i have a message for you…
You are ALWAYS stronger than you know…and so is your hair!
if you enjoyed my Yogurt & Honey Deep Conditioner recipe, you’ll enjoy the Bodacious Banana Goodness in today’s recipe.
bananas are deeply moisturizing, conditioning, and naturally softening to your luscious skin and curly coils.
i gave myself a really good haircut last month (2 inches all over), to give my Succulent Fro shape. I started doing panthenol treatments (again) and love the soft kinky cottony feel of my hair after each treatment.
i’ve included the recipe for you, along with the easiest ice cream recipe you will ever make!
Enter The Queen B.
Boundless Banana Beauty
i find hair inspiration in the wildest places…
a cup of green tea, a really good book, and Doc McStuffins.
This Goddess has my kids SO uber excited to make succulent healthy meals it’s ridiculous!
Plus she has great hair, and a super easy banana ice cream recipe. This recipe gives your body ALL the beauty benefits this sweet, creamy fruit offers!
Here’s the lowdown on Queen B…
Bananas are packed with:
- Potassium (422.44% – lowers your risk of heart disease and prevents plaque buildup in the arteries)
- Vitamin B6 (25% – prevents insomnia, reduces irritability, balances mood)
- Vitamin C (14% – prevents skin wrinkling)
- Manganese (16% – a mineral that controls blood sugar, alleviates PMS)
- Biotin (10% – ‘supports the health of the skin, nerves, digestive tract, metabolism, and cells’)
- Fiber (12% – decreases your risk of stroke, improves weight loss)
- Copper (10% – gives you energy, helps maintain blood volume, helps balance cholesterol)
The next day we took the bananas out of the freezer and placed them in the blender.
Optional: Jazz up your ice cream with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or mangos for more delicious variety!
Conditioning with Vitamin B5
According to Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetics Ingredients Dictionary, Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), is a penetrating moisturizer that:
aids in tissue repair
penetrates the skin
is an anti-inflammatory agent
converts into pantothenic acid (a B complex vitamin)
nonirritating skin softener
adds suppleness to skin
promotes normal keratinization and wound healing
prevents hair damage
protects the skin against sunburn
provides relief for existing sunburn
conditions hair without buildup
humectant that holds and attracts water from the environment that creates a moisturizing effect
I add between 1/8 tsp to 1/4 tsp to my flaxseed jellys, leave-ins, hair teas, tonics, and conditioners. This gives my hair an instant power boost without the crunchiness.
**Quick Note | Less is best when testing this panthenol in your handmade products. Even 1 to 2 drops can be enough.**
If your hair loves Vitamin B5 treatments, consider adding panthenol to your natural hair care regime.
Recipe | Banana-Nilla Vitamin B5 Luscious Hair Smoothie
1 ripe banana (blended)
3 tablespoons raw honey
1/2 cup greek yogurt
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
1/8 tsp DL Panthenol
vanilla essential oil (or your favorite)
- Apply to the ends of your hair.
- Let condition 20 to 45 minutes.
- I like to leave mine on for the day, but test this recipe on your hair to see how long works wonderfully for you!
- Rinse & style!
I bought my panthenol from here. Many online stores carry it, including LotionCrafter & BrambleBerry (although it’s in powder form). I prefer the liquid, but see which works better for your gorgeous hair! Check local shops and The Google for your search.
- 1/2 cup organic brown or white rice
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- Optional: lemon essential oil
- 1/2 cup organic brown or white rice
- 2 to 3 cups of water
- Rinse the rice off once before filling your bowl with enough water to cover the rice. If I'm measuring, I use 2 1/2 cups of water.
- I let this sit overnight and then strain the water from the rice and pour it into a spray bottle.
- Use as a hair spritz, section, spray, and massage through your hair (root to tip).
- Store any leftovers in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.