Friday, 22 November 2013

D.I.Y: Greek Yogurt Deep Conditioner

I haven't done a protein treatment in a while... 2-3 months maybe. The other day I stumbled across some information that said fine hair needs protein. I have very fine hair in my nape which is susceptible to damage so I thought I'd give it a go. I loved the Hairveda Acai Berry Phyto Conditioner but as I said in a previous post it was out of stock from my regular stockist. A loved one is getting me the Aubrey GPB conditioner from the US (too expensive here) but until then I thought I'd try a D.I.Y protein conditioner. I can't say that I've had the best of luck with putting food in my hair but no harm in trying, right? This was relatively inexpensive and I plan to eat the rest of the greek yogurt with honey *licks lips*. I applied this to freshly washed hair, I'm sure it could also work as a prepoo but my hair was dirty or so I thought.

Ingredients 
Greek Yogurt- 7 tablespoons
Honey- 3 tablespoons
JBCO- 1 tablespoon
Peppermint Oil - 4 drops
Coconut Oil- 1 teaspoon (liquid)
Aloe vera gel - 1 teaspoon

You can play around with the quantities of the ingredients and substitute my oils for your favourites. Depending on your hair you may need more or less. I ran out of my first portion and had to make some more. I guess I have more hair than I thought.


Verdict
I love the fact that unlike the other D.I.Y conditioners I've made, this didn't leave any bits in my hair... definitely a bonus! The preparation time on this D.I.Y conditioner cannot be beaten, it takes minutes to make... providing you're not eating the yogurt in the process *guilty face*. It's easy to apply, great for detangling and smells divine. I left the conditioner in for about 1hr 30, I had french class to go to so I was in a rush, had the conditioner not been so visible I would have went with it on... out of laziness! I rinsed it out with cold water and cold water diluted with acv, I noticed it did take a little extra effort to rinse out. I loved the way my hair felt once I rinsed it out and the natural parts of my hair were so defined. Once it dried however my hair wasn't as soft, this can be down to a few things: a) I left the house with wet hair into the weather only fit for Santa Clause and his reindeers b) I used shampoo because I've been co-washing for the past 6 weeks c) It's a light protein treatment and I probably needed to do a moisture treatment to balance it out. Notice I refuse to blame my conditioner! On a whole my hair is shiny, more defined, stronger and after putting moisture back in my strands it feels great. Will I be using this again? Of course.

Have you used Greek yogurt in your hair before? Do you have a D.I.Y conditioner to recommend?


6 comments:

  1. I have not used Greek yogurt, period. But I think I should try it.

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    1. If you do, let me know how it works out for you. :)

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  2. Ooo this looks good! I'll have to add this to my list of DIY DC's to try :)

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    1. Yeah, tell me how it goes! Do share the list of your DIY DC's :)

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  3. I've never used yogurt before. I love it too much to give it to my hair! Ha-ha. But this is a cool way to do a light natural protein treatment for your tresses!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. @KLP I know what you mean. I love yogurt also! :)

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