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Marshmallow Aloe Softener

This marshmallow spritz is a nice light spritz you can use any time. It does not build up and you don't need to wash it out.

Carry a little bottle of this infusion with you for a freshen up or use it underneath other styling products.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups Distilled or Purified Water
2 tsp Marshmallow Root
1 tsp Horsetail
1 tsp Oatstraw
1 cup Aloe Vera Juice
10-30 Drops essential oil of your choice

METHOD

  1. Make an herbal decoction with the marshmallow root and water - Boil water and add marshmallow root then turn down to simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
  2. Take decoction off heat and remaining herbs. Let rest at least 15 more minutes.
  3. Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into bottle when cool.
  4. Add aloe vera juice (if the infusion results in less than one cup,  just use equal parts aloe vera juice so it is half decoction and half aloe juice)
  5. Allow to cool and pour into a spritz bottle.
  6. Spritz on and work through hair.

 

Last modified on Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:26
Patricia Gaines

Patricia Gaines aka Deecoily is the founder and creator of Nappturality in 2002, the beginning of the natural hair movement. Since 2000 she has been blogging on all things natural hair, Black culture and politics.

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