When you have a ripe banana or two in your house, the last thing you might want to do is to think about using it in your hair. Most persons love to eat their banana not wear it in hair. However, banana is a known hair and skin beauty aid. It is rich in natural oils, vitamins, potassium and carbohydrates. It helps to soften the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity; this makes it a perfect ingredient for preventing split ends and breakage. Additionally, banana can control dandruff, encourages hair growth and gives the hair a natural shine.
Banana are well known as a vitamin powerhouse and these vitamins help to restore the hair’s strength and adds volume to your tresses. The innocent looking banana is a natural volumnizer for your hair. Apart from its volumizing properties, bananas protect the hair from sun and wind damage and helps the scalp to retain moisture.
How to use banana for hair?
You can purchase these products for your dry hair:
- Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, 8 fl. oz.
- Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner, 8 oz.
- Brand New Avon Naturals Hydrating Shampoo Banana & Coconut Dry & Damaged Hair
Or you can make them yourself; here are a few of the hair recipes with bananas on this site:
Or you can mix a medium sized banana with melted shea butter, mix together and use as a deep conditioner for one of your extra dry days. For extra nutrients and to make your hair really moisturized you can add to your banana, avocado oil or hemp oil. And leave in hair overnight for a super soft result before you shampoo.
How to use banana for skin?
Banana Face Mask
The banana face mask is a very popular face treatment at the spa. Recreate your own spa face mask at home with these three simple ingredients. You might already have them on hand and had no idea that they could be blended together and used as rejuvenating mask for your skin. Do not throw away your banana peel, it contains several antioxidants which with regular application on skin can fade dark spots and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
1 ripe banana
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
Directions: Blend all the ingredients together. Apply generously to damp face and relax for half an hour. Place the banana peel over the eye area (like you would a cucumber) or place it over areas where you have wrinkles or frown lines. Rinse off the mask thoroughly with lukewarm water and then finish up your facial with a splash of cold water.
The above recipe can also be used on your hair. Please note that banana if not smoothly blended out will leave pieces in your hair for days. Blend and then strain the banana thoroughly when using it in your hair.