Red Scalp

I searched the site and can't find any info, so hoping someone has a suggestion. I can't even tell you how long my scalp has been red. For the last 15 months, I stopped coloring my hair. Now that it's silver, the red scalp is very obvious. Unless I wash/co-wash it every day, which I don't,do, it gets itchy. One doctor said it's normal, well it's not. A dermatologist said it's eczema and gave me meds several months ago that have not helped at all. I asked another dermatologist and she suggested Selsun Blue. I have not tried that yet, so afraid of it drying out my hair. Help!!
2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

Working on finding my inner curl.
Would you be able to see a trichologist? I saw one years ago and he diagnosed my scalp psoriasis when the doctor didn't know what it was.
3b in South Australia.
I went to my family doctor and had similar problems to you. Red scalp, but I also had some red bumps and flakes due to a past allergic reaction and hair dyes. She put me on betaderm to help with that. I've only been on it 3 days and my head is alot less itchy.. The marks are still there but I'm sure it will take a while to kick in. She said I had scalp contact dermatitis. You can get this from a number of different things... Mine started after getting some colour removed and using devacurl made it worse. Take a look at some of the products you are using too because you could be having a continuous mild allergic reaction. Which can make your scalp itchy and red.

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I searched the site and can't find any info, so hoping someone has a suggestion. I can't even tell you how long my scalp has been red. For the last 15 months, I stopped coloring my hair. Now that it's silver, the red scalp is very obvious. Unless I wash/co-wash it every day, which I don't,do, it gets itchy. One doctor said it's normal, well it's not. A dermatologist said it's eczema and gave me meds several months ago that have not helped at all. I asked another dermatologist and she suggested Selsun Blue. I have not tried that yet, so afraid of it drying out my hair. Help!!
Originally Posted by WavyMaur


I have very sensitive eczema/psoriasis skin issues since childhood. When under control it's fine, but at it's worst, can cause ulcers and scabbing that take forever to heal everywhere including the scalp (last time caused heavy patches of hairloss)-- so it's really important to keep it under control to manage damage.


Avoid products with more than 10ingredients total or so and avoid soaps with more than 6ingredients total...


When I need Medicated management I use Betamethasone Diproprionate Cream USP, 0.05% Rx-topical -- I have gone through several medications over the years and while they all 'heal', this was the only one that both healed the condition/rash/inflammation, AND also actually made the itchiness 'stop'which feels like murder when it's really bad, and like the pain of chickenpox when it's mild- so I keep this prescription up to date even when things are under control just in case...


In the event of an outbreak, I use the steroid cream everywhere that is affected for up to 10-days on the body and for up to 4-6 days on scalp area and 2-4-days on face -- day and night following a luke-cool rinse in the shower -- and gently pad dry and apply lily of the desert whole leaf aloe vera gel and then apply food-grade organic coconut oil (with a few drops of castor oil to moisturize) and then apply topical steroid cream to affected areas , and once the healing begins, skip steroid cream step and apply aloe vera and then castor oil to maintain remission...


For day to day care I use Natural-Cosmetics' Raw African Black Soap from Ghana (has4-5 total ingredients) head to toe between 3-4 days per week and on off days Kirk's Original Coco-Castile Fragrance Free Soap (has 5-total ingredients) up to 2-3 days per week both of these products can be found on-sale at Amazon.com ... Nasabb.com also has a really good natural African Black Soap as well -but it's hard to reach customer service.


To make the bars last longer, I cut the African Soap into halves and then fours to make 8 small bars and cut each Kirk's fragrance Free Original bar into halves for two bars.


To make a liquid soap that can also be used as a gentle face soap or shampoo; use 1-part diced soap crumbles (dice/cut with butcher knife) and 2-parts distilled water. I buy 4.5 oz flip top bottles from Amazon and add teapot boiled water to the crumbles in the bottle and let it naturally emulsify overnight ..


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Aloe Vera has very strong healing properties, so Apply the lily of the desert brand - whole leaf aloe vera gel to your scalp at night time and it should help quite a bit when you are not using the medicated cream...


HTH!

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