Matted hair

my five year old daughter long, thin, curly, hair is so knotted up it's matted. And she gives me such a hard time I can't spend the time I want on it. I have 2c (I think) and hers is thinner and longer. Very prone to knots on middle to the bottom of her hair. I've soaked it in conditioner and tried to comb through with a wide tooth comb. I've tried detangle products. Nothing works. When I put pony tail holders in her hair it gets knotted around it. Taking it out produces cries. I feel like I'm abusing her. I have cut out really bad knots before but I hate to do it again. She's going to school soon and I'm going crazy trying to come up with a solution. Please help me stop the madness. I thank you in advance. 

3 Answers

Have you tried:  Unite  (brand out of London) 7 seconds condition leave-in detangler?  I have used this on my daughter's hair. You spray it in and after a few seconds it helps tremendously with horrible tangles. Also, make sure she isn't due for a trim. She may also need a deep conditioner (dry hair tends to knot more, especially the ends). Is she is spending lots of time in the pool? Chlorine does horrible things to the hair. My daughter's hair length and texture is similar to yours. When she swims I apply a little pure coconut oil to her damp hair and briad before she gets in the pool. What works for my daughter's hair is at night I apply a creamy leave-in conditioner (such as mixed chicks, found at target or online) to her damp hair and braid. In the morning her hair is left moisturized, shiny and virtually knot free....no tears!  otherwise, you can cut her hair a little shorter so it is more manageable.
Have you tried:  Unite  (brand out of London) 7 seconds condition leave-in detangler?  I have used this on my daughter's hair. You spray it in and after a few seconds it helps tremendously with horrible tangles. Also, make sure she isn't due for a trim. She may also need a deep conditioner (dry hair tends to knot more, especially the ends). Is she is spending lots of time in the pool? Chlorine does horrible things to the hair. My daughter's hair length and texture is similar to yours. When she swims I apply a little pure coconut oil to her damp hair and briad before she gets in the pool. What works for my daughter's hair is at night I apply a creamy leave-in conditioner (such as mixed chicks, found at target or online) to her damp hair and braid. In the morning her hair is left moisturized, shiny and virtually knot free....no tears!  otherwise, you can cut her hair a little shorter so it is more manageable.
Have you tried:  Unite  (brand out of London) 7 seconds condition leave-in detangler?  I have used this on my daughter's hair. You spray it in and after a few seconds it helps tremendously with horrible tangles. Also, make sure she isn't due for a trim. She may also need a deep conditioner (dry hair tends to knot more, especially the ends). Is she is spending lots of time in the pool? Chlorine does horrible things to the hair. My daughter's hair length and texture is similar to yours. When she swims I apply a little pure coconut oil to her damp hair and briad before she gets in the pool. What works for my daughter's hair is at night I apply a creamy leave-in conditioner (such as mixed chicks, found at target or online) to her damp hair and braid. In the morning her hair is left moisturized, shiny and virtually knot free....no tears!  otherwise, you can cut her hair a little shorter so it is more manageable.