Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bananas and Kefir for Healthy, Beautiful Hair!

Bananas are rich in potassium, an ingredient that temporarily gaps in hair's cuticle, so strands feel smooth. Vitamins B5, A, E, and C in the fruit preserve hair's natural elasticity, lessening breakage and split ends over time.

The lactic acid in kefir helps maintain your hair and scalp's pH balance, so they stay moisturized and shiny naturally; fatty acids coat and soften hair. If you would like to make your own kefir for your hair, you can find the organic, probiotic kefir grain cultures in my etsy shop...all you need to do is purchase them once and you can make healthy and delicious kefir indefinitely!

Banana and Kefir Hair Treatment

1 banana
1/2 cup - 1 cup kefir

In a blender, whip the banana and kefir until they have a smoothie-like texture (about 45 seconds). Work the hair mask into wet hair, wrap a wet towel around your head and let the mask soak in for 10 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, and style!

Tester Tip: You might want to try making kefir cheese (or "labne") for this hair mask because it has a thicker consistency that won't slide off wet hair. Add a few drops of vanilla or lavender essential oil to de-stress while you wait. ;-)


Botanico & Company said...

Sounds "yummy"! I've known about using yogurt and such but never bananas.Going to have to give it a try! :)

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

This natural beauty tip is so much fun! You can snack on a delicious banana-kefir smoothie while beautifying your hair naturally!

Andrea said...

Great news, now I have something to use my bananas that are going bad for; besides just making banana kefir bread. ;-) Thanks.

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

You're welcome Andy! Although that banana-kefir bread recipe is pretty amazing! In case anyone is interested, here is the recipe: