Banana Hair Mask

Has anyone ever made one? Is it more for strengthening or moisture?

I've done a few searches on line and there are different sites have different ingredients. I've seen some with banana of course, mayo, almond oil, eggs, honey, milk, and olive oil.

I'm thinking of making mine with banana, sweet almond oil, honey, yogurt, and maybe some coconut oil...

Anyone else have any combo suggestions?
there was a thread a week or so ago (i'm sorry, NO idea where) and everyone was talking about "DTs gone wrong". a TON of people mentioned trying mashed banana and how awful it was because they couldn't get the chunks out lol

If you're going to use banana, one person mentioned they had better success sticking it in a food procesor and chopping it to liquidy bits before putting it in their hair.
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there was a thread a week or so ago (i'm sorry, NO idea where) and everyone was talking about "DTs gone wrong". a TON of people mentioned trying mashed banana and how awful it was because they couldn't get the chunks out lol

If you're going to use banana, one person mentioned they had better success sticking it in a food procesor and chopping it to liquidy bits before putting it in their hair.
Originally Posted by MimsTX
I bought banana baby food so I won't have that problem
My hair always likes banana. I mashed and it was ok, and blended it and that was also ok!
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My hair always likes banana. I mashed and it was ok, and blended it and that was also ok!
Originally Posted by micol124
Did you add anything to it? What did it do to your hair? Define it or moisturize it?
My new love is a banana hair mask recipe I got from a book called Naturally Healthy Hair:

One mashed banana (I pureed a slightly overripe banana in the blender)
One tablespoon honey
One teaspoon almond oil (I substituted EVOO and it worked just fine!)

Mix together, work through hair, leave on for 15-30 minutes, then rinse out.

This is a moisturizing mask that left my hair feeling really soft.
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Last edited by FeedYourHead; 09-06-2008 at 12:48 AM.
For my hair, moisture = definition So, banana did both. I have done the coconut avocado banana one, and also just banana. I am DTing as I type with avocato, coconut milk and honey, but I forgot the banana... oh well
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If you use banana, slice out the middle with the seeds and make sure it's super, even over-ripe. Or use baby food.
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Do you use an overripe banana when the peel starts to get spotty or is a little more black in appearance?
The banana I used for my mask had a lot of brown spots on it.
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I was one of those lucky ones who didn't do enough research and ended up with TONS of banana bits in my hair. It was awful!!! I don't even remember what it did to my hair, as I was so concerned with getting it out! LOL!

I think pureeing a ripe banana would be more beneficial than baby food banana, as it hasn't been processed.

Maybe next time I have a ripe banana I'll get brave and try it again. Thanks "feedYourHead" for the detailed recipe!
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Same here, it took an hour before all banana bits (I hope all) were gone. But it looked shiny, so I might try it again some day.
The neighbor bought me a ton of ripe bananas last week. He knows he gets great banana bread as a return on his "investment!" I always keep ripe bananas frozen. When I was pureeing the banana in the food processer, I did an extra one--which I froze in two portions. Was thinking of doing a mask with it tomorrow. Any updates on the masks in the last few weeks??
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I bought a bunch of bananas and tried to let some get overripe but I ate them all. It's my favorite fruit. Full tummy or great hair? It's a hard choice. I think I'll buy some that are discounted because they're overripe.
I bought a bunch of bananas and tried to let some get overripe but I ate them all. It's my favorite fruit. Full tummy or great hair? It's a hard choice. I think I'll buy some that are discounted because they're overripe.
Originally Posted by Speckla
That way, you won't be tempted to eat them, LOL! Peel them and put them in the freezer, if you don't use them. It will remove the temptation.
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The neighbor bought me a ton of ripe bananas last week. He knows he gets great banana bread as a return on his "investment!" I always keep ripe bananas frozen. When I was pureeing the banana in the food processer, I did an extra one--which I froze in two portions. Was thinking of doing a mask with it tomorrow. Any updates on the masks in the last few weeks??
Originally Posted by kathymack
Forgot there was a recipe, so I improvised this morning. I used one portion (1/2 banana) of pureed banana, 1 T honey, 2 T coconut oil and a few T of "natural" conditioner (I used Nature's Gate.) I'm not sure if this is what made my hair soft, or if it was my Ayurvedic herb combo. I had no trouble removing it from my hair. I'll certainly do it again--I have another portion of banana in the freezer, LOL! Next time, I'll try not to do something else that's new.
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My recipe was one banana, 2 ts honey, 1 ts olive oil, and two conditioners, I left it when I went to bed, and it felt really soft eventhough it took long to remove all the banana bits.
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I did a clay mask with my second portion of banana. I don't think I'd bother with banana again.
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