8. Oregon Grape
While more research is needed, it’s been suggested that the Oregon grape plant can affect the body’s immune response. This property might be helpful for an autoimmune disease like psoriasis. It’s a good idea to look for products that contain at least 10% of this plant.
9. Coconut or avocado oil
These oils contain fats that are great for healthy skin. You can rub a few drops onto the scalp and let it sit for 20 minutes. Afterward, wash your hair as you normally would.
Garlic is highly anti-inflammatory so combining the pureed product with aloe vera gel can effectively soothe an itchy scalp. Leave the combination on for 15-20 minutes then rinse your hair thoroughly.
Why It’s Important To Get Diagnosed
Though the natural remedies might alleviate some of your symptoms, they’re not enough to address the underlying condition. Psoriasis may be obvious on the surface but its cause is internal as it’s an autoimmune disease.
The best way to keep the condition under control and manage flare-ups is to be officially diagnosed and stick to the medical regimen that your doctor prescribes.
For Blacks, it’s equally important to find a dermatologist that has some experience with treating Black skin. As mentioned previously, the symptoms can look different than other ethnicities and as such may require a more personalized approach.
Additionally, a knowledgeable dermatologist will be able to take your hair needs into consideration when making recommendations for treatment.
It’s always best to seek a doctor when dealing with psoriasis so you can get the right treatment program. However, it’s a good idea to have a few effective go-to natural scalp remedies on hand as a backup. Using both methods can result in a meaningful way of managing the condition.