Last updated: March 2020
There are several forms of psoriasis. All of which can have a mental effect on a person. When psoriasis is on your body, it can be covered up for the most part. Yes you know it's there but it is not so evident to the general public.
However, unless you hide away from all human contact, there is little to no way to hide scalp psoriasis.
Scalp psoriasis management tips
I want to discuss a few cover techniques and current treatments available to treat and manage scalp psoriasis. It is my hope that maybe there will be some tips or treatment that you are not aware of that can help not just your condition, but your mental health.
There is also a popular question that is always asked with scalp psoriasis that I will address here as well.
Options for covering scalp psoriasis
I have a good friend who battles scalp psoriasis. Twice, I have seen her have scalp psoriasis so bad that it made all her hair fall out. One of the tricks she uses is to wear these cute little hat scarfs that cover her head. On Amazon, they are listed as beanie cancer hat cap scarf.
If you do a search for headwraps on the website it will bring up a whole list of different styles of wraps. Of course, a man can always put a hat. Whether it be a man or a woman, many people are desensitized by other people wearing hats. There is no thought that someone could possibly be trying to cover up something, like scalp psoriasis.
My friend wears her hat or headscarf every time she goes out in public. It is only when we are alone and out of public view that she will take it off.
Current scalp psoriasis treatments available
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) offers validation on products that they call a Seal of Recognition. You can go on their website to find all the products that have been given this recognition. In the case of scalp psoriasis, there are a few treatments that have received that seal.
Dermarest Psoriasis Treated Shampoo Plus Conditioner is the first one you will come across. MG217 Medicated Coal Tar Shampoo is next in line. MG217 has another treatment called Therapeutic Coal Tar Scalp Treatment. Neutrogena has a T/Gel Shampoo and Conditioner. These formulas can treat mild to stubborn scalp psoriasis.
You can go on other websites to find scalp psoriasis treatments. I listed these here because the NPF goes through a rigorous process before they will issue their Seal of Recognition.
Will my hair grow back?
If you already live with severe scalp psoriasis and have experienced hair loss, you probably already know what that question is. Will my hair grow back? Hopefully, your doctor has you on a treatment that is making a difference in treating your scalp psoriasis.
If your treatment appears to be successful, you should probably start seeing your hair grow back. Of course, every person is different. Every treatment is different. Chances are good that you will get your hair back. Hopefully, this will put most of you at ease.
Finding confidence with scalp psoriasis
My hope is that each of you living with scalp psoriasis, that you find the confidence to not hideaway. It is tough. Everything about psoriasis is tough. If you know of a covering option that is not listed above, please feel free to share it in the comments below.
If you are strong enough to go out in public while having scalp psoriasis then list it below as well. We can all be encouraged by your story. I know there are other treatments for scalp psoriasis then I listed above. There are also new scalp psoriasis treatments on the horizon.
Don't give up on striving to find the very treatment that will work for you. Scalp psoriasis is hard to treat but treatment is necessary.
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