I've got really screwy hair. LOVE IT.
Ah, my banana story. I’ve been wanting to tell it for so long. It happened in May and actually triggered a crisis. Before I tell it, here’s the moral of the story: do your homework first! You’ve heard, abi?
I read on one of my favorite hair blogs about using a banana as a deep conditioner. So I sent the help to buy me bananas posthaste. He must not have gone very far because he brought back some miserable-looking dwarf bananas. I didn’t think anything of it; in fact, I thought they’d be even better since they were obviously really ripe. So I proceeded to mash those babies up with my usual honey, coconut oil, olive oil, and a dab of vegetable glycerin.
It looked so smoothielicious that I excitedly called my son to come and partake of my babanarama goodness. Slapped it in his hair then mine and left it in just an hour, since this boy’s prone to smearing stuff on the sofa.
Time to wash! Hmm, wait a sec–WHY ISN’T THIS THING WASHING OUT???!!! That was how panicked I was. It took me 1.25 hours to get it out of his hair and another 45 to get it out of mine. I then had a crisis that night and I had to got to the hospital LOL.
Here’s what my mother said went wrong: “Darling girl, you used Yoruba bananas. Don’t you know they’re really gummy?” Uh, no, Mom, but thanks for telling me after I’d done it. “Why did you send him to buy bananas? You should have waited till the ones in the garden got ripe.” Apparently, Eastern bananas are what you should use for such things because they’re not gummy at all, but smooth as a baby’s bottom. We grow hybrid bananas and they’re smooth too. If I didn’t hate eating bananas, I may have known this. Kid didn’t lose much hair, but I shed what looked like a ton. Not good. Thank Jah my hair’s not thin, despite what I tell my sis cos hers is uber-full :-)
Again, the lesson here: DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE GUNKING UP YOUR HAIR.