marshmallow mixology

Ok so ppl are always using this word...umm what is "slip"? And what is this Jilbere comb? Is it a specialized detangling comb???

I read somewhere (m&cís blog, I think) that marshmallow provides great slip when added to hair products and is great to combat dry hair. I couldnít jump on this fast enough, slip is my best friend. Today I visited my local health food store and found it. It was quite expensive at $5.16/100g, so with my thinking cap on I decided to buy the organic marshmallow tea for $7 (24 tea bags). My mix: I filled up a 150ml jar with my conditioner and mixed the contents of two tea bags with it. After pre-pooing my hair, I conditioned it with my marshmallow concoction. Wow! Last week I was worried about how much hairs I lost to detangling. Today, I was able to detangle in under five minutes without my Jilbere comb. I lost less than 20 hairs, and yes I counted.

I would actually recommend getting the tea bags as the herb is all ground up for you. Saves time! The one downside to this herb is the grit left over. In future, Iíll sift it before mixing it. Marshmallow *ahhhhhh*
Originally Posted by KinkyPJ
Slip is associated with easier detangling. So if a product has slip it makes it easier to detangle your hair. Marshmallow root is supposed to add slip. You are right about the comb. It is a special detangling tool.

I have been using burdock and marshmallow root extracts in my conditioners. I have been loving the results (softer hair and less tangles) but I am not sure which one is doing what. The extracts are great and they are alcohol free. Those two herbs and castor oil have made my hair much more agreeable lately.
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Thank you so much! When you say you have been using burdock and marshmellow, do you mean you add them to your existing conditioner or do you have one that contains both extracts???

Slip is associated with easier detangling. So if a product has slip it makes it easier to detangle your hair. Marshmallow root is supposed to add slip. You are right about the comb. It is a special detangling tool.

I have been using burdock and marshmallow root extracts in my conditioners. I have been loving the results (softer hair and less tangles) but I am not sure which one is doing what. The extracts are great and they are alcohol free. Those two herbs and castor oil have made my hair much more agreeable lately.
Originally Posted by CuriousCoils
Marshmallow is great. Kinky Curly uses it in both the Knot Today and the Curling Custard and both are very slippery.
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Hi,I want to buy the marshmallow root powder.Will the powder mix with water make a good thick paste?I want to apply it to my hair.Wow I never knew that marshmallow detangles the hair.
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I just made a flax and marshmallow root gel, (2 cups water and 5 teaspoons each of flax and marshmallow root, bring to a boil and simmer about 10 minutes).
What I had was chopped up root, not powder, which made for easy straining. While hot I poured the mix into a cloth bag and let it strain that way. When it started to cool and thicken I squeezed the bag out. No lumps or grainy bits. Then I added ginger and tangerine EO's.
I have to wait to use it, my hair is full of cocconut oil right now...but I will let you know how it works!
You can buy a pound of this for under $9.00(under 6 for the powder) at www.herbalcom.com. This is where I bought all of my herbs from. My order should be arriving next week.
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I've called all over town looking for marshmallow root powder...but everyone only has the capsules . Can I just break those up and pour into my DT? I want this form my amla and "other stuff" treatment
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So when you use marshmallow, how do you brew it to make a mucilage like consistency? It would seem like it would make it easier to add to conditioners and stuff.

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