D.I.Y: Banana Beer volumnising hair mask


Banana and what??

I get that.

I really do love organic and natural beauty products and am in the midst of trying to change all if not most of my beauty products to certified organic and natural ones. It’s a tough journey, but I will get there eventually, watch me!

So I went about searching for a good recipe for a DIY hair mask because I simply love having great hair. Nice, healthy hair is as important as having a clear skin to me.

I’m not blessed with thick voluminous hair so the first thing I went about looking for, was a volumnising hair mask. For all who aren’t aware of it yet, beer is, and has been used as a natural volumnising and shine product for quite a while and some celebrities swear on it!

Now time to get our hands dirty!


2 Ripe bananas
1 Tablespoon Honey (I used acacia honey cause it smells great)
1/2 cup of Flat beer

1. Mash the bananas till it forms a paste
2. Add the honey
3. Let the beer sit out for a while till it becomes flat, stir it or pour it into alternating cups to quicken the process.
4. Best to wear a hair mask to avoid mess
5. Let it sit for 1-2 hours
6. Wash off and shampoo as normal


Use a beer with a higher yeast content i.e. Dark beer

The end result was good for me, my hair definitely felt stronger and thicker which gave it more volume. Shine wasn’t much. However, the smell of beer and banana was stuck in my hair for a day. Not too pleasant.

Verdict? I would do it, not frequently perhaps, for the extra volume I get. The smell kind puts me off though. Imagine, walking around smelling like beer.

Still, it’s a completely natural way of adding that extra oomph to your hair! Think stronger, thicker hair. Don’t expect an Adele bouffant though.

What are your thoughts on it? Any favourite hair masks? Share them!

Missy Lois


A tangled affair- John Masters Condtioner

I have a love-hate relationship with long hair. Sure, it makes me look good. At least better than I ever will in short hair. It’s long, nicely curled and a lovely shade of brown.

Thing is.

It’s tangled. It’s terribly, horrifically tangled. Everytime I run a comb through (even with a wide tooth comb), it never makes it past the halfway mark.

I’ve tried all sorts of conditioners but none gave me long lasting smooth tresses. Until, I found my elixir.


John Masters Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner


The first thing that attracted me was the naturalness of the product. All John Master’s products have to meet strict requirements, with ingredients that are 70-100% organic content.

Bonus: No animal testing!

Squeeze out an amount of about the size of half a teaspoon and apply it to wet, clean hair after shampooing. I usually leave it on for as long as I can up to 5 minutes and wash it off.

This is where the magic happens. My hair is tangle free, even after all the ruffling with a towel. After it dries, my hair feels soft, smooth and is shiny.

The natural lavender oil in this product gives it its lovely, relaxing fragrance, and my hair never smelled better after a shower. I was walking around with a hair mustache for a while, sniffing my hair like a glue addict.

The result? I’m set for a long time with this organic conditioner.

Read more about John Masters Organics at their website here!

Have any favourite conditioner? Leave a comment and tell me about it!

Missy Lois