Saturday, December 5, 2009

How to Apply a Banana Hair Mask

Hair masks are thicker than conditioner and designed to stay on hair for up to half an hour. Banana hair masks are wonderful for your hair's body, shine and manageability. They even help prevent dandruff and flaky skin on your scalp. They tend to contain bananas, honey, and sometimes a few other herbal supplements to benefit your hair. As a result, they can be very sticky and slimy and must be applied with some care. In this article, we will discuss how to apply a banana hair mask.

Things You'll Need:
Thin bath towel
Hair brush
Banana hair mask

How to Apply a Banana Hair Mask
Step 1:
The ingredients in many banana hair masks sound more like dessert than a styling product. Brush your hair thoroughly. You are about to put honey and fruit into your hair, so you need as few tangles as possible.

Step 2:
Scoop a small amount of the hair mask out of the container. The blob should be no bigger than a small egg.

Step 3:
Work the banana hair mask into the roots of the hair around your face. Hold the scoop of product in one hand while you massage your scalp with the other.

Step 4:
Move backward across your head gradually. Right now you are only focusing on the roots of your hair. Your scalp will begin to feel cool and slippery and it will become harder for you to run your fingers through your hair. Scoop out more hair mask mixture whenever necessary. Do not skimp--this stuff will not keep!

Step 5:
Smooth an egg-sized dollop of banana hair mask into the hair above your forehead. Use both hands to spread the hair mask down your hair until it reaches the tips. Continue to do this until you have saturated your hair with the hair mask.

Step 6:
A turban locks moisture in for better conditioning and prevents your hair mask from becoming dry and brittle. Wrap the thin bath towel around your head and the hair so that the hair mask does not drip. Use a thin towel so that it absorbs as little of the hair product as possible.

Step 7:
Allow the hair mask to sit on your hair for 15 to 30 minutes. The longer you leave it on your hair, the more time it will have to interact with both your hair and your scalp.

Step 8:
Rinse the hair mask out of your hair using cool water. Do not use hot water or you risk cooking the bananas. You can either wash and style your hair as usual or give your hair a break by letting it air dry. You should see immediate improvements in dry scalp, shine and manageability.

Source: Carole Vansickle at