How do you know your hair is damaged? Simple, run the ends of your hair to the side of your cheek. If it feels prickly, spiky, and rough like a porcupine, your hair is crying for help! What you need? This banana hair mask that can treat dryness and split ends. It is going to be your ultimate Saviour!
Split end is not equal to frizzy hair. In fact, it is poles apart. Frizz happens when your hair strand loses its moisture, causing it to swell and create friction.
Split ends, on the other hand, is a whole different ball game. Your one strand of hair is composed of many layers. When this layer gets damaged, it causes it to split in 2 or 3 fragments, a.k.a, split ends!
What you need to stop doing? Brushing your hair too much, overdoing chemical-based products, blasting it with a blow dryer too often, etc!
How does this herbal mask for split ends work? Banana is the main ingredient used in this mask and it is the power-house of hair-loving vitamins!
Banana is rich in carbohydrates, natural oils and potassium, which transforms your mane in three ways. First, it seals cuticles, repairing split ends. Second, it improves elasticity of hair, making it super silky. And third, it replenishes hair of its lost oil, preventing dryness.
Now, let's take a look at how to repair dry hair naturally with this mask.
Take a bowl, add half ripe banana to it. Using a fork, mash it into a fine pulp. For smooth application, make sure there are no lumps in the mask. You can also put the banana in a mixer, and give it one good spin for a really smooth paste.
Take another bowl, break open an egg. Separate the egg white from yolk. Thoroughly beat the egg yolk. Egg yolk has a high ratio of vitamins A, D, E, and K, which slow down hair loss and make your locks turn super silky.
Combine mashed banana and egg yolk together. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to the mixture. Olive oil has saturated fats, which cleanse the scalp of dirt, reduce dandruff and promote healthy scalp.
In the end, add a tablespoon of honey to the mixture and mix well. By now you should have a smooth paste. Amino acid present in honey helps lock in the moisture in the hair strands.
Comb your hair to remove knots. To reduce breakage, hold your hair mid way and then run the comb through the end. Proceed to comb your hair from root to tip.
Divide your hair in small sections. Take a brush and apply it evenly. Apply the egg yolk mask to repair split ends starting from the root, working your way down. Make sure your hair is well covered in the mask.
Tie your hair in a loose bun and cover it with a shower cap. Let it sit for 45 minutes. Then, shampoo with a mild cleanser. Make sure all the banana lump is removed from your hair thoroughly.
Squeeze out the excess water from your hair with a soft towel. If possible, use an old t-shirt instead. It will help dry your hair faster, plus keep frizz at bay.
If you are using a blow dryer, always apply heat-protecting serum first. And when using the dryer, keep it at least six inches away from your hair. Let it air-dry naturally as much as possible.
On other days, if you feel your hair is too dry and frizzy. Take a couple of drops of coconut oil and apply it to your hair ends. Avoid applying too much, as it will end up in making your hair limp.
This deep-conditioning hair mask recipe when used regularly, once a week, can make your hair appear super silky and soft minus the split ends. Tweak the content of the mask as per your hair length and thickness.