My mother-in-law had been the one to say the smoothie was working great for her, but I think she must be doing something in addition that she isn't telling me -- and she is only doing her hair every other weekend, and apparently when she does it, it hurts like heck, which I had *not* known about until last night.

I picked up a bottle of the bottle of the SM conditioner that actually says "detangling" on the side and we tried that last night, along with requiring Daddy to tell knock-knock jokes to her the entire time so she wasn't squirmy and we could work more slowly and deliberately, and it went much better.

I am also going to try putting her hair up in fat braids at night instead of just ponytails -- thank you both for your suggestions!