Yes, technically you can eat this mask, but it’s for your hair. It sounds good to eat but with the addition of avocado, I’m not sure it will taste that good. I like my avocado without banana! But on my kinky tresses, sounds like heaven to me.
This is an easy mask to do in your kitchen and it’s a great mask to do on your at home spa days. While giving yourself your pamper treatments you can treat your hair to a sweet hair treatment.
In your kitchen blender add:
1/2 an organic banana (mash beforehand so that it will blend well without little pieces)
1/4 th teaspoon of lecithin
1/8 th teaspoon of organic honey
2 teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
Blend well making sure the banana is not chunky. However, be sure that the mask is not liquefied so that it does not run down your neck. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin e capsule. Leave in hair for 15 – 30 minutes and rinse well.
Bananas contain tryptophan, a rich amino acid that is known to be extremely beneficial for hair and skin. They are chock full of potassium which adds super softening properties to the hair shaft. Along with vitamins A, B, C and E bananas contain rich natural oils and carbohydrates. All these goodies shore up the natural elasticity of the hair and prevents split ends.
Besides all the softening and beautifying properties bananas smell wonderful. The aroma of bananas was found to be the most popular aroma in a study published in 1988. The trend continues.
Spas are the only ones that know about the great beauty benefits of bananas. The Taiwano Indians use heated extract of banana as regular softening scalp treatments.
Lecithin is important to healthy hair growth. It also helps to break down fats, is essential to cell membranes, improves brain function and keeps cells from oxidating. It is comprised mostly of B vitamins, such as choline and insitol. You can find lecithin in foods such as egg yolks, or take it as a supplement.