The Best Way To Use Coconut Oil For Baby’s Hair And Skin

The Best Way To Use Coconut Oil For Baby’s Hair And Skin

27 Oct 2022 | 3 min Read

Reema Shah

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Coconut oil has been a favourite amongst Indian households for ages. But did you know cold-pressed coconut oil is the best form of oil to use? Cold-pressed coconut oil is extracted from the fresh milk of raw coconut and has no harmful chemicals in it. No heat is used in the process and it retains all of the vital nutrients of the coconut giving you the highest quality coconut oil. Read on for some of the best ways to use coconut oil for a baby’s hair and skin.

Coconut Oil For Baby’s Hair and Skin

Smoothing Hair

If you’re unsure about how to tame your baby’s wild hair as it grows, coconut oil is all you need. Simply rub a bit between the tips of your fingers and then smooth your baby’s hair. Coconut oil helps to keep the flyaways in your desired place naturally, without the use of harmful chemicals that many traditional baby oil contains. Plus, coconut oil is great for your baby’s hair because it’s a natural moisturiser that’s even great for the scalp underneath those strands of hair.

Cradle Cap Treatment

If your baby is developing scaly, rough or flaky patches on the scalp, it’s likely a cradle cap. Your little one may also get it behind the ears or on the face. However, a cradle cap is perfectly normal and isn’t cause for worry. 

Coconut oil helps effectively treat the cradle cap because it provides a moisture barrier for your baby’s scalp while softening the existing skin flakes. Plus, it also helps in soothing any skin inflammation the cradle cap may have caused. Just apply a small amount of coconut oil to your baby’s scalp and gently massage until the oil absorbs into the skin. After that, use a mild shampoo to rinse the oil away with water. Regular use of coconut oil also prevents the scalp from having flaky skin.

Soothes Irritated Skin

Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve dry irritated itchy skin from any rashes and soothe any sores or inflammation on the baby’s skin. It is a perfect addition to your baby’s hair and skincare routine as it helps to promote soft, supple skin and shiny, healthy hair.

Use coconut oil for the baby’s hair and skin to moisturise those delicate areas. Pick an organic cold-pressed coconut oil for the best results.

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