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Banana Hair Mask for Dry & Dull Hair

Banana Hair Pack

Banana Hair Mask for Dry & Dull Hair


Is your hair dry, moisture-deprived and looking dull?

Banana hair mask will put plenty of moisture back into your stressed tresses. With tons of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin Bs and other goodness, bananas are great for your hair.

Benefits of Banana Hair Mask 

  • Deep conditions hair and hydrates every strand
  • Leaves hair feeling soft, silky and shiny
  • Encourages faster hair growth
  • Tames frizz and fly-aways
  • Greatly reduces split ends
  • Adds elasticity, manageability and shine
  • Helps with dandruff and scalp dryness

My experiment with Banana Hair Mask

I had heard a lot of good things about banana hair mask but never tried it. So with two over-ripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter (I didn’t want to eat them, or throw them as I feel guilty throwing food away), I thought it was the right time to try this fruit on my hair.

And my review is…. I loved it!

After using this mask my hair felt super soft and smooth. In fact, this mask made my wavy hair straight (just about) — which was quite unexpected. The banana mask is incredibly moisturizing and I would give it a thumbs up.

Now whenever I have an over-ripe banana, I know what I am going to do with it.

Do you want to give it a try?

How to Make Banana Hair Mask

Making banana mask is more like making a banana shake, you blend it to a smooth paste. And instead of drinking it you apply it on your hair 🙂

You will need:

  • 1 ripe banana (2 if you have long hair)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup full-fat milk (you can also use  coconut milk or yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice (optional)
  • 1 egg/yolk (optional, for body and volume)

Pick a ripe banana (s), put it in a blender (or use a stick blender). Very ripe bananas work best for this recipe. Then, add honey, coconut/ olive oil, and milk and blend really well. You don’t want any chunks, just smooth paste of creamy consistency. This will make it easier to rinse out.

Banana tip:

1. If you want to save yourself the hassle of blending the banana, just use banana baby food puree. Open the banana puree bottle, add the remaining ingredients and mix well and you are ready to go. This will also save you from banana bits sticking to your hair.

2. I read this somewhere, if you do not want the banana to stick to your hair: split the banana in half lengthwise and scoop out the centre black seeds, and then use for the mask.

banana hair pack

To Use:

  • Apply this mask starting at roots and working your way to the ends. Slather as much as you can, making sure you have covered every bit of your scalp and hair. Wind your hair into a loose bun if long.
  • Put on a shower cap or wrap a towel around your head to prevent dripping all over your house.
  • Leave this on for about 30 minutes. While you wait for 30 minutes.. you can read a book, listen to some soothing music, watch your favourite show or sit in a bath. I chose the last option. I put some sea salt and a few drops of lavender essential oil and soaked in for a relaxing bath.
  • Then rinse hair thoroughly and shampoo as usual. You may not need to condition your hair (see how your hair feels).
  • Let your hair air dry.
  • And enjoy your beautiful hair 🙂

Bananas for Your Skin

If you have got some leftover banana mixture, apply on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then wash with plain water. Your skin will be soft and clear. Bananas help to remove uneven skin tone and blemishes and give you a smooth radiant complexion.

Note: For the face mask, I leave out the lemon/lime juice as I find it drying for my skin.

My hair after combing the banana bits out (preferred the B&W look for this pic :-)

My hair after combing the banana bits out (preferred the B&W look for this pic 🙂

Banana Residue: After I towel dried my hair, I saw banana bits still left on my hair. This was probably because I didn’t blend the bananas well and there were some chunks left in. Anyway, I couldn’t do much then, so I simply let my hair air dry. After it was 90% dry, I untangled my hair using a wide tooth comb, starting at the ends and slowly working my way up. I then ran a fine comb through my hair to make sure I have no banana bits left in my hair.

I loved the way my hair felt – super soft. I can’t wait to try this mask again!!

Have a ripe banana sitting in your kitchen? Try this delicious mask for silky smooth hair.

I’d love to hear how yours turned out…

Word of advice: Do not try this mask just before a party or some important event. Try this at your leisure time so you are not left pulling your hair if something was to go wrong.

Update: I Did Banana Hair Mask Again

When I first did the banana hair mask I didn’t blend it very well and I was left to remove a lot of banana bits from my hair, which was not very nice.

The second time I made sure to blend the banana mixture really well — and leave no chunks. This mask was a great success. It was so much easier to wash off and after I air dried my hair…. it was pure bliss. My hair was really soft, healthy and sleek.

Leave a Comment:

Bhuvana says

Will catch Headache after this pack …by the way the results are satisfactory with the pack

NShah says

HI Minaz, My hair was great smooth ,silky, straight before my first baby who is 3 years now. But after that I am having lot of hair fall, too much dandruff, very dry hair too. I feel only 20% hair left. I do oil massage every week on my hair. Tried many different oil and shampoo but nothing effective. Would you please suggest something? really want to get my old hair back.

    Minaz says

    Hi there, have you tested yourself for vitamin deficiencies: iron, B12, vitamin D
    Don’t use oils on your hair, instead try hair masks.
    Banana hair mask is one, or you can try. Also, here
    and here are some options

Maiyam Hameeda says

Hey Minaz.. Just wanna ask a question that is it ok to apply the mask in oily hair.. or is it necessary that my hairs should be oil free before applying the mask

    Minaz says

    Hi Mariyam, You can apply in oily hair.

Nudaa says

Milk used in this banana mask is raw….????

    Minaz says

    No, it’s pasteurised. But you can use any milk, and it should be whole milk with full fat.

lakshmi says

i agree fr this tips to get shiny nd softy hai bt i need some more tips to get sof nd shiny hair plss sugest beauty girl

    Minaz says

    See here

Pragya awasthi says

Whenever I apply egg and olive oil hair mask it drips alot. Do you have any solution for this?

Hardi says

I tried this hair mask and it, really works and gives you nice results. Thank you for that😊😊.
Just wanted to ask what should I try to stop hair fall.

Please reply ASAP. Thanking you 😃😃

    Minaz says

    Hi Hardi, You are most welcome. I am happy to hear that it worked so well for you.
    You can continue using this once a week, it will help with hair growth. You can also try egg and olive oil hair mask.

Scarlet says

I am a nigerian and i have natural african hair, if i try the egg mask would it make my hair straight?

    Minaz says

    No it won’t.

roma says

I tried wrapping the ripe banana in a muslin cloth and straining it by squeezing hard. That way it washes out of hair easily. Your hair looks amazing in the pic!

Saai says

Hi., I have a frizzy and dry hair could you please suggest the best home remedy for my hair and tell me the duration for applying this remedy.

    Minaz says

    Hi Sai, apply one of these hair masks. They will make your hair soft, smooth and shiny.

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