Bananas, coconut milk and honey might sound more like ingredients for a tropical smoothie, but the combination is actually an effective deep hair conditioner. It’s easy to make, will nourish your hair and leave you with soft, smooth and shiny locks.
Bananas are rich in potassium that strengthens hair, minimizes breakage by restoring your hair’s natural elasticity, and facilitates repair of damaged hair. Bananas also moisturize your hair as they contain natural oils and about 75% water.
Strong, moisturized hair also is less prone to frizzing and tangling. In addition, the fruit is packed with vitamin A, B6, C and E, as well as zinc and iron.
With bananas as a base, this homemade deep hair conditioner also includes:
- Coconut milk, which is loaded with antioxidants and fats. It conditions your hair, boosts hair volume, and fortifies your hair with proteins and oils.
- Coconut oil, which contains vitamin E and healthy fatty acids that moisturizes your hair, encourages growth, adds shine, and reduces keratin loss. The lauric acid in coconut oil gives it antibacterial and antifungal properties that also prevent dandruff.
- Honey, which is a natural humectant, helps hydrate your hair and lock in moisture. It is also rich in zinc, iron, sulfur, and B vitamins that promote healthy hair growth.
How to make a homemade banana deep hair conditioner
Things you will need:
• A banana
• Coconut milk
• Coconut oil
• A blender
• A bowl
• A tablespoon
Cut a banana into pieces and place them in a bowl.
Add two tablespoons of coconut milk.
Add one tablespoon of coconut oil. You may add another tablespoon of oil if you are prone to dry, frizzy hair.
Mix in two tablespoons of honey.
Transfer the contents into a blender and blend for 45 to 60 seconds until the mixture is smooth and there are no banana chunks.
You now have your own homemade banana hair conditioner.
How to Use
- Dampen your hair.
- Massage the mixture into your hair and cover your hair with a plastic cap.
- Leave it on for at least 30 minutes.
- Rinse it out and shampoo your hair.
You can use this deep conditioner once a week.
- You can use overripe bananas to prepare this hair conditioner. Why let those brown, squishy bananas go to waste when you can put them to good use!
- Make sure the banana is pureed completely or bits of banana may get stuck in your hair and can be difficult to wash out.
- If you use solid coconut oil, add some warm water to the mixture while blending.
- If the smell of the mixture is unpleasant to you, add a few drops of lavender oil, peppermint oil, rosemary oil (apart from masking the odor, it also facilitates hair growth!), or even rose water.