banana mask

Dr. Oz commissioned his researchers to find the best treatment for damaged hair and surprisingly, they ended up with bananas!

At Real Food For Life  we wondered if there was something to it?

I confess being a novice in this area. My own experience has been focused on what goes inside the body from the mouth, not the skin or scalp or dead hair.

I do know that personal care product companies spend a lot of money finding out what exactly you can put on the outside of your body that helps. They also process ingredients so they are absorbed properly.
I’m sure though that they spend even more money marketing their various ‘natural’ ingredients.
Is it all worth it?

Some people who tried the shampoo complained it was hard to wash the bananas out afterward.
This scared Diana since she has such long hair.  It was therefor up to me to be the  guinea pig! 

Here is how it worked …


2 or 3 ripe bananas
(could it get any simpler than this)

bananas for conditionerThese are the two bananas I started with.
The less ripe one smelled so good when I peeled it that I decided to eat it instead.  Good thing I have short hair.


1. Puree the banana completely.  This is important.

banana condtioner

banana pureeThis is the amount of puree from one banana.  I added a few tablespoons of water during the process to get it out of the blender.

2.  With your hands  massage the banana puree into your hair.
This is me with the banana in my hair.  It sure smelled good.

randy with banana conditioner on3.  Relax and wait 15 minutes.

4.  Rinse and shampoo your hair.



After drying my hair and  hiring a photographer….

Click on page 2 to see the difference..