How To Make Hung Yogurt Easily At Home For Hair Growth
Read Time: 2-3 mins
Prep Time: 8 hours (Don’t get scared)
Why do I use hung curd dedicatedly in all my DIY hair packs?
Because out of the numerous recipes passed down by my Nani, the most important nugget of DIY knowledge was to use hung curd for hair growth.
But why should you use hung yogurt for hair?
Because it has been drained off its water content. As a result, whatever is left is creamy in texture. Now, when you’ll use it to make your DIY hair packs, the resultant hair pack will be creamy in texture.
Moreover, since it will not drip off your head you won’t be disgusted or uncomfortable too. That means you’ll keep the hair pack on your head for longer than usual.
As a result, its ingredients get more time to penetrate into your hair.
Generally, I keep all my DIY hair packs for at least 3 hours on my head.
Sometimes, I make it 5 hours but that is when my hair looks terrible and screams for (a lot of) attention.
Frankly, a lot many times DIY hair packs don’t throw as amazing results as you want them to, right?
Simple reason – You didn’t use hung yogurt (curd).
Rather you simply opted for plain old Dahi from the packet of Amul, Dairy Fresh, Mother Dairy, etc.
Now, there’s nothing wrong in it. I myself do so but there are always 2 ways to DIY –
- The regular way
- The right way
It is ‘The right way’ that throws results (of course, over time)
Keeping aside other possibilities of why your DIY hair pack may not have worked for you, here’s an easy, simple and quick fix that can do the trick for you – Make hung yogurt at home.
Wondering how to make hung yogurt at home?
Even the laziest of us can sign up for its prep!
How To Make Hung Yogurt At Home: Ingredients
1) Curd/Yogurt (1 kilo for my thigh-length hair) – Any brand’s curd will do – Dairy Fresh, Mother Dairy, Amul, etc. Even homemade curd is fine.
Here I am demonstrating it with 5-6 tbsp. of curd.
2) Strainer – Since my hair is long, I need a big strainer – Buy here
4) Metallic bowl (to collect the water that will drip off curd)
How To Make Hung Yogurt At Home: Prep
Step 1 – Make an apparatus as shown below.
Step 2 – Pour curd over the strainer.
Step 3 – Leave it aside for 8-10 hours (overnight) for all the water to drain into the bowl.
I do this since I have long hair and hence, have to use more curd. More curd means more water to be drained off. That is why, I leave it overnight.
Anyway even if you have shoulder length hair, prefer leaving the apparatus overnight.
You’ll be surprised by the amount of water in your curd by the morning.
Step 4 – Next morning, all the hung yogurt would have collected in the strainer while the water would have drained into the bowl.
This is the curd that you need for your DIY hair packs.
Before We Wind Up
Let’s take up your queries on how to make hung yogurt at home
Q 1: How can I use hung yogurt for hair care?
A 1: This will be one of the many ingredients that you should mix in your hair packs.
In fact, all the hair pack recipes on Glamorganicdesi are made using hung yogurt.
This one helps in controlling frizz, eliminating dandruff and arresting hair fall
Whereas this is a hair spa of mine using Aroma Essentials products wherein the hair mask I made again used hung yogurt.
This helps those with rough hair
While this is a homemade substitute to keratin smoothening & rebonding.
Q 2: Can I drain it for more than 10 hours?
A 2: Depends on the weather.
During summers, storing the apparatus in the fridge while letting it drain is recommended or else fungus will develop on your curd.
With that, now that you have learnt how to make hung yogurt at home easily, set aside the weekend for some DIYs.
This time it’ll be a better experience!