9 DIY Yogurt Hair Masks (That Boost Hair Growth)

Is yogurt a good hair mask? How do you use yogurt hair masks?

While keeping your hair healthy is a quite difficult task, it can be even harder to grow your hair.

It takes a lot of attention, energy, and effort to keep your hair grow healthier.

But, there is always a way that can help speed up the process of your hair growth.

Yogurt is a common ingredient for natural hair care.

It is rich in vitamins and fatty acids that required for your hair.

So, is yogurt good for hair growth?

The answer is yes.

Yogurt provides great help to your hair growth.

And this is why:

Benefits of Yogurt Hair Masks For Hair Growth

  • Remove dandruff with its anti-fungal properties
  • Keeping your hair moistened longer
  • Improve the health of your scalp
  • Reduce follicle blockage
  • Balances the pH levels of your scalp by improving sebum production

10 DIY Yogurt Hair Masks To Boost Hair Growth

Here I have compiled some of DIY yogurt hair masks for you to try at home:

1. Eggs

What You Need

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp yogurt

Processing Time
30 minutes


  1. Beat egg in a bowl until the egg white and yolk blended.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  3. Stir until you get a consistent paste
  4. Split your hair into sections
  5. Apply the yogurt hair mask from the roots to the tips of your hair
  6. Make sure your hair is entirely covered in the mixture
  7. Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes
  8. Rinse your hair with shampoo and cool water

How Often?
use this mask at least twice a week.

Why this works
Eggs are packed with proteins that nourish your scalp and hair.

This ensures that your hair grows quickly and healthily.

2. Banana

What You Need

  • ½ a ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Processing Time
30 minutes


  1. Mash the banana in a bowl until there are no chunks
  2. Add yogurt, honey  into the bowl
  3. Mix until you get a soft, consistent paste
  4. Apply this mixture from the roots to the tips of your hair until it is completely covered
  5. Leave the hair mask on for at least 25-30 minutes
  6. Wash off with shampoo.

How often?
Do this at least twice a week.

Why this works
This mask can keep your scalp moisturize.

It also helps prevent your hair from breakage and split ends.

Plus, it help provide nutrients to your hair.

3. Olive Oil

What You Need

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 cups of water

Processing Time
20 minutes


  1. Mix olive oil and yogurt in a bowl and set it aside
  2. Pour and mix lemon juice and water in a jug
  3. Wash your hair with shampoo and wring out the excess water
  4. Apply the yogurt oil hair mask to your hair
  5. Leave it for 20 minutes
  6. Remove the yogurt mask with clean water.
  7. Wash your hair again with the lemon water.

How often?
Do this twice a week.

Why this works
Help prevent breakage by keeping your hair healthy.

The hair mask keeps your hair conditioned and makes it softer.

Moreover, lemon juice restores the PH level of your scalp and make it more shine.

4. Honey

Are honey and yogurt good for your hair?

Honey yogurt hair mask can help control oil production in your scalp.

Therefore, it helps prevents clogged follicles.

If you have dry hair, add banana to this mask to help make it moisturize.

or if you have greasy hair, you can add strawberries.

Strawberries help protect your hair from falling and thinning.

What You Need

  • ½ cup of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Processing time
30 minutes


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl into a smooth and consistent paste.
  2. Start by applying the mixture from the roots to the ends of your hair in sections.
  3. Do this until your hair is completely covered with the mixture.
  4. Leave it for about 30 minutes.
  5. Wash it out with shampoo.

How often?
Repeat this process up to twice a week.

5. Aloe Vera

What You Need
3 tbsp pure Aloe Vera Gel
2 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey

Processing Time
45 minutes


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a soft mixture
  2. Start by massaging the mixture to your scalp for about 15 minutes
  3. Make sure your hair is completely covered with the mixture
  4. Leave it for 30 minutes
  5. Wash off with shampoo and clean water

How often?
Do this at least twice a week.

Why this works
Aloe Vera has a high content of amino acids and proteins.

It is also antimicrobial and helps keep your scalp healthy.

6. Avocado

What you need

  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • ½ a ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey

Processing Time
25 minutes

How to do it?

  1. Blend the avocado with olive oil until it is free of lumps.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until you get a smooth and consistent paste.
  3. Divide your hair into section and start applying the hair mask.
  4. Start from the roots of your hair and work your way to the top.
  5. Focus on the roots and tips of your hair to stimulate nutrition and repair damage.
  6. Leave it for 20 minutes
  7. Then wash it off with shampoo and water.

