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A beauty blog featuring DIY recipes, tips & tricks as well as natural & organic beauty product reviews.


Who writes Beautiful Basics?

 My name is Kassie and I’m a chronically ill 28-year-old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty and green living. I write about natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends. I'm also an animal lover and believe beauty should be cruelty free. I'm a proud cat mommy and vegetarian.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself. I like to keep my posts as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!

I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yogurt Hair Treatments

Just like Monday, today's post is all about the joys of yogurt, but instead of a face mask recipe we're going to talk about how you can use it in your hair. It has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. It also helps to stimulate your scalp and promote hair growth. It can also help get rid of flakes and itchiness. Since it has protein it also helps to strengthen and deep moisturize each strand of hair on your head. Yogurt also has the ability to smooth and tame wild flyaways. It's extremely cooling, so it's perfect to use in the summer when your scalp can get overheated and uncomfortable.

Before you shampoo, take some regular, plain yogurt and massage into your scalp. Work into the length of your hair as well so it saturates every strand. Let the yogurt works its magic for at least an hour, but it doesn't hurt to leave it on longer if you can handle it. Make sure you do this on a day when you don't need to be out and about. Rinse off with warm water and proceed to wash with a gentle shampoo, followed by conditioner, although conditioning is optional because the yogurt moisturizes.

If you want to give your hair a protein treatment just mix some yogurt with a whole egg. White and yolk do different things for your hair. The egg white helps strengthen and reinforce the hair while the yolk moisturizes and adds massive shine. Use this just like the regular yogurt hair mask. Leave on for an hour, but no longer. Too much protein can actually have an adverse effect and damage your hair. Rinse off with tepid water and shampoo.

For a deep conditioner just make a mixture of olive oil and yogurt. After shampooing, rub the mixture into your hair and let sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing.

I hope these recipes help your hair stay happy and healthy during the upcoming summer months! See you Friday!

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