How I Improved My Mortifying Scalp Problems

Itchy, flakey, noticeable and embarrassing are some adjectives you could use to describe my scalp.

 Shampoo’s didn’t work, coconut oil didn’t work.Right after a shampoo you could part my hair and find a scalp fully covered in an itchy, white substance.I began fearing my hair would begin thinning and fall off. It was time to pay the dermatologist a visit.

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I was diagnosed with Seborrheic dermatitis. A fancy way of saying eczema of the scalp. A flare up, you couldn’t scratch away! Thankfully, the medication I was prescribed cleared my scalp in a few weeks. I never want that condition again.

So here’s what I needed to do to improve my hair health:

MEDICATION:

ShampooDISEASELoprox/Ciclopirox – I applied the shampoo to my scalp and left in on for 5  minutes. I repeated this 2-3 a week

HairOil HairOil

Dermasmooth/ Flocinolone Acetonide– Used daily in between washes.

STRESS MANAGEMENT: Seborrheic dermatitis is brought up by extreme stress. Similar in the way eczema flares up on parts of your body, Seborrheic dermatitis rears it’s ugly head on….your head.

Suggestions: Meditation, stress management by therapy or counseling or a strong support system such as family, friends and church.

Outcome: I used therapy and church as a way to manage the stress around me.

TREATMENT:

I greatly improved the health of my scalp by taking out my weave for a few months! I needed to be able to easily wash and oil my scalp! If you feel you may have is don’t scratch your scalp and RUN to your nearest dermatologist.

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If you have battled similar scalp conditions, please comment below and share your experience and treatment! xoxo

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