I used it with Hawaian Silky to help detangle. Wow! Bella had a few dreadlocks starting (underneath neck area) and using this stopped them. The combination of the teezer and this was seriously easy. Her hair is really long, when wet it reaches mid back.
Then while I was there, I found another product that I have not used yet but will try. Bella uses Wen as a cleansing conditioner. It works very well. Love it. It is expensive, though. Because her hair is so long we also go through it pretty quickly. Well, Sally's sells the generic form. It is about 1/3 of the price of Wen. They also sell sample size packets for $1.49.
I have not used it but I will let you know if it works as well as Wen. It may depend on your child's hair texture, but they are worth a try. Not a big investment. And if they work as well for you as they did for me....you will have so many more hours in the day to do laundry, dishes, or even read a book:) Thank you Staci!