About a month ago I discovered a treatment that virtually stopped my split ends and reduce my fairy knots significantly! With all the protective styling, gentle handling of my hair, and constantly moisturizing, my hair still suffered from split ends. It seemed as though I was clipping my ends daily. Constantly cutting out fairy knots and splits. I literally had to carry a pair of shears with me in my purse! I couldn’t understand what I was doing wrong. I then began to search for answers to what caused split ends. I googled split ends, searched youtube, and even asked my natural friends on facebook. Of course the typical answers I found were:
- chemical use
- use of heat
- rough styling
- lack of moisture
As you may know my hair is chemical free and I use all natural products. I’m gentle on my hair when styling. I do not comb my hair unless it is wet and saturated in conditioner. I also do not use heat in my hair and I moisturize regularly. As I continued my search I came across a video that also stated lack of protein.
Lack of protein? With my hair being protein sensitive I hadn’t used protein in my hair in years, but I began to think maybe I do need protein in my hair. Maybe this is the answer! I honestly couldn’t think of anything else that would cause my hair to behave like it was. At first I was going to purchase a protein treatment like Aphogee from Sally’s but I couldn’t get past the fact that the product was very unnatural. I then came across another video on youtube by the lovely Naptural85. She used Greek yogurt to deep condition her hair. This was a cheaper and much more natural alternative to any product at Sally’s so I went to the grocery store and purchased a big tub of plain Chobani Greek Yogurt.
As stated in Naptural85‘s video I mixed the following ingredients:
- 4-6 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt
- 1-2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10-15 drops of ylang yland essential oil *
*Ingredient I added
I mixed the above ingredients together, misted my hair with water, and applied to my hair but not at the roots. The yogurt treatment was applied about 2-3 inches away from my scalp. I covered with a plastic cap and waited approximately 25 minutes(DO NOT add heat). I then rinsed my hair thoroughly in the shower section my section. After each section was rinsed I’d applied a bit of the Ambrosia Coco Passion Honey Hair Nectar to my hair work it through and rinse again. I have to tell you this treatment left my hair so soft, stronger, and detangled. When I used the greek yogurt treatment I didn’t even need to use my leave-in detangler to detangle my hair!
As the week progressed after using this treatment I noticed a dramatic improvement in my hair. It was not splitting as much and I hardly had any fairy knots. Its amazing how fast my hair responded to this treatment! I now use the Greek Yogurt Treatment every 2 weeks alternating with the Coco Passion Honey Hair Nectar. This is a permanent staple in my hair care routine and I can now say that even protein sensitive hair needs a little protein every now and then!
Try it for yourself and let me know your results!