Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday’s Formula/Tasty Tresses: Bananas (ongoing contest)

Yum - I love this versatile fruit. However, when it comes to using bananas in hair recipes, I learned a lesson that will forever stick with me. As with avocados, I approach using bananas with caution. You may have seen me post before that I prefer using the jarred baby food. Sure I could just as well puree them, but I allow myself to be lazy with this one.

What’s on the menu for your mane #5 – Bananas

BANANA: This fruit is high in carbohydrates; vitamins A, B, and C; and minerals, especially potassium. It has excellent humectant and moisturizing qualities for the hair.

These are only a few banana hair recipes I came across:

Moisturizing Banana Hair Conditioner
1 small, ripe organic banana
1 tablespoon organic honey
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
Mash the banana together with the honey and sweet almond oil. Apply this mixture to your shampooed hair. Cover your hair with a plastic bag to allow for body heat to accentuate the conditioning effect, and leave mixture on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Banana Hair Mask
1 banana
2-3 dollops of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon olive oil
Put banana in blender and puree until completely smooth (you don’t want clumps of banana in your hair). Then add mayo and oil and blend until smooth and creamy. Apply to hair. Cover with plastic cap and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and shampoo as usual.

Fruity Deep Conditioner
Combine ½ banana, ¼ avocado, 1 tbsp wheat germ oil and 1 tbsp yogurt. Also take a vitamin E capsule and squeeze its content into the mixture. This is for extra conditioning. Apply in hair and leave for 15 minutes. Wash with mild shampoo.

Hope you enjoyed this. Now go monkey around with some of these recipes :-)

~Ongoing contest (click here for details and rules)~

Can you guess what next week’s hair food (or drink) will be?

Leave your entry below in the comment section.

Thanks for reading. Be blessed!


* Other recipes can be found in the "hair recipe" category to the right


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