4 month old hair
Hello, I am need of some guidance concerning my 4 month old baby girl hair. Baby girl was born with a beautiful full head of curly hair. By the time she was 2 months old she was hit with breakout of eczema and cradle cap. I begin to do coconut oil on her hair to remove the cradle cap and it is pretty much gone. She also had cradle cap on the forehead. Now she just turn 4 months and it seems like her hair stays dry no matter what I do. I can follow the describe below hair regimen every night and morning but when she wakes up her scalp, forehand is really dry that she looks like she have a bad case of dandruff. Even in the middle of the day her hair begins to look dry. Here is my regimen spritz hair with water apply extra virgin coconut oil she sleeps on stain sheet. I tried to do it once a day, and then move up to twice a day. I had been washing once a week but since it seems so dry and flaky all the time I move to a least twice a week. I am thinking about trying Carla B but really at my end not sure what to do… Lastly it seems that her hair is also thinning out and balding on sides back and top. .. Please help
Hi. The thinning and hair loss is totally normal and almost a rite of passage for babies with naturally textured hair. With your current regimen, I guarantee you that her hair WILL grow in and you’ll soon be wishing for the days when a few wispy strands was all that she had. lol. In the mean time, decrease your wash days back to once per week. I know it may seem like it’s helping, but the constant shampooing and manipulation is doing more harm than good. Also grab yourself a bottle of tea tree oil. Add one or two drops to your oil (in an applicator bottle if need be). The tea tree oil will help to ease dryness from eczema or cradle cap gently and naturally.
I would also recommend maybe switching your coconut oil for extra virgin olive oil. She could have a mild allergy to the coconut oil. Switching oils may help you figure it out. Otherwise, you’re doing all you can do at this point. Trying the Cara B. is an option as well. Finding the right products will be a matter of trial and error the first few years. This is a phase. It will be over soon momma. 🙂