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- Use a wide-toothed comb or soft-bristle brush to comb your baby’s hair to avoid the risk of pulling hair too tightly or snagging on tangles!
- Washing and shampooing are important to keep baby’s hair and nourish it as well. But don’t overdo it – don’t do it every day! Excess shampooing may lead to irritation.
- Use tearless baby shampoo, and be gentle when you massage it into the scalp of your newborn. Baby’s hair follicles are more vulnerable to get stress when you do a too-brisk scalp massage. This is important to reduce the risk of hair breakage.
- Avoid high-risk hairstyles such as ponytails or headbands that can pull baby’s hair too tightly!
- If necessary, consider taking a quick trim for your baby’s hair.
Does baby’s receding hairline increase the risk of adult baldness?
Again, it is usually temporary. Telogen phase will usually be followed quite quickly by anagen phase, stimulating new hair growth.
And this new baby hair growth may be nothing like your little one’s baby locks. For instance, the texture and color can change. Even curly may become straight, thanks to hormones!
However, you may worry whether it is linked to adult baldness. As well we know, receding hairline in young adults and adults can be a sign of male pattern baldness (the most common form of hair loss problem in men).