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?