Did you know that August is National Psoriasis Month!
Psoriasis can effect different aspects of life, but some may not think that dyeing hair would be problematic. Here are some great tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis:
1. Talk to the stylist
2. Test a spot first
3. Use medicated treatments beforehand
4. Use petroleum jelly to protect the skin
5. Bring products from home
6. Request gentle treatment
7. Take a trial-and-error approach
8. Try popular alternatives to hair dye(henna, lemon juice, or peroxide), be sure to follow the same tips to prevent potential flare-ups.
There are also some great tips for minimizing the risk for psoriasis flare-ups:
When it comes to hair care, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends:
- Brushing gently: Brushing, combing, or shampooing forcefully can irritate the scalp and cause flare-ups.
- Avoiding rollers and curling irons: These can tug on the hair or burn the scalp.
- Favoring loose hairstyles: Pulling the hair into a tight style can irritate the scalp and trigger psoriasis symptoms.
- Refrain from too much styling: Try not to dye, perm, or relax the hair more than necessary.
- Avoiding PPD: Many hair dyes contain this chemical, which is known to irritate the skin. People with psoriasis can be especially sensitive to PPD.