I love bananas for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is banana pudding. Yum. But when I find myself wondering what to do with the left over overly ripe bananas that grace my kitchen counters I always try to remind myself, if I don’t eat it, I can always use it on my natural hair!
Banana is tricky though. Don’t blend it well enough and you’re gonna have a big ole mess on your hands so be sure to blend it down into the consistency of a thick baby-food or your gonna hate to have to try to rinse small banana bits out of your hair. You want all of the banana to be blended well – no pieces left behind in the bowl.
Less the scary banana aside, you can make this sweet banana creme pre-poo in a jiffy and have your hair feeling so soft that you’ll want to tell everyone you know to try this recipe!
In a blender combine:
1 medium to large size banana (over ripe is fine… banana baby food is fine too)
3 tbs plain yogurt (full fat is best)
4 tbs honey
3 tbs condensed/evaporated milk
2 tbs wheat germ oil
Blend all of the ingredients well and apply to you hair from root to tip. Cover your hair in a plastic cap and wrap your hair in a heated towel or sit under a hooded dryer for 15-20 mins. Rinse well and proceed to wash and style your hair as normal.
This is a really fun pre-poo I like to do on days when I’m doing my nails. I don’t know why, but I think it’s the smell of the banana or something that makes this feel very spa like and special. I’ll wrap my hair up in a towel while the pre-poo works and then work on my pedicure and watch reruns on snapped on oxygen. Random I know, but it’s fun!
What say you? Have you ever used banana on your natural hair as a pre-poo treatment? Do you like how it makes your hair feel?
I will be trying this!! Thanks
used bananas in the past, but forgot to strain the bananas…therefore the hair was soft, but was picking out banana for weeks!!!!
I don't use bananas for a pre-poo, but I use it in my weekly deep conditioner. I use banana baby food, honey, olive oil, shea butter and a cheapy conditioner like Suave. I LOVE how my hair feels every single time. I hate the smell and taste of bananas but I love them on my hair.
Thanks….I can't wait to try it.
I have never used banana as a prepoo but as a after poo conditioner. I was just saving two bananas to make a prepoo cuz prepooing is an easier way for me to condition. This post came just in time for me. Thanks 🙂
I'm definitely trying this! I recently did a honey, olive oil & banana pre-poo (I mixed everything in my Vitamix blender) and I sat under my Huetiful steamer. It seemed to elongate my curls, and make my hair soft, so I will definitely revisit the whole banana idea! 🙂 YUM
I used banana in one of my first deep conditioning treatments when I was transitioning. I enjoyed the smell and the softness of my hair!
I watch Snapped marathons while pampering myself too. Something about homicidal/sociopathic ladies and mani/pedis go hand in hand. Who knew?!
I actually just did a DC with banana, coconut milk and vatika oil. I heard banana is great for color treated hair, and my hair is def soft and shiny this week