Suffering from Seborrheic Dermatitis can be incredibly embarrassing and painful, even with short hair. When all methods and medications have failed, desperation kicks in. Not all treatments work or everyone, but some are better than others. Here are a few methods for treating Seborrheic Dermatitis with short hair.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is easiest to control with short hair because when using a topical treatment, the medication can be applied directly to the scalp. Many treatments tent to either dry out or make hair oily.
Widely known treatments for Seborrheic Dermatitis are acidic in nature. Often, the first thing to assess is diet. High-carb diets with keep the internal pH from being acidic enough to heal Seborrheic Dermatitis from the inside-out. Caffeine and sugar rich foods, combined with alcoholic drinks and sodas, will keep Seborrheic Dermatitis from healing, no matter the length of hair.
Once hair has been cut short to deal with flare-ups of Seborrheic Dermatitis, topical treatments may be the best bet for healing. Topical steroid lotions, Tea Tree oil, and shampoos containing Tea Tree oil, or coconut oil, with help to soothe outbreaks. Short hair doesn’t need to be shampooed as often as long hair, and will likely get dried out if it’s shampooed too often. Irritation can occur much quicker when the scalp gets too much attention from shampooing or medicating. Avoid touching the scalp unless medication or treatment is being applied. Though natural remedies don’t typically cause overdoses, they can certainly cause extreme irritation or adverse reactions when applied too often.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to cure many ailments from the inside out and is especially effective on Seborrheic Dermatitis. Using Apple Cider Vinegar as a dietary supplement helps to balance the body’s pH level. Just a tablespoon per day can be effective in easing symptoms. By applied AVC onto the irritated area of the scalp (often cut with equal parts water), the itching, pain, flaking, and irritation can be greatly minimized within days or weeks.
In addition to using AVC for Seborrheic Dermatitis, it is helpful to have a clean, natural hydrating lotion, free of addatives. Aloe, and cocoanut oils are among the preferred oils for keeping Seborrheic Dermatitis at bay after and ACV treatment. Both oils have antibacterial properties and will lock in necessary moisture, while locking out harmful contaminates to Seborrheic Dermatitis sores.
When Seborrheic Dermatitis flare ups are too much to handle, keeping hair short and washing less often with hypodermic shampoos are a big help in keeping irritation and sores to a minimum. Apple cider vinegar and natural oils are the best home remedies in addition to steroidal treatments. Remember to treat skin ailments form the inside out first to attack the root of the problem. Then, treat Seborrheic Dermatitis topically.