Banana Hair Mask: Benefits & 7 Best Homemade Hair Mask Recipes

banana hair mask

We have all grown up watching Disney princess – their gorgeous dresses and voluminous hair. For once we can get the same gowns bought from the market, but hair? Each time when you return from work the pollution tends to snatch away all the shine and smoothness of the hair that existed in the morning and leaves behind rough and dry hair. Hair and skin are two most important body parts that women take a lot of care. They visit doctors and apply each and every tip told by any self-acclaimed expert. Well, what we forget is that there might be side effects of the medicines and if suited, the result might not last long. Therefore, one must always go for natural tricks and tips when you long for smooth, shiny, and voluminous hair. What is it? The answer is Banana hair mask.(1)

Banana Hair Mask Benefits

Might sound weird of applying banana as a hair mask. But it has magical and instant effects in providing you the hair you had always longed for. The benefits of banana hair mask are:(2)

  1. Hydrates each strand
  2. Deep conditioning
  3. Makes hair soft, silky, and shiny(3)
  4. Increases hair growth(4)
  5. Removes frizziness
  6. Reduces split ends
  7. Makes hair more manageable
  8. Treats dandruff and cleans the scalp(5)

How to Make a Banana Hair Mask

One of the most important question when it comes to making your own banana hair mask, is how to make one? Well, there are several ways of making a banana hair mask. Following are a few of them.

1. Avocado Egg and Banana Hair Mask

Damaged hair? Well, all you require is a hair mask made from Avocado and Banana. If you were wondering how that could be done, follow the steps below to know:(6)(7)


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes for preparation, 30 minutes for application.


  • Take a bowl and add water and vinegar in it and keep it aside
  • Now take a ½ avocado, ½ a banana, 1 egg, and oil.
  • Blend all the ingredients except the vinegar and water mixture in a mixer grinder, until it becomes a puree
  • Now take out the puree in a bowl
  • Using a wide-toothed comb apply the mask on your hair
  • Cover the hair with a shower cap while tying them in a bun
  • Leave the mask for about 20 minutes
  • Once you have shampooed your hair pour the water and vinegar mixture on your hair.
  • Let the mixture stay on your hair for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair, Apply conditioner on your hair
  • Pat dry once done the washing

How it works:

  • Avocado and Banana works wonder when it comes to smoothening the damaged hair.
  • Where Avocado on one side smoothens and brings back the shine of the hair on the other side banana helps in curing the damaged hair.

Repetitions: Once a month.

Best time to Apply: Any time of the day.

Tips: While you are making a puree of the ingredients, make sure the puree has no lumps in it.

[ Read: Benefits of Avocado Hair Mask ]

2. Egg Honey and Banana Hair Mask

If you are the one who tries a lot of styling on your hair, you must try out an egg, honey, and banana hair mask. Well, the banana does make your hair shiny and lustrous but can be a bit tedious, therefore making a mask is easier. Follow the steps and know how:(8)(9)


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 whole egg
  • 5 tablespoon honey

Preparation Time: 15 minutes of preparation, 20 minutes for application.


  • Take the bananas in a bowl and mash it properly
  • Then break an egg into the bowl and whisk it nicely
  • Add 5 tablespoon of honey and mix the ingredients properly
  • Now using a comb make side partings
  • Apply the mask to your hair with the wide-tooth comb
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap
  • Leave it for at least 15 minutes
  • Shampoo your hair and rinse it properly

How it works:

  • Each ingredient used while making the mask has individual properties and benefit the hair.
  • Honey cures the split ends, the egg smoothens the hair and also removes dandruff, and banana smoothen and strengthen the hair.

Repetitions: Twice a month.

Best time to Apply: Any time.

Tips: If you have a lot of damaged hair, you must let the mask stay for longer time. Extend it up to 25 to 30 minutes.

[ Read: Egg Hair Mask Recipes ]

3. Coconut oil and Banana Hair Mask

Coconut oil is the one which is a most trusted ingredient for repairing damaged hair. All you need to do is to make a banana hair mask using coconut oil. Well, to know the complete procedure:(10)


  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 2 large tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Preparation Time: 15 minutes preparation time, 20 minutes application time.


