5 Hair-Care Products Experts Recommend to Ease Scalp Psoriasis
One truly irritating type of psoriasis can mess with your head. Literally. It’s marked by often-uncontrollable itching and pesky scales that form on the scalp—a common spot for flare-ups. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60 percent of people with psoriasis have scalp psoriasis.
Of course, you’ll want to talk to your dermatologist to create a personalized course of treatment, but OTC products can also help complement your medical care. These eight shampoos and hair treatments combat a dry, itchy scalp and may help reduce scalp psoriasis symptoms.
Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo
Board-certified dermatologist Bobbak Mansouri, M.D., who practices in Texas, recommends Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo Scalp Build-Up Control ($7.49 at Neutrogena.com) because of its active ingredient: salicylic acid. “Salicylic acid combats psoriasis on the scalp because it’s useful in breaking down the thick and gritty scales that form,” says Mansouri. “The most important thing to remember when using a shampoo with an active ingredient is to leave the shampoo in for at least three to five minutes to let that active ingredient soak into your scalp.”