DIY hair repair: banana yogurt hair mask

 

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You guys know the damage number that I have done on my locks recently, so it’s only appropriate that I spend extra time finding ways to baby my hair when I can, and to make amends- with my split ends. This mask as usual, was born out of ingredients that I had on hand that have ingredients that hair can benefit from!

greek-yogurt-banana-hair-maskYou need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (full fat if ya got it!)
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil

First peel the banana and puree it. Get it so that there are no lumps at all, pretty much liquid. (I know my photo shows lumps, but I put it in the blender before I used it. And now I have a Fergie song in my head. My lumps.My humps? My lady humps? I don’t really know how it goes…) If you don’t you will have pieces stuck in your hair. When it is smooth, combine all three ingredients until blended.

To use:

I applied the mask to wet hair from root to tip and then wrapped the hair in plastic wrap. After 30 minutes I rinsed as much out as possible before shampooing and conditioning as normal and rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle and add shine! For an extra benny, allow your hair to air dry to give it a break from the heat.

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Why it’s awesome:

This mask is FULL of good stuff. Greek yogurt is packed full of protein and moisture, the grapeseed oil not only nourishes, but it protects your hair from heat damage AND when used on the scalp has been said to help stimulate the folical and speed hair growth!  The banana is said to smooth, defrizz and strengthen.

The results:

Well, I did have a few chunks of banana still in my hair after shampooing. I was prepared for this (ps, don’t go at with a banana alone, it is really hard to get out if you don’t mix it with oil in your mask) but still, it was a little annoying. (I did it on a night that I am not going anywhere, so it’s fine, I’m over it.) Did it make my hair super soft? Not really, but rememeber I’m dealing with damage.  My hair  did feel stronger, smoother, and it had a bit of stiffness, which might sound weird but I like it. Like, it will make styling better kinda stiffness.

The overall verdict is that I will use this again! If you have damaged hair, it’s worth the chunky monkey bits for a little TLC. ;)

 

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Comments

  1. Love this idea and pinning now. We have our share of bananas here in the tropics, and buy a huge hand of them every Saturday. This is the perfect way to use up an almost too-ripe banana & I image it smells delicious. Thanks for visiting us at the Mommy Brain Mixer last week, Colleen!
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