How often?
You can use this mask once a week if you have dry hair and once every two weeks for normal hair.

Why this works
Avocado is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants that revive your scalp and stop slow hair growth.

It is also good for hair conditioning and a perfect hair care ingredient for dry hair.

7. Curry Leaves

What do you need?

  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • A handful of fresh curry leaves

Processing time
30 minutes

How to do it?

  1. Wash and grind the curry leaves in a food processor until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Mix the curry leaves in a bowl with 1 cup of yogurt.
  3. Apply the mixture to your hair, starting from the roots to the tips of your hair
  4. Leave the mixture to work in for 30 minutes
  5. wash it out with shampoo.

How often?
Use this mask once a week to stimulate hair growth.

Why this works
Curry leaves are rich in protein and beta-carotene, which helps to fight hair loss.

This mask helps make your hair thicker and increases the rate of your hair growth.

8. Coconut Milk

What do you need?

  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • ½ cup of yogurt
  • 2 tbsp camphor oil

Processing time
20 minutes


  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a consistent mix.
  2. Put this mixture to your scalp and work it through your hair.
  3. Leave it for an hour or two.
  4. Rinse it out with warm water.

How often?
Use this hair mask once a week.

Why this works
Coconut milk contains many essential fatty acids and vitamins that promote the health of your hair.

It provides the right nutrition for hair growth.

9. Lemon Juice

What do you need?

  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of honey

Processing time
20 minutes


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a soft mixture.
  2. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes
  4. Rinse it out with warm water.

How often?
You can use this hair mask once a week.

Why this works
This simple hair mask is one of the easiest ways to soothe an aggravated scalp.

It removes excess oils and regulates sebum production.

This resulting in improvement to your follicle health which leads to healthy hair growth.


Hair growth is never easy and requires a lot of patience to take care.

However, the use of yogurt as an aid to hair growth helps keep it healthy while it grows.

Here again, are the 9 DIY Yogurt Hair Masks that can boost your hair growth:

  1. Egg Yogurt Hair Mask
  2. Banana Yogurt Hair Mask
  3. Yogurt And Olive Oil Hair Mask
  4. Honey Yogurt Hair Mask
  5. Yogurt and Aloe Vera Hair Mask
  6. Yogurt and Avocado Hair Mask
  7. Yogurt and Curry Leaves Hair Mask
  8. Coconut Milk and Yogurt Hair Mask
  9. Lemon Juice and Yogurt Hair Mask

Have you ever used yogurt hair masks before?

Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.

22 thoughts on “9 DIY Yogurt Hair Masks (That Boost Hair Growth)

  • This is the first I’ve heard of a Yogurt Hair Mask. I’ve always been wanting something to use for hair growth, but I am afraid of using certain products on my hair, as I have Thin Fine hair. 

    I am happy to read that there are home ingredients I can use to stimulate hair growth. It’s weird if you think about putting these homemade ingredients on your hair, because its things that you actually eat, but homemade is always the best.

    I will give some of this a try and see what results I get.

    Thank you for this post and all the best.

    • Hi Aabidah

      Thanks for your comment.

      Don’t forget to share your result once you have tried it 🙂



  • This is exactly what I was looking for a natural remedy for hair growth. My hair is thin and I do not like to use hair growth tonic because it makes my hair sticky.

    My kitchen always has Yogurt, curry leaves, lemon, and coconut. These few ingredients will be my favorite for hair masks. I love the easy preparation too.

    Thank you for sharing such helpful information for hair growth.

  • These Hair masks are awesome. I personally have experience with yogurt and eggs, it has always been my go-to hair mask, it is cheap and easy to use.

    I have never thought of the one with aloe vera and the one with curry leaves. But those are two of my favorite and I will be trying them in the coming weeks. And, I agree that curry leaves stimulate the growth and strengthen the hair it is a very nice product that I mainly use in my oils but from now on, I will add it to my yogurt mask too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow, I found this article quite fascinating. I actually never heard of a yogurt hair mask before but I am a great believer in home remedies. I can see how these great gifts of mother nature would be good for hair growth and thank you sharing the recipes with us. You didn’t mention, but would these preparations help with male pattern baldness or a woman losing hair due to age? I’m thinking I may try the yogurt and olive oil one this weekend. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise!


