Julie - posted on 06/01/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is 3.5 yrs old and she is (blk/wht) biracial. She also was born with a disease called Neurofibromatosis that has cause her to have issues with Autism, Speach Delay (she's still not talking at all yet), Decreased Hearing (she has 7% hearing in one ear and 13% in the other ear), and most importantly SID (sensory intergrated disorder). Because of all these issues combined, it made it hard just to get her hair washed... She thought of it as torture!!! No kidding! So we listened to a local hair salon stylist and she said to just force her into washing her hair 1-2 times every 2 weeks. However, in turn, this caused her hair to become SEVERELY matted! It bothers her so much and I don't know what to do. These matts just formed literally it seemed like 'overnight'. Now I've tried everything under the sun to get these matts out of her hair. The only time I've been able to work on her hair is when she's sleeping because of her autism and sensitivity issues. Even still, the matts rip out so much hair that by the time I'm done using leave in conditioner, waiting for the hair to soften, then combing out each matted strand... 1 hr will have passed and I've only gotten 2-3 matts out. WHAT DO I DO? There has to be an easier way! Can someone please help. I use the only product out I know best for her hair type called "Mixed Chix". It did make an improvement, but by the time I got the product, it was too late... the matted hair had already formed. Please help me! ~Thank you!