How to help soothe that tricky baby scalp area
- by Petra Jelinkova
The hair and scalp can be a tricky area to treat. The scalp can sometimes require conventional treatments like medicated shampoos, but there are also natural remedies you can try at home to relieve symptoms of itchy and dry scalps to help your baby's scalp recover quickly.
Here are our top four natural remedies to help soothe the scalp.
Coconut oil contains wonderful fatty acids that can add moisture to the skin. Try applying cold-pressed virgin coconut oil directly to your child’s scalp after bathing. Use it before bed to keep the skin moisturised overnight and wash off in the morning so the hair isn’t greasy. Also read, All you need to know about coconut oil for baby eczema
This is the main ingredient in our entire range – we can’t get enough of it. Oats have natural properties which are proven to help with sensitive and problematic skin. These properties are soothing, protective and super moisturising. Try our oatmeal bath soak, natural moisturiser, along with our nourishing dry scalp oil for combined efficiency of treating the scalp. This three-step process layers hydration into the skin using moisturising products which not only seals in natural goodness to keep skin healthy, but also protects the skin's barrier so it functions at its best.
Raid your pantry, because olive oil is also packed with healing properties for the scalp. Apply to the affected areas and leave the oil on for about an hour. Use a brush to remove scales from your baby’s scalp, reducing any build up. Rinse, brush again and then shampoo hair as usual to rid of greasiness.
Itchy Baby Co Natural Scalp Oil
We’ve combined a few of our favourite natural ingredients to create this soothing oil. It’s packed with the goodness of oat extract, which forms a silky barrier on the skin to trap hydration and prevents moisture loss. The organic coconut oil reduces flaking and the calendula oils are great for soothing and giving nourishment. Just pump a small amount into your hand and massage directly into your child’s damp scalp until the oil starts to be absorbed.
For hair in particular, sometimes loose flaky skin can get caught and you find yourself picking at your child’s hair to get it out. We’ve come across a few products over the years, and can recommend this Cradle Cap Brush and Comb to help remove that extra dry, flaky skin. Perfect for using after moisturising and applying our natural scalp oil.
This blog post was brought to you and your family with love from Julia and the Itchy Baby Co. team x.
Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.