Dry scalp in babies is quite common and usually not a matter of concern. The life inside the womb is well protected since it is away from the harsh world of the outside.
We have a list of the top 3 causes of a dry scalp that your little one may have and here’s how to treat it.
- Cradle Cap
Cradle Cap, also known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis is a common baby scalp condition wherein a yellowish greasy crust can appear on the baby’s scalp. This can happen due to overactive sebaceous glands of the scalp that produce sebum. It can also occur in other areas such as eyes, nose, folds of the skin, or the diaper area.
Cradle Cap is not a serious issue and can be treated easily at home. Use oils with natural ingredients to loosen out the crust. Choose from Maaté’s range of best baby care products like the Baby Hair Massage Oil, which has natural extracts of Sesame Oil, Moringa Seed Oil, and Almond Oil that are tender on the baby’s scalp. Use it twice a week and wash for best results. Click here to experience the goodness of the oil.
Another common issue that your little one might face is the problem of dandruff. Dandruff consists of white flakes on the scalp that can cause it to become dry. This could happen due to the weather changes or sometimes even due to over washing the hair.
Avoid washing your baby’s hair too often. Use products free of any toxins or chemicals. Maaté’s Baby Hair Cleanser is a tender shampoo that is sulphate and paraben-free. It has the goodness of Fenugreek and Green gram extracts which keep the hair and scalp healthy. Do check out the hair cleanser here.
Often, dry scalp in your young one could be a result of an allergic reaction too. Babies are quite prone to allergies, which can be caused by dust, chemical products, sweat, or weather changes. The scalp might appear red, scaly, itchy, or may have rashes. Mothers must make sure to use the best baby care products for their children to avoid such allergies.
We, at Maaté, know such common concerns that babies may have and thus, make products that are delicate on their skin and hair.