Monday, March 02, 2009

Banana Head

So in my quest for bottle-less conditioner I can report a couple of successes. My first success was using this recipe. My hair was soft and not greasy or stringy and quite curly. However, it was a bit 'fly-away' as my mother used to call my hair when it had static electricity. And the very fine hairs at the nape of my neck were not conditioned quite enough. I did rinse my hair with baking soda and water before applying the banana conditioner. And it does have the added problem of bananas not being grown anywhere near here...

This week I tried a recipe that I can't find the link for now. But it was:
2 Tablespoons of honey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon of almond oil
1 Tablespoon of yogurt

I melted the honey and then poured all the ingredients into the food processor. I rinsed my hair first with baking soda and water as usual and then applied this mixture and wrapped my head in a plastic bag for half an hour and rinsed out this concoction in the shower and then rinsed my hair with the juice of one lime in a gallon of water.

Again my hair is soft and very shiny and curly. The little hairs at the nape of my neck are better than the previous recipe. I think it is the lime juice that makes my hair so shiny. And this recipe is mostly available from very local ingredients (except the almond oil or the lime!).

I thought Amy would like the fact that these both include honey! And they taste great if you accidentally get any in your mouth!


Heather said...

Hello Banana Head ;-)

I meant to ask you if you've ever tried using your mayo as conditioner. I'd like to find something that works too but since it seems that you are happy to be the guinea pig I'll keep reading to see what all you come up with. ;-)

beetlemack said...

i'm just wondering why amy would like the honey part? and that sounds nice and all, but way too much effort for me. isn't there an easier way?

Andrea said...

Well, when she was here, she bought honey every time she went to the farmers market and said she would like to own bees.