By Ugochi Obiajunwa
Is your hair damaged due to heat styling, sun exposure, harsh chemicals in shampoo and swimming pools? Then you definitely need a deeply moisturizing hair treatment to naturally return the shine, repair dull strands and split ends as well as nourish your hair with fresh nutrients.
It is heartbreaking to see those cherished beautiful tresses fallen down on bathroom floors, clogging up shower drains. But, sometimes solutions to our biggest problems are hidden in plain sight, like your kitchen. This banana olive oil hair mask is a simple, homemade remedy that is full of nutrients, as shown below:
Why Use The Olive Oil Banana Hair Mask?
Olive oil is rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamin A, E and many other antioxidants. It is one of the oldest known oils that humans have been using. Its richness thickens hair, reverses damage from use of chemicals, and conditions it deep from inside. It is known for providing healthy and beautiful hair. Olive oil can also successfully treat split ends.
Banana is rich in potassium, carbohydrates, vitamins and natural oils. It has high content of vitamin A, C and B6. Vitamin B6 is one of the most important vitamins, that helps in maintaining healthy and strong hair. It hydrates and moisturizes hair from deep within. It has an unique pH balancing capability as well. Also, because of the presence of ample amount of vitamins and minerals, banana can add natural shine to our hair.
So why not mis both and get the best of their benefits?
How To Make Olive Oil Banana Hair Mask?
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 ripe banana
- Get a blender, throw in your ripe banana (roughly chopped) and grind to a smooth, lump-free puree. This is crucial because you do not want to end up with lumps in your hair.
- Open up the blender and add your olive oil into the pureed banana. Give it another whirl in the blender. You will now have a really frothy and creamy hair mask that smells absolutely divine!
- Your banana olive oil hair mask is now ready for application! Get into the shower, wet your hair and use your fingers to apply the hair mask evenly through your hair strands and scalp as well. Allow it to sit for 10 – 15 minutes. Then rinse off thoroughly to reveal hydrated and conditioned, shiny hair!
Note: If the amount of mask prepared is more than what you require, then you can store some away in the refrigerator. You can reuse it later. But, if it starts smelling, discard it.
How To Apply Olive Oil Banana Hair Mask?
Take the mask and go to your bathroom. You can apply this mask in the bathroom to avoid unnecessary mess. Now, take some mask and apply onto your hair. Massage it from scalp to tips. Wear a shower cap after complete application and leave it for 30 mins. Shampoo your hair thoroughly to get all mask residues out of your hair.
You can see and feel the difference after your hair dries. Your hair will feel soft, lustrous and thick. You can use this hair mask once every 15 days for restoring life back to your damaged and dull hair.