My older daughter had a pretty good case of cradle cap as a baby, and since then, she has had flare ups now and then. Tonight she was trying to scratch her head with her hair brush and said it was itchy. Took a look and it’s big yellowish flakes, similar to the cradle cap she’s had before.

I was able to comb a bunch out with the little baby comb but since it’s bothering her (and frankly bothers me and is kind of gross) I’m wondering what else I can do. She’s good about using grown up shampoo and tilting her head back and closing her eyes, so has anyone had luck with head and shoulders or something else? And what might be making it worse? Her hair is curly so I use curly type shampoo and conditioner on her and spray it with water and It’s a 10 leave in conditioner most mornings. Could the leave in conditioner be making it worse? I do usually rinse her hair with the hand held shower head instead of tub water so I know that’s better.

It’s not a big deal, but I’d like to help it go away and not come back and not unknowingly be making it worse.