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Q: My daughter is 2 years old and has white-blonde curls. She has so many knots and tangles every morning; it is awful trying to comb it! Can you suggest a product for me to try on her? Thank you so much for your help.

Cozy: You are not alone! Tangled hair is the No. 1 problem that we hear about from our clients. I have two suggestions for you. First, try So Cozy Lucky Lime Pre-Detangling Treatment. It is a new way to deal with knots. It has been created to use in the bath with a wide-tooth comb. After shampooing, apply a generous amount of treatment to hair the way you would a conditioner. It smoothes the cuticle and will allow you to comb through the tangles without damage to hair or pain! Rinse when finished. The formulation also has a lot of conditioning properties, so you can even skip conditioning if you want! Second, for help when you're not in the tub, use So Cozy Detangler & Leave-in conditioner. It will help maintain tangle-free hair and will get out knots out on the go!

Q: My daughter is almost 3, and she does not enjoy getting her hair combed. She has very tight, frizzy curls. She is half Filipino and half Black. I don't want to braid her hair as many advise me to do. Do you have any suggestions about how I can learn to work with her curls?

Cozy: It seems to me you have two issues: how to help your daughter get her hair combed and how to deal with her frizzy curls. Maintaining tangle-free hair will probably help your daughter deal with getting her hair combed. See question No. 1 for tips on preventing knots. Second, learning to work with her curls will be a learn-as-you-go process. You should try a product that will help smooth her hair to prevent the frizz that you are talking about. I recommend So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream, which is very light and yields a natural look and feel. One of the things that I like about this product is that you can use it on wet or dry hair, so it’s great for a quick help before school or when you just need a little last minute help, and it's also great right after the bath to scrunch into her hair to help maintain curls and prevent frizz.

Q: My 2-year-old daughter has hair that is straighter in front and tighter in the back. When it is washed and drying, her hair looks beautiful. But after a few hours (once the water dries), it puffs up big time. After a few days, her hair gets very dry. The products I have tried work for a few hours and then they seem to dry her hair out. I want a product that will help maintain her curls and will help keep her hair moisturized and shiny. What products do you recommend?

Cozy: It sounds like the first thing you need to do is condition! If her hair is dried out, you must condition every time she bathes. I recommend So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner with sweet almond oil to lock in moisture and wheat protein to smooth and protect the hair shaft. To help maintain curls and lock in moisture, scrunch in So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream after bath. You can also use it anytime you need to refresh curls.

Q: I am from the land of the straight haired, so I'm confused about how to work with my biracial daughter's curly/kinky hair. It is very healthy. But my main problem is that when she wakes up in the morning, she has this massive mess of hair. Is there anything I can do that will prevent it from becoming a tangled mess in the morning . I feel bad for her when I have to pick it all out, and I know I'm not supposed to wash it everyday or it will dry out. She hates this and it makes her really mad (she'll be 1 next week).

Cozy: You didn’t mention the length of your daughter’s hair, but if possible I recommend putting it in a loose braid or pony before bed to prevent the tangles that occur when she is moving around in her sleep. Also try a satin pillowcase, which reduces friction, thus reducing tangles. You are right that it is unnecessary to wash everyday, but you can condition as often as she bathes. Additionally, using So Cozy Detangler & Leave-in Conditioner will help with the knots and condition at the same time. It's okay to use on wet or dry hair.

Q: I need help with my 2 year old daughter's hair. She has curly ringlets from the chin down. But the crown is as flat as can be. What products should I use (first timer, even for me) to get more curls on top?

Cozy: Your daughter’s hair may be changing and it is not uncommon to see a child with two different types of hair. I would recommend a consultation with a good stylist who can advise you on the type of cut your daughter should have. It sounds like a few layers on top may add some body and curls to the crown, but it is hard to say without seeing your daughter. You should also try using a light styling gel that is alcohol free (so it won’t dry out hair) like So Cozy Groovy Grape Styling Gel. This will help maintain the curls on the bottom and help hold the body on the top.

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