I am a mother of eight and have seen it with each and evry child of mine. I was told to rub a special oil on their head, then wait overnight (and get the oil al over everything?!).
I have come to see that any oil will do, so I use olive oil since I've always got it in the house and it is thicker than baby oil.
What I do: I
- dampen the baby's head with a warm wet cloth,
Due note, the scales are often stuck to the hair and so, as you comb, the scales are coming off with hair. But no worries, the hair left will look healthier anyway.
After showering, much more of her scalp looks scaly, in a wet way. I'll oil more than I see next time. Coconut oil smells better so I used it, though it can be drying. Mom suggested rotating with olive oil.