Baby Hair Problems: The Cradle Cap

Baby hair problems, or anything concerning baby will always zap parents into a panic state. There are some however that you shouldn’t be so stressed about.

Here’s what you need to know about one of the most common baby hair problems: the cradle cap.

Baby Hair Problems: The Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap

Described as seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff for infants, cradle cap is characterized by flaky, dry skin or thick, oily, yellowish or brown crusts that sometimes extend around your baby’s ears, eyebrows, eyelids and even creases in the upper chest area.

Cradle cap shows up in your baby’s first few months and usually clears up before his or her first birthday.

The Cause

Contrary to popular belief, cradle cap does not result from allergies or poor hygiene. In fact, the cause is unknown. But one theory by some of the experts is that the baby’s seborrheic glands (responsible for producing oil) are over-stimulated by hormones from his or her mother, nearing the end of her pregnancy. The resulting secretions make the skin cells on your baby’s head stick to the scalp.

Treatment Options

While baby hair problems like the cradle cap may be harmless or might not cause your bundle of joy discomfort, this scalp condition sure isn’t cute with the scales and flakes. There are even accounts that cradle cap can cause baby hair to fall out, another one of the most common baby hair problems.

Get to the root of these baby hair problems with these suggestions.

  • – Gently remove the scales by regularly washing your baby’s hair with a mild-formulated shampoo such as Moringa-O2 Herbal Shampoo with Argan Oil. This should soften and loosen the flakes, making it easy to brush off with a soft comb or brush.
  • – Get your hands on a nourishing leave on for baby hair problems. Moringa-O2 Hair, Scalp and Skin Therapy Oil is actually a blend of natural oils that promote healthy hair growth, minimize hair fall and deeply moisturize the scalp. Massage the oil in and leave it on overnight. Flakes and scales should be softened and can be easily brushed off in the morning.
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