by Naila Carter, TheWeaveWhisperer

Itchy, flakey, noticeable and embarrassing are some adjectives you could use to describe my scalp. 


Shampoo’s didn’t work.  Coconut oil didn’t work.  Right
after a shampoo, you could part my hair and find a scalp fully covered
in an itchy, white substance.  I began fearing my hair would begin
thinning and fall out. It was time to pay the dermatologist a visit. 

 I was diagnosed with Seborrheic
dermatitis. A fancy way of saying eczema of the scalp. A flare up, you
couldn’t scratch away! Thankfully, the medication I was prescribed
cleared my scalp in a few weeks. I never want that condition again.

So here’s what I needed to do to improve my hair health:
MEDICATION: 


Loprox/Ciclopirox
– I applied the shampoo to my scalp and left in on for 5 minutes. I repeated this 2-3 times a week.

Dermasmooth/ Flocinolone Acetonide– Used daily, in between washes.
STRESS MANAGEMENT: Seborrheic
dermatitis is brought up by extreme stress. Similar in the way eczema
flares up on parts of your body, Seborrheic dermatitis rears it’s ugly
head on….your head.
Suggestions: Meditation, stress
management by therapy or counseling or a strong support system such as
family, friends and church.
Outcome: I used therapy and church as a way to manage the stress around me. 
TREATMENT:
I greatly improved the health of my scalp
by taking out my weave for a few months! I needed to be able to easily
wash and oil my scalp! If you feel you may have this, don’t scratch your
scalp and RUN to your nearest dermatologist!
If you have battled similar scalp conditions, please comment below and share your experience and treatment! xoxo