Avocado and Banana Hair Mask For Extreme Hair Growth

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Avocado and banana hair mask

If you have dry and brittle hair or are looking to grow long and healthy hair, an avocado and banana hair mask may just be what you need.

Some of the benefits of an Avocado and Banana Hair Mask include;

  1. Promoting hair growth
  2. Nourishes and strengthens hair strands
  3. Conditions and moisturizes
  4. Prevents dandruff

In this article we shall look at;

  1. 4 DIY Avocado and Banana Hair Mask Recipes
  2. Benefits of using an Avocado and Banana mask on your hair

Avocado and Banana Hair Mask Recipes

1. Avocado, banana and honey

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled ripe banana
  • 1 peeled ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of raw and organic honey

Method of preparation

  • In a clean bowl, mash the banana and avocado until a smooth paste forms.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of honey into the mixture and mix.

Honey helps in improving your hair’s health as it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help keep off dandruff and other scalp conditions.

Additionally, it conditions and moisturizes the hair because of its ability to preserve moisture. [1]

2. Avocado, banana, and olive oil

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled ripe banana
  • 1 peeled avocado
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method of preparation

  • In a clean ceramic bowl, mash the banana and avocado until they form a smooth paste.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the avocado banana paste and mix.

To use the mask on your hair;

  • Gently apply the mixture onto your hair on clean and damp hair starting from your scalp headed to the ends of your hair.
  • Cover your hair and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water then wash and condition as you would.

Olive oil is known for its softening and moisturizing properties. It penetrates the hair’s shaft, helping it preserve moisture.

Its primary elements are oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene that give it its hair softening properties.

3. Avocado, banana, egg, and coconut oil

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe peeled banana
  • 1 ripe peeled avocado
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 egg yolks

Method of preparation

  • In a clean ceramic bowl, mash the banana and avocado until they form a smooth paste.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil into the mixture.
  • Crack and stir 2 egg yolks. Add the stirred egg yolk mixture into the avocado, banana, coconut oil mixture and stir.

Egg yolks are rich in proteins, vitamins A and D, folate, and biotin. All these properties found in an egg yolk help keep your hair healthy, shiny, and strong.

Therefore, egg yolks can be used to restore brittle hair, treat hair loss, and promote hair growth.

Coconut oil on the other hand is very versatile. When used on your hair, coconut helps your hair grow longer by reducing the loss of protein on your hair and preventing further damage to your hair. [2]

4. Avocado, banana, lemon juice, and olive oil

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe peeled banana
  • 1 ripe peeled avocado
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Method of preparation

  • Mash the banana and avocado until they form a smooth paste.
  • Add the olive oil and lemon juice into the mixture and stir together.

Lemon juice has citric acid. Citric acid helps eliminate dandruff and excess oils on your hair. Additionally, it helps your hair retain its shine.

How to Use an Avocado and Banana Mask on Hair

  • Begin with clean and damp hair.
  • Part your hair into four sections.
  • On each section apply the mask on your hair. Work gently from your scalp to the hair ends.
  • Use a shower cap to cover your hair and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water then wash and condition your hair as you would.

Here is another recipes by Naturally Marked that I found interesting.

Benefits of using an Avocado and Banana mask on your hair

1. Promote hair growth

Bananas are rich in antioxidants that help keep your hair stronger.

They penetrate your scalp giving your hair a strong defense system against oxidative stress and lead to the growth of stronger hair follicles.

2. Nourishes and strengthens hair strands

Individually, avocado is rich in vitamin B complex that helps keep your hair strong and prevent breakage. Additionally, it is rich in potassium, magnesium among many other minerals.

These minerals seal hair cuticles making your hair smoother, stronger and prevents any breakage. Avocado is also rich in oleic acid and monosaturated fats.

These components make it easy for avocado oil to penetrate the hair shaft therefore strengthening it and prevents hair breakage.

3. Conditions and moisturizes

Bananas are rich in silica content that help in moisturizing hair. The silica content similar to the silicone used in conditioners, helps in the production of collagen, a protein that helps keep your hair healthy and bouncy.

Avocados on the other hand contain natural oils and both monosaturated and polyunsaturated oils fatty acids. These oils help in moisturizing and nourishing your hair.

4. Prevents dandruff

Bananas have been proven to have antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Dandruff is caused by irritation, dryness, bacteria, and fungi. Applying banana to your hair and scalp adds moisture and the antibacterial properties of bananas help relieve bacteria that leads to dandruff.

Did you know hair porosity plays a key role in hair growth? Take this simple hair porosity test to determine if your hair HIGH, LOW or NORMAL porosity.

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