Can you put anything in newborn hair?
Before a bath, massage a little bit of petroleum jelly, olive oil, or baby oil into your baby’s scalp to loosen the dry skin. Gently rub the oil into your baby’s scalp with a soft brush or washcloth to release the flakes. Wash baby’s hair with a gentle baby shampoo.
Can I use Jamaican black castor oil on my baby’s hair?
Castor oil can be used to massage your baby. It can be used on their tender areas as well. Another great advantage of castor oil is that it promotes hair growth in children. Applying castor oil on to your baby’s scalp will eliminate dry spots on the baby’s scalp and give his hair a nice sheen.
What kind of oil can I put in my newborn’s hair?
Most moms prefer to use virgin oils for their baby’s hair. Sesame oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil, and Coconut oil are some of the oils that you can use for your baby’s delicate scalp.
When can I start putting products in my baby hair?
Infants under the age of 12 months old are too young for shampoo and hair care products, so start with a tiny dab of oil that you comb or brush through. This will keep their growing hair moisturized and get them used to a daily hair care routine.
Is Vaseline good for baby hair?
Do not use oils, lotions, or Vaseline to treat dry scalp for babies, as this will only adhere to the flakes to the scalp and make the condition worse. Over-washing is a common culprit of baby dry scalp. Make sure to rinse thoroughly, as residual shampoo can contribute to baby dandruff.
How do you keep black baby hair moisturized?
Here are a couple of options:
- Look for a natural product such as jojoba oil, emu oil, avocado oil, virgin coconut oil, or almond oil at natural food stores.
- Create your own moisturizer by mixing a light oil (sweet almond oil or light virgin olive oil) with natural ingredients (rosemary or lavender).
Can I put coconut oil in my newborn hair?
You can use coconut oil in your hair to condition, style, treat dryness, tame frizz, or prevent dandruff. For babies, coconut oil can be used as a treatment underneath their locks to help with the symptoms of cradle cap, a common rash that causes crusty, oily, or scaly patches on a baby’s scalp.