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How To Use Bananas For Softer Curls

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How To Use Bananas For Softer Curls

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Do you enjoy a banana in the morning for a quick, on the go breakfast? Plenty of us do, but most don't realize what a powerhouse fruit the humble banana is. Not only is it loaded with potassium, vitamins, and minerals, bananas are cheap and readily available. Therefore, they make a great base for a DIY deep conditioner! So skip the chemical based products and create your very own deep conditioning treatment.

How To Use Bananas For Softer Curls

Ingredients:

1-2 large, ripe bananas

2 tablespoons virgin olive oil

1-2 tablespoons coconut milk

1 tablespoon raw, organic honey

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What to do:

Remove the peel from the banana and discard. Take your ingredients and add to the blender. Using the pulse feature, completely pulverize the ingredients until they're completely blended. You want to make sure you remove all lumps and bumps, as well as any fibers. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oils as well.

How to use:

After you've created your own deep conditioner, wash your curls with warm water and shampoo. Rinse completely and wring excess water from your curls. Apply the deep conditioner throughout your curls, starting at the ends and working your way up to your roots. Once you get to the roots, massage into your scalp using slow circles. Tuck your curls up into a shower cap, cover, and allow to sit for at least one hour.

If your curls are especially dry or in need of extra care, you can apply heat to help allow moisture to penetrate the strands. Wrap a warmed towel around your head and sit for at least 30 minutes, or use a steam hood.

After the deep conditioner has sat for awhile, you can rinse out with cool water. Follow up with your favorite curl care products, and store the remaining product in your fridge in a sealed container. You can also freezer and thaw for later use!

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