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    Default Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    So, my mom told me that she used to use a deep conditioner made up of yogurt, lemon and honey to "relax" her hair. She also told me that her cousin used sour cream mixed with lemons.

    She said that while the results were not the same as a chemical relaxer (uh, thanks, Mom!), it did loosen up her curl pattern while providing a good deep conditioner.

    Has anyone ever tried this or any other natural way to loosen up curls?

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    I never hear of using sour cream but I use yoghurt and I never noticed any difference in my waves after im done.

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    Default Re: Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    I'll be interested in any idea tossed in here.

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    Default Re: Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    I have used yoghurt sucessfully,,but my hairs is not as curly to notice a difference. As to sour cream is concern I am not sure but I think it will have same effect as yoghurt if applied to hairs.

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    Default Re: Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    I have heard that regular use of coconut milk with lemon juice as hairpack (before hair wash) loosens curls and in fact straightens hair.

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    Default Re: Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    I wonder what reaction happens with those ingredients to cause curls to loosen. I know that protein treatments do seem to relax my curl - temporarily - a little bit. Also, the Brazilian Keratin Treatment is based on, I think, keratin somehow straightening the hair....

    Hmmm...

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    I would think Diamond Bell is right, because the deep conditioning of the frizzy curls with protein and fat packs would weight them down slightly, and make them more managable.

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    i have heard that bentonite clay used as a wash straightens curls. well i tried it a while back - i have wavy hair - and my hair seemed even wavier after!

    i also tried it mixed with yogurt and it left my hair greasy and smelling like vomit - LOL

    my hair however seems to react opposite from most peoples hair. amla for instance is 'supposed' to make your hair wavier or curlier and it made my very straight... but it could have been because it dried out the ends...

    i would think that the curly hair would like things that would 'weight it down'
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    Default Re: Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    I am not curly, but sometimes pretty wavy. I tried a treatment with nonfat greek yogurt and honey today. I am still drying, but I already noticed smoother texture and less wave.

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    Default Re: Yogurt or sour cream to loosen curls...or any other natural method

    I wouldn't say yogurt and honey relax my curl, but definitely smooth my hair. I use Greek yogurt, honey, amino acids for a great treatment. It really makes my hair conditioned and manageable-my hair likes protein. Right now I have DivaSmooth (basically a honey/olive oil/lemon mix) in my hair. This is sold as a "relaxer" product, but I like it for conditioning.
    Last edited by curly girl fla; February 27th, 2011 at 09:40 AM.

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