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Use These 4 Oils To Strengthen Your Baby’s Hair

Use These 4 Oils To Strengthen Your Baby’s Hair

17 May 2022 | 4 min Read

Sayani Basu

Author | 625 Articles

New parents often wonder whether they should apply oil on their baby’s scalp to improve the growth of the baby’s hair.

Yes, an oil massage is much needed for the health of the scalp as massaging the scalp, increases blood circulation to the hair pores. It also moisturises the scalp and prevents dandruff. Hence, oiling your baby’s scalp is a requisite for a child’s development.

But the question is what are the oils that are best for strengthening your baby’s hair growth?

Hair Oils To Strengthen Your Baby’s Hair

Here’s a list of hair oils that will strengthen your little one’s hair and help in getting soft, thick, and healthy hair.

Almond Oil

A good source of vitamin E and K, potassium, omega-3 fatty acid and magnesium, almond oil has a plethora of benefits. Some of its benefits are:

  • It nourishes and strengthens your baby’s hair and prevents hair fall.
  • It enhances blood circulation and treats dandruff effectively. Massage your little one’s scalp with olive oil using gentle, circular motions with the tips of your fingers for the perfect nourishment.
  • It also provides relief from cradle cap, a common inflammatory condition in babies. To treat yellowish, greasy, crusty skin patches, you can gently rub sweet almond oil on the affected area.
A head massage with olive oil improves the thickness of their tuft. | Image Source: pexels

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a powerhouse of vitamin A and E, fatty acids, and antioxidants. These ingredients keep the moisture locked and prevent dryness of the little one’s scalp.

From improving the health of the hair to protecting it from potential infections, it has a range of benefits:

  • Olive oil improves the texture of your baby’s hair. All the ingredients work together and maintain a substantial amount of keratin in the baby’s hair.

This works in trapping the moisture within and allows the hair to be more healthy. As a result, the formation of new hair also stimulates.

  • At times, your baby might have specific patches on the scalp that are a bit flaky and cause a lot of itching and redness. These can even lead to conditions such as psoriasis or result in the formation of fungi.

Olive oil helps in retaining the skin’s moisture and prevents such conditions.

  • A head massage with olive oil improves the thickness of their tuft. Vitamin E is essential in reducing hair fall and removing the frizz present in the hair.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil provides deep nourishment to your baby’s hair. There are parents who swear by coconut oil as a natural treatment for cradle caps too.

Rich in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), coconut oil has several benefits:

  • Medium chain fatty acids have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which nourish the scalp and help in eliminating sebum build-up from hair follicles.
  • It is also high in the C12 chain of MCFAs (lauric acid). This property prevents protein loss from hair.
  • Coconut oil is an effective remedy for a baby’s dry scalp. When massaged before bath time, it helps replenish the skin and promotes hair growth.

You can also opt for a cold-pressed coconut oil which is even better than regular coconut oil. Cold pressed coconut oil is extracted from the fresh milk of raw coconut without any chemicals.

The “Cold-Pressed” badge denotes that no heat was used in the process and it retains all the vital nutrients of the coconut, making it the purest and the highest quality of coconut oil you can get.

Sesame oil

Rich in vitamins, nutrients and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, sesame oil can do wonders if massaged on your baby’s scalp. Some of its benefits are:

  1. It improves the texture of your baby’s hair. It also adds shine to your little one’s hair.
  1. It addresses the problem of hair loss and strengthens the hair follicles and helps to increase the intensity and length of hair.
  1. Providing deep nourishment, it also helps to get rid of the dry scalp of the child’s head.

It is important to massage your baby’s scalp with slightly warm baby hair oil as it increases the effect of oiling as the scalp retains moisture for a long time. 


It’s advisable to choose the oils that are made with natural ingredients and are free from paraben, BHT, mineral oil, synthetic colour and synthetic fragrances.

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