CRADLE CAP NATURAL REMEDY – What worked for US!
Firstly, let me state that this very simple natural remedy worked for US. I’m sharing this purely to inform you of what worked for me and if it can help others then great however, different things work for different people and this is just one that worked for Imani.
Organic natural coconut oil is one of my go to products for most things! It has many benefits as well as medicinal properties. It’s just amazing! I personally use it on my hair and skin daily. You can cook with it too! I’m super happy with how such a simple, easy, non invasive, chemical free solution worked like an absolute dream! #ProblemSolved
A few weeks back when Imani was 10 weeks old, she developed a small amount of cradle cap. I’m very careful with what products I use on her (if any) and I only wash her hair with a product (A natural lavender and camomile baby shampoo) once a week after swimming.
In the morning, after she’s dressed and ready and whilst she feeds, I rub a little coconut oil into my hands making it nice and warm and massage it gently into her scalp (which she loves)
I leave it for an hour or so to really soak in and soften the areas. I then use a Tommee Tippee Baby comb and without scratching the scalp and of course being very gentle I comb through her hair (she has lots) #MiniAfro
The coconut oil has now softened the once dry patchy areas and throughout the day I’ll spot the flakey bits floating in her hair. I use a super soft Tommee Tippee brush or comb depending on the size of the flakes and flick them out of her hair, again, being very gentle not to scratch the scalp.
I saw a noticeable difference the same day and therefore repeated the process every day until it completely cleared which took about a week.
Do not be tempted to pick it off. It will soften and flake away in it’s own time, the coconut oil does it all for you AND it’s natural, safe and chemical free to use. Not all coconut oil is the same, to take advantage of it’s medicinal properties look for a good quality pure natural unrefined organic coconut oil with nothing added to it, basically in the most natural state you can find.
As mentioned previously this worked a treat for us and I ALWAYS look for and try natural products first. Remember different products/remedies suit different people/babies.
If it does help anyone else…result! ✅