I know your daughter doesn't want to cut her hair but if it's damaged she really should. There's nothing that can be done for damaged hair except cutting it off. I had to cut mine but I was ok with it. My hair looked like a hot mess and I wanted to start CG with a clean slate to get the most healthy hair possible.
I totally agree with you about her needing a cut. She let me trim her hair about a month or two ago, and right away she could feel the difference. We are definitely seeing a difference with her hair since we've haven't sraightened it back in June, it's really looking and feeling good. She adjusting to her natural look, just wish an actual curl would form soon. All the new growth is tight zig zag patterns, but thats only the first 4-5 inch, then it does whatever. I'm seriously intrigued about hair milk I've been hearing, and wonder if thats something for her.
I use SheaMoisture curl milk. It has coconut oil and hibiscus. I like it.
Sounds like she has fractal curls. If so doing a pre poo before she co-washes will greatly aid in moisture and help her curls to form. I have noticed such a considerable difference in my curl pattern and moisture level since I started CG three weeks ago. Just remember to clarify the hair before going full CG. :-)
I can't thank you enough for your helpful information. You've been wonderful support and given amazing insight. We're definitely getting the shea moisturizer curl milk!! I hope it works, we've tried so many things, and the other problem is, she is SO picky about the way her hair feels and looks. She doesn't like her hair looking or feeling greasy, so I hope the shea moisture curl milk won't do that...
Can't wait to try something new!!
Thanks for the advice & support!!
I forgot to tell you that I use Loreal Eversleek frizz taming serum creme (sulfate/silicone free). It is non-greasy and works wonders to tame frizz! Love it! After I cowash I apply this to seal in moisture. I also got this at Walgreens for around $6.00.