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first of all: thank god for this forum!

a year and a half ago i decided i was going to dye my hair black. i bought the dye from a pharmacy, went home and did it myself. my scalp burned me a little bit, but i didnt think anything of it. a month goes by, and i decide im going to dye it again... but THIS time, theres more burning. after i washed my hair of the dye concoction, i saw that my scalp had really reacted to the dye. there were little black spots of dye actually IN my skin! completely ignorant and stubborn, i just scratched the affected area of the weird burn and went on with my life. i dyed it a 3rd time (happened to be my last as well) and this time the pain was unbearable. the same black spots appeared, but this time they were much bigger and the areas that hurt me had some kind of peeling going on! needless to say i (finally) started to freak out.

i had always had a very mild flaking on my scalp, but now i had huge pieces of skin itching like crazy & lifting off my scalp. i was 22 at the time this all happened, and it was right before my wedding :(

i ended up going to a dermatologist, and she told me that this was a common problem with girls who used store-bought dyes to color their hair. the chemicals are POISONOUS, and she said she was treating a hair stylist with recently developed eczema too. she gave me ketoconazole 2% shampoo & derma-smoothe/FS scalp oil. they worked really well for a short while, but the problem kept coming back. i also didnt like that i would have to keep going to the dr to get a prescription filled for these products.

i needed something sustainable over time if what i read about psoriasis is true: chronic, no cure, flares over lifetime, etc.


i have been taking fish oil & vitamin D supplements for over a week now and my scalp has BARELY flaked!! i get out of the shower and let my hair air dry --which usually would make such a mess on my head and itch like crazy-- but not anymore! i also have been using a milder shampoo/conditioner: aveeno. love them!

this is something that i really recommened if your story is anything like mine. taking the supplements is sustainable because i will always be able to find them at any store, and im helping the rest of my body too! who would have thought that vitamin d deficiency could affect psoriasis! the body is amazing.

best of luck to anyone who has this problem! i wish you the best!

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I'm wondering if anyone else has had success with this Vit D/fish oil suggestion. Funny enough my psor. did start about the time I started coloring my hair. I now color it at least every two weeks (hate seeing that gray against my black hair) and I've noticed that the pso. has gotten really bad. My med shampoo has not been working for a while. Dr said that would happen eventually. I'm going to try this fish/Vit D and if it works (or not) I will post here b/c if this really works what a better way to do it. Wish me luck!


I have tried all of the medicated shampoos and they help for a lil while but they are so damaging and drying to my hair that I stopped using them.
I bought a scalp scrubber from my hair dresser, it almost looks like a curry for a horse. Soak ur scalp in olive oil, let it sit for a while to loosen the plaques then scrub them babies right off. Then I just shampoo and condition with my herbal essence.
Maybe between the vitamins and the olive oil and scrubbing u will find some relief.


12 yrs ago i dyed a lil' portion of my hair black( i have black hair but i also have white hair) after a week i got allergy reaction,almost lost all my hair and no school for like 2 months then my doctor said it's 'p' until now i dont know what to do with my scalp.the cream that im using do nothing for my scalp,after reading so many post i found yours just like my case,i'll try this.thanks for posting.


I myself have been dealing with red dry thick scaly patches on my sideburn and temple area for the past eight months. In that time I have seen two dermatologists, the first charged $145 a visit (went three times and was diagnosed with scalp psoriasis) During that time I was injected with Cortisone, prescribed Lamisil Tablets, Clobex Spray, and Triamex Cream. I was told to use T-Gel shampoo with Coal Tar and leave it on for several minutes and if possible leave it on and go out in the sun. I tried Vaseline, Baby’s Butt Cream, Vicks Vapor Rub, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Oatmeal Paste, an Epson Salt Soak, Jason’s Dandruff Shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar, Fish Oil, Vitamin D, swimming in the ocean hoping the salt water would help and other home remedies I can’t even remember. Not seeing any results I decided to go to a Kaiser dermatologist (covered through my insurance and a $5 co-pay) and he diagnosed my problem as seborrheic dermatitis and not scalp psoriasis. I informed him of the medications I was previously prescribed and he said Clobex is a very strong steroid and warned against using it. He basically said I have three options, which were to do nothing and eventually it should probably go away on its own. Number two, I could use a over-the counter cream or number three, try using Fluocinonide Topical Solution (Lidex) twice a day for two weeks along with T/Sal Shampoo with Salicylic Acid 3.0%. Of course I chose the third option and after one week I have seen amazing results. There are no more scaly patches, my skin is smoother and the redness is starting to go away. On top of that the itching is completely gone. He suggested using the medication for two weeks but if it should go away before that to stop using it since the skin will build up a resistance after two weeks and if I should have another flare up in the future to start the process all over again. I hope this helps since what you have might not be psoriasis at all.

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