While some people get relief from seborrheic dermatitis by using over the counter or prescribed shampoos, neither has worked for me so far. I definitely recommend you take a look at this book. It’s a great resource for scalp conditions and gives directions on how to make you’re own home remedies for seborrheic dermatitis. Well worth the money!
Shampoos containing an antifungal medication can be effective for some. All of these shampoos can be used for as long as needed. Shampooing should be done initially on a daily basis, and after that the intervals can be lengthened as tolerated. The fingertips can be used to loosen scale, and scrubbing can be carried out for at several minutes. Follow the instructions on the shampoo bottle for the best results.
Shampoos or lotions containing selenium, ketoconazole, or corticosteroids may be prescribed for severe cases. To apply shampoos, part the hair into small sections, apply to a small area at a time, and massage into the skin. Shampoo containing ketoconazole has helped many patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.
A shampoo that I’ve tried recently that I really like is Jason’s Tea Tree Shampoo . It’s not “medicated” and contains no “Sodium Lauryl Sulfates” or “SLS”, (I’ll talk more about this in a blog post). I’ve been using it a little over a week now and while there hasn’t been an “amazing” turnaround, my scalp does seem to be doing better. It’s not nearly as dry and flaky as it has been when I get out of the shower. Definitely worth looking into.