Losing My Hair To Chronic Scalp Condition
I am really going nuts with my scalp condition. It's very flaky, large clumps of dry 'something' coming off my scalp.
It is now getting into my face, behind my ear and the corner of my nose. It looks especially gruesome when I do a shampoo or relax, then I look like I have on this thin white lining coming down on my forehead.
Been to the dermatologist and I've been using every named product (mycospor, betnovate, dermovate etc) possible and all the shampoos too.
Yes, they help but after I stop using for a few days...bam...
My hair has now begun to break and thin and I am going crazy losing my beautiful hair.
Are there any home treatments/regime out there that can help with issue.
I am tired of these pharmaceuticals taking me to the bank.
I need back my thick, shiny, long hair. It's my beauty and pride, plus my mom is going nuts asking me 'where is your long hair' :-)Camille's Answer
I'm very sorry to hear about your scalp issues.
Your problem is definitely a medical one and not run of the mill dry scalp or dandruff. You've already been, but the dermatologists are really the ones best equipped to help you with this issue as I don't give medical advice, only hair care and beauty tips.
What I CAN tell you however is this. Keep Doing What Works
If what they're prescribing for you works when you use it, keep using it until your scalp clears up completely. It's expensive, but at least you're getting results.
Look Into Tea Tree Oil
Investigate using tea tree oil
for scalp conditions. It's very effective and a cheaper alternative to expensive treatments depending on the troubles your having (get confirmation from your doctor).Condition Your Hair Thoroughly
Treatment shampoos for scalp conditions can dry out and damage hair so it's very important to condition your hair and ends to keep them healthy while you're being treated.
conditioners to heal and repair your hair, but be very careful not to get the creamy conditioners on your scalp though because that will
aggravate any condition you have there.
Also make sure you use a leave-in conditioner
and a daily moisturizing hairdress to keep your ends hydrated so they don't break off. Keep Your Scalp Super Clean
Make sure you keep your scalp scrupulously clean. That might mean washing more than you're used to. Lay Off The Chemicals For A While
I notice you said your hair is relaxed. Sometimes it's the relaxer itself that causes scalp issues, and another times it just aggravates the condition because it's extremely harsh on the scalp.
Perhaps you could try going a few months without a relaxer while still treating your scalp with the medications and see if that brings faster results. But Seriously...
If I were you I'd seek out another doctor for a second opinion on that scalp condition.
You can protect and heal your hair with proper conditioning and moisturizing, but clearing that scalp is going to take a lot more than anything you'll find in a beauty supply.
Hope this helps and good luck!