The summer heat can fry your hair causing damage, breakage, frizzy hair, and dryness. If that's the case for you, check out my DIY Banana Coconut Smoothie Hair Masque.
I N G R E D I E N T S:
- 1 jar of banana baby food. 1 whole peeled banana can be used instead, but if it's too ripe, it will smell gross. Trust.
- 1/2 c of plain yogurt
- 2 splashes of coconut milk
- blender--a MUST if you're using a banana
- plastic wrap or shower cap
M E T H O D:
- Pour the ingredients into a blender and blend until you have a completely smooth mixture.
- Wet your hair, preferably in the shower to combat messiness. The smoothie will stick better and penetrate wet hair.
- Apply the mixture to your hair, avoiding the roots if possible. There are a few methods to do this. Pick one!
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and dip ends in it. I do this method most often.
- Some scoop the smoothie in their hands and place on the hair.
- Try "painting" the mixture onto hair using a clean basting brush or unused small crafting/painting brush.
- Pour the smoothie into a clean old or travel-sized shampoo bottle. Then pour the mixture onto the hair and massage in.
- Or just go crazy and dump the whole mess on your head. Um, don't do that.
- Take the shower cap or plastic wrap and wrap it around your hair/ends. This helps prevent a dripping mess & seals in the moisture.
- Leave it for about 20-30 minutes. Maybe make a smoothie & drink it?
- Rinse hair thoroughly after removing the plastic wrap. Very thoroughly. You want no trace of the smoothie left in your hair, unless you live for the smell of bananas. I keep a wide-tooth comb to gently comb through my hair to make sure all the smoothie is gone.
- Enjoy your smooth hair.
- Bananas soften the hair, yogurt smoothes & soothes, and coconut milk strengthens hair & retains moisture, according to Google.
- If it's stubborn coming out, use a gentle shampoo.
- If you keep the smoothie in a bottle, don't use a spray bottle. The mixture is too thick. The bottle must have a large pourable/squeezable opening.
- Keeps for a couple of days in the fridge.
- Use weekly.
- Avoid your roots to avoid oily hair.
- No coconut milk? No problem. Use a little water to loosen your smoothie if desired.
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