FAB BAG Magazine
Kitchen Secrets 2.2

Published on May 2nd, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir

Beauty Ingredient: Banana

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.

Directions:

  1. Blitz all the ingredients to make a smooth paste (add more bananas if need be to fully coat hair)
  2. Moisten your hair with a little warm water (damp, not dripping) and apply the paste to your hair.
  3. Cover with a shower cap to ensure the pack penetrates deep into the roots.
  4. 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.

Directions:

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

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