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Yogurt for Hair :: How to Use Yogurt for Healthy Hair

Yogurt for hair care: A common household ingredient that’s made its way into a whole lot of shampoos and conditioners lately, yogurt is one of the most wondrous natural hair care ingredient that we can swear by. It has been used since the very beginning of times for it’s many benefits we get by consuming it or applying it externally. And the best thing about yogurt – the hair care’s right in our kitchen and ever-available!

Quick Yogurt Facts:

  • Yogurt is formed by adding live bacteria to milk and hence it can be called as a ‘probiotic’ – which account to many of it’s benefits.
  • It has an equal spread of water, proteins, carbohydrates and fats with casein and whey proteins being most of it’s composition.
  • There are many different kinds of yogurts based on the milk that they are obtained from like the cow milk yogurt, sheep milk yogurt, almond milk yogurt, soy milk yogurt and coconut milk yogurt. While all of them are good for hair, the regular yogurt and coconut milk yogurt are among the most used and the most beneficial.

Benefits of Yogurt for hair

  • Yogurt is widely known for being an anti-dandruff remedy for it’s anti-fungal properties. It removes the microbes that cause fungus and remove any other skin infections that affect the scalp. It can also remove flake that can result due to dandruff.
  • Because of it’s ability to smoothen out the hair adding sheen, yogurt as a conditioner is usedwidely. Whether used in combination with other ingredients or all by itself, it helps keep the hair shiny and lustrous, also adding volume to it.
  • Often times, hair gets as damaged due to exposure to sun as the skin. Yogurt can prevent this as the element ‘Zinc’ that is present in it helps fight sunburns and damage that is caused due to over exposure to sun.
  • Yogurt, with all of it’s excess proteins helps in the growth of the hair by nourishing the hair follicles. This works upon both internal as well as external usage of yogurt but much faster when used externally as a mask.
  • Excessive hair fall can be controlled by using a yogurt mask as well as it replenishes the hair follicles and adds sufficient nutrients to it thereby strengthening the roots of the hair strands.
  • Yogurt also gets rids of the hair frizz that is often a result of excessive drying up of hair. It can smoothen the hair because of its fatty acids and thereby prevent the drying up of hair. In addition it also activates the sebum glands of the scalp and helps in the natural production of oils.

How To Use Yogurt For Hair Growth

Yogurt’s hair care benefits are enhanced by a lot more folds when we mix it with other ingredients and make masks out of it. We’ve made a list of ten such yogurt hair masks right here.

Yogurt hair mask

For all of yogurt’s hair care benefits to be got, it can be applied onto the hair individually when it acts majorly as a conditioner.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt
  • water

How to make it

  • To make yogurt thinner, we add water to it and then apply it all over the hair.
  • This can be applied before or after washing the hair and can be greatly beneficial either ways upon leaving it on for a five to ten minutes.

Yogurt and honey mask

Honey is known to add sheen and volume to hair. Along with yogurt, it shows great volume enhancing and conditioning effects.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt,
  • honey
  • water

How to make it

  • Mix yogurt, honey and water in measures that make it a thick and a consistent paste.
  • Apply it all over the hair.
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash it off.

Yogurt and egg mask

Egg is one other ingredient that can be used with pretty much everything else. With yogurt, it is a great conditioner as well as a growth enhancing agent.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt,
  • Egg
  • water (as per requirement).

How to make it


  • Mix yogurt, broken eggs and add water to it while making a consistent paste.
  • Apply it all over the scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with a shampoo after you wash it off.


Yogurt and fenugreek mask

Fenugreek is usually soaked in diluted yogurt overnight and the same mass is ground the next day for a nutrient rich mask that is very commonly used.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt
  • Fenugreek seeds

How to make it

  • Yogurt is diluted and fenugreek seeds are soaked in it over night.
  • The next day, the seeds become soft when the whole mass is ground into a fine paste.
  • This paste is applied all over the hair and left for about a fifteen minutes.
  • Wash it off and shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo.


Yogurt and apple cider vinegar mask

Apple cider vinegar, the wonder ingredient has got a numerous benefits on the hair as well. It can help clean the follicles as well as work on balancing out the oil production.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt
  • Apple cider vinegar

How to make it

  • Mix yogurt with apple cider vinegar with just enough quantities to not make it too dilute.
  • Apply it all over the scalp and leave it on for about fifteen minutes.
  • Wash it off and rinse the hair with a mild shampoo.

Yogurt and lemon juice mask

Lemon juice has got plenty of benefits on the hair what with it being rich in vitamin C and it’s anti-oxidant properties. It blends in well with yogurt making it a widely used conditioning mask.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt
  • Lemon juice.

How to make it

  • Take some yogurt into a bowl.
    • Squeeze some lemon juice into it such that it forms a semi liquid like paste that is not too watery.
    • Apply it over your hair, leave it on for a while and rinse it off.


Yogurt, coconut oil and avocado hair mask

Avocado is one of the widely used ingredients for hair masks of all kinds with its vitamin C. Coconut oil along with Avocado and yogurt makes for a great hair mask that is highly nutritional as well as conditioner.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt,
  • coconut oil,
  • avocado fruit paste.

How to make it

  • Take some yogurt in a bowl.
  • Add coconut oil and avocado fruit paste into it such that it makes a paste.
  • Apply it over the hair and leave it on for about half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with a shampoo.

Yogurt, aloe vera and honey hair mask

Aloe Vera and Honey can also be added to yogurt to make a mask that can smoothen out frizzy hair while also acting as a coolant to the scalp.

Things needed :

  • Yogurt,
  • Aloe Vera,
  • Honey,
  • Water (if the mask gets too thick).

How to make it

  • Yogurt, aloe vera and honey should be mixed to form a paste.
  • If it is too thick considering how all the ingredients as viscous, add a little water so that it can be easily applied to the hair.
  • Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse it off with a shampoo.

Yogurt and olive oil hair mask

Olive oil is a great nutritional agent for hair that when massaged bestows some great sheen and luster to it, especially along with yogurt.

Things needed:

  • Yogurt,
  • Olive Oil.

How to make it

  • Yogurt and olive oil are mixed together to form a paste.
  • This is applied (preferably massaged) onto the scalp and through the strands and left for about 20 minutes.
  • It is then rinsed off.

Yogurt and banana hair mask

Banana is a highly nutritional hair care ingredient that is being used in a lot of hair masks lately. With yogurt it is highly beneficial in conditioning the hair as well.

Things needed:

  • Yogurt,
  • Bananas
  • Water.

How to make it

  • Yogurt and bananas are beat together to form a thick mixture.
  • This is then diluted with water so that a moderately watery paste is formed.
  • It is applied all over the hair and washed off after about a 20 minutes.

Yogurt being a natural agent is pretty safe and there really are no side-effects known to be caused from using it. Make sure you pick the right brand and the right ingredient to mix with it just so that you get the effect that you’d like. Do let us know if you have more recipes of yogurt masks you’d like to share with us by leaving them in the comments section below!

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