When a parent calls, the first question, especially when dealing with a young child, is how to detangle. Often it's a battle, and therefore is easier to avoid . Don't do it! You'll wind up with a giant knot, or worse. That fine hair can knot itself into an ever growing mat. The more you avoid it, the bigger it gets. Take the time to detangle daily . Keeping those curls tangle free starts with what not to do: no shampoo, which is drying, no combs, brushes, or towels. Using gentle sulfate free cleanser, and a hydrating conditioner, will keep those curls healthy. If possible, detangle with your fingers. Think about it: Your fingers are the same as wide tooth comb, aren't they? There are some great detangling sprays available. Another option is a spray bottle filled with watered down conditioner. Once the hair is tangle free, do your best to prevent new tangles .At night, putting hair up in a loose braid or pony tail with a fabric hair band ,and sleeping on a satin pillowcase will preserve those curls and prevent tangles.
When it's time for a cut, a curl by curl cut by a curly hair stylist will make the best of those curls. You will get instructions on the best products for your child's hair type, and how to apply them.
Feel good. You are giving your child the best start in a very positive self concept!