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    I recently did a deep conditioner with avocado and coconut milk and was thinking about adding banana. I was just wondering, what are the hair benefits of bananas? Are they very moisturizing, because that is my goal. Thank you .

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    This may have nothing to do with hair (more like health) but here goes:

    Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

    -Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

    -Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure.

    -Brain Power: Eating bananas boosts brain power by making you more alert.

    -Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action without resorting to laxatives.

    -Depression: Bananas contain Tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin; known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

    -Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

    -Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

    -Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. It helps reduce swelling and irritation.

    -Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

    -Overweight and at work? To avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

    -PMS: Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

    -Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer Tryptophan.

    -Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

    -Strokes: Eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

    -Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers.

    -Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

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    i think bananas have moisturizing properties....i've seen a few deep conditioning recipes with bananas in em.

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    Yeah, I did a deep conditioning smoothie type of thing a while back on my hair with bananas. (You can find the instructions in my fotki on my sig.) It was a little hard to wash off but overall I liked the end result. My hair felt smooth and lustrous.

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    I make a mean Avocado and Banana Mask for the hair (it has coconut milk & melted shea butter). :P The benefits are soft and strong hair. I figure if bananas are good for the body, they must be good for the hair.

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    Okay, well i am convinced! Next week I'll have to make a deep conditioner with a banana! Thank you .

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