bananas in a blenderI love bananas for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is banana pudding. Yum. But whenever I find myself wondering what to do with the leftover overly ripe bananas that grace my kitchen counters I always try to remind myself, if I don’t eat it, I can always use it on my natural hair!

Banana is tricky though. Do not blend it well enough and you are going to have a big mess on your hands, so be sure to blend it down into the consistency of a thick baby food or else you're going to hate rinsing small banana bits out of your hair. You want all of the banana to be blended well--no pieces left behind in the bowl.

Less the scary banana aside, you can make this sweet banana creme pre-poo in a jiffy and have your hair feeling so soft that you’ll want to tell everyone you know to try this recipe!

What You'll Need

Combine the following in a blender:

  • 1 medium to large size banana (overripe is fine... banana baby food is fine too)
  • 3 tbs plain yogurt (full fat is best)
  • 4 tbs honey
  • 3 tbs condensed/evaporated milk
  • 2 tbs wheat germ oil

Directions

Blend all of the ingredients well and apply to you hair from root to tip. Cover your hair in a plastic cap and wrap your hair in a heated towel or sit under a hooded dryer for 15-20 mins. Rinse well and proceed to wash and style your hair as normal.

This is a fun pre-poo I like to do on days when I’m doing my nails. I don’t know why, but I think it’s the smell of the banana or something that makes this feel very spa-like and special. I’ll wrap my hair up in a towel while the pre-poo works and then work on my pedicure and watch reruns on snapped on oxygen. Random I know, but it’s fun!

What say you? Have you ever used banana on your natural hair as a pre-poo treatment? Do you like how it makes your hair feel?


This post was written by KurlyBella for CurlyNikki.