DIY Homemade Banana Deep Hair Conditioner

Bananas, coconut milk and honey might sound more like ingredients for a tropical smoothie, but the combination is actually an effective deep hair conditioner. It’s easy to make, will nourish your hair and leave you with soft, smooth and shiny locks.

Bananas are rich in potassium that strengthens hair, minimizes breakage by restoring your hair’s natural elasticity, and facilitates repair of damaged hair. Bananas also moisturize your hair as they contain natural oils and about 75% water.

Strong, moisturized hair also is less prone to frizzing and tangling. In addition, the fruit is packed with vitamin A, B6, C and E, as well as zinc and iron.

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With bananas as a base, this homemade deep hair conditioner also includes:

  • Coconut milk, which is loaded with antioxidants and fats. It conditions your hair, boosts hair volume, and fortifies your hair with proteins and oils.
  • Coconut oil, which contains vitamin E and healthy fatty acids that moisturizes your hair, encourages growth, adds shine, and reduces keratin loss. The lauric acid in coconut oil gives it antibacterial and antifungal properties that also prevent dandruff.
  • Honey, which is a natural humectant, helps hydrate your hair and lock in moisture. It is also rich in zinc, iron, sulfur, and B vitamins that promote healthy hair growth.

How to make a homemade banana deep hair conditioner


Things you will need:

• A banana
• Coconut milk
• Coconut oil
• Honey
• A blender
• A bowl
• A tablespoon


  1. Cut a banana into pieces and place them in a bowl.


  2. Add two tablespoons of coconut milk.


  3. Add one tablespoon of coconut oil. You may add another tablespoon of oil if you are prone to dry, frizzy hair.


  4. Mix in two tablespoons of honey.


  5. Transfer the contents into a blender and blend for 45 to 60 seconds until the mixture is smooth and there are no banana chunks.


You now have your own homemade banana hair conditioner.




  1. I got to know the first time that bananas can be used for our hair.Please be with me each and everytime for this new and amazing information.

  2. gloria freshwater October 11, 2013, 3:22 pm

    I would like to say thanks for sharing your knowledge on line. I have been looking for these types of home remedies although I haven’t tried them yet. I’m looking forward to good results. Thanks again.

  3. i love this site <3

  4. Can you make this ahead of time and possibly leave it in a jar?

  5. can you add more on facial home made? like that can relieve scar,body odor, bad breath and etc. thanks really like your blog keep it up!

  6. I tried the banana mask, but substituted 2 tsp olive oil. I have tried it with and without the avacado. This is amazing. My fine blond hair has more shine and elacticity. I find that banana’s over ripe work best. I have used it 3 times and I get comments all the time. You do not need a blender. Mash up a banana or 2, add 2 tsp oilve oil, stir… Apply to dry hair, and work into your scalp and hair. Leave on for 30 minutes. Then wash with a mild shampoo, and your regular conditioner. Try to avoid flat irons. Avoid over processing your hair. If you need a weave. Ask for 5 foils instead of a full or partial. The effect is healthy hair. It works.

  7. well you! yes you! the owner of this fabulous site! I love you.
    Always liked natural remedies..

  8. Amazing, it seems delicious and effective too hahaha. Right now I am using the pro naturals argan oil hair mask and it is incredible good moisturizing the hair completely!

  9. wow! it so amazing but How long can we keep this on refrigerator?

  10. What will be the benefits of this deep conditioner??

  11. Will definetly try this amazing hair mask.

  12. Hi all,
    I just tried this recipe out. The hair does feel softer and yes it adds shine. I alsi added some olive oil to it.

    The hard part us the banana!I dud a proper blender smoothie with it!but once its in the hair u gave some tiny bits of banana all over the hair! Its suoer hard to wash
    away. The banana remains as residue and I had to shampoo over again to get it off!

    no it does not untangle hair easily and yes it gives volume by fluffing off the hair!

  13. I forgot to add, it seems to straighten hair to some extent

    • I always do this but with Avocados-Honey+ Mayo if you use a sifter maybe two on top of each other to push out the banana or avocado you wont be left with residue as you will just be extracting the liquid out of it

  14. honey makes the hair white faster.

    • Do you mean it will make my hair turn white. I am almost 80 years old, and my hair is still mostly a dirty blonde or mousy color, with grey hairs and black hairs and white hairs mixed in, but not enough of the grey or white to lighten it. I love white hair. How do you use the honey to make your hair turn white?

  15. poonam rajput May 19, 2014, 5:41 am

    Good tips

  16. Very good .iam going to try it.

  17. Very good.going to try.

  18. neelamchoudhary May 31, 2014, 5:35 am

    Amazing it is!!

  19. First of all, THANK YOU to ALL the contributors of information on this site! I just discovered this website and so far everything I’ve seen is great!! I already have a folder full of things printed that I want to try :)
    Now, I just have a couple of questions….I saw someone else ask the first one but I didn’t see an answer to it so this is why I’m asking again….I apologize if I overlooked the answer…..
    1. Once all the ingredients are mixed together, how long will the mixture last, refrigerated, of course?
    2. My hair is on the longer side, a couple of inches below my bra strap, do I need to double ANY of the ingredients?

    Thanks & keep up the GREAT work y’all!
    Angela S.

    • i guess it should last for a couple of days if stored in the refrigerator, as for the amount…it should be sufficient for your length, maybe you could add more coconut milk

  20. thanks.. I will try to use this remedies.. I love this site. Natural remedies.

  21. I like this site thnx

  22. I like this site I will try to this ramediese

  23. how long can i keep this for? or i need to make a fresh batch every time i want to condition my hair? I’m loooooving it.wish i could bottle it and send to my mum!!


  25. This is a wonderful conditioner. The idea of using a jar of banana baby food would be a great way to avoid needing a blender. Now I have found a great way to use overripe bananas besides making banana bread, too.

  26. I just applied this conditioner wow i super love it , can i use and apply it daily ?

    • you should apply about once every few weeks or once a month, you don’t want to over stress your hair, considering it has to get used to it. it’s better to do it once a month :)

  27. Thanks for sharing such wonderful things. This can be done for oily hairs also or just for dry or normal hair type.

  28. Thanks for the sharing this wonderful conditioner recipe. Can v apply dis on oily hairs also or dis is just fr normal or dry hair type

  29. wow,so nice and loving.

  30. I have relaxed hair and I tried this hair mask last week and it really worked wonders. Added sheen and made my hair softer, with a silky feel to it. Also, I normally section my hair when I dry it and when I removed my clips where I had rolled and clipped them after I had dried all sections, my hair had nice curls in such a short time. I am thinking this would work really well with a roller set. Oh, rather than shampoo after the treatment, I shampooed before and just rinsed it out with water. If you use a blender and blend till there are no chunks, it washes off easily. The consistency is a bit runny, so be sure to protect whatever area you will be sitting and your clothes. I will try putting a head band over the plastic cup next time and see if this helps.

  31. I found this site by pure coincidence and I was just reading the comments. I must say, I am quite eager to try these on my hair, but I wonder if it will work on my African hair. And that Aloe vera face mask… Hmm, can’t wait!


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