Hi! I have 3b hair, like your daughter's, and it does have a tendency to grow bigger before it grows longer.
  • How long is your daughter's hair now?
  • Do you use leave-in conditioner and/or gel in her hair?
  • Have you considered the "curly girl method"? Many curlies find this sulfate-free and silicone-free method helpful to keep their curls moisturized and frizz free. Less frizz means less volume.
  • Also, a good haircut does wonders!

You're an awesome mom for coming on here looking for info! I know my mom struggled to understand my hair growing up. Just remember to be nice to her as to not hurt her self-esteem as you figure things out together. Curly hair is an adventure!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength