Why You Should Use Bananas In Your Curls

Have you ever considered adding bananas to your curl care regimen? We know; it sounds crazy! However, hear us out. There’s a reason why bananas are one of the most popular foods out there. In addition to being portable and downright delicious, bananas are actually a powerhouse of nutrition. Not only are bananas great for your body, they can be great for curls. Here’s why you should use bananas in your curls.

Why You Should Use Bananas In Your Curls


Bananas can help make curls smoother and easier to manage. To get these great benefits, mash up a banana and mix it with other ingredients of your choice, such as yogurt, or honey. Use it like you would any deep conditioning treatment. It will work exactly like a conditioning treatment and can even be used after shampooing in lieu of a chemical filled conditioner.

Seals splits:

There is nothing more annoying than trying to manage split ends.  If you can’t make it into the salon for a trim, using bananas can help seal down your splits. Mash up a ripe banana and blend with a couple tablespoons of honey. Work through freshly washed hair and allow to sit for up to an hour.

Promotes growth:

Do you ever feel as though no matter what you do, long curls elude you? While it does take time for curly girls to see noticeable growth due to the coiled shape of their hair, there are things that can be done to help promote growth. You can create your own curl mask to help promote curl growth by mashing up a fresh banana. Add in castor oil, as well as a few drops of invigorating essential oils, such as tea tree or peppermint. Wash or dampen curls, then section into 6-8 even sections. Massage the mixture into your scalp and then work through curls. Cover and allow to sit under heat for 30 minutes. This will help encourage blood flow to your scalp.

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