Easy DIY Scalp Psoriasis Treatment
Scalp psoriasis sucks. Plain and simple. Unless you're a fan of big, brimmed hats or you have a large baseball cap collection, scalp psoriasis can be pretty difficult to hide.
While my skin has been pretty tame lately, my scalp has been a little harder to manage. So, what did I do? I dusted off the old cauldron and with a little trial and error (and a lot of help from the internet), I found a simple scalp treatment that I liked.
Painful scalp psoriasis symptoms
Before I get into this magical recipe, I'm just going to give you a sense of what was going on up there. You name it, I had it. I was itchy, flaky, bumpy, and bleeding. I would pick at my scalp for hours every night out of pure frustration and wake up the next morning, hair peppered in flakes.
My hair is long and dark, so the flakes were noticeable and hard to pick out. It was a nightmare. Even when I showered, the pieces of skin would get stuck in my hair. That's when I hit the internet for some answers and found this really easy recipe, and it worked!
The benefits of an at home treatment
Now, I don't want to get your hopes up. This treatment isn't a scalp psoriasis cure (it isn't actually magic) but it soothed my scalp, softened my skin, and helped existing flakes slide right off in the shower.
It even made my hair soft and shiny, which was an added plus. I found most of my ingredients on amazon and purchased some from my local dollar store.
- ¼ cup shea butter
- ¼ cup liquid coconut oil
- ½ tsp neem oil
- 1 vitamin e capsule
- 6 drops lavender oil
- High speed blender
- 8 oz amber jar
What you will need:
- Pour the coconut oil and shea butter into the blender
- Carefully cut open a vitamin e capsule with a scissor (or poke a hole with a knife or safety pin) and squeeze the contents into the blender
- Blend until smooth
- Stir in the essential oils with a plastic utensil that can be tossed after
- Transfer your scalp treatment cream into a clean jar (amber is recommended for storage purposes)
How long and how often should you use this home remedy?
To use, apply the cream all over your scalp and leave it on for an hour. I clipped my hair up into a bun but you can use a shower cap as well. After the hour has passed, wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo.
You can also bring a brush or a comb in the shower with you to help escort any stubborn flakes from your scalp. I have used this treatment once or twice a week and it's really made a huge difference.
As with any recipe, please make sure you aren't allergic to any of the ingredients. I always recommend patch tests for any new ingredients.
Where on your body does psoriasis bother you the most?