Dr. Oz sent his top scientists to find the best home solution for damaged hair, and you know what they found? Bananas are one of the best natural conditioners you can use on your hair.
Enjoy the natural moisturizing effect of bananas with this banana smoothie hair mask discussed on his show. It’s a smooth puree of nothing but mashed bananas.
Mashed bananas makes the best banana hair conditioner… just apply mashed banana hair conditioner, relax for 15 minutes with a plastic cap on, and your damaged hair will get repaired and soothed!
Banana Hair Conditioner – Recipe #2
For additional protein and extra moisturizng, try this banana pre-poo conditioning mask.
- 1 very ripe banana, mashed
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons milk or yoghurt
- 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or blender and mix until smooth.
Using a wide-toothed comb, apply the mask to your hair from the roots to the ends. Be sure to let some get on your scalp. Allow the mask to soak into your hair for 20-45 minutes. The more damaged your hair is, the longer you want to let it sit on your hair. Rinse out the mask with cool water (to avoid cooking egg, milk and banana into your hair!), then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
Banana Hair Conditioner – Recipe #3
- 2 ripe bananas (3 for very long hair )
- 1 egg white
- Coconut crème (or whole milk yoghurt)
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons honey
Using a stick blender or food processor , make a smooth paste of bananas (avoid chunks). Beat egg and add it to banana paste. Add olive oil, honey and coconut crème. Blend the mixture well.
To use, apply on clean damp hair and leave on for 30-45 minutes. Wash out with cool water and gentle shampoo, then condition as usual.
Note: Add coconut crème according to desired thickness – mixture should not be runny.
Make it Easy On Yourself…
If you don’t want to bother with blending fresh fruit, buy organic baby food bananas – they’re pre-pureed and ready for immediate use.
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