what can you use on a 3yr.old childs hair that has dry scalp?
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Sunni - posted on 03/23/2009
My 14 month old daughter had horrible, horrible dry scalp. My ped. told me to use head and shoulders. I used the original head and shoulders three times a week. (I wash her hair almost every night) I did that for 2 or 3 weeks. I got immediate results and haven't had much problems since and it's been months. Just check with your ped. first but I'm sure it will be fine. Just make sure that you don't get it in your little ones eyes. Ouch!
Janet - posted on 03/24/2009
Do not use Johnson and Johnson it did the same thing to my childs head. We had to get a good shampoo from my hair dresser. It helped tremendously. I know we all use johnsons shampoos but I found it is not good to hair. Now we use Koala Pals everthing in the bathroom for our girls.
Kelly - posted on 03/24/2009
You can also rub their head with a little oil (I used olive) about an hour before bath, and then right before bathing, take a fine tooth comb and sort of gently comb/scrape off the scabby parts. (This was one of the suggestions my ped gave me, as well as the others already listed here.) You will probably need to do this a few times, then I would just follow up with the dandruff shampoo for a while after that. Buying a travel size dandruff shampoo is what I have done, if you don't need it for yourself.
Sunni - posted on 03/24/2009
When I was really young my Mom had lots of trouble with my scalp being dry. She ended up having to have my scalp treated with a steroid, and had to use a prescription shampoo. I would defiantly discuss more options with your pediatrician.
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