DIY Banana, Egg Yolk, and Honey Hair & Face Mask
A moisturizing, nutritious treatment for your hair and face that can be easily made out of common kitchen ingredients!
- 1/4 - 1/2 ripe banana
- one room temp egg yolk (save the white for another recipe*)
- spoonful of raw honey
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until blended. Letting the yolk come to room temperature before mixing will make it easier to incorporate honey. It's best to use a very ripe banana (a great use for that one you forgot you had!) to achieve a smooth texture. Big banana chunks can be strained out, if desired.
* Try mixing leftover egg white with honey & lemon juice to create a firming, plumping face mask of its own!
Apply to face, neck, and décolletage. Starting at the ends and working up to the scalp, gently massage remaining mask into hair. I recommend doing this over a sink. Let mask set for 30 minutes.
Rinse mask off face and hair thoroughly using cool water. If the water is too hot, you'll risk cooking the egg yolk into hair. After mask is completely rinsed, wash hair like normal.
Once it dries, your hair will be soft and shiny and skin will be plump and nourished!
Bananas contain natural oils that moisturize the scalp while conditioning strands, and vitamins and minerals that keep hair shiny and elastic, preventing breakage.
These same properties hydrate facial skin, keeping it soft and plump, diminishing signs of wrinkles.
The proteins and nutrients in egg yolk strengthen hair, increase shine, and promote growth. Because of their protein density, new growth will be stronger, thicker, and less prone to breakage.
In addition to infusing skin with moisture, egg yolk is rich with vitamins A, B2, B3, and Zinc, which rejuvenate complexion, fight inflammation, and protect from free radical damage.
Honey is humectant and emollient, meaning it keeps moisture locked into the skin and hair while naturally softening both. It smooths hair cuticles resulting in glossy, silky hair.
Honey brightens and clarifies skin's complexion, gently exfoliates, and reduces inflammation. Raw honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can be destroyed by heating, so I always recommend choosing raw honey over processed.