I have straight hair (ahem).
3.5 year old daughter has wild, curly, ringletty hair (from her father).
Firstly - I have not figured out a good way to wash it....she hates water in the eyes, and the best we can do (we have no shower currently, gah) is to have her lean backwards in a baby bath, inside the big bath, whilst I tip small containers of water over her - a la hairdressers.
This does not work well however. She doesn't like leaning back. Hates having her hair detangled with conditioner....and I DREAD the whole task.
She won't let me go near her with a brush either....so the hair gets progressively more tangled as the days post-washing go on.
Firstly - what can I do to make washing easier? Considering we just have a bath, and a shower attachment? I thought swimming goggles, but I couldn't get them on around the curly maelstrom.
Secondly - is there anything I can condition her hair with in between washes that'll help detangle it? I tried coconut oil...but it was just so greasy it got on her sheets etc...and took lots of washing out.
What do mothers of curly haired one's do!?
Her hair is not that long either, barely touching her shoulders.
Thanks so much in advance.