An Easy 3-Ingredient Banana Hair Mask Tutorial

This homemade banana hair mask tutorial requires you to put on some serious beach tunes, kids. We’re not kidding around, either. A little Copacabana, Do You Like Pina Colada?, or pretty much anything by the Beach Boys works. All set? Good.

While you’re at it, you may want to gather a tropical-inspired face mask (we’re using a very appropro banana sheet mask) to really maximize your time, and a little coconut rum wouldn’t hurt, either. As for the actual hair conditioning mask, here’s what you need:

banana hair mask ingredients
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 tbs. pineapple juice
  • bowl
  • whisk
Banana Hair Mask

Banana Hair Mask Tutorial:

Step One: Halve your banana and place it in a small bowl. Banana is a highly moisturizing ingredient that will nourish your hair and restore strength and shine. It’s great for damaged, weak or dull hair.

Step Two: Add your pineapple juice. We’re using fresh pineapple for our recipe. Pineapple juice will also make your hair shinier and healthier. in addition, it helps soothe the scalp and fight off dandruff.

Step Three: Finally, add your tablespoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil is a powerful, multitasking ingredient that’s super nourishing for your hair. Like the other ingredients, it will restore luster, strength, shine and softness.

Step Four: Mix the ingredients very well. You’ll notice that these three ingredients create a somewhat sticky, conditioner-like consistency, which makes it easy to apply. If you don’t like the little chunks of banana, you can puree the mask, as well.

Step Five: Apply the mixture to your hair, especially focusing on the ends. Let the banana hair mask set for about 15 to 20 minutes under a hair cap for maximum effect and minimal mess.

Step Six: Indulge, girlfriend. If you want to take advantage of your mask setting time, we highly recommend sticking with the tropical theme and wearing a mango, peach or banana face mask. And, if you have the ingredients on hand, whip yourself up a pina colada and drink it straight out your pineapple.

*For a pina colada, combine three parts pineapple juice, one part rum, and one part coconut cream. Pour over ice or blend with ice depending on your mood. 

Happy moisturizing, and may your hair be shinier than ever!

If you loved this banana hair mask recipe, then you’ll love our other homemade hair masks, too!