Banana for your hair

Do you know that banana is a great natural ingredient for your hair?

Banana is great for hair growth as it is rich in vitamins, calcium, potassium, carbohydrates and natural oils that help the overall nourishment of the hair. Eating banana promotes shiny and silky hair. A simple banana mask can treat dandruff and hair fall. Banana acts as a humectant in hair masks, making your hair silky and less frizzy.

The major benefits of banana for hair growth comes from its high potassium content. Potassium is an important nutrient we need to strengthens your hair, reduces breakage and hair loss.

Today, we want to give you two banana recipes, one as a hair mask and one as a hair smoothie, so you can improve the over health of your hair inside and out.

BANANA SMOOTHIE FOR HAIR LOSS

Here is what you need:

• 2 tbsp honey: sweetener
• 1 ripe banana: potassium and antioxidants
• 3 strawberries: vitamin-C and antioxidants
• 1 cup of almond milk: antioxidants
• 1 cup of ice

Blend banana, honey, strawberries, almond milk and ice together into a delicious smoothie and enjoy. It is not only nutritious and delicious, but also reduce hair loss, especially if hair loss that are caused by potassium deficiency.

BANANA MASK FOR FRIZZY HAIR

Here is what you need:

• 1 tbsp honey: act as a humectant
• 1 ripe banana: act as a humectant
• 2 tbsp of yogurt: provide protein, seal in moisture and the slight acidity in yogurt helps close up your hair cuticles
Nature Queen herbal shampoo and conditioner

Combine banana, honey, and yogurt together into a paste and spread it on your hair, focusing on the end. Leave for 30 minutes then wash your hair. Washing your hair post hair mask is the most important part of this process because we do not want to leave any residual of the mask (greasy hair!), or wash too much and rinse off all our hard work!

To wash your hair post hair mask, first rinse your hair with cool or warm water. Once your hair is completely saturated with water, use a generous amount of Nature Queen shampoo to wash your hair. Using a gentle cleansing shampoo like Nature Queen is so important because harsh shampoo will wash off all your hard work away.

After the first shampoo, if your hair still feel greasy, you can shampoo again. Nature Queen shampoo allow you to wash your hair several times after hair mask (until your hair feel clean) because it is so gentle, only cleanse the part of the mask that are on the surface of your hair, not the part that already penetrated into your hair cuticles. After shampooing, you can use conditioner but most likely you won't need to!

Common mistakes

Some people told me hair masks do nothing for their hair, so I want to list here some common mistakes people might make while doing hair mask:

1. Not leaving the mask long enough: the hair mask needs time to penetrate inside your hair shafts. If you don't leave it on long enough, the mask only sits on top on your hair, and will be wash away when you wash your hair.

2. Use the wrong shampoo: similarly, when you use a harsh shampoo (or worse - baking soda) instead of Nature Queen, the shampoo opens the cuticles and wash not only the mask residual, but also all your hard work away.

3. Use hair mask too often: we recommend using this hair mask once a week or every other week. There is only so much our hair can absorb, so if you use this mask too often, you will end up with build ups rather than silky smooth hair.

That's all I have for today! #IAmANatureQueen

Best,

Jenny