If you are looking to restore nourishing vitamins to your hair and scalp after fighting a dry winter, this super simple DIY recipe may do the trick. For anyone who suffers from dry, lifeless or brittle hair, the combination of carrots and bananas can revive your hair quickly and easily. The benefits of carrots are numerous for THE hair, skin, and body. They hydrate and brighten the complexion, as well.

When digested whole or as part of a smoothie, the beta carotene is transformed into much needed vitamin A for the body. Carrots also aide in promoting healthy vision and eyes. Using carrots as part of your DIY hair mask help to rid of toxins and residues.

When combined, carrots and bananas are found to aid greatly in hair growth, conditioning, adding and restoring luster and shine, reducing dandruff, removing build up and helping curls bounce back.

This effective recipe was created by StyleCraze, and requires ingredients you likely have in your pantry already.

What You Need

  • one ripe banana
  • medium sized carrot
  • 2 tablespoons of creamy yogurt
  • 2-3 drops of olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons of honey (optional--adds extra shine and luster to dull hair)

How to make your mask

  1. Chop the carrot and banana into small cubes and boil until soft
  2. In a bowl, mix the carrots and bananas and add the yogurt, olive oil and honey
  3. Blend the ingredients in a blender until it becomes a smooth paste

How to use your mask

  • Start by applying the mask to the scalp area.

  • Work over your scalp and into your hair length.

  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow the mask to sit on your hair for 45 minutes to 2 hrs.

  • Rinse with water and use a mild shampoo, if needed; be sure to rinse your hair and scalp well of the mask. You will not need to add a conditioner afterwards.

  • Allow to air dry, or use a diffuser.

Have you used any of these ingredients on your hair before? How did they work for you?