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Tips to keep the hair and scalp of your baby healthy

Parents primarily focus on the skin and dietary needs of children. While both of these are truly essential for a baby’s healthy development, maintaining appropriate hair care practices are just as important. A dry, flaky scalp with unclean, knotted hair is common in young children, especially during seasonal changes. What further makes it worse is […]

Parents primarily focus on the skin and dietary needs of children. While both of these are truly essential for a baby’s healthy development, maintaining appropriate hair care practices are just as important. A dry, flaky scalp with unclean, knotted hair is common in young children, especially during seasonal changes. What further makes it worse is sweating, which causes discomfort and a stinky head, putting the babies vulnerable to a variety of skin diseases. To prevent the same, appropriate level of attention and a particular hair care routine during their growing phases plays crucial role in guaranteeing a smooth scalp and good hair growth.
Following are some exclusive tips to keep the hair and scalp of your baby in check:
Head massage using natural oils: Akin to human beings of all ages, a gentle oil massage not only eases and relaxes the entire body and mind but also facilitates a healthy scalp while improving hair growth. A clinically proven, natural and organic oil will benefit babies’ cradle cap and flaky skin in addition to improving blood flow to the scalp and making their hair softer and healthier. Furthermore, it is advised to do the head massage in circular motion with mild pressure, as babies’ have a tender head. In addition to healthy hair and scalp, a gentle oil massage also helps young children enjoy a peaceful sleep and allows parents to bond better with them.
Chemical free hair wash: There is no denying to the fact that babies’ scalp is gentle during their formative years, thus providing them with adequate care combined with right products will certainly set the path for their hair growth right. A nourishing head wash with a natural hair cleanser that is made with organic ingredients such as amla and saffron and is devoid of toxins, will not only exfoliate and clean the scalp but also encourage scalp health and help maintain silky and smooth hair. One of the common difficulties that parents experience when washing their child’s hair is keeping the shampoo from getting into their eyes. They frequently attempt to cover their baby’s eyes with their hands, but that does not ensure absolute protection. There are shampoos, however, that are made solely with purposeful ingredients and tear-free formulations, making bathing joyful and soothing while leaving the baby’s scalp soft, shining, and clean.
Soft brushing: Strong hair roots are the secret to effective hair growth. While natural and nourishing hair cleansers and oils are essential for a clean scalp and effective hair growth in babies, gently brushing is equally important. In addition to relieving cradle caps and getting rid of dry skin, gentle brushing also promotes blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles, that helps in healthy hair growth. Moreover, gently detangle your little one’s hair using fingers after shampooing while the hair is still wet to spare them from the discomfort of having to untangle hair knots later.
Effective hair care routine: It is the key to healthy hair and scalp. Taking good care of your baby’s hair during their early years lays the groundwork for effective hair growth in the future. A mild hair oil, gentle chemical-free hair cleanser, and soft brushing afterwards will not only ensure a clean scalp for your baby but also promote healthy hair. In addition to using the right products, giving them with a gentle touch will greatly improve blood circulation and strengthen the bond with your child.
How you choose to care for your child’s hair will determine how healthy their scalp and hair will be in the future. So, get on the hunt and find the best hair products, build an effective hair care routine, and your child will thank you later.
The author is Head of R&D at Herby Angel.

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