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?)
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.
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
This is me with the banana in my hair. It sure smelled good. I assume that is the natural sugars.
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:
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 Pudding: This is easy peasy to make … and delicious!
- Green Smoothie with Banana: In less than 3 minutes you can whip up a green smoothie that is the healthiest way possible to start your day.
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