Bananas in PTs?

MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Do you guys use bananas or baby food bananas in your PTs? It doesn't seem as though bananas have much protein in them, but I see them in a lot of DTs and I used to use them in my homemade DTs but can't remember why lol. Are they supposed to be moisturizing?
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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    When I used 100% bananas (nothing else) on my hair, the results were strong, thicker feeling, resilient hair with a shine and my scalp stopped itching--almost like a protein treatment, but it was due to the potassium.

    Perhaps when mixed with other ingredients, the potassium is not dominant and the pulp smooths the hair, leaving it soft....just a thought.

    However, maybe one-fourth to half a banana could leave your hair moist.
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  • poepoe Posts: 112Registered Users
    I used a banana in my PT once and I had a hard time getting the little bits of banana out of my hair afterward so I don't think I'll be doing that again.
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    @Greatcurls: Ok, that makes sense! And it does sound familiar :)

    @Poe: I never had that happen, but I think that's why ppl use baby food. Probably the use of a blender is a good ideas otherwise lol
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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    poe wrote: »
    I used a banana in my PT once and I had a hard time getting the little bits of banana out of my hair afterward so I don't think I'll be doing that again.

    If you use over-ripe bananas and a blender, then strain them, you should not have bits of banana in your hair. In fact, it will become liquid. You can also scoop out the seeds prior to blending.

    I just loved the way the banana made my hair and scalp feel that I didn't give up on it, so I found the solution. If you're still interested, give it another try. :)
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    I have never used banana in a treatment. I just wanted to say that every time I scroll by this thread I get the Bananas in Pajamas theme song stuck in my head.

    That is all.

    "Bananas, in pajamas, are going down the stairs..."
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oh great, now it's in my head too.
  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    Sorry! It's just cuz I read the thread title as "Bananas in PJ's" instead of "PT's"

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    I would assume the same techniques for including bananas in a PT would transfer to avocado in a DT.
  • ahall0ahall0 Posts: 5Registered Users
    This is interesting. i'm sitting here looking at a ripe banana right now lol. But really does it do wonders for your hair? and do you mix it with anything esle? i just made my first conditioner (coconut milk, avocado, small lime mixed up in a blender) and i must say it did great, leaving my hair soft and shiny
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  • demsdatademsdata Posts: 120Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use a jar of baby food banana...cuz I'm lazy like that! But i like the way my mixes come out with banana in it. You just have to use it quickly.
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  • curlycandy3curlycandy3 Posts: 219Registered Users
    Using a jar of banana baby food is a great way to get the benefits of banana without the left-over bits. I used a ripe banana twice, the first time just mashing it, the second time running it through the food processor for a few minutes, both times I had a really hard time getting the bits out of my hair. The banana baby food, however, left no bits for me. But it has very strong protein effect for me. I mixed it with coconut milk, coconut oil, argan oil and a thick condish so it didn't drip quite as much, and because banana has like NO slip at all, so it was kind of hard to distribute (I think last time I used GVPCB). Worked great!
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  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I bought baby food a while back when I was still willing to try food as hair product, but I couldn't resist the urge to eat it instead. It's quite yummy. :laughing8:

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