Hair Growth in Babies—3 Questions Answered About Your Baby’s Hair Issues

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The rate and nature of hair growth in babies is highly different from adults. However, even in their very young state babies can experience hair loss.

This article contains some basic information about your baby’s scalp, hair and special shampoo concerns. Knowledge of these essential tidbits will definitely prevent hair problems for you little one.

1. How often should I shampoo my baby’s hair?

Use gentle products on your baby’s hair and remember that shampooing must be done only “when necessary.” Pediatricians and hair specialists generally advise shampooing at most four times each week (that is, every other day).

2. Are all baby shampoos the same?

No. There are two things you should watch out for when choosing the best shampoo for your baby: one, it should be sulfate-free; and two, it should not be high in pH. (pH is a symbol of scale that denotes a solution’s acidity level.)

Especially formulated baby products are made available in the market because hair growth in babies is different from adults. If you examine baby shampoos, you will notice that sulfate (a synthetic chemical) is not included in its ingredients. Baby shampoos are designed to be sulfate-free to ensure that the product will be kind to your babies’ eyes.

Be on the lookout for the pH balance indicated on the shampoo container as well. A “sting-free shampoo” is not necessarily ideal for the baby’s scalp if it has a high pH. The pH factor should only be within the range of 4.5 to 6, which is considered mild enough for your baby’s sensitive scalp.

3. My 10 month-old doesn’t seem to have much hair, should I be concerned?

The “root” of the issue may be the scalp. Up to two years of age, it is considered normal for babies to have thin and undeveloped hair.

Keep in mind that a healthy scalp means healthy hair growth in babies. (This fact holds true for adults too!) A baby’s scalp is said to be “healthy and balanced” if it is devoid of dandruff. The scalp should also be soft without red or itchy spots.  If your babies’ scalp appears to be healthy, you can consider his/her state of hair loss as a normal part of hair growth.

It will be time to visit the doctor if the scalp looks dry, appears to have scales and does not look well. At this point, the doctor will be issuing an ointment to improve your baby’s scalp condition.

Tags: , ,

Category: *Hair Growth Main Menu, Hair Growth Products, Hair Growth Treatments, Solutions For Hair Growth

About the Author ()

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *