सरजं बिभ्रती वासो वेणीभूतांश्च मूर्धजान् ॥ २४ ॥
sarajaṁ bibhratī vāso
veṇī-bhūtāṁś ca mūrdhajān
The lotus-eyed Devahūti accepted the order of her husband. Because of her dirty dress and the locks of matted hair on her head, she did not look very attractive.
It appears that Devahūti’s hair had remained uncombed for many years and had become complicated in tangles. In other words, she neglected her bodily dress and comforts to engage in the service of her husband.