5 Easy DIY Banana Hair Mask Recipes for Frizz, Breakage, & Moisture

Visiting a salon to get hair treatments is a top choice for many people who want to fix a certain hair problem or simply keep their strands healthy. These chemical hair treatments are generally seen as a quick fix to common hair problems caused by everyday stress. The truth is, natural hair products yield better results. Also, using homemade natural hair products will help you save some cash.

It is easy and simple to prepare homemade hair treatments. Hair treatments like hair masks, hot oil treatments, and hair growth treatments can be made in a jiffy, with just a few items from your kitchen.

And one of the best-known ingredients for DIY hair treatments are bananas.

So, why are bananas good for your hair?

Bananas are rich in potassium, natural oils, and vitamins. Homemade banana hair masks are proven to help repair frizzy hair, prevent hair breakage, and restore hair moisture. It can also be mixed with other natural ingredients (e.g. avocado and banana hair mask) or combined with coconut milk to produce your very own homemade banana deep conditioner.

Here are 5 must-try DIY banana hair masks for healthy, beautiful hair every day.


1. Banana and Honey Hair Mask - ideal for volumizing fine, limp hair


2 medium overripe bananas (about 7 inches long)

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon olive oil


Preparation and Application:

  1. Blend the bananas until a smooth mixture is achieved.
  2. While blending, slowly add the honey, coconut oil, and olive oil.
  3. Apply the blended mixture all over your hair from roots to tips and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Rinse and cleanse your hair with warm water. Comb through your hair to remove the bits of banana that were not blended thoroughly.
  5. This can be done once a month for best results.


2. Banana and Avocado Hair Mask – great for its moisturizing properties and promoting hair growth



½ avocado

½ medium banana (about 7 inches long)

50 ml coconut milk

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon olive oil


Preparation and Application:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor. Make sure that the mixture is blended well and is not lumpy.
  2. Spread the mask along the length of your hair and gently massage into your scalp. Leave the treatment on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Wash your hair with shampoo. Rinse, and finish with a moisturizing conditioner.
  4. Apply once a week to achieve desired results.


3. Banana and Yogurt Hair Mask – ideal for dry, brittle hair or for those suffering from an itchy scalp



3 small ripe bananas (less than 6 inches long)

2 tablespoons yogurt

1 tablespoon milk

3 tablespoons honey


Preparation and Application:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for a couple of seconds or until a smooth, creamy paste is formed. Strain the mixture if necessary.
  2. When the paste is ready, apply the mixture evenly throughout damp hair. Cover your hair with the mask from roots to tips.
  3. Clip your hair up, use a shower cap to cover your hair, and let it sit for 1 hour.
  4. Rinse well with water and then wash with shampoo as usual.
  5. For best results, use this hair mask once a week.



4. Banana and Oatmeal Hair Mask – ideal for softening dry, rough strands


1 small banana (less than 6 inches long)

2 tablespoons oatmeal

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 tablespoons whole milk


Preparation and Application:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together plain oatmeal, olive oil, and whole milk to make a smoothie-like paste.
  2. Add one whole mashed banana to the oatmeal mixture and stir until the mask is thick in consistency.
  3. Massage the mask all over your hair and slather it evenly on your scalp.
  4. Keep your hair covered using a towel or a shower cap. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water and shampoo, making sure to remove any residue.
  6. When stored in a cool, dry location, this hair mask can last for around two weeks.


5. Banana and Apple Cider Vinegar Mask – ideal for nourishing frizzy hair and treating split ends



1 medium banana (about 7 inches long)

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatine powder

½ cup yogurt

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


Preparation and Application:

  1. Using a blender, mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Apply directly to strands and wait for the mask to settle for 2 hours.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.
  4. This recipe is meant to be used fresh and can only last for a week at most.


If you love these, you should also try these DIY hair recipes: 

1.) egg hair masks 

2.) detangling recipes 

3.) homemade shampoo



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