Virgin coconut oil is an excellent hair conditioner as it softens the hair and conditions the scalp. Using coconut oil as a pre-wash conditioner can remove your baby’s cradle cap in only one application.

If your baby has severe cradle cap, it may take a few passes to get all the Crunchy stuff off his or her head. Consistency can get it all. Once it is off, continue to bath your baby regularly and apply the coconut oil as a preventative measure.

If your baby has not had cradle cap – yet – use coconut oil and bath him or her regularly to prevent it from building up in the first place.


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