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Homemade Hair Smoothie

Treat your hair to it’s 5-a-day

Hair mask

If anyone has ever browsed the hair care department of Selfridges, you would have found it very difficult to miss the HUGE tubs of banana conditioner from the ‘Tina Cassaday of Beverly Hills’ line. The extra-deep conditioner claims to be formulated with 15% real banana pulp and a fruit complex from apples, sugar cane and citrus fruits. Sounds yummy! But unfortunately I could not afford the £55 luxury price tag, so I decided to research the brand & product to see if I could make my own version. Banana conditioner

 

The women of Beverly Hills appear to be going crazy for Cassaday’s in salon ‘Hair Shakes’ treatment. Much like going to your favourite smoothie or juice bar, Tina will whip up a shake for your hair after analysing it’s condition and level of nourishment required. So if you can’t nip over to Beverly Hills, her most used recipe is :

 

  • Half a banana
  • Quarter pint of purified water
  • Coconut creme conditioner
  • Half a tub of plain yogurt
  • Slice of cantaloupe
  • Eighth of an avocado
  • Aloe Vera juice

After a little trial and error, I have come up with my own favourite hair smoothie and here is a simple step by step guide :

hair mask

What you will need

  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut Oil
  • Natural Yogurt
  • Organic Conditioner
  • Cling Film

 

  1. Put 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute or until it has fully melted into a liquid.
  2. Mix 50ml of natural yogurt into the coco
  3. nut oil and whisk with a fork to form a paste.
  4. Mash 10 strawberries and one banana into the mixture. ( to make the banana easier to wash out, freeze and defrost before using)
  5. Finally add a squirt of your favourite fruity organic conditioner, mine is ‘Organic Surge’ shine booster http://www.organicsurge.com/product/shine-boost-conditioner
  6. When you are happy with the consistency of your smoothie, apply liberally to your hair.
  7. Wrap hair tightly in cling film and leave for 1-2 hours (any longer and it might start to go off!)
  8. Thoroughly wash out, use a comb to remove the banana pulp.
  9. Condition with a light, volumising conditioner and add a little coconut oil to the ends when you get out of the shower
  10. Voila!! Beautiful, healthy and nourished hair. Aim to do this fortnightly, if your hair is very damaged there are extra ingredients you can add:

Egg- Works as a protein treatment and adds shine.

Honey- Hydrating and lightens blonde hair.

Avocado- High levels of vitamin B and E to strengthen hair.

eggHoney

ganze und halbe avocado isoliert auf weiss

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6 responses »

  1. Wow, that’s really creative and very organic! I have been thinking about putting egg whites on my scalp to see if it does any good. Perhaps it helps dry out the sebum? Sebum is a layer of wax the skin produces in the body but unfortunately it is not helpful for hair growth and maintenance.

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  2. Hello, I really do think that hair smoothie is really cool. I too have a blog post about 10 tips and tricks to have prettier and healthier hair. Please go take a look at it: http://one-stopbeauty.com/ten-tricks-to-prettier-healthier-hair/ also if you would like, leave a comment because I do love to get other peoples feedback/opinions

    Thank you

    Sheri Capehart
    Blogger

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  3. Reblogged this on One-Stop Beauty.

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  4. Great post! I’ll have to try this one out come the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Just a follow up—I tried this out,and my hair felt fantastic all weekend! I might using tea tree oil as an additional ingredient, just to see how it works

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  6. Good advices! Home made remedies are good for your hair. Unless you experience some problems which require medical treatment. Your hair often indicates the state of your whole body. That is why hair problems should be first of all treated from inside out. I have strongly suffered from hairloss over years. No external solutions could help. The thought that crossed my mind is that the issue cannot be tackled externally. So I started googling up pills and dietary supplements for hair loss conditions. There are at least 30 products sold on the Internet that are designated as hair loss products. Their price range is also very diverse: from very cheap to very expensive. The product that caught my attention was called Hairgain formula (90 capsules) by Military Grade Nutritionals. This product is the only nutraceutical which possesses PGD2 blocking properties. In about three weeks of using it, I noticed that my hair got back its natural shine and hair strands got thicker. My skin condition improved significantly. I also became more relaxed. Highly recommended product, guys.

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