Bananas are a must for your morning routine, and not just for the kick they add to your smoothie. Bananas are a natural humectant -- they help preserve moisture -- and will nourish and gently cleanse hair. A banana treatment will work for all hair types, particularly dry, damaged, or frizzy locks. Grab an extra banana after breakfast and whip up some homemade banana shampoo.

Place the banana in a bowl, and use a fork to mash it up completely. Use a ripe banana for best results.

Pour 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey into the bowl. Use a spoon to thoroughly mix them with the banana. Coconut oil will attract impurities while providing additional moisture. Honey, like banana, is a natural humectant.

Place a towel over your shoulders to protect your clothing. Coat your dry hair with the shampoo from root to tip.

Pull on a shower cap to keep the shampoo in place while it sinks in. Concentrate on mid-length through to the ends, to avoid weighing down your roots. Leave it in your hair for five minutes, and rinse completely with lukewarm water.

Work a quarter-sized amount of your regular shampoo into the root of your hair. Rinse it through the lengths of your hair to remove any buildup from the homemade shampoo. Use a lightweight shampoo to avoid stripping your hair of the banana's conditioning benefits.


To use the mixture as a deep conditioning treatment, rotate a blow dryer over the shower cap on low heat for three minutes to help it sink in.