Saturday, May 30, 2009

Buh-Buh-Banana ... Deep Conditioners

Do you have a stash of bananas that are too ripe to eat? Don't throw them away just yet. The following recipes are for deep conditioners you can make at home with a banana. Some require just two additional ingredients. Others are a little more elaborate. Either way, that overripe banana can be used to moisturize your hair with a little kitchen magic. One note: Be sure to blend or mash the banana really well so you don't get bits stuck in your hair. Another option is to remove banana bits with a sieve. Enjoy and go green!

BANANA DEEP CONDITIONER
1 mashed banana
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
**Mix ingredients together, apply to dry hair and leave on for 30 minutes.
Source: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/deep-conditioners

NOURISHING TROPICAL CONDITIONER
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1 cup coconut milk
**Mash avocado and banana and slowly pour in coconut milk until you get the right consistency. Now apply liberally on your hair and rinse off after 15 minutes. (According to the source, this conditioner may be applied to dry hair or damp hair after shampooing.)
Source: http://leonsbeautytipsandsecrets.com/banana-avocado

CARAMEL TREATMENT
honey - 6 tablespoons
olive oil - 6 tablespoons
bananas - 2-3 overripe and very soft
molasses (Treacle) - 3 tablespoons
water - 4-6 tablespoons
apple cider vinegar - 1 tablespoon
cornstarch - 1-2 tablespoons
wheat germ oil - 1 teaspoon
**For complete instructions (with a good explanation of ingredients), check out: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1230751/

DEEP CONDITIONER FOR CURLY HAIR
1/2 cup honey
1 banana
2 teaspoons jojoba oil
**Mash banana with honey and jojoba oil. Mix until well blended then smooth onto your hair. For best results, wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave on for 20 minutes.
Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_4853688_deep-conditioner-curly-hair.html

FRUIT SALAD DEEP CONDITIONER
1/2 a banana
1/4 avocado
1/4 cantaloupe
1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon yogurt
**Blend all ingredients. Apply to hair. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule. Leave in hair for 15 minutes. Then rinse.
Source: http://styles101.homestead.com/nathairrec.html#anchor_35822

YOGURT BANANA HAIR MASK
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5 comments:

  1. Thanks chica! I'm REALLY looking forward to trying some of these!

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  2. ^^ You're welcome! Let me know how it goes.

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  3. I've tried the banana deep conditioner before and from now on will only use baby's food bananas, I had too many particles in my hair lol(so glad I can laugh about it now).

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  4. ^^^Lol. I'm glad you can too. Using baby's food banana is really good idea.

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  5. hey I'm really feelin your spot, check out mines when you get the chance:

    http://rosecolourshades.blogspot.com/

    TicaBelle

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