How to Make a Buttermilk Mask for Healthy Hair

Buttermilk is not only good for your body, it can also give you a stronger, more manageable, and dandruff-free mane.


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You Will Need

  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 c. yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Plastic wrap or a shower cap
  • A blow dryer


  1. Step 1

    Mix ingredients

    Combine the buttermilk with the egg yolk, yogurt, and honey.

  2. Double the recipe if you have long hair.

  3. Step 2

    Slather onto damp hair

    Slather mixture onto damp hair and gently massage into hair from roots to ends.

  4. Step 3

    Wrap hair in plastic

    Wrap your hair in plastic wrap or a shower cap. Use a blow dryer to help the mask penetrate the hair cuticle.

  5. Step 4

    Leave on

    Leave the mixture on for at least 30 minutes.

  6. Step 5

    Rinse and shampoo

    Rinse hair with warm water. Shampoo and condition as usual. Follow with a cold-water rinse for an extra boost of shine.

  7. Use this mask twice monthly for best results.

  8. Step 6

    Blow dry

    Blow dry with hair pulled taut and the nozzle pointed downward to flatten cuticles for even glossier locks.

  9. Did you know? Traditionally buttermilk was the sour liquid left after churning butter. Today it's made by adding bacteria to regular milk.