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How To: Do It Yourself (DIY) All Natural Leave In Detangler for Natural Hair

Hey Sistas! I LOVE this easy Do It Yourself (DIY) detangler! I’ve been using is for about a month, and it gives my natural hair lots of slip, shine, and a slight hold. I also love that all of the ingredients are natural! I decide to make this detangler because I noticed that all of my favorite detanglers include marshmallow root or slippery elm, and I’m so glad I tried it because it turned out great. Hope you enjoy the video & recipe!

Products Needed:

  • 3 Tbsp Marshmallow Root – this adds slip and slight hold
  • 2 Tbsp Slippery Elm Bark Powder – this adds slip and strengthens your hair
  • 3 cups of Distilled or Purified Water
  • 1/4 cup of Aloe Vera Juice – provides PH balance
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil – this is a preservative
  • Oils of your choice – I used Apricot Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil & a couple drops of Lavender Oil for scent
  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Container
  • Bottle
  • Spoon

The Process:

Step 1: Place your pot on the stove, let your water simmer and add your Marshmallow Root
Step 2: Distribute your Slippery Elm Root evenly in the pot to avoid it clumping together
Step 3: Bring your ingredients to a boil, them let is simmer for 15 minutes
Step 4: Use your hand mixer to mix the ingredients together
Step 5: Strain your ingredients over a container and make sure to shake it to loosen it up and allow it to ooze through. Use a spoon if you need to help it out of the strainer
Step 6: Let it cool, then fill your bottle less than half way
Step 7: Add the Aloe Vera Juice, Vitamin E Oil
Step 8: Fill the rest of the bottle with the oils of your choice
Step 9: Shake the bottle to make sure your ingredients are well mixed
*Note: Store your detangler in the refrigerator

That’s it! Let me know if you end up making this in the comments or in The Sistahood Forum! And subscribe to our YouTube channel to view more videos and stay updated on new uploads!

XOXO,
India

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Written by India

India is the oldest sister in the trio. She loves sharing natural hair styles, tips, and inspiring women to embrace their natural beauty.

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