Newborn Greasy hair?

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  1. Parkep

    Parkep Very happy mom

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    My new LO is over a week old, she has super greasy hair. I will wash it, and when it dries its still greasy. I don't want to over wash it because I'm afraid of just making it worse. But any suggestions?
     
  2. bigbetty

    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    Do you use anything to wash it hun? It's ok to use a tiny bit of baby shampoo. It does take a while for it to become properly clean though xx
     
  3. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

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    Dd is only just over her newborn greasy hair...apparently it's v common and normal...we washed it, too, as she has LOADS, but it always went back to greasy sooo quickly! It's stopped that now, and is washed every other day.
     
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    Parkep Very happy mom

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    Sorry yes I use shampoo. Tennisgal it's good to know it gets better lol. My Dd has a fair amount of hair as well.
     
  5. feedindy

    feedindy Well-Known Member

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    Does your LO have cradle cap too? My doctor said newborns oil/sweat glands can be a little overactive at first and then they settle down. :)
     
  6. Parkep

    Parkep Very happy mom

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    ^I am afraid of it! I was googling and a lot of people said to watch out for cradle cap when LO has greasy hair...so far she's all clear. But DD1 had it pretty bad and still has a little left over (she won't let me comb her hair with a comb any more lol) and it was such a pain!
     
  7. Lashes85

    Lashes85 Mommy to FOUR boys <3

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    Most if not all newborns have greasy hair, because of the greasy stuff that covers there body while in the womb, to protect there skin from the 9 months in water. I kept washing Vinnie's hair to make it look cleaner, and it all fell out on top lol. So now he looks like a grandad xx
     
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    It does get better, our LO's greasy hair hAs gone now but it drove me crazy!!! Xx
     

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