How to Make a Banana Hair Mask

In addition to being a nutritious snack, healthy dessert and post-workout nosh, bananas can also be part of your beauty regimen. Find out how this tropical fruit makes an ideal deep-conditioning hair mask.

Here’s one more reason bananas are considered a superfood: If you have dry, damaged or brittle hair, or simply want to improve the texture of your locks, they can help. Simply make this DIY banana hair mask for amazing results.

Did you know bananas can give you more energy than coffee? Find out why!

How Do You Make a Banana Hair Mask?

Here’s What You Need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey

Pro tip: You can freeze bananas to make them last a bit longer before you’re ready to use them!

Step 1: Mash up the mask

Mash the banana in a bowl until it turns into a soft, creamy paste. Add the honey, then mix well.

Step 2: Get sudsy!

Shampoo your hair as normal with a non-sulfate shampoo and let it dry slightly.

Step 3: Apply the mask

Part your hair into sections. Generously apply the banana and honey mask from the roots to the tips. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover it with a snug shower cap. Let the mask sit for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse well

Wash out the mask in your shower with lukewarm water. Re-shampoo and condition if necessary.

How Do You Wash out Banana Hair Mask?

Washing out a banana hair mask is fairly effortless. Simply rinse it out with a steady stream of lukewarm water in your shower. Be sure to thoroughly rinse out every last bit. (So no banana chunks are left in your hair!) Follow up with another round of shampoo and a light conditioner.

Why Is a Banana Mask Good for Hair?

Bananas are super rich in potassium, B6 and C vitamins, fiber and carbohydrates. The chemical makeup of bananas softens and strengthens hair and improves your hair’s texture and elasticity. This banana mask will help prevent further split ends and breakage, not to mention leaving your tresses smelling like a fresh tropical smoothie and feeling a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

If you’re looking for consumer-trusted banana hair products that you can buy, here are two that we recommend:

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