Banana Deep Conditioner

Banana Deep Conditioner:

♥One ripe banana.
♥One tablespoon of honey.
♥One egg yolk.
*Feel free to double the ingredients if you have longer hair.

You should blend it though, or else you'll get chunks that are a pain to rinse out. My hair loves this recipe, however. I use it weekly and my hair feels totally soft afterward. :toothy8:

I know lots of people have different variations on the Banana Deep Conditioner, but this recipe works best for me personally.

I'm curious about other kinds, though. I might try changing it up a little. Have you ever used a Banana Deep Conditioner?

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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Registered Users Posts: 1,494
    Sounds good. I've been using mostly avocado but I heard about banana. THere is even a recipe where u mix banana and avocado.
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  • CurlyPolkaDotCurlyPolkaDot Registered Users Posts: 1,174
    How do you apply it??
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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Registered Users Posts: 1,494
    How do you apply it??
    heat it up then slap it on your head. leave it on for 15 min under a hot towel or shower cap then rinse it out. I shampoo it out then follow up with a tea rinse and hot oil treatment.
    subbrock wrote: »
    - don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.

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  • Curly_LuvCurly_Luv Registered Users Posts: 22
    Does anyone have any tips on how to get the banana chunks out of your hair?
    Hair type: mostly 4a with tight waves in the front, very dense, high porosity.

    Current Length: Mid-back
    Ultimate Length goal: Waist or Hip length

    My hair loves: honey and olive oil
    My hair hates: being contained
    Products I use: GF Length and Strength conditioner, EVCO, EVOO, Honey, Eco Styler Olive Oil, CD Tui Oil

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  • taltaltaltal Registered Users Posts: 614
    Curly_Luv wrote: »
    Does anyone have any tips on how to get the banana chunks out of your hair?

    Mix with a blender till it becomes very smooth ( no chance of blending too much ) then pour it through a seive to catch the little seeds, and then you can blend again just to make sure.
    You can also use baby food but then it's no longer 100% natural fresh banana.
  • CurlyPolkaDotCurlyPolkaDot Registered Users Posts: 1,174
    To get banana out of your hair comb with a teeny comb, whilst in the shower. Then when your out of the shower :)
    2c/3a - M/C - ii/iii
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  • Curly_LuvCurly_Luv Registered Users Posts: 22
    Thanks. I had to rewash my hair, brush it in the shower, and comb it out when I was doing my braid outs. It may be a while before I try this again.
    Hair type: mostly 4a with tight waves in the front, very dense, high porosity.

    Current Length: Mid-back
    Ultimate Length goal: Waist or Hip length

    My hair loves: honey and olive oil
    My hair hates: being contained
    Products I use: GF Length and Strength conditioner, EVCO, EVOO, Honey, Eco Styler Olive Oil, CD Tui Oil

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  • sandi47sandi47 Registered Users Posts: 7
    I love banana deep conditioners, its currently my most frequent one -- I use baby food jars the 2nd level plastic containers along with a couple tables plain full fat yogurt and olive oil/jojoba oil -- let it sit for 1-2 hours and my hair is super soft and moisturized!!!
    BIG CHOP: July 2008

    FAVES:
    Good 'ol H20 :love3:
    Jojoba oil ;) Black castor oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO),Vitamin E oil, Coconut oil
    honey, aloe vera juice :happy7:
    Unrefined shea butter
    Aubrey Organics WC conditioner
    Qhemet Biologics Burdock root buttercreme
    lemongrass essential oil
    tea tree oil
    Apple Cider vinegar


    Fave homemade deep condition:
    baby food bananas, plain full fat yogurt, olive oil, jojoba oil and honey :love3:
  • sandi47sandi47 Registered Users Posts: 7
    use babyfood banana jars -- i have never had a problem with banana chunks
    BIG CHOP: July 2008

    FAVES:
    Good 'ol H20 :love3:
    Jojoba oil ;) Black castor oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO),Vitamin E oil, Coconut oil
    honey, aloe vera juice :happy7:
    Unrefined shea butter
    Aubrey Organics WC conditioner
    Qhemet Biologics Burdock root buttercreme
    lemongrass essential oil
    tea tree oil
    Apple Cider vinegar


    Fave homemade deep condition:
    baby food bananas, plain full fat yogurt, olive oil, jojoba oil and honey :love3:
  • NeoMeNeoMe Registered Users Posts: 10
    Is this conditioner, and other similar ones like the avocado, best applied to damp hair?
  • FoxyCleopatraFoxyCleopatra Registered Users Posts: 412
    Banana Deep Conditioner:

    ♥One ripe banana.
    ♥One tablespoon of honey.
    ♥One egg yolk.
    *Feel free to double the ingredients if you have longer hair.

    You should blend it though, or else you'll get chunks that are a pain to rinse out. My hair loves this recipe, however. I use it weekly and my hair feels totally soft afterward. :toothy8:

    I know lots of people have different variations on the Banana Deep Conditioner, but this recipe works best for me personally.

    I'm curious about other kinds, though. I might try changing it up a little. Have you ever used a Banana Deep Conditioner?

