FAIL of the century!

OMG, this past week, I experienced my biggest fail of my hair history…second only to my failed layered braids look way back in 7th grade. I was lazy on Sunday, my usual wash day so I managed to rock my hair on Monday in a free fro then planned on washing, DC’ing etc. in the evening. So there I was, thinking “hmm…I think I should finally try another deep conditioner”. I went to scour the kitchen pantry for stuff to put. My hair was feelign quite dry so I wanted a moisturising, not protein heavy conditioner. I picked up some olive oil, some honey and looked for the coconut milk tin to no avail. Then I remembered reading some girl’s DIY conditioner recipes that included blended banana. Ding ding! We have some fresh bananas in the fruit basket. So there I went, mixed some banana, honey, olive oil and a bit of aloe vera juice to lessen the thickness and slapped it on my hair. Smelt really yummy and I imagined myself with some bouncy, soft hair after letting it sink in for about 1.5 hours. After baggying my hair with this mix on while watching TV, I finally went to rinse it off. It felt soft but a bit…weird at the same time. It didn’t feel like how it usually does when I DC it. So that’s when I thought, okay, I’ve given it a go, I probably won’t use this mix again. I towel dried it and just by chance went to the mirror to check it out. I have no photos of it but this is how it sorta looked like:

My face cringed in horror!! And the more I parted my hair to examine the damage, the more chunky banana flakes stared back at me. O.M.G. They were in there, I mean right IN there. I screamed to Kev that I was gonna be a bit late for dinner and screamed (while laughing) “I HAVE BANANA STUCK IN MY HAIR!!!!!!!!” He had no idea what hell I was talking about so I went to the kitchen to show him and he just couldn’t stop laughing, showing me the dusty broom in the corner and saying that’s what my hair looked like. I had to laugh, and there we were laughing at my hair fail. What else could we do?! So I went back to the shower and frantically re-washed my hair like 3 times, each time combing it to force the flakes out of my hair. When I finally dried it again, I asked Kev to check the back and again, to my horror, they were still there! Better than before but still present. I just imagined myself going to work tomorrow with these nasty really bad looking mutant dandruff flakes and people questioning my hygiene. :S. I felt so terrible and so sorry for my fro for having to go through all of this but I had to get this damn banana out! After dinner, I sat on the floor in between Kev’s legs (a la childhood braiding style) while he helped me pick out the flakes I couldn’t see in the back and middle. Finally my hair was looking decent, and although I still had some few flakes, Kev swore they weren’t too noticeable and throughout the week, they’ll probably disappear.

Suffice to say, I will NEVER be using that recipe EVER AGAIN!!! I’m gonna stick to my usual products, they haven’t failed me so far so best to stick to what me and my fro know. Sigh!! Lesson learned!



  1. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    LOL…I am not laughing at you but this *ish is so hilarious….and the scrambled egg comment had me on the floor laughing. Goodness The price we have to pay!!! But its all beautiful in the end :))))

  2. Anonymous
    April 22, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    lol…what you have to do is wait for it to dry COMPLETELY then the banana will come out easy!!!

    • May 27, 2013 / 10:46 am

      I did and it didn't work! No stress, just not doing it again…EVER!

  3. April 18, 2013 / 11:35 am

    LOL!!! I tried a banana DC recipe I found on BGLH with extreme trepidation because I had been warned about the bits of banana in the hair. And I once rinsed out egg conditioner with hot water and suffered the effects of scrambled eggs in my hair. Suffice to say, I was so paranoid I blended those bananas over and over and over and over again. I rinsed it out in a few minutes without any banana bits at all. So, I would encourage you to give it another go, just be paranoid about the blending and you'll be fine. I think the DC does exactly what it says it does — loosen the curl and give amazing slip.

    • April 19, 2013 / 3:16 pm

      Lol, thank you for your advice and sharing your experience. Lol, I've been too traumatised to even attempt it again! I'm also happy with my DC now so no reason really to experiment with it again 😉

  4. December 19, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    rinse with cold water if you use banana…I've heard from others

    • December 29, 2012 / 3:16 pm

      Tried that…didn't work. Just not going to bother with it again!

  5. March 17, 2012 / 11:04 am

    Lol, no you weren't the only one! I just wish someone had warned me about it, ah well, you live and you learn!

  6. March 9, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    Oh my giddy aunt, this totally happened to me too! I was so mortified but I shut up about it because I thought I was the only one 😀 never again

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