Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mixology || Homemade Banana Conditioner (by Loo)

Another natural deep conditioner.  This one softens and infuses the hair with moisture for detangling.

Homemade Banana Conditioner -

1 medium/large overripe banana (sliced)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (for lubrication, moisture while detangling)
2 tbsp glycerin (humectant, moisture)
2 tbsp honey (humectant, moisture)

Place sliced bananas, extra virgin olive oil, glycerin, and honey all in a blender. Blend the ingredients thoroughly making sure no lumps or banana bits remain. (Depending on your blender quality, you may or may not have to then sieve the mixture with a fine sieve.  Another option is to use banana baby food.) Apply to hair and let sit for 30-45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as usual.  (If not rinsed out thoroughly, your hair may be left hard and with mixture remnants once dry.)

Hair after detangling. If you've been following me for some time, you will be wondering how these "curls" appeared considering that I have no natural curl pattern whatsoever.  Well, it looks to be the conditioner.  The last time I used a similar concoction (transitioning days), my hair did the same thing. 

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Jai said...

Girl the last time I used banana in a conditioner I was picking it out of my hair; even though I have a vitamix I just don't see myself doing that again I'm scurred lol

Loo said...

Lol. I know what you mean. The first time I ever tried a banana conditioner I had the same dilemma. You can always use banana baby food in place of the bananas. :o)

Unknown said...

i heard that bananas loosen the curl pattern is that true?

Loo said...

I've heard (and experienced) this as well. At the same time, there are some ladies who didn't notice a difference. It depends on the person's texture, I guess.

If it happens, the effect is only temporary (in my experience). :o)

N. Shelton said...

If you are going to use bananas get them in the jar (baby food)!!!! I tried to mash bananas and it was hell getting it out of my hair.