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    Question What is the definition of slip when referencing hair care products?

    I saw a product review video by DenimPixie on YouTube. When she talked about her experience with Taliah Waajid's Curly Curl Cream she said that the product had "no slip". What does this mean?
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    As far as I know, slip refers to how easily a product can be distributed through the hair.
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    Slip is the conditioner/detangler's ability to glide your detangling tool/ fingers through your hair.

    Ingredients that indicate the condish has slip are marshmallow root, willow bark, silicones, behentrimonium methosulfate...

    So if I wet a section of hair with plain water, it will soften. Then I add a condish with the above ingredients, and that makes my hair all slippery, and waaaaaay easier to detangle.

    Conditioners without slip are of no use to me . In fact, that's my main criteria when looking for a condish.
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    ^^Great definition. Glycerin can also impart a degree of slip.

    I agree...Conditioner without slip is useless to me.
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    Can we talk more about Marshmallow root or willow bark? I know Marshmallow is in KCCC and my hair loves the slip in that. I'm looking for something to detangle my hair with before I add my current styler...it doesn't mix well with most conditioners and I don't need the extra moisture from a leave in anyway.

    Should I find my mortar and pestle and get to grinding this "root" and "bark"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickSilver View Post
    Can we talk more about Marshmallow root or willow bark? I know Marshmallow is in KCCC and my hair loves the slip in that. I'm looking for something to detangle my hair with before I add my current styler...it doesn't mix well with most conditioners and I don't need the extra moisture from a leave in anyway.

    Should I find my mortar and pestle and get to grinding this "root" and "bark"?
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    You can steep marshmallow root to make your own detangler in water overnight I believe.... If you search for it there is an old thread on the homemade hair product forum from like 2008 or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms-gg

    You can steep marshmallow root to make your own detangler in water overnight I believe.... If you search for it there is an old thread on the homemade hair product forum from like 2008 or something...
    Yep you can use marshmallow root straight up. Just make a good strong decoction (what teas from seeds/barks are called because you need to boil seeds/barks not just steep them) and rinse your hair with it, detangle and proceed as normal. Doesn't do much for me but I know others for whom it does.

    Nothing gives me more slip than castor oil.
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    I knew about marshmallow being slippery , bit I didn't know for willow bark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms-gg View Post
    Hush up chick

    You can steep marshmallow root to make your own detangler in water overnight I believe.... If you search for it there is an old thread on the homemade hair product forum from like 2008 or something...
    Quote Originally Posted by Soul Rebel View Post
    Yep you can use marshmallow root straight up. Just make a good strong decoction (what teas from seeds/barks are called because you need to boil seeds/barks not just steep them) and rinse your hair with it, detangle and proceed as normal. Doesn't do much for me but I know others for whom it does.

    Nothing gives me more slip than castor oil.
    LOL thank you ma'ams. Off to do that search. Wonder if my Indian grocer sells marshmallow root....
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