Guest contributor: The Chefanies

I just got back from a week long cruise vacation to Mexico. I know, I know, poor me.  But after a week of sun my hair was in desperate need of a good moisturizer.  As I live in San Francisco where the weather never seems to elevate above 65 degrees I wanted to relive my warm sunny vacation through my hair treatment.

This easy Papaya Banana Coconut Hair mask will bring you back to the tropics with its intoxicating scent and highly moisturizing properties.

The coconut oil, with its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties is high in protein which helps to prevent hair breakage and loss.  In addition, when applied to the scalp it can help to stimulate proper circulation to keep your scalp moisturized and free of dandruff.

Papaya helps to maintain the natural shine and keeps your hair super soft.  It is rich is proteins and Vitamin B6, Vitain C, Iron and Magnesium. It’s high content of vitamin B6 helps to prevent hair loss.

Bananas are high in potassium which also promote hair growth and circulation.

This is an all around vitamin rich mask that will leave your hair silky soft and shining like the tropical sun.  You will love it!  And it tastes good too.


Yields 2 uses

1 banana

1/2 papaya

3 Tbs Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (Full Fat)


Blend all of the ingredients together and apply to your hair.

Let sit for 20 minutes.

Rinse with shampoo and conditioner.

The Chefanies is the blog of 2 Stephanies cooking up a healthy storm using fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients. We focus on everyday cooking that is impressive enough for entertaining and hearty enough to enjoy solo. Go to for more!

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