Originally Posted by snugglebug14
Hi Ladies...so I have moderate to severe psoriasis on my scalp and I really want to dread my hair but I'm worried about how the psoriasis will affect them. Do any of you have experience with dreads plus psoriasis?? Thanks so much!
I have both!
I sectioned and back combed my hair about 6 weeks ago. My scalp goes back and forth from being pretty angry and being calm and 'incident' free.
The thing I hate about having dreads with a scalp issue is that my flakes end up in the dreads, and I have black hair. So I feel like the flakes are screaming "LOOK AT ME!!!!" even though I think it may not be very obvious to other people.
An important thing to remember is you still need to wash your hair! I don't know why so many people think you never wash your hair with dreads.
I tried going no poo, and using baking soda and apple cider vinegar...it didnt work out the best for me. I have found that if I shampoo every two to four days with a generic TGEL shampoo, then I use a gallon jug filled with water, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, and about 10 drops each of tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract as a rinse. Make sure to dry your hair very well. (don't wash before bed!)
If I am having a bad day, and feeling really itchy-and its too soon to wash, I use a spray bottle with purified water/tea tree oil/GSE...and just spray the part of the scalp that is bothering me the most.
I was surprised at how flaky my hair got, as it didn't seem that flaky when it was brushable, but I think that is because the flakes fall out easily when your hair is brushable, so dreading it does make it seem more obvious...but I do feel like my scalp is adjusting to the new routine, and I realize it will go through cycles, just like it did when it was brushable.