I have blonde highlights that I pay a really nice lady to put in my hair. I see her every 5 weeks so no one can see the amount of gray hair that I have. I do this to trick people into thinking I might not be as old as I actually am. The downside of this little beauty trick is that it causes my tresses to get dry. I deep condition, but sometimes I need to do a little more. This weekend I was talked into a DIY banana and honey hair mask with 4 other lovely ladies.
This is us before we got started. I am not sure what was up with the weird look on my face. I was having fun. You are going to have to trust me on that one.
Before we started putting fruit in our hair, I got a few snaps of their lovely apartment. The entire apartment is decorated in neutral tones. It was simple, yet sophisticated. I wish I could have taken more pictures. But, you know, girl time!
The mask I added to my hair was meant to help me fight dryness. Here is the recipe should you be interested in making one of your own:
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp of olive oil or almond oil
- 3 drops of lavender oil
- 1 tbsp of honey
- Muddle the banana really well. Once muddled, push it through a cheesecloth to remove the seeds and to get the right consistency. Skip this step and you will spend a lot of time pulling banana chunks out of your hair.
- In a blender, mix the strained banana and remaining ingredients until well blended.
The application process was easy, but it did take about 15 minutes.
- Section your hair. I have long, thick hair. I put my hair into small sections using clips that were safe to get wet.
- Mist your hair to lightly dampen it. The mask was thick. It needed lightly damp hair to get it to stick.
- Lightly apply to your tresses, being careful to apply it evenly. You may even want to skip the area right next to your scalp and start a couple inches down.
- Pin your hair up so it doesn’t drip and cover with a shower cap.
- Use a blow dryer on medium heat, moving in circles around your head, to warm your hair mask. Do this for about 5 minutes or until your scalp has been warmed.
- Leave the mask on for at least 20 minutes.
All of us with our shower caps on. Aren’t we just so cute?
You will want to leave your hair mask on for at least 20 minutes for it to really penetrate your hair. Once done, you are ready to remove the mask.
- Rinse your hair really well.
- Shampoo one more time.
- Condition as normal.
When we were done, my hair felt a bit greasy. There must have been some mask still in my hair. We were rinsing and washing our hair in the kitchen sink. I think this caused an issue with getting a really good rinse.
Although my hair still felt a little greasy, it was shiny and soft. I will definitely do this again.