Preparing a Banana Milkshake Hair Mask
1.Mash or puree 1 to 2 bananas. Break the bananas up into a blender or food processor, and puree them until they have the consistency of a thick paste. Make sure that the mixture doesn’t have any lumps because they’ll stick to your hair and be difficult to wash out.
- If your hair is extremely long, you may need up to 3 bananas for the mask.
- You can also break the bananas up into a bowl, and use a fork or stick blender to mash them.
2.Stream in the milk. Once the banana is mashed into a paste, drizzle up to ¼ cup (59 ml) of whole or coconut milk into the blender or food processor to thin the mixture. Mix the two together until you reach the consistency of commercial hair conditioner.
- The calcium and proteins in milk restore shine and strengthen the hair. Its lactic acid also removes debris to leave hair softer.
- It’s best to start with a small amount of milk, mix in it, and then check the consistency. Only add more milk if the mask is too thick.
3.Apply the mask to dry hair from the roots down. Once the mask is the right consistency, being massaging it into your hair while it’s dry from the scalp to the ends. Use as much of the mask as you can to ensure that your hair is completely saturated with it.
- Work over a sink or bathtub in case any of the mask drips off your hair.
4.Cover your hair and let the mask sit for 20 minutes. To keep the mask from falling off your hair, put on a shower cap or wrap your head with plastic wrap. Next, allow the mask to sit on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes so it has time to really condition your hair.
5.Wash and condition your hair as normal. When you’ve let the mask soak in for at least 15 minutes, wash it with your usual shampoo. You can follow up with conditioner, but you may find that the mask is so hydrating that you don’t need it. Rinse well to ensure that all of the banana and milk is out of your hair.