Bananas for a Hair Mask

With all the effort we put into our skin to keep it looking healthy and aglow, our hair sometimes goes forgotten. A good hair mask however, can do wonders and it doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, a few ingredients you probably have at home can go a long way.

All-natural and organic homemade hair masks nourish the scalp and hair roots. Below, is an easy one to try. All you need is bananas, olive oil, honey and coconut oil.
Bananas are simply the best fruits one can find year-round. They are super rich in potassium, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and natural oils. Use a homemade banana hair mask for its amazing moisturizing properties. The moisture boost will strengthen your hair to prevent breakage and split ends, maintain your natural hair elasticity, and make your hair bouncy and healthy.

Here are some of the powerful nutrients found in bananas:

Potassium: Heals dry, damaged hair.
Vitamin A: Strengthens hair follicles and nourishes dry hair.
Vitamin E: Promotes healthy hair and scalp.
Vitamin C: Regulates hair oil.

How to Make a Homemade Banana Hair Mask

Ingredients:

1 to 2 overripe bananas
1 teaspoon coconut oil                                                                                                                       1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey

Quick Tips:

Overripe bananas will make blending your bananas much easier. Freezing, then thawing the bananas before use will also make them easier to blend.
Blend the bananas until your smoothie is very fine. If you rush through this step, you’ll have a very unpleasant time trying to comb out tiny banana pieces. Good luck with that!

Directions:

Blend the bananas very smoothly, until there are absolutely no chunks or teeny banana pieces. This is not the recipe to be cutting corners… put in the time for the fine blending. Add the honey and coconut and olive oil to your delicious mixture and blend again.
Slather the smoothie into your hair, and let it settle and sink into your scalp for at least five minutes.
Thoroughly rinse the mixture out with warm water. Afterward, take your time to comb through your hair. You want to make sure you have removed any pieces you may not have blended thoroughly.
Do a final rinse. Because bananas smell delicious, you need not shampoo.

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