by Mary Wolff
When my hair needs a little extra TLC, my favorite remedy is a good hair mask. They are easy to make at home with ingredients you most likely already have on hand, the benefits are multiple, and you can rest assured you aren’t putting any harsh additives or chemicals in your hair, unlike some store-bought products. One of my favorite tricks of the trade is using yogurt in hair masks.
Yogurt is great for hair masks because it is packed with antioxidants and moisturizing properties. It leaves hair soft and touchable. The moisturizing properties send frizz packing and it even helps make strands stronger if you use Greek yogurt which is higher in protein. Yogurt is already good for hair masks because it works as a base for other ingredients so you can mix and match all sorts of superfoods in your recipe. Here are a few of my favorite recipes using yogurt.
This mask packs a punch in the moisturizing department with the use of yogurt, avocado, and olive oil. These three foods are known to be powerhouses on their own so when you bring them together in a mask, your strands will be super soft.
For this recipe, use 1 tbsp. of yogurt, ½ an avocado pulp, and 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Combine in a bowl. Make sure the avocado is properly blended to avoid any lumps. Apply it to clean hair and massage into the scalp for the best benefits. Place a shower cap on head and wait for 15-20 minutes. Rinse out for soft, touchable hair!
When you are looking to stimulate a little growth, it is important to have the right proteins for your scalp. With this hair growth mask, we combine the powers of yogurt with egg for a mask that will leave hair strong and ready to grow!
For this recipe, take 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 large egg, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, blend in a blender until you get a smooth consistency. Apply to clean wet hair. Make sure you massage in circular motion on the scalp since that is where hair growth starts. Put on a shower cap and wait 20 minutes. Rinse out in cold water. It is important to use cold water instead of hot if you don’t want your head to smell like eggs all day.
There are other ways to use yogurt in hair masks. While these are my favorite recipes, you can certainly create your own concoctions using your favorite ingredients!