• Saturday, August 27, 2016

    DIY Banana Mask for Damaged Hair

    Gotta love these DIY beauty recipes that use items we may already have.  And now we have another use for those bananas that have ripened too fast.

    The oil I strongly recommend is argan oil.  

    A couple of years ago, The Captain treated me to one of those magical hair straightening irons from a mall kiosk where they take time to show you what the product will do for you and how to use it.  

    The girl used argan oil before and after straightening my hair with the iron . . . I've never had that healthy looking straight hair in my whole life.  In no time, the argan oil made it possible to get that soft, super shiny hair.  And I can now achieve that look at home.

    Since then, I have started making my own artisan soaps.  After doing quite a bit of research, I will not make a bar of soap that does not include argan oil.  We even use our soaps to wash our hair.  It is that good!

    If you happen to have some bentonite clay from making other DIY beauty recipes, I would recommend using 1/2 tsp in this mask.  It is also an awesome ingredient for hair.

    "Bananas are rich in tryptophan, an essential amino acid that can help strengthen hair, and potassium, a mineral which helps hair maintain a healthy pH balance." (about.com see source link)

    Can't wait to try this recipe!  

    For more DIY hair treatments, click here.


    • 1 banana
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil or argan oil
    • a shower cap


    Put ingredients in a blender and blend until combined into a paste.
    Add a dash of flour if paste is too runny.
    Separate hair into 3-5 sections.
    Apply mask to each section from roots to ends.
    Wind hair into a loose bun if long and place a shower cap over hair. 

    Keep it on for 30 minutes and then rinse out, shampooing and conditioning as usual.

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