baby oil and hair.

Dominique - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I just wanted everyone elses oponion on this.. When you put baby oil in a child hair does it dry it out??

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Sarah - posted on 05/04/2010

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i never used baby oil on my son's hair .. in fact he was practically almost bald when tiny .. and we use lotion more.
but maybe you should try grape seed oil or olive oil as its natural unlike baby oil so it won't just stick to the surface and will absorb properly into the scalp maybe? .. well thats what hv recommended to me for skin grapeseed oil instead of baby oil.

Dominique - posted on 05/02/2010

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I am really asking this question b/c my nephew is mixed and we put baby oil in his hair after the bath and someone told me that baby oil is bad for babies' hair because it drys it out...

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baby oil helps with cradle cap...i have not heard of it drying their hair out...you shouldn't wash their hair a lot either...about 2-3 times a weeks...that will dry their hair out

Jessica - posted on 05/03/2010

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my mom has six kids and told me to put baby oil on my daughters head to make the slight cradle cap she has go away. i havent tried it yet, but i figure if someone with six kids tells me to do it, it must be ok lol

Tracy - posted on 05/04/2010

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I heard that it helps keep craddle cap away so I have been putting it on my babies head since she was born. She doesnt have craddle cap or dry scalp, so it works for her.

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Commentsenglish3 - posted on 06/26/2014

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Hello everone! You might wanna try argan oil on your hair to make it stronger and healthier. Regular shampoos use sulfates which dry out your hair so try to use sulfate free shampoos instead. You can look online for a brand called Pro Natural’s and get their silicone free argan oil and their shampoo and conditioner, those made my hair really strong and healthy. Try using avocado hair masks, maybe olive oil with honey too.

Shannon - posted on 05/04/2010

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Not at all. Keeps the scalp moist. However as My son Christian got older he is almost 9 months a switched from the baby oil to the baby lotion. Just because the more he plays the oiler his hair looked the baby lotion works great:)

Ann - posted on 05/04/2010

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i use baby oil every mornin n ever since i started doin tat his hair growth seems to ve increased! but yeah shampooin it means dry frizzy hair plus a rashed up face...so i simply soap away the excess during his bath! so far so good!

Morgan - posted on 05/03/2010

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I put baby oil on my daughters head once to try to get rid of some dry flaking skin ( maybe cradle cap not sure) I washed it out about an hour after and her hair was soooo greasy :(

it was gross!! it took almost 3 more baths for it to be normal but she has alot of hair :)

Jessica - posted on 05/02/2010

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i put baby oil or baby lotion in my little guys hair and it helps keep the dry skin away and his hair is soft.

Stefanie - posted on 05/01/2010

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i give my 6 month old a bath every other day... and i wash her hair every other time i give her a bath... and i put babyoil in her hair everytime i wash it and i comb it out... ive noticed it makes her hair easier to deal with, and shiny, and keeps it tamed! so in my opinion i dont see nothing wrong with it.. there hasnt been any signs of dry or damaged hair on my baby... the doctor knows about it too, but i would also ask your babies doctor what he/she thinks

Ashley - posted on 05/01/2010

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Baby oil keeps your babies skin mosterized and soft. Only when my new baby had really dry skin did I put it right on him. Now he is almost 6 months old and I put a little bit in his bath water every second day. I use soap one day (and baby lotion) and baby oil the next. Its working really well he hasnt had dry skin at all since he was about a month old.

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