I’ve always tried to keep my scalp moisturized by using lotions.  Depending on the lotion, some did a pretty good job of keeping the scaling and flakes down throughout the day.  But…I would often “hate” the feeling I got from the lotions.  Just that greasy feeling, you know?  I started wondering if I was doing more harm than good by applying lotion throughout the day?

aloe-vera-seborrheic-dermatitisSo I’ve recently been experimenting with keeping my scalp more clean by “not” applying lotions.  But I needed something to help moisturize as well.  While visiting a local health food store last week, I came across some aloe gel that I thought I would try.  What I decided on was a product from, Lily Of The Desert.  The company is based out of Texas and is one of the largest growers and manufacturers of Aloe products according to their website.  The label states that this product is 99% pure and: “provides relief from sunburns, minor cuts, burns, insect bites, cold sores, rashes, and other skin irritations. It can also be used as a soothing moisturizer for sensitive skin

I have to admit that I really like the aloe vera gelly product that I purchased.  It is not greasy feeling at all, and seems to be helping with the flakes and overall appearence of my scalp.  I’m currently using it in conjunction with a cleaner such as Sea Breeze, and a diluted tea tree oil solution that I made up.  It’s not a cure, but after a week or so, it’s doing better than anything else I’ve tried recently. Might want to consider the “clean” approach if you haven’t tried it.  It’s a little easier for me to work on my scalp during the day since I don’t have any of that “hair” to get in the way

So have you ever tried aloe vera for your seborrheic dermatitis?  Did it help you at all?