Psoriasis is a condition that impacts 2-3% of the population. Nearly 7.5 million people in the US have psoriasis. Half of those diagnosed experience scalp psoriasis. While scalp psoriasis can cause temporary hair loss, it is seldom the sole cause.
Many people find psoriasis painfully intense at times. Managing psoriasis flare-ups can drain you emotionally and financially. It’s tricky to identify psoriasis; many patients struggle until diagnosis. Doctors often diagnose dermatitis before psoriasis; it’s easier to treat.
If you have scalp psoriasis, the following tips may help prevent hair loss:
- Choose the Right Products – If you have psoriasis, choose your skincare products wisely. Consult your dermatologist for gentle scalp treatments.
- Moisturize – Use the dermatologist-recommended conditioner. Using just shampoo can dry and worsen your scalp.
- Wash with Cold Water – If you have psoriasis, try to embrace cold showers. Cold water effectively reduces inflammation.
- Skip the Blow Dryer – Avoid warm water and heated styling tools like blow dryers.
At Hairline Ink, we understand how frustrating psoriasis can be. In many ways, it is the epitome of unpredictability. One day your skin is mostly clear, the next day it is painful, flaky, and inflamed. While we can only offer our sympathy for treating psoriasis, we can offer practical options to those looking for permanent hair loss solutions. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!