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The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask Review


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About The Body Shop

Started in 1976, The Body Shop was founded in Brighton (England) by Dame Anita Roddick. The company was based on the concept of ethically sourced and natural ingredients directly from the source and cruelty-free products. Today, the company has over 3000 stores and has over 1000+ products in its portfolio. The brand has its presence in over 65 countries and its popularity continues to grow.

About The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask

The hair mask is a vegan product meant to deeply nourish normal to dry hair. As the name mentions, banana is a key ingredient in the product formula. Apart from the banana puree, the formula also contains shea butter and brazil nut oil. Banana is a natural skin softener, and shea butter and brazil nut oil provide nourishment to the skin.



The product has the following ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract/Banana Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Behentrimonium Chloride, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Parfum/Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diheptyl Succinate, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ascorbic Acid, Linalool, Panthenol, Tocopherol, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 15985/Yellow 6.

FunctionIngredientsWhat exactly they do

Skin brightening

Ascorbic Acid

These ingredients help treat the hyper-pigmentation of the skin.

Skin-identical ingredient


This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.



This helps treat inflammation of the skin and provide relief.


Cetrimonium Chloride

These ingredients help in reducing the growth of bacteria on the skin.


Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid

These ingredients help balance the pH of the formula.


Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

These ingredients help in keeping the formula of the product stable.


Ci 19140/​Yellow 5, Ci 15985/​Yellow 6

These ingredients help to give color to the product.


Cetearyl Alcohol, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/​Cocoa Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/​Shea Butter, Diheptyl Succinate

These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.


Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetrimonium Chloride

These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.


Glycerin, Panthenol

Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.


Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum/​Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Linalool

Add fragrance to the product.


Behentrimonium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin

They help in keeping the formula to stay effective for longer duration.


Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Benzyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol

These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.


Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride

These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.

Viscosity controlling

Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/​Shea Butter, Benzyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol

These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.

Price of the Product and Packaging

The product is priced at USD 18.00 for 8.2 OZ. (232 g). It comes in a black plastic tub packaging. The packaging is sturdy and is travel friendly. It's small and does not leak, making it really good for traveling.

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The Product

The hair mask is a light yellow coloured cream. You can apply it easily on your hair with your fingers. The hair mask appears to be thick, but as soon as it comes in contact with damp hair, it thins out and is easy to apply. You also only need a small amount. The amount needed also depends on the hair of a person, whether it is long or short, thick or fine. The product smells like banana puree. After washing it out of your hair, the smell doesn't linger. The product leaves your hair shiny, soft and really smooth.


How to Use The Product

Like any other hair mask, the product is to be applied after cleansing your hair. I use it on damp, cleansed hair. I take some product on my fingers and run it throughout my hair. After 5–6 minutes, I wash my hair and let it dry. Then voila, smooth and shiny hair in minutes!


Pros of The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask:

  • The hair mask leaves keeps the hair nourished and smooth.
  • The packaging is travel friendly.
  • The hair mask is easy to apply.

Cons of The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask:

  • I feel that the fragrance of the product is a little too artificial, but it doesn’t affect the functionality of the product.

Personal Opinion

I have high praise for this hair mask. It has some great ingredients and does a good job at making your hair smooth and shiny. As discussed, the fragrance was the only drawback that I found. Other than that I feel the product is great. Would I recommend it? I would give a rating of 4.5 out of 5 for this hair mask. I will definitely be buying this again.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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