Coconut Oil has been a blessing for me. I use it faithfully every week as a hot oil treatment and I put it directly on my scalp every two days. I know that putting oil on the scalp is sort of taboo when it comes to dealing with dermatitis, but it works for me.
I make sure not to put too much on my scalp or use it too often because coconut oil truly gets absorbed into the scalp and doesn’t just sit on top of the scalp, it is awesome.
The fatty acids that are in coconut oil are great for combatting dandruff, so it only makes sense that someone with dermatitis could benefit from it as well.
Tea Tree Oil
Another natural remedy that truly helps my condition is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is not for the faint of heart and it isn’t as oily as you think. It doesn’t smell nice and it’s pretty pricey. However, it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties in it.
This is great because a lot of times, seborrheic dermatitis can turn into a fungus along your hair line if left untreated. Tea tree oil is used for cuts, burns, and even athlete’s foot, this stuff is strong and should be used correctly.
I mix it in with my coconut oil during my hot oil treatment which cools and soothes my scalp. When I rinse my treatment out, I don’t have the itches and I also apply a tiny amount to my eye brows and to my ears.
Every now and then, I will mix raw grade A honey into my deep conditioner. I deep condition every week and I probably mix the honey in with it every other week. It may sound strange to put honey in your hair, but for some it is the only remedy for their dermatitis.
Honey also has natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it helps keep my scalp itch free and it makes my hair super soft (an added bonus). Some people have even claimed that honey completely cured their dermatitis. I’m not sure how true that is since it’s allegedly a condition that cannot be cured but at least we can all agree it really helps with the symptoms.
These are just a few of the natural remedies that you can try to help soothe your poor scalp in addition to going to see a good dermatologist. If you’re embarrassed about discussing it, don’t be! Don’t let them fool you everyone has an issue with their body that they can’t help, nobody is perfect.
I used to be so embarrassed when I would have red and flakey skin along my hair line and eye brows, but now I don’t worry about it. Now that I have a good handle on how to control my flare ups, I don’t have too many of those moments. However, when I do, I don’t apologize for it and you shouldn’t either.
Originally posted 2014-07-08 15:00:44.