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I am a mother of eight and have seen it with each and evry child of mine. I was told to rub a special oil on their head, then wait overnight (and get the oil al over everything?!).

I have come to see that any oil will do, so I use olive oil since I've always got it in the house and it is thicker than baby oil.

What I do: I dampen the baby's head with a warm wet cloth, then rub the oil in. With the skinny teeth side of a comb (or a lice comb) I gently comb in the opposite direction of the scales, getting under them to raise them and comb them away. My baby would usually be very relaxed as I did this. Once done, I would gently wash their hair as usual with a baby wash to get the olive oil out and voila! Nice looking baby with no yucky yellow scales on their head!

Due note, the scales are often stuck to the hair and so, as you comb, the scales are coming off with hair. But no worries, the hair left will look healthier anyway.

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I tried this with my 4 month old son who was suffering from terrible cradle cap (I never experienced this with my first) and this remedy worked wonderfully! Thank you so much for your advice! It took no time at all and I saw immediate and lasting results :) I definitely recommend trying this method, it is simple and quick!


this can cause bald spots. it is better to leave oil on and not comb


I'm a mother of 5! Never experienced cradle cap! Great natural idea! Thank you! I'm use a soft toothbrush to lather in the oil and hopefully get this over with!!!

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