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yogurt used for Cherry Lola treatment

Cherry Lola

For those of you who don’t already know, the Cherry Lola treatment was created by a blogger of the same name. She figured that since hair is just protein and protein is made from amino acids, the remedy for damaged hair should involve putting the protein back into it. That is where the liquid amino acid comes in. Whether or not the science behind it is valid, I do not know, but what I do know is that many women, including myself, who have tried the treatment have noticed softer, curlier more manageable hair with slight curl loosening. All you will need is:

  • 2 cups of organic plain yogurt
  • 10 tbsp of Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids (this can be found at most health food stores near the soy sauce)
  • 2 ½ -3 tbsp of baking soda or enough to aerate it and turn it foamy

Mix the yogurt and the liquid amino acid, then add the baking soda and allow it to sit until it rises and becomes foamy. Ensure that your hair is nice and clean then apply it to sections of it and allow it to sit for 20 to 40 minutes. Rinse your hair clean and follow up with a co-wash just to ensure that all the treatment is out.

It's important to note that some women use a lot less Braggs and baking soda (about 2 tablespoons of each) than Miss Lola and leave the treatment in for less time (about 15 minutes) to avoid protein overload. I followed the original directions and suffered no ill effects, but my hair loves protein.

The measurements and instructions are taken from her video found here.

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