Thursday, October 15, 2009

How to Make a Banana Hair Mask

This mask is particularly good for strengthening long, thick hair that can be difficult to manage. Bananas are the perfect fruit for increasing strength, endurance and...shine? That's right, because bananas are the perfect "hair food." Your hair can be dramatically improved by a hair mask the same way that you will see immediate improvement in your face following a facial, and bananas are the number one ingredient in this particular strengthening and volumizing mask. In this article, we will discuss how to make a banana hair mask.

Things You'll Need:
2 bananas
3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Essential oils
Tupperware container

How to Make a Banana Hair Mask
Step 1:
Peel the bananas. You can save the peelings for another treatment or throw them away at this time.

Step 2:
Puree the bananas in the blender. Make sure that there are no lumps left in the liquid.

Step 3:
You can still see lumps in this hair mask mixture. It should go back into the blender until it has a smooth, even consistency. Add in the mayonnaise and olive oil. The liquid should become smooth and creamy.

Step 4:
Mix in 2 drops of essential oils. This will make your hair smell a little less like fruit. You can add more than 2 drops if you wish.

Step 5:
Pour the mixture into the Tupperware container. Depending on how much hair you have, you will have enough hair masks for one to four treatments. Save the rest in the Tupperware and store it in the refrigerator. Now, when you have about 30 minutes to spare, you can moisturize and strengthen your hair with your own banana hair mask.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Home Made Banana Face Mask for Oily Skin

This is a soothing face mask and great if you have bananas around the house.

1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
1 tbsp honey
An orange or a lemon

Mix the banana and honey together.
Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon.
Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
So Far So Good!, September 3, 2009
By alleszq27

"I literally JUST made this and washed it off, (typing with Honey and Bananas on my hands) =], and so far it's great! All the awesome reviews really persuaded me to try this one. I've had terrible stress acne lately and this really seemed to calm all the redness and sensitivity. I was worried about it reacting negatively to my current face wash and lotion, but it's so mild, it worked very nicely. It does sting while it's on, but nothing terrible. Very nice. Hope it's even better in the morning. May try this a few nights a week."

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
face mask bout oily skin, August 11, 2009
By crystal96092

"OMG i loved it!!! it made my face so great i came out looking like a new person n lots of guys asked me out :) so but my friends noticed and they were surprised by the face mask :)"

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Works Instantly!, July 31, 2009
By paige_nicole

"i just used this face mask about 20 minutes ago. when i first read this, i wanted to do it but once i started making it, i got nervous. if this is you, dont be!! im so glad I did it! not only did it make my skin super soft, but it removed black heads, and my acne breakouts reduced in size and redness instantly. no irritations, no burning (and i have sensitive skin). I will definitely do this again!"

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Gross, but amazing outcome., July 25, 2009
By mirandika

"Erika: Okay, so when we saw all the other reviews we thought it would be really cool and make our skin really clean and soft, and that's exactly what it did, it's amazing. when you mix everything, it kinda looks like puke though, and the clumps are disgusting. it also feels kind of wierd on your face, but it's wayy worth it. It got rid of all our blackheads! yay (:

Miranda: when we first put it on, it looked like some baby barfed bananas all over our face. when we took it off a few minutes later, every single one of our blackheads disappeared! our skin is crazy smooth and I think I'll definitely make it again! =D"

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Banana & honey Mask, July 1, 2009
By Blueangel815

"I LOVE this mask! It REALLY cleared up my acne BIG time the next day. I have really oily skin and I break out with any oily foods. The mask was super easy and was 100% effective for me! If the mask "Stings" while you have it on it's because it's clearing up your acne. It is SO a life-saver for anyone who wishes to have clear and blemish-free skin! I would recommend it to EVERYONE!!!"

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Soft, smooth skin!!, May 18, 2009
By Gababa76

"I have not felt my skin this smooth and soft in years!! I used 1 small banana (bought 3 days ago), the honey and a few drops of ReaLemon concentrate. Mashed it up, caked it on, let it sit for 15 minutes and rinsed with warm water. I even licked my lips while the mask was setting and discovered it tastes yummy! I am going to attempt to salvage the remaining bit by refrigerating and use again in a few days."

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Skeptical, May 15, 2009
By velaineil

"I was really skeptical about this when I read it. Banana's and honey for oily skin? It was nice though. My skin feels softer and not greasy, and now it smells like a yummy banana!"

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
April 25, 2009
By smilinkdog24

"This is a very easy recipe and there was hardly any prep time. I could feel it start to work right after i put it on. It left my face smooth and i noticed less blackheads...although it was a little runny, it worked pretty good. :) I would try it if i was you"

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
banana mask, March 18, 2009
By sk8_boarder

"We did the banana mask we stuck to the recipe kinda. We used a whole banana and a lot of honey and then we put in peanut butter. The mask feels great but it looks really gross. It looks like you have baby puke all over your face. That’s not a good thing to say but it does. So you should try it."

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Yum! Success!, March 4, 2009
By CoLbErTfReAk

"My skin feels good! The face mask tastes as good as it works! I would definitely make it again. At first I was worried about it sticking in my eyebrows, but it came of easily and painlessly."

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Banana Face Mask, July 28, 2008
By KitKatKiz

"I found this very easy to make with lovely results my skin felt noticeably smoother and no blackheads were visible after the treatment. I would definitely recommend it as it is easy to make and has great results."