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Zero Waste Hair Mask with Egg and Banana

Hands up who has, at least one, throw away food because too ripe or about to expire. Unfortunately, this is a common habit and every day tons of food in excellent conditions are thrown in the trash. To avoid this, just buy smart. Maybe buying food only when the fridge or pantry is almost empty, or keeping leftovers for dinner or lunch the next day. Even storing food in the freezer can be an excellent remedy if we cannot eat them in a short time. But if we follow these suggestions but we are not yet sure of their freshness?
My personal tip is to use this food for DIY recipe to make a ZERO WASTE HAIR MASK. In this post, I show you how to make a hair mask using an egg and a ripe banana. Let’s see how!

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Zero Waste and DIY

The other day I discovered a little lonely egg in my fridge. Unfortunately, the expiration date was approaching. Unless they are eggs from my parents’ chicken coop, I prefer to avoid eating them if their expiration dates are too close, so I thought …


I decided to create a DIY – ZERO WASTE hair mask with that egg and a ripe banana.

Eggs are well known to help hair to be nourished and bright. In particular, egg yolk is rich in vitamins and biotin that moisturize hair when dry.  Bananas are also great for scalp and hair preventing dandruff. If you want to know other benefits and other recipes with banana, check here and discover my previous post.

What you will need

  1. an egg
  2. a half-ripe banana (just the one that has been lying in your fruit bowl for days and you’re thinking of throwing it away because now it has the black skin! hehe ..)
ingredients hair mask zero-waste


The procedure is really easy! Whisk together an egg and half banana using a hand blender to get a homogenous mixture and to avoid annoying big pieces of banana.


Once the mixture is ready, start applying the mixture on the hair and scalp. Better if you take this step in the shower to avoid getting dirty everything around you. I recommend being concentrate only on the hair lengths avoiding the scalp. I only use it on the lengths of my hair because the egg smell might be too intense and difficult to remove if applied on the scalp.

Once done, letโ€™s twist the hair on a side and clamp them up. You can secure them using a plastic shower cap but I avoided this step since Iโ€™m trying to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle. ๐Ÿ™‚ That means No Plastic!


Let this mask sit for 30-45 minutes and then rinse with your shampoo and conditioner. I used a natural shampoo from 100%Pure. I also wrote a short review about it in my previous post. If you want to know more, click here.


before after hair mask

On my hair, I didnโ€™t use any gel or hair mousse to get them more appealing. Using them tends to make my hair heavy and with a strong tendency to get dirty very easily. To discipline them I use a light oil like sweet almond oil or I love making an all-natural flaxseed gel. I’ll leave a link here for how to make it.


The final effect was amazing if you think that we got it by using only two ingredients (that were supposed to throw them away). Do you agree? Let me know your opinions or your tries here below ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Zero Waste Hair Mask with Egg and Banana”

  1. Oh my goodness, what an amazing transformation. My hair is very similar to yours, ie, curly and prone to snarling, but I cannot believe the difference a simple egg/banana mixture makes. I will be trying this out for sure, thank you for sharing! Lisa

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