Luxury DIY Detangler Recipe: The BEST Way to Get Rid of Knots
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Luxury DIY Detangler Recipe: The BEST Way to Get Rid of Knots

After trying this homemade detangler recipe you will be able to easily comb through the tangle leaving your hair soft, shiny and feeling fabulous.
Luxury DIY Detangler Recipe: The BEST Way to Get Rid of Knots

Meet the DIY Detangler Recipe that will have you saying goodbye forever to store-bought ones 

Confession time: you have, at some point, encountered a particularly pesky knot that looked like gum was holding it together, and it made you feel so hopeless you actually considered cutting that chunk of hair off.

And you also probably have no memory of how you got out of that mess. Tangles are common and are also a symptom of hair damage especially in the hair’s outer layer: the cuticles.

With lack of moisture, heat damage, and excessive color treatment among other things, the cuticles open up and snag, these rough surfaces of the hair get caught in each other and thus become pesky little knots and tangles.

Preventing tangles requires long-term care and an endless loop of injecting moisture into the hair so the cuticles close up and become smooth again.

But occasionally, even when we are so careful and so consistent with our routines, we do occasionally end up with some tangling here and there.

That is why detangling is also an essential part of hair care routines. We are teaching the proper and better haircare in a holistic way in our 14 Days Haircare Challenge.

The Importance of Proper, Gentle Detangling

Detangling is a make or breaks for the hair, almost quite literally. Improper detangling puts your hair at risk of breakage.

Forcing your fingers or combing through tangles without detanglers causes friction – and this friction can literally break your cuticles and cause your hair to break, and your hair tends to become brittle.

Resistance can also cause your hair to fall if you apply too much force on your pull! We don’t want that to happen.

To prevent further hair damage, you have to deal with your knots by adding something that will act as a lubricant that decreases friction and resistance and simply let the comb slip through the tangles without excessive force or rubbing.

Now, you have two options when it comes to detanglers: you can buy them in stores as they are now more easily available than ever – but do note that some of these products are friendlier than others and if you’re not so careful, you might end up with more harm than good. Your other option comes in everyone’s favorite fun: DIY!

DIY Hair Detangling Recipe

This DIY recipe is as easy to make as it is to use – not to mention very effectively. The ingredients in this recipe are ideal and safe for most hair types and can keep in the fridge for up to a week.

You can also keep it in the freezer for a longer period and thaw out only when you need it. You can learn more recipes here.

There are only three ingredients to this recipe:

  •         Slippery Elm Powder (1 tbsp)
  •         Marshmallow Root Powder (2 tbsp)
  •         250 mL distilled water


  1. Fill a large pot with the water and turn it on to medium heat.
  2. Add the powders and mix thoroughly until the powders are completely dissolved.
  3. Leave the mixture on the fire and let it boil for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool completely.
  5. You might get watery jelly consistency or clumps so it is best to strain it before storing it in spray bottles.
  6. If you’re adding essential oils to your DIY detanglers, avoid getting any of them onto the scalp.
  7. Can be used for pre-or post-wash detangling – you don’t need to rinse this one-off.

Can it get any easier than that? We are guessing: NOT! Sound off in the comments when you’ve tried this recipe and how it fares against your usual store-bought products! 

Tangles and knots are a common cause of split-end. If you've been struggling with those pesky problems, read this post on how to prevent or remove them effectively.

What other hair issues do you want to get rid of? Do you want us to discuss more of it? Please let us know in the comment below!

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