My daughter had the same issues. Lots of hair and cradle cap. I used Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap Care. You just rub a good amount into the scalp, leave it on for a couple of minutes then use a soft brisle tooth brush (baby tooth brush works great) to scrub on it. The cradle cap will come off in chunks so I just used a fine tooth comb on her hair after I shampooed it. It only took me 2 applications to get rid of all of her cradle cap. I have also heard you can use Olive Oil or veg oild too. I picked up the Gentla Naturals stuff at Wal-Mart but you can get it at Babies R Us too. Hope this helps.
Gentle Naturals, found at krogers, has a cradle cap . It's in a green bottle. You pour a small amount on the baby's scalp, massage it in, wait a few minutes and then use a baby brush to gently remove the cradle cap. It works wonders. Also, our pediatrician recommended using selsun blue (sp?) every other bath. It doesn't smell the greatest, but worked. My son had cradle cap terribly. I without a doubt recommend Gentle Naturals for cradle cap.
I first treated the cradle cap with Gentle Naturals Baby Cradle cap treatment and followed up with this shampoo. It has help keep my baby's scalp cradle cap free. Its gentle and effective and it has improved my baby's hair dramatically. It has helped in hair loss prevention. I'm very happy with it and will buy it again.
Another way on how to treat cradle cap is by using gentle naturals cradle cap treatment. This helps in softening and moisturizing the scalp. This way, the crusty scales loosen from the scalp and can easily come off. This increases the manageability of the condition.