Haircare: A Gift Of Healthy And Strong Hair To Your Baby

Haircare: A Gift Of Healthy And Strong Hair To Your Baby

3 Jan 2022 | 2 min Read

Dr Manoj Yadav

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Irrespective of your baby being born with dense or sparse hair on their head, it is important to take appropriate steps to strong and healthy hair. Like skincare, haircare is equally important to all babies.
Here are a few tips that moms can follow from day one to keep their hair and scalp healthy.

  • Shaving

Shaving your baby’s hair completely is a technique that’s been followed since ancient times. Shaving the head of a newborn is not just an ancient ritual, but it is a way to support healthy hair growth too.
Moisturization and oil massage

Moisturizing your baby’s bald head with baby-safe moisturizers or baby-friendly oils (olive oil or coconut oil) can help keep the scalp smooth, soft, and reduce dry scalp and dandruff. Massaging your baby’s scalp leads to an increased blood supply to the hair pores and reduces the risk of developing dry scalp and dandruff.

  • Shampooing and trimming

Washing your baby’s hair with baby-safe mild shampoos can get rid of the dirt and sweat that accumulated on the scalp. Accumulation of sweat and dirt on the scalp can lead to damaged brittle hair growth. Maintain good hair and scalp hygiene by washing your baby’s scalp and hair at least 3-4 times a week. Also, trimming your baby’s hair can help prevent them from split-ends and damaged unhealthy hair.

  • Combing habits

Gently comb your baby’s hair with a large, soft-bristled comb. The scalp pores tend to open while combing, leading to the healthy production of sebum.
A balance between combing and regular hair shampooing can prevent the development of cradle caps in babies.

  • Conditioning

For babies with tangled and long hair, using a baby-safe conditioner is a good option for untangling their hair and preventing them from excess breakage.

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