so… we just started a BGLH “thread” lol on the “amazing natural coconut relaxer”… and Jc suggested that maybe it’s yogurt that breaks down the curl pattern, not coconut oil/milk… peep her response on the entry
“Ah , I didn’t consider that yoghurt was added to the mix. The bacteria in yoghurt, do break down lactose into lactic acid. The acid can cause bonds in protein to break. Relaxers do the same action but have much stronger chemicals for ‘better’ effect.
I remain skeptical though. Someone needs to write a science paper and report the effects so I can scrutinize it.”
understand that skepticism… but a whiz around the ‘black hair care blogosphere’ turned up many women who claim it works. and it was an ingredient in the video i linked of the woman ‘naturally relaxing’ her daughter’s hair.
the bentonite wash i did three weeks ago contained yogurt, and now i’m starting to wonder if the resulting bounciness was due *in part* to a loosened curl pattern… hmm. my conditioner tonight calls for yogurt… so i will be on the look out for any texture change.
in the meantime, i wonder if yogurt could be the answer to an issue i haven’t tackled yet: detangling.
just as my bentonite serve as both a clarifier and a facial cleanser… could yogurt be a clarifier, conditioner and detangler?!
dun dun dunnnn!!!!
*stay tuned to find out…
has anyone incorporated yogurt as a part of their regimen? what are your thoughts? as always, specify your hair texture if giving a response about results…