When asked if we wanted to try some 100% Natural Coconut Oil from Kokoso Baby I was going to pass on it until I browsed the website and read about its use on cradle cap. My only experience of anything coconut has been a particular edible chocolate which I’ve never enjoyed. The coconut oil was something new to us, and by the time it arrived, I was looking forward to seeing if it could help with our cradle cap problem.
For the first year of all my children’s lives, I attempt to treat their skin as naturally as possible. I believe that nasty chemicals should be kept away from their precious skin. All my children have developed cradle cap, and Charlotte is no different to her brothers, but I didn’t want to try off the shelve cradle cap treatments. With our first child Oli, I let his cradle cap naturally fall off, more for the fact I did not know much about it or what I could do with it. His cradle cap was rather bad, and as you can see from these photos, it looked like he had scales on his head. It was around for a long time, and it made his hair fall out.
Dylan’s was not as bad as Oli’s, and good old breastmilk rubbed into it worked a treat. You cannot get more natural than that. So of course, this was my planned treatment for Charlotte’s cradle cap, but after various attempts, it did not work as well as what on Dylan. This is where to turned to coconut oil to see how if it would help clear her cradle cap. Here’s the before photo.
The method we tried was to rub it into her scalp after her bath, then after drying her off, I rubbed some of the kokoso coconut oil into my hand where it softened up and became a liquid form. I gently massaged this onto her head and then left it overnight. In the morning I used her baby brush to brush the scalp carefully, and with this, the cradle cap gently came away. I was so pleased with the result! Here’s the after photo.
Since discovering this coconut oil, I have come across many others ways in which we could use it as a family. It has been used on my hair, used as a massaging oil for both the little ones and us bigger people. I am so happy we agreed to review it and use it on Charlotte’s head, her hair is now growing nicely without the sight and annoyance of cradle cap.
You can now find Kokoso Coconut Oil on sale in your local Boots store.