Hair Dye & Scalp Psoriasis

Posted Sun 26 Feb 2012 9.55pm by mell
suffered with scalp psoriasis for 18 years (since age of 18), patches on elbows and knee for approx 15 years. Suspect i may know have psoria

Thinking of dying my hair but am a bit worried that it may make my scalp psoriasis worse. Can anyone recommend any particular hair dyes?

3 Posted Fri 9 Mar 2012 11.01pm by mystery246 (edited Thu 8 Jan 2015 3.03pm by mystery246)
life changing, at a very early age

hi mell, i have suffered with scalp psoriasis pretty bad for a lengthy period of time and dye my hair on a regular basis, i'd say every month or so. I don't have any recommendations per say on a brand and that but i tend to use the foam ones as they are less messy and avoid dripping onto other parts of the skin like the neck or the face. since converting from normal hair dyes and foam i don't have much itching or damage to my scalp, this can only be manageable through the creams that are prescribed. i hope this information is helpful x

Posted Mon 2 Apr 2012 2.29pm by mand82
Currently suffering from Bad psoriasis for the first time

I don't think it matters about hair dye aslong as you use the shampoo/cream on the head the day before and a few hours after dying your hair, it should help with the itching etc :)

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 1.14pm by sjones
suffered for many years but well under control for last 2 years. I find info from your association very useful and am a member.

Have dyed hair for 20 years (at hairdressers) and never had any problems at all. Have tried loads of preparations over years but find that washing with T gel shampoo every other day to be most effective ( must get the right one for psoriasis ) Its rather expensive unfortunatly and I don't find the generic coal tar shampoos available on perscription to be as good and pleasant to use.

1 Posted Fri 27 Apr 2012 1.27pm by bennybeau (edited Wed 21 Jan 2015 4.38pm by Mike P)

im interested to know if anyone has tried the injection that they say they can do at home for you, anyone ??

Posted Fri 11 May 2012 8.12pm by sandra (edited Wed 21 Jan 2015 4.40pm by emiliya73)
had it most of my life

Hi I was hoping that someone could help. I have had psoriasis most of my life, in a variety of places but the worst has always been on my scalp. i am currently undergoing UV treatment and taking acitretin which interesting but not miraculous. My question relates to nits. My young daughter has brought them home. I am in depair. as a single parent I can not check my own hair so assume that I have them when she does. However, the treatment for nits stings and dries out my scalp even more. I would prefer not to use them but do not know what else to try. has anyone got any tips?

Posted Fri 11 May 2012 11.35pm by michaelswims (edited Thu 8 Jan 2015 3.03pm by michaelswims)

Re: nits, I think there is a non chemical "wand" that works for this problem. Not sure how it works but sure we got it from Boots

Posted Sat 28 Jul 2012 7.51pm by AliB
Have had psoriasis since very young, learning not to be affected by it!

Hi Mel, I too have never had any problems with dying my hair. In fact, if anything it has made the scalp psoriasis a bit better I think. I use L'Oreal (the cream form). About shampoos, for about the last 10 years I've been using Alphosyl almost daily. It's always sold in large Boots stores but never in any of the places you expect to find it! And the staff won't know either...! It's 5% coal tar which I think is higher than T-gel, and it smells nice for a medicated shampoo. Since using Alphosyl, which I started after getting it under control with a coal tar ointment, I hardly ever have to use ointments at night now (maybe once or twice a year, compared to once or twice a week!). Hope it works for other people!

Posted Fri 1 Mar 2013 5.27pm by TLCH (edited Wed 21 Jan 2015 4.35pm by David Jones)
I have pustular psoriasis on hands and feet, and also psoriatic arthritis

I have recently been diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (all I need as I have MS too!), I have a baker's cyst at the back of my knee and have been told that my arthritis meds will help with this eventually. I am in a lot of pain due to the cyst and wondered if anyone else had this problem and any solutions or ideas to help with the pain.

