Have you ever heard of a banana hair mask? If not, it’s time to “peel” back the layers and dive into what it is. Besides the fact that bananas tend to mush up well and would be a simple way to coat your hair, what are some other reasons to consider a banana hair mask for your hair?
Check out some simple hair mask recipes below that involved the use of some ripened bananas and a few other simple ingredients.
Benefits of a Banana Hair Mask
Bananas are actually really good for your hair.
Moisturizing: Bananas not only moisturize your hair but they can also help to moisturize the skin on your scalp too which can then help to reduce dandruff as well.
Softness: Bananas are full of goodness and nutrients that can actually help to make your hair softer, too.
Banana Mask for Hair
Why not use some of those ripe bananas for your hair instead of just always baking banana bread with them? You just might be surprised at how they help your hair.
DIY Banana Hair Mask
- 2 bananas, ripe
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk, fresh
Blend together the two ingredients listed above and then apply them to your damp or wet hair. Make certain to get it all over and run into your scalp as well. Once it’s sat for about 20 minutes, rinse out and shampoo.
The combination of banana and coconut milk will give a ton of moisture to your hair and also make it shine. It will also moisturize your scalp, too.
Banana and Coconut Hair Mask
- 1 banana, ripe
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut milk
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Start by mashing up the banana, then add in the other two ingredients. Mix well and apply to dry hair. Cover and let it set for about 30 minutes. Rise our and shampoo.
Talk about a double dose of coconut! This will leave hair super shiny, stronger, and smelling great.
Banana and Honey Hair Mask
- 1 banana
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
Mash up the banana then mix in the honey. Apple to your hair and leave for 30 minutes. Once done, rinse out with warm water and shampoo as normal.
These two ingredients will create a shine that will bring your hair all new life.
Can I leave the banana hair mask on overnight?
Not necessary at all. In fact, it would get downright messy. These hair masks are meant to be on your hair for a short amount of time. Typically no longer than 30 minutes of time.
Will bananas make my hair greasy?
They won’t because they’re not oily. When they’re mashed they coat hair well and that’s where the moisture comes from.
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I love learning how to create things from scratch, so I know what ingredients go into everything from homemade face scrubs to clean eating recipes. I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes with other families so they can have a healthier home, too!