help for my 2 year old

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I'm looking for something to loosen her curls a little... have been told to try a texture softener but want to stay away from chemicals....any suggestions?
You can really only do so much with the texture before it becomes damaging. :/ What is your current routine for her hair and what are her hair properties? Is there a reason why you want her pattern looser?
CG since 8th of September 2013 - learning in progress!

3a/m/iii - waist length wet
Cleanser: Naturelle Volumizing
Conditioner/LI: Garnier Respons Avocadooil and Shea Butter, Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Volume Conditioner
Styling: Eldorado Hairgel Strong
To help with tangles so I'm not hurting her
You don't need to change her hair texture to be able to detangle without hurting her, detangling is about technique, products and patience. What is your current hair routine for her?
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CG since 8th of September 2013 - learning in progress!

3a/m/iii - waist length wet
Cleanser: Naturelle Volumizing
Conditioner/LI: Garnier Respons Avocadooil and Shea Butter, Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Volume Conditioner
Styling: Eldorado Hairgel Strong
You don't need to change her texture to help with the tangles. What helps for my younger sister with super curly hair is to co-wash her hair and detangle a little with that, then rinse it out and apply Kinky-Curly Knot Today to get rid of the worst tangles. Leave all the KCKT in her hair once you're done detangling and then apply a cream based styling product. Shea Moisture works great. For my sister, this routine tames her hair a little and keeps it moisturized, which helps prevent future tangles.
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You do well in not wanting chemicals on a toddler's head Mommy! If you were to go that route then you wouldn't be able to stop and would send your daughter down the path of hair-hate and possibly in the future the tell-tale receding hairline due to burns of frequent touch-ups that many women have (the reason many have decided to go back to natural in the end...).

You don't say what you're doing now so I can only recommend that you get a conditoner that has behentrimonium methosulphate or behentrimonium chloride and/or cetrimonium chloride as well, and some type of oil. Then just wash her hair with it as if it were shampoo but being very careful not to rub her hair too much. Proceed to detangle her hair with a wide tooth comb starting at the very ends and then going towards the scalp, then rinse her head, blot off gently with preferably a microfiber towel (now available at every Dollar Tree) and reapply a bit of the CO as a LI, if you can get her to bend her head down and shake her head from side to side cute little ringlets may very likely form, if not then when it's almost dry you may want to twist out her hair if it's long enough for that.

You can also make a detangler to use in between washes by diluting a teaspoon of the CO in distilled water to fill a travel-size spray bottle (shake well), you can add a few drops of a good oil too. Keep it in the fridge when not in use so it'll last longer, and discard after a few of weeks (if not all gone) or if you notice any change in smell. You can use this through the day if needed to keep her curls detangled and soft.

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