Saturday, January 17, 2009

From Inspired Sis' Apothecary: Herbal Detangler


Enjoy a bit of magik from the wonderdome of Inspired Sis.
note: I've highlit some of the ingredients in the directions portion.


I recently decided to use marshmallow root, aloe vera gel, and sesame seed oil as an herbal detangler and you know what? It worked! It might have helped that I gave myself a one inch trim two weeks ago but I'm sure that it would have worked just as well if I hadn't ;-)



So, this is what I did...
    I didn't measure anything so the following are approximations. You would use the detangler as you would any liquid or cream that would be used to comb through your hair with a wide tooth comb to remove knots or tangles.

I added about 5 tablespoons of marshmallow root to 2 cups of boiling water. I let it boil for a few minutes until it thickened up a bit. I stirred up the mix once or twice. Once the gel appeared I allowed it to cool. Afterwards I used a nut milk bag to strain the roots out and retain the gel.

The marshmallow root was then poured into a ceramic bowl and then 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and 2 teaspoons of sesame seed oil were added to the mix.

That's all.
You can always add essential oils though if you enjoy scented hair -- lavender, frankincense, and ylang ylang are some of my favorites (a few drops are all that's needed).

Out of habit, I found myself adding additional sesame seed oil to each parted section after I coated it with the mix BUT my twists weren't greasy or flaky after they air dried. they were happily twisted and ready to be put up in a bun or worn down.

Additional note: To make it even easier place your hair in big sections while washing to lessen the chances of tangles and knots.

After washing my hair, I added the mixture to each parted section, combed it through with a wide-toothed comb, and then allowed my hair to air dry in big twists.


Happy hair maintenance be unto you! :-)

~~~PZ says~~~* : Thankyou Inspired Sis for permitting us to guestpost some of your stardust.Find more of Inspired Sis' magik via her blog Plantfolk. And buy the teeshirt *_^


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4 comments:

fly tie said...

now this is apparently what i was needing yesterday when toughing it out with my tangled hair as i was preparing to twist. i'll definitely have to give it a try, because nothing else i've used to detangle works the way i think it should.

thanks!

PurpleZoe said...

Peace Sistar *_^

Thx for stopping through.
I have this on my list of experiments to try as well. 'Twas gracious of Inspired Sis to bless us with the guestpost.
Also eyeing Bentonite clay. Saw it on Curlynikki.com recently.

Shine on
-PZ

plantfolk said...

peace ultraviolet underground folks!

i tried the recipe earlier this evening following my instructions and decided that it needed more marshmallow root and water. and a bit less oil.

so, here's a modified version of it...

5 tablespoons of marshmallow root
2 cups of boiling water
2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
2 teaspoons of sesame seed oil

add essential oils according to your hair and scent needs.

after washing my hair, i added the mixture to each parted section, combed it through with a wide-toothed comb, and then allowed my hair to air dry in big twists.

***to make it even easier place your hair in big sections while washing to lessen the chances of tangles and knots.

hope this helps even further :-)

PurpleZoe said...

Peace Queen *_^

I'm updating it now.

Love&Light
-PZ