Coconut and Yogurt Conditioner For Transitioning Hair

This combination of yogurt and coconut will have your whole hair feeling extra special. Coconut and yogurt together has proven to be quite effective in hair care. Some persons even claim that a combination of these two will relax the curl pattern in your natural hair. I have tried it and I have seen no discernible relaxing of my natural curls. However, it does make your hair feel really good. You may be surprised.


4 tsp coconut oil
1/2  cup coconut cream
1/2 cup plain unflavored whole yogurt

1 tsp lime or lemon juice


Mix coconut oil, coconut cream, yogurt and lime or lemon juice together. Apply to wet shampooed hair. Leave in for fifteen to twenty minutes under a plastic cap. Wrap an old t-shirt or cotton material around the plastic cap to trap heat and allow mixture to sit on hair. Wash out thoroughly after you remove the plastic cap and style as usual.

Ingredients Benefits:

Coconut Oil– Coconut oil keeps protein loss at a minimum because of its close association with hair proteins. The oil enables efficient penetration inside the hair shaft and it is anti-microbial which assists in giving your hair full body and radiance.

Coconut Cream– Coconut cream can be made by simmering 1 part shredded coconut with one part water or milk until frothy, after straining the mixture through a cloth the resultant mixture when allowed to cool and set will separate, the thick non-liquid part is coconut cream. This cream is beneficial to hair in several ways; it is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.

Yogurt-Yogurt promotes hair growth, and makes hair easier to comb, an added bonus is that it gets rid of knots. It can also prevent frizzy hair.


  • Latoya said:

    Hi Brenda, my mom has some coconut oil in the kitchen that she uses for cooking can i also use this in my hair and the recipe above?

    I cant express how happy i am to find a Jamaican site. Your site is soooo informative, like who knew that i could use peppermint tea in my hair.So awesome. Thanks for the info.

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Hi Latoya,
      Make sure that it is extra virgin coconut oil. Some persons actually take it orally as medication. That’s the best one for your hair. Check the label and let me know.
      I am happy you found me too. You are more than welcome for the info. I enjoy sharing.

  • lola said:

    hi latoya i really like your advices.i have relaxed shoulder length hair but lately i have been losing alot of it and its five weeks now since i retouched
    i want to know can i do the pre shampooing and deep conditioning on the same day?

  • delphinium said:

    thank u so. much for helping me coz i was so tensed to see my very bad hair

  • Nora Ramsey said:

    Hi Brenda, Loving your recipes and helpful advice. I would like to know if the coconut and yogurt conditioner can be stored if so what would be the best way to store it and for how long. Thank You and keep up the great work you are greatly appreciated!

  • Rockie said:

    After this deep conditioner we don’t need to apply a regular conditioner after right? Maybe a leave in conditioner?

  • Krish said:

    I am 28 yrs old male. I have balding problems (bald in front and back of the head), I would like to know some tips and diets to be followed, I want my hairs back. Please do help me.

  • hakeem said:

    how often do you need to do this

  • Charmaine said:

    Hi Latoya …

    I have very frizzy hair and also loosing alot of hair these days … What can i do with my hair to get it straight and stronger … (with out breaking or falling out) Please help … for the past 8 years my hair is stuck at my Shoulders…

  • Pamela said:

    what other products coconut milk can use on natural hair

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