    I was gonna try a dc like this but replace the egg yolk with olive oil because my hair does not dig egg yolk for some reason. I'm anxious to see how it works!
  • tproultproul Registered Users Posts: 112
    Would this be considered a PT because of the eggs? If so, then should I follow up with a moisturizing DT afterwards?
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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Registered Users Posts: 1,494
    tproul wrote: »
    Would this be considered a PT because of the eggs? If so, then should I follow up with a moisturizing DT afterwards?
    yeah the eggs and the banana make it a PT. But I always do a DT with Coconut oil and honey after.
    subbrock wrote: »
    - don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.

    www.lifestarbeauty.com
    Hate me? Love me? then Follow me! www.twitter.com/vidastarr


  • KaijahKaijah Registered Users Posts: 69
    So does a banana treatment without eggs or avocado still act like a PT? I don't think bananas themselves have much protein, and honey doesn't. I'm just kinda looking for more moisture treatments, and I have some bananas, so... experiment time.

    Also, I found a Hair Boutique article about banana treatments that's kind of interesting: http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/tip937.htm
    2C-3Aish/mostly M/ii-iii, med-high porosity, normal elasticity, hip length
    Protein sensitive, likes heavy moisture and oils, mostly CO with occasional CWC
    Low Poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention
    Washing Conditioner: Trader Joe's Refresh, Tresemme Nourishing Moisture, V05
    Length Conditioners: GF Triple Nutrition, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Walgreen's BioInfusion Balm
    Leave Ins: AO Honeysuckle Rose, raw shea, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, sometimes aloe gel or KCNT
  • MsCurl83MsCurl83 Registered Users Posts: 289
    i used this conditoner, except I didn't have any honey so I used EVOO instead. I put alot of in it with one banana and some yogurt into the blender. I let it sit the first time for 30 minute, no heat. My hair was soft and moisturized more with this than any other thing, but prior to that i did a pre-oil poo, and then conditioner poo too. This last time I used it I left it on for almost 1hr and a half, hair was soft again, hair seems different too somehow. I did use heat for about 30 minutes and then the rest of the time I let it cool down. I will keep dont this since I'm still deciding what DT to buy form who.
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  • curlybeautycurlybeauty Registered Users Posts: 81
    I also add olive oil and lemon juice sometimes, and the egg isn't totally necessary if your hair reacts negatively to it. Just a thought. :)
  • pretebrowneyespretebrowneyes Registered Users Posts: 248
    I've done this with avocado, EVOO, and a smidge of conditioner overnight. My hair loved it but I noticed a protein-y reaction afterwards. I'll do a oil pre-treatment and moisturizing conditioner afterwards next time.
    *MopTop Maven Healthy Hair Challenge 2011*:wave:

    PrePoo- EVOO
    LowPoo- Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap bar
    Shampoo- ORS Creamy Aloe
    Clarifying poo- Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo
    DC- GVP Conditioning Balm
    PT- GVP K-Pak reconstructor
    Leave in- Giovanni Direct leave-in *with kimmaytube recipe*
    Moisturizer- water+aloe vera juice+castor oil+jojoba oil spritz
    Sealant- jojoba oil
  • MaciMaci Registered Users Posts: 180
    Tried this today and really liked it. I used one banana, 1 tbp EVOO, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp Lecthin. Left it on for an hour and cowashed. Next time I may use a low poo because my hair is a little greasy afterwards. But I don't mind because it's Saturday and my curls have never been curlier. My husband even noticed. :thumbleft:

    Next time I'm going to try baby food bananas.
    Spirals, curls & waves, Med-Coarse Texture, Med Porosity, Low Elasticity
  • azcurlyazcurly Registered Users Posts: 82
    Hmmm.....I started just using the baby food bananas by itself because my hair seems to love it. At least the day I do it I have great curls with shine and no frizz. But then the next day not so great. I didn't understand what was going on but maybe it is the protein reaction? I have been staying away from protein and my hair seems to like that better.

    Wonder if it would work better to add an oil like jojoba?
    3b/c ~ CG
    current favorites ~ TJ's Refresh, AOHR, SheaMoisture Shea Butter leave-in, AVG, FSG
  • imgonnastartawarimgonnastartawar Registered Users Posts: 237
    Cali Chik wrote: »
    How do you apply it??
    heat it up then slap it on your head. leave it on for 15 min under a hot towel or shower cap then rinse it out. I shampoo it out then follow up with a tea rinse and hot oil treatment.

    Do you have to heat it up?
    if so how long?
    in the microwave?
  • AsLckyGrlAsLckyGrl Registered Users Posts: 188 Curl Neophyte
    Cali Chik wrote: »
    tproul wrote: »
    Would this be considered a PT because of the eggs? If so, then should I follow up with a moisturizing DT afterwards?
    yeah the eggs and the banana make it a PT. But I always do a DT with Coconut oil and honey after.

    Thank you! :]
    3B ; BSL; Low Porosity; Med Texture; CG since July '10.
    Clean: Ever Sleek
    Treat: EVCO, Neutrogena 3xMoisture
    Tools: Boar Brush, wide tooth comb
    Styler: Garnier Sleek&Shine
  • just_icarusjust_icarus Registered Users Posts: 4
    would this kind of thing be alright to do after a relaxer? if so, how long after?

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