Detangling Curls With Slippery Elm



What is it?


Slippery elm, or Ulmus rubra, is a tree native to the central and eastern United States and Ontario, Canada.

The tree is known for its dark brown to reddish brown bark and can reach a height of 60-80 feet. Native Americans would peel its slimy, red inner bark from twigs and branches and use it as a remedy for many common ailments:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. ...

  • Soothing a Cough and Sore Throat.

  • Urinary Tract. 

  • Heartburn and GERD.

Hair Benefits


Slippery elm is great as a water-based leave-in conditioner, moisturizing hair cream, and a detangling spray. With the procyanidins, slippery elm improves the strength of hair and makes it tensile. The inner bark is great for treating dry, dull, and damaged strands.

In hair, Slippery elm bark can be used to make a gel for your hair, much like how flaxseed gel is used.  Its also used to enhance commercial (off the shelf) conditioners to improve their slip.  It is said to have anti bacterial properties and helps to strengthen hair.


Other Benefits:

  • Calcium help to strengthen the body and hair.

  • Amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins, encourage the growth of strong, healthy hair. They create red blood cells, which in turn deliver nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. 

  • Iodine is important in a properly functioning thyroid gland, and an iodine deficiency is a common cause of hair loss among women.

How to use?

Try this 

Combine the distilled water, slippery elm, and marshmallow root, and boil on low to medium heat for 15 min. Allow to cool and strain herbs. Fill 1/3 of spray bottle with distilled water and add strained herb mixture. Add aloe vera gel to the oils and shake well.


Our Products

This Marshmallow Root infused frizz fighter is loaded with antioxidants and minerals like potassium and magnesium, vitamins A, C and E to fight breakage and split ends. This all-natural styling aid conditions hair leaving hair detangled and looking frizz-free. For hair types 3a-4c.


Which hair type is it good for?



✔ Curly

✔ Coiled

✔ Tightly Coiled




✔ Thick

✔ Dry Hair