If warm weather fun has already left your hair drier than you’d like, try this easy coconut banana cream “pie” hair mask. The banana’s potassium will repair some of that fun-in-the-sun hair damage, and the coconut will add needed moisture. What’s more: it smells divine, and you can even eat the leftovers if you want! Masks like this are easy to make and save you money — and you’ll avoid needless exposure to the chemicals found in store-bought hair mask mixtures too.
- One can full-fat coconut milk
- ½ medium banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons cool water
- A hand mixer
- Pre-chill your coconut milk by placing it in the fridge overnight the day before you make your mask.
- On mask day, remove the coconut milk from the fridge and scoop off the firm layer of milk that has formed toward the top of your can. Put this in a large mixing bowl. Avoid scooping out any of the liquid if possible.
- In a separate bowl, mash the half banana well with a fork or potato masher – and mash it well! You want it near a liquid state. Add the mashed banana mixture to your mixing bowl.
- Add in the vanilla extract and water.
- Whip these ingredients with your hand mixer on high until it’s light and fluffy. If it needs a bit more “fluff,” add in a bit more water, one half teaspoon at a time.
- After wetting your hair with hot water (this will open your hair cuticles and allow the mask to adhere), apply the hair mask from root to tip.
- Wait 10 – 15 minutes – for the best effect, wrap head in a towel while the mixture sits.
- Rinse well with warm water.
- Enjoy your silky locks!