Yogurt to loosen curls

Has anyone tried this? There was a thread over on LHCF - http://www.longhaircareforum.com/for...d.php?t=167391

I'm particularly interested in it detangling properties. I may try it tomorrow.
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I know it makes a nice conditioner, but Ithis is the first I've heard of using it for anything else. Couldn't hurt to try, though...
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This was on blackhairmedia too. I have some Greek yogurt; maybe I'll mix a little with my clay.
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so can you use yogurt or buttermilk? i think buttermilk might be cheaper.

ok reading that super long thread. it looks like i could use some full fat dannon pretty cheap (if i can find it)... i'm going to try it.
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Last edited by luvmylocs; 03-14-2008 at 09:26 PM.
Has anyone tried this? There was a thread over on LHCF - http://www.longhaircareforum.com/for...d.php?t=167391

I'm particularly interested in it detangling properties. I may try it tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Naddy
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I've been using yogurt (full fat Greek) for months as a DC, and it does also make it easier to detangle by loosening the curls a bit. There's no dramatic curl type transformation, nor is is really noticeable to most people, IMO, but I do notice a difference.

It's the single most important new ingredient I added to my routine.
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I've been using yogurt (full fat Greek) for months as a DC, and it does also make it easier to detangle by loosening the curls a bit. There's no dramatic curl type transformation, nor is is really noticeable to most people, IMO, but I do notice a difference.

It's the single most important new ingredient I added to my routine.
Originally Posted by Cheleigh
do you use it alone? some of the folks on the lhcf add so much stuff. if plain old yogurt works then i'll try that. i found the big tub of dannon for $2.99. should i mix it w/ a cheapie conditioner?
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Originally Posted by Naddy
Has anyone tried this? There was a thread over on LHCF - http://www.longhaircareforum.com/for...d.php?t=167391

I'm particularly interested in it detangling properties. I may try it tomorrow.


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do you use it alone? some of the folks on the lhcf add so much stuff. if plain old yogurt works then i'll try that. i found the big tub of dannon for $2.99. should i mix it w/ a cheapie conditioner?
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
I strongly recommend using it with other products. I know a few folks who tried it alone, but complained about the results. You should think of the yogurt as an additional ingredient to your DC, not the DC solely.

I mix the yogurt with whatever DC product I'm using at the time, plus honey, molasses, castor, and olive oil. You only need a heaping tablespoon of yogurt.

Full fat, plain yogurt is best. Greek yogurt is thicker than normal yogurt.
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do you use it alone? some of the folks on the lhcf add so much stuff. if plain old yogurt works then i'll try that. i found the big tub of dannon for $2.99. should i mix it w/ a cheapie conditioner?
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
I strongly recommend using it with other products. I know a few folks who tried it alone, but complained about the results. You should think of the yogurt as an additional ingredient to your DC, not the DC solely.

I mix the yogurt with whatever DC product I'm using at the time, plus honey, molasses, castor, and olive oil. You only need a heaping tablespoon of yogurt.

Full fat, plain yogurt is best. Greek yogurt is thicker than normal yogurt.
Originally Posted by Cheleigh
thanks...i will add the other stuff. for now i have the dannon full fat. greek yogurt is expensive for putting in my hair but i love f-a-g-e to eat. it just seemed like from that thread to get the loosen effects you needed a LOT of yogurt.
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I tried it yesterday as a pre-poo. I mixed the greek yoghurt with red clay, lime juice, honey powder and conditioner. I left it on for about an hour. When I rinsed my hair felt very soft. I can't say I've notice a difference in my curls, but it has been easier to detangle than usual.
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okay i tried this last night w/ full fat dannon yogurt. i mixed in some generic matrix biolage conditioner, honey, olive oil and yogurt (3 really big big spoonfuls) and for me YES it made a difference!! my hair was definitely looser and not as packed. the softness was nice too. i thought the yogurt would smell but it didn't. i'm definitely going to keep the yogurt in the mix. i did keep the conditioner in for over an hour with no heat as the girls on the other site suggested.
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I tried this a couple of weeks ago. My hair felt softer but i can't say it loosened my curls at all. The next time i went to detangle it behaved the same. I think it may have strengthened my hair though because I didn't really shed as much the week after. I'm gonna try it again for that reason.
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I tried this a couple of weeks ago. My hair felt softer but i can't say it loosened my curls at all. The next time i went to detangle it behaved the same. I think it may have strengthened my hair though because I didn't really shed as much the week after. I'm gonna try it again for that reason.
Originally Posted by TroDous
hey there! your hair is pretty long. mine is shorter so i noticed a difference. how much did you use? i was very generous with it. i had a lot of yogurt and conditioner (as the base) and then only needed to add a small amount of honey and olive oil. i think next time i try i'm going to use a little more olive oil. i totally agree there's less shedding when i sort of finger combed this morning....nothing!!
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Last edited by luvmylocs; 03-20-2008 at 09:27 AM.
Hey luvmylocs, I thought i was generous, i used about 1/4 cup of yogurt and the same amt of conditioner. I added molasses and oil too. i'm trying again and i'm gonna leave it overnight, i'm starting to shed more again. It's a good treatment overall, i think it helps to combat dryness which i have a lot of these days.
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I tried the yogurt too, and it does seem to make a difference. I used 2 heaping tablespoons of yogurt with AO Jojoba & Aloe conditioner, honey, molasses, and castor oil. My hair seems a little bit looser than normal, it's softer, and has a little more sheen. My hair is too thick and hard to manage, and it made it easier to work with. I'll definitely keep this as part of my DC.
I don 't have any plain yogurt... but I do have some Yoplait Thick N Cremey Vanilla flavored... would that be all right to use... or would I be better off getting full fat plain yogurt? I don't think I've ever seen any plain yogurt before. I was thinking of leaving it on as an overnight treatment.
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I used the coconut cream relaxer (which is mostly yogurt) and it didn't loosen my hair that I could see. It did do a hellova job moisturizing it. 2tbs coconut cream concentrate (not the sweet Coco Lopez stuff, I got mine from Tropical Traditions) 2 tbs of coconut oil, and a thing of yogurt. I use the F-a-g-e cause it's what I eat.
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Has anyone from here gone ahead and tried this? If so, what were your results?
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When I was in Germany, I noticed that many of the conditioners had yogurt in them...I wonder if it was included because of its detangling properties.

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