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.
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.