Saturday, July 21, 2012

Greek Yogurt and Shea Butter Deep Treatment for Natural Hair


I decided to try a Greek Yogurt/Shea Butter  mix on my daughter's hair since her hair needed some deep treatment.
I wanted the treatment to be all natural, hence the decision to use Greek Yogurt and Shea Butter. The ingredients for the mix is as follows:

1/2 cup Fage Plain Greek Yogurt (2% milk fat or total)
1tbs of Coconut Oil
1 tbs Honey
1 tbs EVOO
1/2 cup Aloe Vera Juice
1/4 cup melted Shea butter to  soften and stretch the hair
(Optional) A few drops of Lavender Essential Oil  to mask the smell of the Yogurt
(Optional) A few drops of ACV to mask the smell of the Yogurt and for added shine

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Divide loose natural hair into 4 to 6 sections. Lightly spritz hair with water. Apply the mix to each section, focusing more on the ENDS. Cover with a plastic cap for 30 minutes to one hour. Then rinse thoroughly with  diluted ACV , making sure the pH is no less than 4.0 (use pH strips to test this).


I could not believe how moisturizing this yummy treatment is. Her hair was so soft and detangled when I removed the plastic cap. This will be used often in our regimen. It is all natural and effective.

In summary, the following is a list of benefits that can be reaped from using this treatment

  • It strengthens the hair with protein
  • It moisturizes and detangles
  • It enhances shine

In the past, I tried adding banana, eggs and Avocado to my home-made treatment, but it was a fail, but not totally. The treatments left my hair soft and moisturized but I had pieces of cooked eggs, banana and avocado left in my hair, and those were difficult to get out. So I decided to leave anything mash-able and that can cook on my hair out of my home-made treatments. The above recipe is a great alternative to commercial conditioners  that are more expensive and have ingredients that are not natural and could be damaging to our hair.

What about you? Do you have any special homemade treat for your hair? Please share below if you do.


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11 comments:

  1. Glad this worked out for your daughter. I plan to make my own rosemary oil this fall. I'm growing my rosemary in my garden and I plan to either use olive oil or jojoba oil.

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    1. Interesting!
      Wish I had a garden to plant Aloe vera

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  2. I do a mix of shea, honey, olive oil and mayo. and it works well for me.

    Lol at cooked eggs

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  3. Sounds great! I may try it. I have a suggestion though... rather than give up on the banana in your deep condish, buy an organic baby food bananas. They are smooth and creamy, and no mashing is required. As far as the avocado, put it in a blender first before using. That will eliminate clumps!

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    1. Thanks Hun. Will try the baby food banana

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  4. Absolutely love it, I was a little hesitant at first but I'm so glad I tried it. Thanks. I just posted about my experience http://mybabygirlscurls.blogspot.com/2012/12/greek-yogurt-and-shea-butter-deep.html

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    1. sorry for the late reply... that's nice, will check out your post right away.

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    2. Your daughter's hair looks very soft and shiny.
      Will you continue to use it and how often?

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    3. Thank You! Well, I just used the deep treatment for the 3rd time on yesterday and her hair was super moisturized!!!! It seems like the type of shea butter I use makes a huge difference. I used 100% unrefined UDSA Organic Shea Butter this go' round and it is the truth! I may use it every 2-3 months since it can be a little messy and complicated to make...

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    4. Wow!!! That is awesome. I need to revisit that treatment after I take out my braids. I am glad it is working out for you:)

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