    • Hi Sue

      These yogurt hair masks can work for both symptoms. But, it will depend on other factors as well such as food that you eat, your vitamins levels and etc.

      After all, it worth to give a try since it all use natural ingredients. I hope you can get positive results with your trial.

      All the best,


  • Hello Samm

    Very interesting subject. I have experience with the  bio live yoghurts being very good with improving gut health. This is when you actually eat the yoghurt. I suppose what is good for the gut is definitely good for the hair. I like the fact that all your ingredients are natural and therefore there shouldn’t be any concerns about side effects. I also like the fact that you have come up with a wide range of yoghurt masks to choose from. 

    A lot of people suffer with hair loss. It is good to know that there are easy to do home remedies to help address this hair problem. I will certainly try the coconut milk yoghurt mask. 

    Thanks for posting your handy hints on boosting hair growth. 

    • Hi Sitheni

      I’m happy that you find this useful. Nowadays, there are too many chemicals in hair products that we do not know.

      Some product even claims their ingredients are natural, but the truth is they are not 100% natural.

      This is how these hair remedies come up, to help anyone who needs it.



  • Man, this brings back memories. I remember my mother putting mayo in her hair a couple times a month. And, it worked. I can see how using yogurt would have the same results. Especially, adding ingredients like aloe vera. It’s so useful for other parts of the body. It makes sense that it would work for hair, too. Thanks for the recommendations. As a man in his 40s, I want to protect and care for the hair I have left. 

    • Thanks for your comment Chris. Yogurt does have a lot more benefits that we can discover. Maybe next time I’ll share about it on another post 🙂

  • Thank you so much for these wonderful recipes!  I had heard of a few of these things before like eggs, lemon and honey but had no idea how to use them to make a mask.  The thing is, I ALWAYS have yogurt in the house and had no idea!  Now I know what else to do with those over-ripe bananas, too!

    It sounds like yogurt is the base for all of these that makes them work so well.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because it is good for you in so many other ways.  My hair is so thin and breaks so easily, I am going to start whipping up some of these blends this week!

    Do you have a favourite for thin hair?

    • Hi Feochadan

      You can add strawberries in any type of hair mask above. Strawberries help prevent hair thinning. The best combination for strawberries is with coconut milk and olive oil.



  • Hi Sam, I have never used yogurt in my hair before. I usually have it as a snack, sometimes with fruits. I am surprised to know that it can be so useful for hair treatment and I am definitely going to try the yogurt and banana and yogurt and aloe. I just want to know if I should use flavored yogurt or just pain yogurt ? Thanks for the information. I will update you on my results.

    • Hi JJ

      It is better to use plain yogurt because we don’t want other elements to disrupt the process.



  • Hi Samm, I read your post and surely it was insightful for me.

    i never knew yoghurt could have so much hair benefits as it goes well with so many varieties of mixtures. Though I have never tried it before see someone try it before, it seems rather tempting to give a trial especially because I have been battling it out with dandruff and the hair moisturizers haven’t really been working out. Maybe I’ll give a trial to the Aloe vera mixture because I have that in my garden already. So, it would make the processing much more easier for me. Thanks

    • Thanks for your comment Rodarrick. That is true. These yogurt hair masks not only boost hair growth but also assist to clean your scalp and clearing dead skin cells.

      All the best,

  • Very interesting information thank you. I had no idea that yoghurt was so good for the hair. I am always looking for natural products for my hair and will give some of these a try.

    Curry leaves seemed an odd choice, have never heard of them being used in a hair product. Will suggest that one to my brother, for hair loss.

    Have shared on FB, Twitter and pinned on Pinterest for others to see.

    • Hi Linda

      Thanks for you comment. I’m really appreciate you share this content with your friends and followers.

  • Most people I talk to have no clue that fast growth shampoos (obviously with no sulfates, no parabens or DEA) even exist. Folks are now able to possess longer hair and possess more possibilities. Certainly worth checking out.

    When you’re talking about hair loss, hair damage, avoiding hair disorders, hair growth, hair health generally, similar thoughts become relevant.

    As a general rule, you should try to steer clear of hair products and treatments that use chemicals like parabens, DEA or sulfates.

    What is good for your hair is beneficial for your skin also.

    For obvious reasons the content above is so accurate for so many reasons. It steers away from the common errors and pitfalls most fall into: getting bad alternatives. Greatly appreciated!

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