How To Take Care Of Baby Dry Scalp
It is a commonly observed situation with many babes between the age of 3-6 months and sometimes even more! New mothers need not worry about this commonly prevailing condition and should be aware of the ways in which they can tackle too much dryness on the babies scalp. The common dry scalp is given a term cradle cap which is a characteristic situation in which the child’s scalp has dry flaky dandruff like patches which tend to strip away like dandruff and is a concerning phenomenon with most new moms!
The oil-producing sebaceous glands produce this oil, which turns into oily patches that dry and flakes off as dandruff. Usually it is observed that mothers pass a high level of hormone after their delivery and due to which the newborn baby experiences this cradle cap issue in the early days of birth!
Since the baby’s scalp is too gentle and no amount of pressure should be exerted on it, there are few ways in which parents can check on the situation and get rid of the dry patches in a harmless way!
Lightly Massage the scalp-
Take a small amount of olive oil/ pure almond oil in your fingers and apply it on the scalp to moisten the dry patches. Rub very lightly with you fingers and while doing so you will also see that the layer of flaky deposit scraps off!
Take a gentle infant brush and brush the scalp very gently in circular motions. This loosens the excess dry patches on the scalp which makes it easy to wash with a shampoo.
Gentle Hair Wash-
The next step is to rinse the baby’s scalp with a baby shampoo which has mild PH and doesn’t irritates the baby scalp! Shampoo will also help in extracting the dirt and other flaky substance on the baby scalp to come out with the foam! As you apply the shampoo, leave it as it is for a few minutes and in the meanwhile you can cleanse the baby body parts. This will give ample time to the shampoo molecules to break the oil deposition in a harmless and gentle manner.
Now after few minutes thoroughly rinse the scalp with water and make sure there is no amount of shampoo product left on the scalp because it is not good if the hair is not washed properly.
Always make sure to apply a small amount of oil on the baby’s scalp after shampoo to prevent the scalp from getting dried and form the dry skin patches!
Until the age of one year the baby scalp should always be kept a little oily to prevent the dryness and dandruff like patches from surfacing!
I hope you like this article and know the right way to deal with dry scalp issue in kids!
Have you tried these ways before?