How to Make & Use a Greek Yogurt Hair Mask for Natural Curls

by Laurscurls
12 Materials
2 Hours

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a DIY Greek yogurt hair mask for natural hair that helps with moisture, growth, and definition.

Some weeks my hair gets a bit neglected. I tie it in a bun every day for work, and it ends up dry and matted. I’m sure you can all relate.

In situations like that, my hair is really due for a mask, so I whip up this one, and it leaves my hair feeling nourished and looking gorgeous. Let’s get going with our DIY yogurt hair mask!

Tools and materials:

  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 100% pure lavender extract
  • Honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Conditioner 
  • Bowl 
  • Spoon
  • Hairbrush
  • Plastic bag
  • Bonnet
  • De-frizz cream
  • De-frizz gel
Greek yogurt hair mask recipe

1. Put the yogurt in a bowl

First, start off by putting one cup of Greek yogurt into a bowl. Yogurt is really good for your hair because it has lactic acid, which acts as a moisturizer. 

Making the yogurt and honey hair mask

2. Add in honey

Add in four teaspoons of organic honey. Honey is also good for the hair because it moisturizes, cleanses the scalp, and removes any dandruff or build-up on your scalp.

DIY yogurt hair mask with olive oil

3. Add in olive oil

Next, add in two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil contains vitamin E, which is essential for hair growth.

How to make the yogurt hair mask smell good

4. Add in lavender and mix

Add three drops of essential oil for scent. Proceed to mix it all together to create the hair mask.

Parting hair into four sections

5. Section off hair 

Next, you want to make a center parting in your hair and then separate it off into four sections.

Spraying hair with a conditioner solution

6. Spray hair with conditioner

Now, spray down your hair with a mix of water and conditioner. You want your hair to be a bit damp before applying the mask.

Applying the yogurt hair mask to curly hair

7. Apply the yogurt hair mask

The next step is to take the mixture and rake it through your hair. You can use your fingers to detangle and get any large knots out.

Then, take your brush and comb through every strand to ensure all your hair is nice and coated with the yogurt hair mask. Continue to repeat these steps throughout the other parts of your hair.

Using the yogurt hair mask for natural hair

8. Twist and tie

After you finish a section, twist it all the way down, and then tie it up in a bun.

Applying the yogurt hair mask to the top

9. Apply the yogurt hair mask to the top of your hair

Now, I just like to take any excess and put it on the top of my head because that is the driest part of my hair. Comb it in to make sure that it gets dispersed through the hair.

Wrapping the hair in a plastic bag and bonnet

10. Put on a bonnet

Take a plastic bag, put your hair inside it, and tie it up. Then, wear your bonnet on top. This traps in heat and helps the ingredients seep into your hair more effectively.

I recommend leaving the mask in for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before rinsing it out.

Results of the yogurt hair mask on wet hair

11. Rinse

This is what my hair looks like with no product out of the shower. This mask is amazing.

Applying de-frizzing products to hair

12. Apply de-frizzing products to hair

Next, I like to spray my hair down with the water and conditioner mixture, then go in with some de-frizz cream.

After this, I just go in with some de-frizz gel and comb it with my fingers throughout my hair. I also wrap some of the strands around my fingers to curl them and give them a bit more definition.

Blow drying hair with a hair dryer

13. Blow-dry hair

The final step is to blow-dry your hair on the lowest heat possible.

Results of the Greek yogurt hair mask

Greek yogurt hair mask recipe & tutorial

That’s it, you guys. This DIY yogurt and honey hair mask is super simple, and the results are amazing. My hair feels soft and nourished, and my curls are bouncy and defined.

I much prefer using natural products on my hair as opposed to chemical ones and I hope that you’ll give this DIY a go!

Suggested materials:
  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 100% pure lavender extract
  • Honey
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