First of all, 2 to 3% of the world's population is affected by psoriasis. In France, more than 2 million people suffer from it. Psoriasis can affect different areas of the body. The disease affects patients at all ages.
Psoriasis is often located around the face or on the face. It commonly affects the scalp, behind the ears, the back of the neck or the top of the forehead. Of the itching are felt in most cases. Of the redness and scales appear. Furthermore, one effect of psoriasis is the appearance of dandruff. They are directly linked to the scales of the skull. This type of psoriasis can quickly become embarrassing.
Do you dream of changing your hairstyle? Of relieve your hair and scalp ? An appointment with the hairdresser would do you the world of good. Do not hesitate. Don't be afraid of derogatory remarks. Go for it! We explain why.
Prevention to cure: don't be ashamed of scalp psoriasis during a hairdresser appointment
Scalp psoriasis, talk to your hairdresser
In most cases, hairdressers are aware of psoriasis. They know that the scalp psoriasis is a non-contagious disease. It can occur at any age and in different areas of the body. Including on the scalp. Moreover, more than 50% of people with psoriasis are prone to scalp psoriasis (1). You should also tell your hairdresser about your symptoms. Itching, redness, inflammation, scales…
Define your pain and sensations.
On the one hand, talk to this hair professional about your discomfort. He will know how to listen to you.
Tip: If you're worried about derogatory remarks in front of the rest of the hair salon. Let your hairdresser know when you make an appointment by telephone. Make sure of his discretion. Explain your sensitivity on this subject.
Bring your own anti-psoriasis shampoo
Using a shampoo that is too aggressive will be harmful to your scalp. And to your hair. Do you want to avoid irritation to your scalp? You can bring your own shampoo. Do you know the Pso Natura Dermatological Shampoo ? It is made up of 99% ingredients of natural origin. It is used as a daily treatment for around two weeks. Then from time to time in maintenance. This Dermatological Shampoo is simple to use, with no exposure time. Simply lather it then rinse.
Our tips for a successful hairdresser appointment in case of scalp psoriasis
The right actions in case of hair psoriasis
A plaque of psoriasis on the scalp does not prevent sophisticated coloring or hairstyles. However, there are certain actions and habits to adopt. After making an appointment with your hairdresser, be sure to limit scratching of your scalp as much as possible. Indeed, new lesions could complicate the task of your expert. Likewise, lesions could worsen during your appointment. Furthermore, remind your expert not to use the hair dryer too close to your scalp. This will help you avoid damage to the scalp. You will also limit the risk of a new outbreak of itchy psoriasis.
Favor natural colorings
For the coloring stage, several possibilities are available to you. Of course, provided that you do not have too many lesions at the time of the appointment. Generally speaking, in the event of scalp psoriasis or eczema, we advise you to favor natural coloring. There are many hair salons offering non-toxic products. They are based on natural ingredients and pigments. Generally, they are also respectful of the planet. Elle magazine offers a selection of natural hair colors to do at home. You can find some of them in the salon.
In addition, the Couleurs Gaia brand offers a whole range of vegetable coloring. They can be found in different hair salons: Click herei to find a salon near you offering Gaia Colors.
See our article on natural treatments for scalp psoriasis.
Tips for men's haircuts (avoid shaving too close)
Psoriasis scalp man, clipping hair
A head suffering from psoriasis with short hair requires special vigilance.
First, inform your hairdresser and ask them to use tools that don't touch the scalp too much. It is true that some mower combs will rub the scalp, which would be both unpleasant and regrettable in our situation since it would lead to new itching and/or lesions.
If it suits your expert, the cut can be done with scissors in a classic but less irritating way.
Some tips for the home in case of scalp psoriasis
All the tips for your hairdresser appointment also apply at home! So here is a quick summary:
Avoid washing your hair with hot water. It weakens the already damaged scalp. She is a source of irritation. Also, hot water makes hair dull. If possible, it is best to wash your body with warm water and clean your scalp with cold or lukewarm water.
Choose a suitable hairbrush. To brush your scalp, it is advisable to avoid brushes with hard bristles and favor a brush with soft bristles.
The hair dryer should be used moderately.. Banishing him from her life would be ideal. But its use is necessary for some.
The measures to be respected must therefore be as follows:
- Keep a reasonable distance between the hair dryer and your scalp.
- Stay on the most moderate heat in the program.
- Furthermore, for blow-drying, direct the hair dryer towards your ends. This will prevent your scalp from drying out.
Straighteners, on the other hand, pose less of a problem. In fact, they do not directly affect the scalp, but the length of the hair. However, be careful of your neck. This is an area often affected by scalp psoriasis. It can easily be hit by the straightener.
Scalp psoriasis: choose the right shampoo
Let's end with the most important rule. Use an effective natural shampoo against scales and itching! Once again, we recommend the Pso Natura Dermatological Shampoo. Not only because it is our care. No. It is actually one of the only natural and gentle shampoos capable of providing lasting relief to the scalp.