Why use brushes and combs for baby hair care?
The scalp of the sweet offspring is extremely sensitive, soft and not yet consolidated in its structure. Accordingly, the hair roots are loosely anchored in it. With a brush, which should be the preferred tool for combing, you can easily bring order to the baby's scalp hair, at least for a certain, usually short time. Combs should only ever be used if strands of hair are stuck together, for example because a drop of milk has gone astray.
What should you keep in mind when brushing?
A hairbrush should always be used to brush the hair away from the crown. Mums and dads should resist the temptation and never brush against the direction of hair growth, even if the resulting hairstyle looks so cute. The reason for this is that the hair roots are not yet firmly established. If you brush against the direction of hair growth, the hair and its roots can be torn out irretrievably. If the harmless head gneiss has formed on your baby's head, the dandruff can be gently combed out with a good baby brush, especially after baby has splashed extensively in the bath water with shower gel and shampoo.
If your romper suit is affected by the distinctly rare cradle cap, the comb is out of the question. The hard encrustations of this medically called atopic eczema should definitely be treated by a paediatrician. Cradle cap must not be removed under any circumstances, as this can quickly lead to severe bleeding.
What is the best hair care set for babies?
Mostly available in sets, hairbrushes for babies should not be too big and for hygienic reasons should be made of a hard plastic body, not wood. In addition, however, the brush hairs should be a natural product. Those made of plastic have the unpleasant property of generating static charges. In addition, such a baby brush should be evenly and very densely covered with natural hair so that the scalp is optimally protected during brushing. It is essential that hairbrushes for babies are easy to wash out and dry so that dandruff, dried milk, baby oil, other body care items or the first bits of food cannot accumulate in them.
The combs specially designed for babies are easily recognisable because they have very wide, thick teeth with rounded tips. If these were thinner than a standard toothpick, as is the case with combs for adults, there is a risk that you could unintentionally scratch your little darling's extremely sensitive scalp while combing. Baby combs are also available in straight and rounded shapes. The curved version allows you to comb more hair at the same time, which can be an advantage with a fidgety, lively offspring.