Posted Mon 22 Apr 2013 7.22am by shrimp (edited Thu 8 Jan 2015 3.03pm by milly28)
just been diagnosed with P, waiting for light therapy in the next couple of weeks

Kellyd6, I agree with you totally re your diet. I went to Canada recently and saw a neurapath. She told me to cut out all meats apart from chicken, turket and fish (preferably organic chicken) no wheat, no dairy (apart from in tea/coffee) lots of vegetables and fruit, no citrus fruit though as this has an adverse effect on the skin, plenty of water to rid of toxins from the body. wash in a vegetable oil soap (easily available and cheap) not to use emolientt creams as this blocks the pores, the pores need to breath, fish oil tablets and Vit d tablets. No alcohol or cigarettes. So far my newly diagnosed P is fading from my legs and also from my arms. I still have it on my torso but am starting light treatment next week which she assured me along with the diet should see the back of this horrible disease....One thing she did say though regarding peppers, is that tomatoes,peppers and garlic is the best nutritious meal you can have as they are all whole foods and full of goodnes. Onions particularly are very good for you but do not buy any foods from china, they tend to grow their crops on land fill sites which have batteries from the world buried beneath I wish you all well and a complete recovery from P one day

Posted Mon 22 Apr 2013 8.02am by milly28
Psoriasis has ruined everything iv had it since the age of 12 I'm now 19 and it's nothing happening and iv tried everything I can think of!

You can get hairdyes with no amorneia (duno if that's how u spell it)in them , I use all sorts bleach, never makes mine worse just stings wen I apply it,

Posted Sat 17 Aug 2013 5.50pm by charleychick (edited Sat 11 Apr 2015 5.30pm by camelblue)
to the point where i want to crawl out of my own skin!!!!!

hi kellyd i did the same diet for 7 weeks and felt amazing for it but i do not believe diet is related to psoriasis at all!! its your immune system thats gone wrong and no diets gonna fix that my skin stayed same regardless of diet, olive oils amazing tho its all i use for my skin :)

1 Posted Fri 30 May 2014 3.05pm by mumsey46 (edited Wed 21 Jan 2015 4.41pm by xoxjojoxox)
I have had psoriasis since I was 18 now I am 67 had a few years free.I would like to free myself of Psoriasis around my ankles as my daughte

I would like to know of any ideas to help me get rid of my P around my ankles and on my elbows as I have my daughters wedding in Sept and would love to wear a dress and shoes without the usual tights.I am now trying the wheat and gluton free eating don't eat much sugar except a bit of chocolate.I would be grateful for any ideas.

Posted Tue 8 Sep 2015 6.52am by dougie
i have it all over my body

hi i recently changed my diet realising that the cure must come from the inside,so i avoid anything with wheat in it you have to be careful because wheat is in nearly everything i also gave up cows milk and use almond milk it tastes realy nice and keeps for longer i believe cows milk is for cows and if you check it out on youtube you will give it up too.i purchased a nutri bullet and have a smoothie every day i have banana,carrot,frozen fruits and spinach green vegtables are very good for the skin you can buy them from tesco or any other supermarket and i do not drink tap water i think that flouride is poison i have to wash in it bit if i had a choice i wouldnt so now i will explain the changes since the diet first i am 62 i have psoriasis or should i say had because it is definately fading and i think will eventualy go altogether im also about 17 stone and this diet has a nice side afect it also helps to loose weight because most foods that contain wheat are fattening i also have C.O.P.D and if i can bring my weight down that will help my breathing i hope you give it a try you have nothing to lose let me know how your doing god bless dougie

Posted Mon 25 Jan 2016 10.07am by tiggy1959
I have had the condition for twenty years. Worse in winter.

Hello folks First time on. I use Henna to dye my hair and does not irritate scalp.

Posted Tue 4 Jun 2019 9.30pm by smurfette
hi I'm Lisa I'm 31 I have suffered from psoriasis my whole life

Hi I am having my hair re bleached on Monday I have been using tgel shampoo to calm my psorasis down on my scalp as mine can be severe how long should i not use the tgel for before my hair is dyed and I dont dye my roots as my scalp blisters if I do

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