To make homemade hair moisturizer, add 1 ripe banana and 1 ripe avocado to a blender. Blend until a paste forms and apply it to the hair. Wrap a shower cap around the hair and leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse, shampoo and condition as usual. Alternatively, add 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 2 teaspoons lard and 1 teaspoon honey to a bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds. Apply to the hair. Rinse, wash and condition after 20 minutes.Continue Reading
Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamin B, which aid in softening hair and preventing split ends. Avocados have high levels of vitamins B and E, which work at a cellular level to promote hair growth and repair a damaged scalp. Early Egyptians first used avocados in this way. Honey is a natural humectant and acts as such when applied to hair.
Combine an avocado fruit with different types of oils for another homemade moisturizer. Mash the avocado into a paste and add 1/4 cup steel-cut or rolled oats, 1/4 cup of moisturizing oil and 1 cup of milk. Massage into the hair. Use olive, coconut or sunflower as the oil. Wrap the head in a warm towel, then rinse and wash after 30 minutes.Learn more about Shampoo & Conditioner