Hope everyone had a great weekend! As I mentioned in my last wash day post, here’s the DIY detangler I mixed up and applied under coconut oil. Alone it works great but adding the coconut oil on top really increased its effectiveness. Here’s a collage of how I mixed it up.

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[1] — I boiled the marshmallow root for 30 minutes to release the mucilage (which is what provides “slip”) contained in the root. Then using a strainer I separated the root from the liquid/mucilage, pressing down on the roots with the back of a spoon to extract as much as possible.
[2] — I scooped the mucilage into the bottle and then poured the remaining liquid into the spray bottle
[3] — I added a table 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
[4] — Then a tablespoon of vegetable glyercine


  1. Hi Jen!

    How does this compare to your slippery elm and marshmallow root detangler? Looking forward to your thoughts on this. Thanks.

  2. I tried slipperly elm with oil but it was not effective the first time i tried it but when i added the glycerin it worked like a charm. My go to detangler from now on. I am relaxed by the way.

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