Transitioning and seborrheic dermatitis?
Even though I have been transitioning for 8 almost 9 months and my scalp has improved since I haven't used any relaxer and have been using oils to help treat it, what more can I do to help get rid of my seborrheic dermatitis? I have used all manner of dermatology shampoos and foams. Is their more I can do because me scalp is still itchy and a flakey. Though a lot less than when I relaxed.
I'm struggling with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp as well. No dandruff shampoo seems to help , even those prescribed by my dermatologist. I can give you a few tips which have helped to control the itching and flaking. First, your dermatitis feeds off grease and oil. Limit your hair products to your hair length and avoid applying to your scalp. Second co-washing makes the dermatitis worse so I would recommend going for a sulphate free shampoo instead. Third, shampoo your scalp at least 2-3 times a week to get rid of any accumulated flakes. Lastly try some home remedies. I sometime dilute Apple cider vinegar with some water and spray on my scalp an hour before washing. My favourite is applying coconut oil to my scalp and leaving it for a few hours also before washing. Yes I know I mentioned earlier that the flakes feed off oil but for some reason coconut oil calms my itching and flaking to the extend that I now have to apply coconut oil or else my scalp suffers. I think it has anti-fungal properties. I recommend you try it and see if it works for you.
I have tried everything under the sun and the only thing I have found that has helped is H&S Clinical Shampoo. It helps so much with the itching and the waxy flaky build up. I don't itch nearly as much anymore. It will dry out your hair..
I found something better than the head and shoulders.I am now addicted to the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Dandruff control Shampoo. This is the holy grail for me I noticed a difference in my scalp the first time I tried this and every wash day I notice my head wasn't as itchy I'm not having the waxy substance under my skin as much and it doesn't dry out my hair. It doesn't have the harsh sulfates and silicone free also has the smell of any other dandruff shampoo but isn't overwhelming. This has helped me so much more than anything.
I swear by Micmas Remix deep conditioner and have been using it since this summer with great results. In addition to all the organic and natural ingredients they use it also has honey! Honey is suppose to work by being an anti-filungal and anti-bacterial agent. Tgis kills the microbes that cause seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Also, the honey and other great nutrients in Micmas Remix deep conditioner draws moisture in to the skin and locks it in, helping to keep the scalp supple. I buy it on www.micmasremix.com and Amazon and let me tell you it's a Godsend of a relief!