Curd & Pepper Conditioner

lapetite66lapetite66 Registered Users Posts: 3

I haven't had a perm in my hair since 1996 but was still using bad shampoos and conditioners until 2007. I now use an all natural shampoo from the company

What does that have to do with the curd(yogurt) & pepper conditioner...I'm getting to that. When I orginally got the natural shampoo my hair was used to the bad shampoos and didn't seem to like the fact that the natural shampoo wasn't making my hair as sleek as it was before. So, to try to make the shampoo more moisturizing I added castor and jojoba and while that helped some it thinned out the shampoo which caused me to use more shampoo then I used to and that's not good.

Recently, I've been noticing that my curls have not been so curly etc. so I went to the internet to find an ALL natural conditioner that would also maybe benefit my curls and I happened to come across various information about curd. One recipe/forumla suggested mixing curd and black pepper. I thought that was crazy so I continued to look for other formulas/recipes. I kept coming across the curd/pepper information and thought to myself that maybe there's something to this and decided to try it but first I had to get some curd.

At the time I had no idea that curd is the Indian name for yogurt so when I went to an Indian mini-mart and asked about curd and they pointed me towards the yogurt I thought that was wrong so I left the store without buying anything. I went around the corner to catch the bus and noticed that there was another Indian store on the opposite side of the street and went in and there was an Indian woman waiting on her husband so went over and I tapped her on the shoulder and asked her about curd and if it was yogurt and when she said yes I realized that I was wrong thinking those people in the other store had been trying to mislead me.*shaking head in embarrassment*

So I bought the curd 2lb as I already had black pepper at home(it's a well used staple in cooking) and hurried home. I used the following recipe/formula but left it on overnight as I didn't feel like washing my hair so late at night so I actually had the stuff in my hair for 12 hours(8pm to 8am). Did I mention that I didn't wash my hair first? No? Well, I just applied the cocoction to my unwashed hair and put a conditioning cap on and went on about my business. I also added a little amla and Shakaki to the mix(teaspoon of each)

1) Take 100 gms of curd. Add about 1 gm of black pepper to it. Mix it well and apply it evenly on the hair and scalp. Keep it for an hour and then wash with warm water and mild shampoo. Do this treatment once a week to see the remarkable difference in the texture and color of your hair .

Your hair will become silkier and regular use will also make the hair dandruff-free. Curd helps in curing dandruff and making the hair softer while black pepper helps make the hair black. So one recipe gives 3 benefits a) dandruff-free hair
b) soft and silky hair and
c) black hair.

Doing this once a week helps in maintaining the hair color and delaying greying to a great extent.

This recipe should be avoided by people who have a tendency to catch frequent colds and coughs. Curd causes a cooling effect on the head and this may worsen a cold situation.

I rinsed my hair out the next day and there was a noticable difference, my hair wasn't all tangly(results of acv use) and felt very soft. To be quite honest the results are similiar (for me) to the results you get from using an ACV rinse...without the tangles and clumping. :thumbright:

One last piece of advice, be careful about the amount of pepper as it can burn a little and I didn't use a lot but was a little tingly but the results were worth it. I will definitely use the curd/pepper formula again.:cheese:


  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    A lot of us use yogurt in DTs, clay masks, etc.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    This sounds interesting. I already use yogurt but hadn't heard of adding pepper.

    thanks for sharing :)
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice

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