Dr. Oz’s Banana Conditioner: Tested

By Randy Fritz

Dr. Oz commissioned his researchers to find the best treatment for damaged hair and surprisingly, they ended up with bananas!

At Real Food For Life we wondered if there was something to this and decided to find out (and have included before and after pictures).

I confess being a novice in this area. My own experience has been focused on what goes inside the body from the mouth, not the skin or scalp or dead hair. Therefore, please help me pretend this is serious and scientific!

I do know that shampoo companies spend a lot of money finding out what exactly you can put on the outside of your body. They also process ingredients so they are absorbed properly. I’m sure though that they spend even more money marketing their various “natural” ingredients. Is it all worth it?

Some people who tried the shampoo complained online it was hard to wash the bananas out afterward. This scared Diana since she has such long hair. It was therefore up to me to be the guinea pig!

Here is how it worked!


2 or 3 ripe bananas
(That’s all. Could it get any simpler?)

banana used for dr. Oz conditioner

These are the two bananas I started with. The less ripe one smelled so good when I peeled it that I decided to eat it instead. Good thing I have short hair.


1. Puree the banana completely. This is important.

2.  Pour the banana mixture into a glass or bowl.

This is the amount of puree from one banana.  I added a few tablespoons of water during the process to get it out of the blender.

banana puree for dr. Oz conditioner

3. With your hands, massage the banana puree into your hair.

It felt smooth and milky like a conditioner should, and I knew it didn’t have chemicals in it!

Next: See my before picture

Before Picture

This is me with the banana in my hair. It sure smelled good. I assume that is the natural sugars.

randy with dr. Oz's banana conditioner on

4. Relax and wait 15 minutes.

5. Rinse and shampoo your hair.


After washing and drying my hair and hiring a photographer…

Next: See how I looked after

After Washing and Drying My Hair:

male model

I had absolutely NO problem getting the banana out. The next time I think I will add a tablespoon of olive oil.

I really don’t know if I had troubled hair before but I think I look pretty good now!

What do you think? Any improvement? Comment below.

Related: Learn the 5 Health Benefits of Bananas

Banana Recipes:

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Ali Shee
Ali Shee24 days ago

Very interesting

Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik5 months ago

Interesting:) Thank you for sharing

Feather W.
Feather W.5 months ago

interesting,,would smell nice, too...

Edith B.
Edith B.5 months ago

I think we have been punked.

donnaa d.
donnaa d.5 months ago

TY, were my hair not hip length i would try this, i'm all for natural remedies

Pamela A.
Pamela A.5 months ago

wow I always knew bananas were good for you. Never thought of using them as a conditioner tho. Someone please try it and post results!?! LOL

Lois Mills
Lois Mills7 months ago

Interesting article.I can't eat ripe bananas, so I buy them while still quite green, and as long as they are kept in a fairly cool place, they don't ripen too quickly. Don't know as I would try them as a hair product.

Leanne B.
Leanne B.8 months ago

Dry ends here maybe I'll do the banana on my ends today with some honey and olive oil for good measure. Thx.

Cedar F.
Cedar F.9 months ago

I think this was meant for April first. I don't think my pipes would react well to banana down the drain.

kay jowett
Kay jowettabout a year ago

Not my thing at all.Can't imagine putting it on my hair,not a fan of banana.