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Dr. Oz’s Banana Conditioner: Tested

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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!

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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5:08AM PDT on Jun 30, 2015

Interesting:) Thank you for sharing

1:46AM PDT on Jun 27, 2015

interesting,,would smell nice, too...

8:50PM PDT on Jun 25, 2015

I think we have been punked.

7:52AM PDT on Jun 24, 2015

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

12:45AM PDT on Jun 15, 2015

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

11:22PM PDT on Apr 29, 2015

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.

9:11AM PDT on Mar 20, 2015

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

10:06AM PST on Mar 2, 2015

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

2:29PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

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

7:10PM PDT on May 28, 2014

I'm going to try this out! Thank you!

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