Of course whenever we think of marshmallows, our brain automatically resorts to s’mores, hot chocolate, and campfires. But what if I told you that marshmallow is actually the PERFECT detangler and moisturizer combination? It really is.
Why does marshmallow root work for detangling curly hair?
Marshmallow root is a mucilage, meaning it is known to produce a thick consistency to protect and coat membranes. The extract provides anti-inflammatory properties from its flavonoid content. In addition, the phagocytosis in marshmallow root extract have been proven to help slough away dead cell tissues within the skin. This helps make for great exfoliating and restoration component.
With that said, I have a tendency of relying heavily on hair product with marshmallow root extract for my 3C curls because of how great it works on detangling annoying knotty, matted, and tangled hair. And if you have that same problem with your curls, try one of these, if you haven’t already.
1. Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Quench! Moisture Intensive Leave-In, $9.99
With extra virgin olive oil and shea butter’s assistance, the amount of hydration your thirsty curls will receive from using this will be impeccable.
2. SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra Moisture Detangler, $11.99
Glycerin, coconut oil, elm and marshmallow extract make this detangler the ultimate go-to for loosening what seems like an impossible hair knot.
3. Naturally Smitten Tangle Free Pudding, $14.58
The pudding consistency of this water-based detangler/moisturizer provides amazing slip for hair types 3B and 3C.
4. Happy Soap Company Knot Anymore Hair Detangler, $9.50
Infused with peppermint and lavender essential oils, the marshmallow root is just the icing on top of this invigorating, freshening detangler.
5. Kinky Curly Knot Today, $12.00
Marshmallow root and elm provide slip, while Behentrimonium Methosulfate helps to promote thicker curls and coils.