What to Use
Vegetable oils are incredibly nutritious for the skin, and contain lots of therapeutic minerals and vitamins. The are easily absorbed, they are completely natural, and contain no artificial ingredients.
You can also choose an organic version if you want to eliminate all chemicals and toxins.
Coconut Oil also works really well if you don’t mind the fragrance. Avoid using Baby Oil or Mineral Oil (it’s made from petroleum), and also Sweet Almond Oil – you may not know if you baby has a nut allergy. Some other good quality vegetable oils to use are jojoba, borage/star flower and sunflower.
To give the oils time to be absorbed by the scalp, apply them at night. (This also avoids your baby looking like a greasy chip during the day!).
- Pour some oil into your hands and warm it in your palms
- Gently stroke the oil over your baby’s scalp. Start at the hairline above their forehead and sweep backwards towards the nape of their neck. Avoid the eye area. Make sure the affected area is covered.
- Leave on overnight.
- Brush their hair lightly in the morning to remove any large flakes.
- Then wash with a mild, non-detergent shampoo.
- Repeat for 3 or 4 nights.
Use a sulphate/parabens free baby shampoo. A build up of the oil over time will make the condition worse. You should see an improvement in 3-4 days.
Let me know how you get on, and also if you found any other oils that worked better for you.