Banana Hair Mask to Revive Dry and Dull Hair - hair buddha

Banana Hair Mask to Revive Dry and Dull Hair

Banana Hair Pack

Is your hair dry, dull and crying for moisture?

Well, ladies here’s a hair mask made with ‘the most popular fruit in the world’. It will transform your hair into smooth-silky-dazzling beauty.

And that hair-beautifying fruit is….the humble banana.

At times when bananas are overripe, we don’t know what to do with them. You can whip them up for a hair treat. Yes, Banana hair mask!

Bananas provide your hair with tons of moisture and nutrients like vitamin C, magnesium and pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 – the famous hair vitamin for strength, shine and softness.

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

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 overripe 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 verdict — I loved it!

After using this mask, my hair felt super soft and smooth. Plus, banana hair mask made my wavy hair straight (just about) — which was unexpected. It’s very moisturizing and quite literally ‘food for hair’.

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 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (you can also use full-fat milk or yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional, for extra softness)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice (optional, helps get rid of greasy build up and flakes)
  • 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:

If you do not want the banana bits to stick to your hair: split the banana half lengthwise and scoop out the centre black seeds, and then use.

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.
  • 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 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.

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.

Other amazing Hair Masks for You:

Miracle Hair Mask for Hair Growth and Thickness

Ultimate Hair Mask for Dry, Coarse Hair

Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask for Gorgeous Hair

Castor Oil Hair Mask for Faster Hair growth

Avocado Hair Mask for Thick, Gorgeous, Dazzling Hair

Leave a Comment:

75 comments
Prajakti Awade says

That’s a great mask. Can I add something in the mask for hair regrowth?

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    Minaz says

    You can put fenugreek seed powder.

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Myself says

Is it okay to use a banana which is not ripened or over ripened ?

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Myself says

Can I just use banana, coconut oil and curd(instead of yoghurt) ? Will the results be good?

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    Minaz says

    Yes, curd and yogurt are same.

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Tammy says

Do I have to wash this out or can I just rinse like you would a regular conditioner?

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    Minaz says

    If you are adding the oils, you have to wash it out.

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Sneha says

Hey Minaz

Can we skip honey from this mask… I am a bit skeptical about using honey….

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    Minaz says

    Yes, that’s fine.

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Eliza RIDDELL says

I didn’t have any egg do used chia seeds and they worked v well to thicken the mixture ♥️

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    Minaz says

    That’s great to know!!

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Romi says

Awesome results, going to do this once every week… thank you ????????????

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    Minaz says

    Great to hear Romi!

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Rhodnia Johnson says

Can the Banana Hair Mask be used on freshly washed hair? I am looking for an all natural deep conditioner to use AFTER I have cleansed my hair

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    Minaz says

    Yes you can.

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Lavanya says

Pls i need a tip for removing my sun tan…Realy bad on my face.. can i back to my old skin color

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Simran says

I tried this pack… First of all my i had done hair smoothing n that had damaged my hair soo bad… It looked like fried hairs from ths bottom… I tried many hair oils masks n all but nothing cured it.. Finally i tried this mask… And within one wash i just cant believe… My hair is back to normal..80% of my hair is cured… My eyes are stunned.. Thank you for this recipe… I am eagerly waiting to try it for the nxt tym soon.

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    Minaz says

    Hello Simran, I am so happy to hear you loved the banana hair mask. Let me know what you try in future.

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