i tried the banana hair mask!! :)

i really think ill like how my hair looks tomorrow after doing this hair mask, heres what i did:

i liquified my overly ripe banana. if you puree you will probably get chunks - i did it in my blender. if you dont do this step and just mash it youll probly have chunks in your hair for days!
after this, i added less than a tablespoon of honey. ive liked honey with conditioner and thought this would be nice :icon_smile:

i wet my hair and then took handfuls and applied it all over my hair and shaft - i didnt really touch my scalp much, because sometimes i get greasy.

i put it in a shower cap and left it on for a half an hour. now i had to wrap a towel around my neck because it dripped, but not too much - could handle it while doing homework.

i rinsed it out and my hair felt super soft. i scrunched in FOTE aloe vera gel and that took out a lot of water. im plopping overnight and adding pictures in the morning - stay posted!!
3a since going CG!
CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
shampoo bars (wind blossom)
condish - burts bees super shiny
styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
trying: tweek...barely.
WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...


  • CrazyCurlyHairedGuyCrazyCurlyHairedGuy Registered Users Posts: 151
    Where are the pictures? lol I've been dying to see it lol.
    CG Since Nov 2008 and Currently using:
    Co-wash: VO5 strawberries and cream
    Conditioner: Suave Fresh Mountain Strawberries
    Gel:Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparklites(only use when pulling my hair back in slick ponytail)

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  • pinkwolfpinkwolf CaliRegistered Users Posts: 430 Curl Novice
    Congratualtions I'm glad it worked for you. :) This regimen is a staple of mine. I have a sep-by-step and pics in my fotki. It's hard to make it and not eat it. :love5:
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Whipped Shea Butter
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    Is deep conditioning with heat possible with the banana mask?
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • vkb247vkb247 Registered Users Posts: 266 Curl Neophyte
    I have tried this several times except I use yogurt (full fat original) and baby food bananas.

    This recipes seems to naturally relax curls a bit. DOes it do the same thing without the yogurt?
    Ayurveda Addict:love5:
    I Henna, Cowashing, Poo bars, KCCC, Eco Styler, Oils & Oil Rinsing and Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier:blob3:
    Always Playing with Herbs or Making Products
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  • desert flowerdesert flower Registered Users Posts: 188
    vkb247 wrote: »
    I have tried this several times except I use yogurt (full fat original) and baby food bananas.

    This recipes seems to naturally relax curls a bit. DOes it do the same thing without the yogurt?

    I was wondering if this would help relax my curls a little bit also...mainly my roots, which have a mind of their own!
  • followmeskyfollowmesky Registered Users Posts: 287
    this sounds good. are there any pictures.

    I have tried doing this with avocado and olive oil and it leaves my hair shiny and soft. I try to do it once i can.. oh, i leave it on for about an hour too.
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • curlicarlycurlicarly Registered Users Posts: 242 Curl Connoisseur
    I tried this last night:
    -1 liquified banana
    -1 tbs honey
    -1 tsp EVOO
    mixed up, applied all over hair, put on shower cap and let it sit 45 minitues.

    It was reallyyyy hard to rinse out. There were lots of little banana chunks everywhere.. I guess I didn't liquify it enough! But the results are great! My hair is really springy and shiny today :)
    3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
    Avoiding humectants and protein!
  • millie_(A)TCKmillie_(A)TCK Registered Users Posts: 404
    oooo I bought banana's today I'll definitely try this recipe out, thanks for sharing it!

    Edit: So tried the recipe and I am a big fan of it. My hair was noticable softer however my hair is an even bigger fan of avocado, coconut milk and honey DT.
    3c/4a. Very Fine and Thin.
    Moisturizers: QB Burdock Root butter creme, Curl Junkie, Abba Pure Gentle leave-in
    Styling Products: Curls Souffle, Curl Junkie Coffee Creme
    Curl Cremes: Jessicurl Confident Coils
    Conditioners: Deva Curl One, Mixed Chics DC, Nature's Gate Biotin
    DT:AO Honeysuckle Rose, Coconut oil.
  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Charlotte, NCRegistered Users Posts: 1,329
    Is the banana mask applied to dry hair or wet hair?
    Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.

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