Can a Banana Really Take Your Hair From Drab To Fab?

Your hair is probably one of your best assets , something people notice from far away and close up.  We spend hours on our hair, from the everyday (shampooing, conditioning, and styling) to the occasional (hair cuts, coloring, perming, and straightening) to the every week or so (deep conditioning and trimming).  So you’re probably asking yourself if there’s really a beauty treatment you’ve never given your hair before.   We’ll give you a hint:  you might just go ape for this one (couldn’t resist it…lol).

You’ve probably used numerous products on your hair for deep conditioning.  You’ve likely used hot oil and maybe you’ve used things like avocados, but have you ever thought to use bananas?  It’s a great idea!  How many bananas have you used in banana bread because they were just too far gone to eat on their own?  Well,it’s better for your waistline and your lovely locks if you decide instead to treat yourself to a banana treatment!

What’s so great about bananas?   First off, you might like the smell. Some treatments don’t smell so great, but bananas have a sweet tropical flavor that you might enjoy.  More than that, though,banana hair masks leave your hair smooth and shiny, and they also moisturize your scalp.  The potassium and other nutrients are believed to help strengthen your hair as well.

You can conduct a search online to find numerous banana conditioning recipes, but we’ll distill them into a neat little package for you here.  You’ll want to find a recipe that works best for you and what you already have on hand.  Many sites recommend simply taking a ripe banana, mashing it up, and combing it through your hair.  You leave it on for about fifteen minutes, then rinse it out and wash your hair as usual.  Other sites recommend adding other ingredients, such as honey and olive oil, to add further benefits, but many simply encourage a banana on its own.

So stop blowing all that money on those expensive conditioning treatments.   Head to the produce aisle at your super market where you can likely pick up a banana or two for less than a dollar a pound,meaning you’re not going to have to spend a fortune to give yourself a luxurious hair treatment that will leave you looking like a million bucks!

Have your banana and eat it too!