Yogurt Hair Mask Benefits + 7 Easy DIY Recipes
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Learn more about yogurt hair mask benefits and get several easy recipes to make your own at home.  Yogurt hair masks are good for all hair types, including dry hair or damaged hair.

My hair is naturally curly, which means that's it also dry and frizzy unless I use a hair mask once a week.  Since I make my hair masks, I've used a lot of hair masks. 

I've used butter, oils, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, and more.  My hair always felt great, but it needed something more.  

My hair craves oils, but oils make my hair, well, oily.  They weigh down my hair and don't wash out completely.




One yogurt hair masks benefits is that it washes out and doesn't weigh down my hair.  It leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized, and it's easy to wash out.

DIY yogurt hair masks are easy to make, and you can add oils and other ingredients to make a custom mask just for your hair type.

Keep reading for yogurt hair mask benefits and other ingredients to add and their benefits.

Yogurt Hair Mask Benefits + Easy DIY Recipes

Yogurt Benefits for Hair


Strengthening


Yogurt is good for your body when you eat it, and it's also great for your hair and scalp.  There haven't been many studies regarding yogurt for hair, but some cultures have been using yogurt on their hair for generations.

Yogurt is deep conditioning for your hair.  Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is high in protein to strengthen your hair.

Hair Growth


Yogurt has lactic acid that can clean the scalp, exfoliate dead skin cells, and promote hair growth.  Using yogurt won't magically make your hair thicker right away, but it might help more hair grow since it clears out your pores to make hair growth easier.



Dandruff


Yogurt has some natural anti-fungal properties.  Dandruff is caused by a fungus, so applying yogurt to your scalp may help reduce dandruff and flakes.

Moisturizing


Yogurt is moisturizing, so it adds moisture and nourishes the hair.  This also helps reduce frizzy hair temporarily.

Dull Hair


Yogurt helps add shine to dull hair.  Your hair will look healthier and shinier after using a yogurt hair mask.



How to Apply a Yogurt Hair Mask


  1. Apply the mask to dry hair.  
  2. Apply the mask to all of your hair and then massage it on your scalp.  I section my hair to make sure each strand gets covered.
  3. Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.  I use a shower cap so it doesn't drip and make a mess.
  4. Rinse the yogurt out with warm water.  I follow with washing and conditioning my hair.

Best Yogurt for a Yogurt Hair Mask


I use my homemade Instant Pot cold start yogurt recipe.  I don't add any sweetener or flavoring.  

If you buy yogurt, I suggest a Greek yogurt because it's higher in protein.  Any yogurt that you use should be sugar free and unflavored.  

If you don't eat yogurt, you don't have to throw away leftover yogurt.  I freeze it in these silicone ice cube trays.  

When I want to make a mask, I put three to four cubes in a bowl and thaw overnight in the fridge.  Frozen yogurt might separate or have a different consistency, but it retains its yogurt hair mask benefits for your hair.

Yogurt Hair Mask for Damaged Hair


If you use heat styling tools often, your hair may be damaged.  This mask combines yogurt and the rich fats of avocado for a deeply moisturizing mask that won't weigh down your hair.



Ingredients


  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 of an avocado, mashed
  • 3 teaspoons raw honey

Directions


Combine yogurt, masked avocado, and raw honey.  Stir well and apply to dry hair.  Let sit for 30 minutes and rinse.

Yogurt Hair Mask for Dandruff or Itchy Scalp


Yogurt helps kill the fungus that causes dandruff.  Both yogurt and and honey moisturize your hair and scalp, which can help reduce flakes.  Coconut oil helps kill germs and moisturize the scalp and hair.

Ingredients


Directions


Combine all ingredients.  If the coconut oil is solid, melt in the microwave until soft but not melted.  Then mix with the other ingredients.  Spread of hair and massage into scalp.  Wait 30 minutes and rinse well.  Wash and condition as usual.


Yogurt Hair Mask for Dull Hair


If your hair is dull, try this easy yogurt hair mask for instant shine.  Honey hydrates and pulls moisture from the air to keep moisturizing your hair long after you rinse off the mask.

Ingredients


Directions


Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Apply to your hair and let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing.

Yogurt Mask for Strengthening


Both yogurt and egg have protein to strengthen hair.  If you have breakage, try this easy hair mask.  The sulfur promotes hair growth while olive oil moisturizes the hair.

Ingredients


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions


Beat the egg.  Add yogurt and olive oil.  Mix very well and apply to hair.  Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.  Rinse well and wash hair.



Yogurt Mask for Frizzy Hair


Bananas are excellent for your hair.  They have vitamins and minerals that help nourish the hair to reduce frizzy hair and add volume.

Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Directions


Combine yogurt, masked banana, and raw honey.  Apply to dry hair and let sit for 30 minutes.  Rinse well and wash hair.

Yogurt Hair Mask for Oily Hair


Yogurt moisturizes and softens hair without weighing it down or making it oily, so it makes a great mask for oily hair.  You can use yogurt plain or add baking soda.

Ingredients


Directions


Combine yogurt and baking soda.  Apply to hair and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.  Rinse well and wash as usual.


Yogurt Hair Mask for Dry Hair


I prefer to use argan oil or macadamia oil for my hair masks.  You can use olive oil or coconut oil, but they are heavier oils that can weigh down your hair.

Ingredients


Directions


Combine all ingredients.  Apply to your hair and let sit for half an hour.  Rinse well and wash.
 
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.