned a couple of months ago and I’ve always done DIYs for my hair. it’s pretty cheaper and I’m super sure of the ingredients I use on my hair instead of using over the counter products.

  3. Making the Greek yogurt seems pretty stressful. I’d most likely get it from a store. But is it really as common as you say it is? Can I just go to any store and find “Greek yogurt” specifically?
    But the effect on your hair is really good.
    Personally, I use bananas for DIY deep conditioners. Just blend the bananas to a smooth paste and add whatever else you want like oils and honey. But the down side is, the bananas never fully blend all together so you end up having tiny bits of banana left in your hair. But the smell is usually good.

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