Apr 29, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Banana Hair Conditioner

The only word that can accurately describe my hair would be over-processed.

I know, I know, I shouldn't be so hard on myself but seriously I color my hair every 5 weeks, flat iron it everyday, blow it dry every second day and even flat iron my hair when it's full of product. (Shame on me....) As you can see, my hair takes a beating which is why a fantastic conditioner, in my case, is a must. My absolute favorite hair treatment is MOROCCANOIL Restorative Hair Mask. I adore this product because it keeps my hair shiny, nourishes my split ends and improves the overall texture of my extremely thick hair. Of course, all of these positives come with a negative and that is the price - $60 is a lot to spend on a small tub of conditioner which is why making your own conditioner is fantastic:

Banana Cantaloupe Conditioner

1/2 of a banana (without skin)
1/4 of a cantaloupe (without peel)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Plain Yogurt

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix well until combined. Once done, remove from blender and apply on freshly washed hair, saturating from roots to tips, leaving on for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Why this works?: Bananas are an amazing natural product for your hair and scalp. They improve manageability and shine while moisturizing your scalp to prevent dandruff. Plus, they smell great AND cost next to nothing.

I actually forgot I had this recipe and as I was going through my computer last night, I re-discovered it. It brought back all the memories of when I would make this at home during my home spa nights. Seriously, I am so excited to go home tonight and make this!

Enjoy ladies

19 comments:

  1. I will try it! Sounds really good!
    Thanks:)

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  2. Oh, this is great! I hate eat cantaloupe, so I'd definitely use this one on my hair! :) xo

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  3. @Melissa....give it a go. You'll definitely like it.

    @Supergirl..it's a really great conditioner and it smells amazing!

    xo

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  4. Hey, this seems like a good idea I want to start trying to use natural products on my hair and this is a good suggested start. My hair needs a bit of attention haha. Thanks for the information.

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  5. I'm totally trying this! You're the best!

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  6. I've used banana, oil, & yogurt but never thought of adding cantaloupe.

    Thanks for sharing, I need to deep condition my hair often too.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  7. I love your DIY Beauty Friday posts!

    This one's especially handy as I always seem to have problems with my hair - ugh.

    Gonna try this out.
    Thanks for this post! :)

    xx

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  8. loving the sound of this :)
    definately going to try it out!! x

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  9. You always have so many great, naturals treatments! I'm definitely going to try this soon!

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  10. This is awesome! I'm definitely trying this at some point in the near future. :D

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  11. Fantastic! Very inspiring!!
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. :)

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  12. i luv the idea, plus i luv bananas~~~

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  13. haha, gonna try it!
    i like your blog, check mine if you like!
    www.lavinrose.blogspot.com

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  14. Fantástica idea...Te sigo desde España.
    I like your blog! Look my blog and If you like can follow me...
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  15. Yet another great DIY post~!!

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  16. Thanks so much ladies! If you do try this recipe, I would love to hear what you think of it

    xo

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  17. i didn't know bananas were so good for your hair

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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