DIY Banana Honey Hair Mask

We all have that one friend who, regardless of the situation, looks like she’s in a hair commercial. Her mane is shiny with lots of bounce and catches the wind like she’s a backup singer for Beyoncé. At Sun Basket, test kitchen sous chef Kate Langheim is that friend. Kate swears by this quick two-ingredient hair mask: honey to strengthen and moisturize follicles, and banana to improve shine, prevent breakage, and control dandruff. Maybe she’s born with it, or maybe it’s this 30-minute hair mask. 

Banana Honey Hair Mask Recipe

1 ripe banana, peeled
1 tablespoon honey

Large mixing bowl, fork, measuring spoon, shower cap

1. In a large mixing bowl, add the peeled banana and mash well with a fork. Add the honey to the mashed banana and stir to combine.

2. Working in sections, apply the mask to dry hair from the scalp to ends, cover your hair with the shower cap. Leave the mask on for up to 30 minutes. Rinse well with warm water, then shampoo and condition as usual.

Make one mask at a time and use immediately. Double the recipe for very long or thick hair. Use the hair mask as frequently as once per week.