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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. And 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.

Dealing with 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!

Benefits of this DIY 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.

Ingredients for DIY scalp psoriasis treatment including NEEM oil, shea butter bars, and vitamin capsules.


  • 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

Steps for this home scalp psoriasis treatment

  1. Pour the coconut oil and shea butter into the blender
  2. 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
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Stir in the essential oils with a plastic utensil that can be tossed after
  5. Transfer your scalp treatment cream into a clean jar (amber is recommended for storage purposes)

How long and how often should you use this DIY scalp psoriasis 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.

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.


  • Missietete
    5 months ago

    This recipe was great. I have had psoriasis for 14 years and this is the first time my scalp was at its worst. I tried this to help with my scalp and it was fantastic that it really cleaned up all the flakes and calmed down the scalp. Thank you so much for sharing this is a keeper

  • Brittany Ineson author
    5 months ago

    I’m so happy it helped! I love it as well. I’ll definitely be fiddling with some more recipes in the future. Thank you for trying it out!

  • Shayla.Oakes moderator
    5 months ago

    @brittanyineson thanks for sharing. There are many in the communities always asking for scalp treatment ideas. I have severe eczema, I am going to see if this helps with that, also. Thanks.

  • Brittany Ineson author
    5 months ago

    you’re so very welcome. I can definitely relate. It’s a very trial-and-error process to find what works for you. I hope this helps a little. Be sure to let me know! And I’ll be sure to post more of my DIY’s in the future. xo

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