Product Type: Dentinox baby products
Newest Review: ... a baby so I wasn't particularly aware of the various treatments on the market. Dentinox cradle cap shampoo costs roughly £2 for a 125ml bo... more
Smelling Of Roses
Dentinox Cradlecap Shampoo
Member Name: MollyWH
Dentinox Cradlecap Shampoo
Advantages: A little goes a long way, smells nice, treatment works
Disadvantages: Shampoo is a bit runny
Our daughter Molly suffered with cradle cap when she was around four months old. At the time, I had never even heard of cradle cap, let alone how to treat it so my parents kindly went out and bought us a bottle of Dentinox Cradle Cap treatment shampoo.
What is Cradle Cap?
Cradle cap (seborrhoeic dermatitis) is actually quite common in babies and it looks similar to dandruff, the only difference being that it is a lot more noticeable than dandruff and appears in scaly patches across the scalp that become dry and flaky. It is believed that cradle cap is caused by a build up of dead skin, where the skin builds up rather than falling off.
As I mentioned before, I had never even heard of cradle cap before having a baby so I wasn't particularly aware of the various treatments on the market. Dentinox cradle cap shampoo costs roughly £2 for a 125ml bottle. In order to treat your baby, you are required to use a half a teaspoon of the shampoo at every application, so as you can imagine, a 125ml bottle goes a long way!
Dentinox cradle cap shampoo comes in a white bottle with green writing on it. To be honest, the bottle is rather plain and boring and certainly does not stand out on the supermarket shelves.
This shampoo is used in much the same manner as all other shampoos. Wet your baby's head with warm water, apply a teaspoon of shampoo and massage into baby's head and rinse the shampoo off. They recommend that you make two applications for best results. The shampoo is quite runny and is clear in colour. You need to be careful when getting the shampoo out of the bottle as with it being runny, it does come our quite quickly and you also need to rub it into baby's head quite quickly too to prevent it sliding down their face. Dentinox actually smells quite pleasant considering the bottle looks so plain. It contains rosewater and definitely leaves your baby's hair smelling very faintly of roses; it's a lovely baby smell. Dentinox is suitable for newborn babies which is great as it means you can start treatment as soon as you see cradle cap developing.
In summary I would certainly recommend Dentinox shampoo. Luckily we spotted the cradle cap appearing on Molly from very early on and we managed to treat it quickly so I definitely think that we got positive results from the product. After a couple of weeks we actually stopped using it and now we just use it whenever her head looks like it is starting to get flaky and dry again.
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