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Have you heard of folks using Greek yogurt for hair growth?
You wanna know if it will work to give you longer hair, right?
Because, today you’ll get your answer about this popular "food for hair growth", as well as some smart DIY recipes to use in the comfort of your home.
It’s common knowledge that here at NHP, we usually rely heavily on the science of hair growth.
Here’s the problem when talking about growing hair with greek yogurt though...
...many indepth hair growth studies are yet to be done on the subject.
So in this situation we have to lean on the many word-of-mouth accounts of anecdotal evidence and long-lived cultural traditions that suggest yogurt’s benefits for our hair and scalp.
And folks claim that there are benefits whether you are applying it topically or whether you’re eating yogurt for hair growth.
Because Greek yogurt is packed with the building block of your hair strands, protein. This Greek treat also contains an important ingredient called vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid) that helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth.
It may even help against hair loss and problems with hair thinning. You probably have heard of pantothenic acid before because it’s a popular ingredient in many of your best-selling hair and skincare products.
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Before putting yogurt on your hair, you should check for possibly side effects. If you’re unsure of any potential allergies you may have, do a skin patch test with the Greek yogurt before fully applying this DIY ingredient to your hair.
Doing this is easy, just rub a small amount of the Greek yogurt onto your forearm and wait 30 minutes.
If your skin shows no negative signs of an allergic reaction (redness, itchiness, stinging), chances are it should be all right to use on your hair and scalp without suffering side effects.
If you check Amazon, you’ll see that deep conditioning hair masks are selling like hotcakes, and for good reason. So it’s easy to see why one of the most popular ways to topically apply Greek yogurt is by making a deep conditioning hair mask at your home.
The benefits of a yogurt hair mask for hair growth are great because natural Greek yogurt is full of growth-boosting amino acids, these aminos offer nourishment that your hair craves in order to grow faster, stronger and healthier. Greek yogurt also has healthy fats that assist in moisturizing your hair strands and leaving them softly conditioned.
And you can add many African herbs for hair growth to your hair mask recipes as well for an added boost.
Greek yogurt also helps to vitalize your growth terrain because of the lactic acids, which help greatly in cleansing your scalp and clearing away dead skin cells. The clearing away of these blockage-causing dead scalp cells gives your hair follicles an open path to push faster, healthier strand growth.
People who use Greek yogurt-based hair masks suggest that the protein in yogurt promotes strong and healthy hair. They also believe that the lactic acid in yogurt:
People often use Greek yogurt hair masks to reverse or slow-down hair damage that’s been caused by:
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Once you have tested for possible side effect, here’s a great way to apply Greek yogurt for hair growth and scalp health:
Along with being an excellent source of hair-bolstering protein, Greek yogurt for hair growth is also full of vitamin D and vitamin B5, both of which nourish your strands.
Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency may actually lead to hair loss, so it’s extra important to get enough of this nutrient on a regular basis. Just like with avocado, you can make a yogurt mask in lieu of eating it, to show your mane some extra love.
Using Greek yogurt for hair growth isn't the ONLY benefit.
A 2017 study about the positive benefits of Lactobacillus paracasei observed the benefits shown in more than 50 healthy men aged 18 to 60 years.
This clinical scalp study showed that eating yogurt significantly reduced the signs and symptoms of moderate to even severe dandruff.
The study suggested that the positive effects were potentially caused by the yogurt’s probiotics and their impact on the skin immune system and skin barrier.
Did you know that not only can you use Greek yogurt for hair growth but some folks even apply yogurt for hair straightening.
Truth is, there are alot of things people don't know about using yogurt for hair conditioning, growth and health. That's why I posted answers to some common questions below.
We love to help you grow your hair faster, and we share 100’s of articles on the subject. Yet and still, I want you to have realistic expectations.
That is what will keep you on the road to consistently and flourishing hair.
Understanding that there's no magic spell that will make your hair grow faster will help you focus on these tips for consistent hair health, hair growth and length-retention (sooooo important).
Even the highest-rated hair growth pills and hair growth-booster length retention oils depend on you to maintain a high level of health, both inside and out.
So your consistency with these growth regimens is KEY. So let’s go over this again:
In addition to eating protein-rich foods like greek yogurt for hair growth, taking proper care of your health may help you get it to the length you want. Try massaging your scalp for a few minutes every morning and every night; in addition to leaving you feeling wonderful, this action will stimulate blood and nutrient circulation to your scalp and hair follicles.
And remember to treat your ends like babies, make sure they are healthy and remove split ends immediately so that hair breakage doesn’t extend down your strands and take out healthy hair fibers.
I hope you enjoyed and learned alot from this Greek yogurt for hair growth article, we have tons of other useful hair rowth tuturials you might wanna take a look at too.
And you should definitely grab my FREE Hair Growth Ingredients Guide, too.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee is a Contributing Editor to NHP and a former owner of the BlackhairOMG website. She formed 4C Trichology Growth Services, LLC., a US based hair care consultation service. She has also contributed as a writer and consultant for various hair and beauty websites. Melissa can be followed on Twitter here.
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