My 8yo daughter has 3b/3c hair, and we had been doing pretty well, with co-wash once/twice a week, and then detangling with a wide tooth comb with the SheaMoisture smoothie on her hair, but as it has been getting longer... something is not working right.

The tangles are happening much faster, her hair is getting dry much faster, and it seems like the conditioner is only sinking in to the top layer of hair. Her hair is her pride and joy now, so I would really like to not cut it short again if possible. Any ideas?