  • Take a bowl and add ripe bananas in it
  • Mash the bananas
  • Add 2 tablespoon of honey to it
  • Mix it properly until a thick paste is formed
  • Add coconut oil to the paste
  • Mix the ingredients until consistent
  • Now using a hairbrush apply the make on your hair by sectioning the hair using a wide-toothed comb
  • Let the mask stay for about 20 minutes
  • Wash the hair using your regular shampoo

How it works:

  • Coconut and banana hair mask works wonders when it comes to the treatment of dry and itchy scalp.
  • Using coconut oil the mask is able to get a consistency and also offers hair growth and strengthening of hair.

Repetitions: Once a week.

Best time to Apply: Any time.

Tips: Keep in mind the consistency of the mask, if needed you can add one spoon of coconut oil in the mask.

[ Read: Coconut oil Hair Mask Benefits ]

4. Olive oil and Banana Hair Mask

Well, here is another recipe for the women or girls who have chemically treated hair and have damaged hair they can try out the olive oil and banana mask.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Almond Oil

Preparation Time: 10 minutes of Preparation time.


  • Properly slice a banana into a bowl
  • Add the banana and olive oil and almond oil in the blender
  • Now take out the paste in a bowl
  • Using a brush apply the paste to the hair while sectioning your hair using a wide tooth comb
  • Leave the mask on your hair for another 20 minutes
  • Wash it gently with a mild shampoo
  • Use a conditioner and rinse

How it works:

  • The olive oil is a great remedy for dandruff and therefore, along with banana helps in curing the hair fall issues and smoothens the damaged hair.
  • The almond oil along with help in bringing back the natural shine.

Repetitions: Once in a week.

Best time to Apply: Any time of the day.


  • Try to make the paste thick and without any lumps formation.
  • It is difficult to remove the banana from the hair, therefore, any lumps formation in the mask will make it all the more difficult.

[ Read: How to Use Olive oil for Hair Growth ]

5. Yogurt and Banana Hair Mask

The world is aware of the benefits of yogurt on hair. The dryness, dullness, and rough hair along with dandruff is easily cured by applying yogurt on the hair. However, did you know about the banana hair mask and its benefits? Well, if you did not, read below:


  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 tbsp. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • Essential Oils (Optional)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes preparation time, 20 minutes application time.


  • Take a small bowl, mash the 1/2 a banana and add yogurt
  • Now mix the ingredients well
  • Now add honey and lemon juice to the bowl and mix
  • Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils (lavender preferred) to give your hair a sweet scent
  • Once the complete mixture has become smooth and creamy, apply the mask to wet hair and comb through using a wide tooth comb
  • Put hair in a shower cap for about 15-20 minutes
  • After 20 minutes thoroughly rinse your hair a mild shampoo and condition to ensure no more mixture is left in your hair.

How it works:

  • The ingredients in this mask – honey, banana, yogurt, and essential oils all are filled with proteins and nutrients that work as a food for your brittle hair.
  • They rejuvenate your dry hair and bring back that natural shine you always longed for.

Repetitions: Twice a month.

Best time to Apply: Any time of the day.

Tips: Remember you need to apply the mask when your hair is damp and not completely wet.

[ Read: Honey Hair Mask Homemade ]

6. Milk and Banana Hair Mask

Milk has a lot of nutrient for your health and skin. Did you know that milk along with banana makes a great hair mask? Well, you can check it for yourself:(11)


  • 1-2 bananas
  • Whole milk or coconut milk
  • Honey (optional)

Preparation Time: 5 minutes preparation time, 20 minutes for application time.


  • Take the bananas and blend them in a blender until it becomes like a slime
  • Add milk according to the banana paste thickness. You have to remember that the paste should be as thick as your conditioner
  • Now you can add honey to it and blend once again
  • Apply the mask to your hair using it to the fullest
  • Your hair should be covered with the mask and make sure it’s saturated your hair and caressed your scalp
  • Wrap your head in a towel
  • Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash your hair as you do use lukewarm water and mild shampoo.

How it works: The milk and banana mask does wonder to your hair. The banana brings back the smoothness and shines along with milk helps to provide your hair the strength.

Repetitions: Twice a month.

Best time to Apply: Any time of the day.

Tips: Make sure the mask is not very thick and remember to compare it to the consistency of the conditioner you use.

[ Read: Homemade Mayonnaise Hair Mask ]

7. Papaya and Banana Hair Mask

Curly hair? Were you thinking of getting your hair straight but feared the treatments? Well, here we bring to you a natural straightening remedy, which will straighten your hair naturally and also not have any side effects.(12)