Desitin is a common ingredient found in many over-the-counter products. It’s advertised as being a lotion or ointment, but it’s actually a foaming agent that’s meant to be applied topically to your baby’s skin.
While it may seem harmless, Desitin can cause serious problems if it gets into your clothes, hair, or scalp. The ingredient is extremely irritating and can cause allergic reactions in some people.
How to Get Desitin Out of Hair
You can remove the Desitin from your baby’s hair by following these steps:
Method #1: Conditioner
Conditioner is the best way to remove Desitin from the hair because it will soften the hair and make it easier to wash out.
You can use any type of conditioner, but I would recommend something with a high concentration of coconut oil or castor oil.
This will help soften the hair, making it easier for you to rinse out Desitin.
Method #2: Shampoo
Shampoo is another way to remove Desitin from hair, although it may take longer than conditioner does. You can use any regular shampoo for this method, but if you have sensitive skin and are worried about irritation, then it might be best to use a milder shampoo that doesn’t contain sulfates or other harsh chemicals (like dish soap).
You can also try adding some tea tree oil to your shampoo for added benefits and healing properties.
Method #3: Babi oil
Removing Desitin from hair with Baby oil is one of the most effective ways. It can be used as a shampoo and conditioner, but the best way to use it is to use it on your hair after washing with regular shampoo.
This method takes about five minutes, but it will make your hair feel soft and clean.
Pour some baby oil onto your palm, rub them together until they are mixed well, and then apply it to your hair or scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes then wash it out with water.
Method 4: Dawn Liquid Soap
Dawn liquid soap contains alpha hydroxy acids that help dissolve the Desitin from your scalp.
Just mix two tablespoons of Dawn dishwashing liquid into eight ounces of warm water and apply it to your hair for five minutes. Rinse with cold water and then shampoo normally. You should see fewer white residues in the shower after using this method.
Can I Put Desitin on My Scalp?
Desitin is a diaper rash cream that can be used on the body, including the scalp. It contains zinc oxide, which has been shown to help prevent diaper rash by reducing inflammation and healing damaged skin.
Desitin is safe for use on the skin and scalp, but it’s not recommended for infants under 2 months old due to its high concentration of zinc oxide.
Does Desitin Help Fungal Infection?
Desitin does not treat fungal infections or prevent them from occurring, according to MedlinePlus. It should not be used in babies who have thrush or diaper rash caused by yeast infections (candida).