DIY Avocado Coconut Banana Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

DIY Avocado Coconut Banana Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Food Grade Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

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This deep conditioning hair treatment really makes your hair soft and shiny!

Here is another wonderful natural hair recipe from my beautiful friend, Becky Ayers.  This deep conditioning hair mask is AMAZING!  I don’t use hair masks very often (OK, NEVER!)  However, with this recipe, I SO WILL BE! I couldn’t keep my hands off my hair afterwards, for it was so soft, manageable and luxurious.  It was a great opportunity to pet my head and send myself some self-Love! 

Avocado is a great ingredient for a homemade deep conditioner. It can also be used for a quick softening, conditioning and moisturizing mask.  Honey by itself isn’t sufficient enough to provide the conditioning necessary, but when combined with other products it can make your hair feel softer and provide smooth hair.  Be careful, because honey will lighten hair (so it’s best suited for those with lighter colored hair).  I opted to add black strap molasses to my recipe for my darker hair.  

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  • 1 avocado (natural source of protein and fat)
  • 1/4 cup  EVOO (Extra-virgin olive oil) OR extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 TB. raw Honey (for light colored hair) OR 1 TB. black strap molasses (for darker hair) – (conditions and adds sheen)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 can organic coconut milk – full fat (rich moisturize—hydrates, conditions and defrizzes hair)


Blend all ingredients together to a thick consistency (cross between a smoothie and pudding), divide 4 ways (use the contents of one for hair NOW) and put the other 3 contents into a small plastic freezer bag and FREEZE.    I  like to wash/rinse hair and then apply to damp hair and put on a plastic cap. (*Tip: I purchased years ago one of those plastic caps for using henna applications (purchase at $ dollar store or Walmart) and RE-USE.  I use it, rinse it out, dry and store for next time.  I have had ONE for years – saves money and less waste on the environment.) Leave mixture on for an hour.  Wash/rinse hair well to get all the oils out and style as usual.  I love using my natural flax seed hair gel with my styling now.

Use one of these natural hair masks every week (one months supply).  Thaw when you need it for next application.  It is so economical and the results are beyond beautiful.  Also, the recipe is edible and pretty tasty too!  Be sure to keep a small cloth around while wearing this on your head.  As your body temperature rises under the plastic baggy, the mixture will warm up and ooze down your neck.  Just blot and wait for the hour to be up.  It’s SO WORTH IT!

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3 week supply going into freezer until needed.

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23 Responses »

  1. Hi Kibby,
    I was just wondering: If you want tot use a pack from the freezer, how do you go about? Defreeze it first or put it straight on your hair for it to melt?
    Hope to hear from you!
    Kind regards, Eva

  2. great, I’ll try that one and I also use argan oil from pro naturals which has helped me too a lot. 😀 thank u for the tips, 😀

  3. This sounds great! My hair is definitely damaged. I use heat on it too much, and I also use semi-permanent hair color, which I know is terrible. How does the Henna color workout for you? Do you do that regularly?

    • Hey Raechel! This mask will definitely help out! I love my henna! I use it every 5-6 weeks (when it looks like it needs it) and I use a base of coffee and apple cider vinegar (for the darker highlights and ACV to help henna to hold onto grey hairs) for the liquid base. Works like a charm. It volumizes my hair and pleased with it. 🙂

  4. I have 4c hair and its very thick and hard. I have tried everything under the sun to get soft silky hair that LAST, but NOTHING works. Will this remedy help?

    • It does well on my hair. I can say only to try it and see for yourself. Be sure to wash it out real well and see how you like it. Let me know how it turns out for you. 🙂

    • Bri, I don’t know. I only use unsulphured black strap molasses so I don’t have anything to compare to. Give it a go and let me know what you think. 🙂

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