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Super Nourishing Recipe For a Vegan DIY Hair Mask

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Guest Post by: Vanessa Roberts

Is it just me, or does anyone else start to get a little afraid for the health of their hair as the days get a little shorter and the temperature starts to drop?

Winter worries are certainly something we all need to think about when it comes to preventing dry hair and those gross split ends… ew πŸ™

That’s why today I’m going to show you a recipe for a simple, DIY hair mask that uses avocado and banana as the primary ingredients. It’s sooooo easy to make and best of all costs next to nothing.

PLUS it even tastes great…if you’re into that kind of thing. πŸ˜‰

You Just Need The Following

It’s likely you’ll have most of these at home already, but if you don’t the good news is you can find them all from your local supermarket. All up it should cost you no more than a couple of dollars to make.

Avocado (half)

Not only do they taste amazing but they also contain a few essential ingredients that our hair can use to stay healthy and therefore grow longer. The vitamin B and E in avocado also plays a vital role in repairing hair and helping to restore the missing proteins that are seen in healthy follicles.


Banana also contains a high percentage of vitamin B, but it also has a lot of potassium as well, an ingredient which has a direct effect on the hydration levels in you hair and skin.

Did you know that a common cause of dry skin and hair is related to a lack of potassium in your body?

It’s such an important mineral as it takes on an electrical charge when submerged in water. This charge is basically your bodies way of allowing it to communicate with itself, helping to regulate the supply of vital nutrients to where they are needed most.

3 tablespoons of almond milk

Almond milk in a word is AMAZING. It contains a ridiculous amount of natural proteins that work well with your body. In this case, it’s going to supply yourself with vital nutrients you can use to develop more cells, adding to the overall strength and volume of your hair.

Most milks can also play a key role in helping to improve hair and skin pigmentation. Translation? It means it’s going to stop you from going grey too quickly! πŸ™‚

2 tablespoons of maple syrup

You may already know this, but just like honey, maple syrup has humectant properties that make it amazing at absorbing and retaining moisture. It’s also 100% natural and vegan, plus it’s free from any chemical additives that all the big honey brands mix into their products.

Maple syrup although slightly more expensive than honey is just as effective at doing exactly what we need it to do in our mask.

3 tablespoons of olive oil

Ever wondered why Mediterranean women have such amazing hair? Olives baby!

The oil from olives is one of the greatest moisturizers known to woman! The only better alternative to olives would be the oil derived from the argan tree in Morocco, commonly referred to as β€œargan oil” or β€œMoroccan oil”. It’s slightly harder to find and a little more pricey so if you can’t get any, extra virgin olive oil should be fine. πŸ™‚

We’re Ready To Start Mixing!

It should only take about 5 minutes to mix and about another 5 to apply to your hair. You’ll just need a small bowl and a fork for mixing and mashing.

Follow these steps to make your hair mask:

1) Mash together your avocado and the banana into your small bowl, using your fork until the mix looks nice and even.

2) Throw in the maple syrup, almond milk and olive oil, and stir well until these ingredients have blended nicely into the remedy.

3) Start applying the mask now girl! Try and use a comb to ensure the mask is evenly spread all through your hair.

4) You’re not going to like this, but you gotta leave it in for at least 15 minutes before washing off with a natural nourishing shampoo ONLY! Using a regular shampoo could undo all the good work, removing the nutrients you just supplied to your hair.

Before You Get Started!

If you have extra long hair, you might want to consider doubling the amount of ingredients mentioned above to ensure you have enough to sufficiently apply to your hair.

Also try not to use a straightener for 24 hours after application as that again will undo all the good work from the mask!

For best results apply this mask every two weeks to help restore any unwanted damage.

If you have any questions at all about this mask, drop me a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Now go straight to the kitchen and start mixing! πŸ™‚

AUTHOR BIO: Looking to get your DIY fix? Check out Vanessa’s site where you can get even more DIY tips and tricks, plus independent reviews on natural products and much, much more! You can also follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to keep up with all the latest skin care and beauty happenings.


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  1. sounds goood buuuut, where an I find a natural nourishing shampoo?
    and the olive oil isnt gonna stay in your hair and make it sticky?

  2. This mixture sounds super fab and nourishing! May I suggest blending the ingredients in a blender first? I’ve found that when I use banana or avocado in my hair, I can’t seem to get the little chunks out for anything!

  3. Maple syrup as far as I understand comes from Canada which is a cruel country for killing baby seals, so I will not be using this recipe.

  4. rani chandi you must be American. Maple syrup does not come from Canada alone. You can get it from Vermont too. Factory farming in America’s probably the worst which makes it a “cruel country” by your standards, so maybe you should stop buying American stuff.

  5. Hey what if u have to use a flat iron because your hair is a little wavy

  6. my hair is very straight and fine and this recipe dried my hair out πŸ™

  7. I had high hopes, blended it really well. Now washed my hair out three time as there’s still pieces of banana stuck in my hair! I’m sorry but I really don’t recommend this recipe. Now my hair is more dry then when I started.

  8. I did not care for this mask. I have wavy thick hair and do not have dry or oily hair….pretty much right down the middle. Not only did it take me 30 minutes to wash out of my hair but it actually made it feel more dry. I didn’t bother trying to wash it with shampoo. I went straight for my deep conditioner. After that and spray in conditioner my hair STILL feels dry. Not to mention I spent 30 minutes trying to comb the banana boogers out of my hair. I’m not really sure what it was that made my hair dry but I will not be trying this combo of ingredients again.

  9. This comment is ridiculous. How can you say the a whole country is cruel? Yes, all of Canadians go out and kill baby seals, that’s realistic. Every country has something that isn’t so great, and even they slaughtering baby seals is an awful act, it really doesn’t happen on a very large scale at all, and there are a handful of people doing it. 99.9% of the country has nothing to with with that. Such a silly comment

  10. I’m from canada, excuse me my english is bad. (im from the french part ahah.. ) rani chandi, if you’re not vegan, you’re more cruel than the inuits from canada.They live in the north of Canada, who’s really cold. Actually, it’s winter like 9 month longs, what do you them to eat? cucomber who grow in snow? The life over there is hard, really expensive, a hige raise of suicide, alcoolisme, drugs (marihuana), sickness. I think you’re not educated about the Canada.. Inuits are one of the native community, in Canada, it’s hard to be a native.
    ( i hope you understood me )

  11. This was the worst hair mask I have ever tried. It took me 45 mins to wash out of my hair, having to use a fine tooth comb (lice comb) and lots of conditioner to get most of the banana out. Not only did i waste a bunch of water but I wasted good ingredients, this is a poor do.

  12. Great article!! I have been looking to find a good vegan hair mask for a while now. This article has been extremely helpful!!!

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