Tutti Frutti Deep Conditioner Recipe

Usually, food like this does not make it to Friday at home. However, I read about the wonders of the avocado hair mask and also the benefits of banana for hair, coupled with my vitamin E oil which I bought in one of my super healthy phases, I decided to put them all together in  one of my homemade conditioner recipes. The results were extremely good for my hair, my hair felt really conditioned. This recipe is perfect for hair breakage and makes you want to sing:

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Tutti Frutti, all over my hair rootie,
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1 ripe banana (over-ripe is best)

1/2 avocado

1 tablespoon plain yogurt

10 drops Vitamin E oil


Cut up banana and avocado and blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Apply to hair from root to ends, make sure your ends are treated especially generously with this concoction. Put hair in shower cap and leave in hair for an hour or two. For a quicker deep conditioning go under the overhead dryer for 15 minutes.

Ingredients Benefits to Hair

Banana is rich in Potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins. This delicious fruit is great for hair and scalp. It improves the manageability and shine of the hair and it helps to prevent and control dandruff. Banana softens the hair and restores the hair’s natural elasticity; it helps to repair hair breakage.

Avocado–  rich in several vitamins, copper and potassium. It contains oleic acid which is a monounsaturated fat. The avocado will strengthen hair and make it soft and silky.

Vitamin E Oil– helps to increase the flow of blood on your scalp which in turn helps stimulate the hair follicles, making them produce hair faster and hold on to your existing hair with a tighter grip.

Yogurt– can soften dull hair and add life and bounce to it. Yogurt is treasure-trove of enriching elements like zinc, calcium, lactic acid, Vitamins B1, B2, B-6 and B-12, protein, and yeast.


Mulwa Edward, Medical and Health Benefits of Fruits, 2011, CreateSpace.

Disclaimer: BlackHair101  does not guarantee that you will achieve the same results as we have by using this recipe on your particular hair.


  • Latoya said:

    Hi Brenda what other oil can i use instead of vitamin e oil?

    I went on a hunt for that oil in Negril and Sav and i didnt find any 🙁

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Hi Latoya,
      Did you check the pharmacy?

      You can leave it out. Avocado is a rich source of Vitamin A too.

      • Hairtrice said:

        Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E (potassium, zinc and proteins too.) It’s the ‘Sweet Almond Oil’ you want which is edible therefore not toxic.

  • nduta ng'ang'a said:

    I have to try this! thanks Brenda

  • Mandy said:

    Hi Brend can you please recommend an vitamin E oil to me cos I can’t seem to fing th right 1. Thanx

  • Mandy said:

    Hi Brend can you please recommend an vitamin E oil to me cos I can’t seem to findthe right 1. Thanx

  • Laura said:

    Do you wash this after or just rinse it out?

  • Kelly said:

    Hi, how long does this mixture last?

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      One week. I did this just for the week. Even though Vitamin E oil is in it and is considered a preservative, this recipe was only for one application.

  • Wanda said:

    Can this be stored?

  • Melissa said:

    Hi Brenda

    After i treat my hair with this recipe can i blow dry it?

  • Melissa said:

    Hi Brenda

    Can i also leave it overnight?

  • Eva said:

    Hi Brenda, how should I care for my hair after I use this treatment, which by the way worked very well except it was a bit runny:).

    I don’t like dousing my hair in oil.

    By the way, I live in Australia which means products for afro hair are far and few between. Is coconut oil good or should I use the castor oil?

    Finally, how often would you recommend I treat my hair?


  • Eva said:

    Sorry Brenda, I used the treatment with the banana’s and molasses; not this recipe!!. Will post same message on relevant page:)

  • Brooklynn said:

    I am going to try this and will comment on the results

  • Brooklynn said:

    how ofter do you reccommend using this deep conditioner?

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      This totally depends on the condition of your hair. If you feel as if you need a boost every week or once a month it is good to use. Try it and see how your hair feels.

  • Kerry said:

    Hie Brenda i just wanted to find out is it okay if i use both recipes for deep conditioning but exchanging each week or should i pick one and stick to that

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