The Body Shop Banana Hair Mask (Vegan) Review

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Recently I bought a tub of the new Banana Hair Mask from The Body Shop. How did it fare?

 

I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. I love that it’s different. I love that it’s so curly and bouncy and I get to say “why yes, I woke up like this!” so often when my hair is at it’s best.

 

I hate trying to tame my hair. I hate that when it goes wrong, it goes very VERY wrong. I hate that it takes more time to look after it than I actually have.

 


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My Aunt is a Body Shop at Home consultant, and she showed me some before and after photos of the banana hair mask. Unlike the shampoo and conditioner in the banana range, the hair mask is vegan. Perfect for people who are trying to reduce their consumption of animal products!

 

 

the body shop banana hair mask review

 

The Body Shop Banana Hair Mask Review

 

The first thing I noticed was that it smelled delicious. I read the description (“We blended our Community Trade banana in a nature-powered recipe with Peruvian Community Trade Brazil nut oil, Brazilian cupuacu butter and Community Trade shea butter and cocoa butter”) and thought “that’s all? It smells so yummy too!”

 


It turns out the banana hair mask is neither yummy nor safe for human consumption. Don’t try this at home! #Oops!


 

Not my finest moment. Turns out the actual ingredient list is on the bottom. Once I’d had a drink and regained a sense of dignity (ha!) I decided before and after shots would be a good idea.

 

banana hair mask review before shot

 

Before

 

My hair is dry and very frizzy. It’s brittle in places, although most of the brittle parts got hacked off in the post-festival exodus. My hair is neglected and quite frankly, I don’t have time for it! I really hope keeping it shorter will help (it was halfway down my back before I chopped it off) but still. I need help.

 


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banana hair mask review after shot

 

After

 

As my hair is drying, I notice the ends still seem pretty dry. When my hair is completely dry, it feels softer and is much less frizzy than before. My hair smells delicious – I can’t help but sniff my hair throughout the day!

 

The Verdict

 

After months of casual neglect and a weekend in a field, my hair was in pretty horrific shape. The banana hair mask softened my hair and noticeably reduced frizz. It smelled amazing in my hair. It’s affordable and vegan, however the other products in the banana range are not vegan. In the post-festival fatigue and moving stress, it felt good to treat myself. I think after another application, my hair will look even better.

 

 


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What did you think of the Body Shop Banana Hair Mask? Let me know in the comments!

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