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Marshmallow Root

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Marshmallow always makes me think marshmellow.  No they aren’t related, but if you try saying marshmallow really fast 10x it’s really hard not to say marshmellow.  Anyways, I’m pretty sure you’re more interested in what marshmallow root has to offer.  Before I list the rest of marshmallows attributes, I’d like to take a second to explain “provides slip”.  The term “provides slip” is essentially slang for contains mucilage.  Mucilage is a by product that certain herbs produce.  It coats your hair, in a good way, to make detangling and combing your hair easier.  Some plants that produce mucilage have a sticky residue when used.  Marshmallow root is not one of those plants.  Marshmallow root also doesn’t leave your hair feeling weighed down and coated.  Here are the rest of marshmallows’ properties:
  • contains 18%-35% mucilaginuous compounds
  • has slippery texture
  • provides natural shine to hair
  • soothes dry scalp
  • can be used to treat eczema and psoriasis
  • rich in vitamin A and C
  • conditions hair
  • softens hair
  • promotes hair growth
  • high content of plant proteins
  • provides slip for your hair