But actually, parents don’t need to worry if their newborn baby has thin hair or has other hair and head problems. This is because the type of hair, hair color and thickness of hair in babies are actually influenced by genetic factors. However, although heredity has a major effect on the type of baby’s hair, it is better if the nutrition required for the health and beauty of baby hair needs to be considered since the baby is still in the womb. Pregnant women who are pregnant are strongly encouraged to consume more foods with good nutritional content, which these nutrients can be obtained from consuming vegetables, fruits and other supporting foods.
Well, in the following we will get to know the common problems that often occur in baby’s hair and head and how to overcome them.
1. Thin Hair
Thin hair is a problem that is quite common in babies. When babies experience this condition, many parents feel worried and are willing to do a variety of ways to make their baby’s hair thick. But actually, parents don’t need to worry too much, this can be overcome in various ways, namely by providing a special hair tonic for babies that contains extracts of aloe vera, hazelnut, celery or ginseng for thicker baby hair. In addition, pay attention to your baby’s nutritional intake, because good nutrition will affect the condition of the baby’s hair.
2. Hair Does Not Grow
Parents who are looking forward to the growth of their baby’s hair but still not growing will certainly worry about this condition. However, as long as the baby’s scalp looks healthy and there is no visible infection or redness on the baby’s scalp, this is not something you need to worry about. Because usually, the growth of baby hair will start to appear more when the child is 2 years old.
3. The crust on the baby’s head
The crust on the baby’s head is a problem that is also often found in babies. The symptoms look like dandruff or peeling skin that is brownish yellow on the baby’s scalp. Conditions like this appear thought to be influenced by androgen hormones that are still carried away from the mother when the baby is still in the womb, so the fat glands are active. The oil glands that are still so active can cause a layer to form a crust. Hair problems like this will not bother the baby because they don’t react to cause itching and usually go away on their own. How to deal with the crust on the baby’s scalp can be done by applying baby oil to soften and get rid of the crust on the baby’s scalp, leave it for hours for the oil to soak in and help by doing massage carefully and gently.