FAB BAG Magazine

Published on July 9th, 2014 | by Rima J Pundir

FAB BAG PICKS: Go Bananas!

Give shopping a break, and blitz some beauty treatments in your home kitchen with bananas!

Why Bananas? They are rich source of potassium, vitamin A, B, C and E, and natural oils that give bananas their wonderfully emollient properties! For more plus-plus, know that bananas contain tryptophan, a rich amino acid known to be extremely beneficial for hair and skin. While there are many products you can buy, begin with a beauty treatment, whipped up at home!

Banana-Egg Pack

What you need: ripe bananas (2 for long hair, 1 for short), 2tbsp honey, 1tsp almond or olive oil and 1 egg yolk.


  • Blitz all the ingredients to make a smooth paste (add more bananas if need be to fully coat hair)
  • Moisten your hair with a little warm water (damp, not dripping) and apply the paste to your hair.
  • Cover with a shower cap to ensure the pack penetrates deep into the roots.
  • After 30 minutes, shampoo and condition as you normally would.

Banana-Besan Mask

What you need: 1 banana, peeled and mashed, 4tbsp besan, 1 egg, beaten.


  • Blend besan and banana until it turns to a paste. Add the beaten egg. Paste should be thick and not too runny.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
  • After 15 minutes, rinse with cold water.

Buy some bananas?

If still in need of retail therapy, here are some products we like!

1. NATIO AGELESS HYDRATING FACE MASK: A deep conditioning face mask formulated to uncover a bright, healthy complexion. CLICK HERE to view this product

2. ORGANIC SURGE FIRST CLASS MASK: This Face Mask deep-cleanses and nourishes to give dull or dehydrated skin an instant boost. Purifying essential oils are blended with soothing chamomile and ginkgo biloba to brighten and rebalance, leaving skin clean, clear and revitalised. CLICK HERE to view this product

3. BIOBLOOM OATMEAL FACEPACK: Oatmeal face pack calms and soothes inflammatory reactions, reduces redness and makes skin even-toned. CLICK HERE to view this product


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