I have had scalp psoriasis since I was 12 (I’ll be 28 next month). I have tried a medicated shampoo and every over-the-counter shampoo you can possibly get. The one medicated shampoo that I tried was when I was still pretty young and hated the way it smelled, so I didn’t give it a fair shot. As far as over-the-counter shampoos go, there was one point where I was alternating between T-Gel, T-Sal, Head & Shoulders, and Nizoral AD every week. It was expensive and was the closest I came to being scale free… until now.
I finally went to a dermatologist where I was diagnosed with Psoriasis. They gave me a corticosteroid foam to use on my scalp. I had tried a fragrance-free, dye-free shampoo prior to this visit with little success. I decided to give the fragrance free, dye free shampoo another shot. That, combined with the foam, has made me scale free for about a month now. It’s amazing.
I had switched to a free and clear laundry detergent before my son was born and noticed less everyday itchiness. I also noticed a difference when I switched to a face cream that was fragrance-free. I’ve now ordered all of my daily cosmetic products in free and/or clear forms to see if I notice a difference. This includes eye cream, body wash, lotion, shaving cream, conditioner, and deodorant!