Dry Scalp & Hair Solutions
Celiac disease caused changes in my hair and scalp. My hair, that had been once vibrant, full, and smooth, was now stringy, course, and dull. It was also beginning to fall out. And while, yes, some of the hair falling out could have been a result of nutrient deficiencies, having a severely dry scalp could also have been another reason.
My scalp was so dry that anytime I pulled my hair up or moved it to the side, there would be a trail of flakes. Yes- not cool at all. And wearing black was completely out of the picture.
I was at an appointment to get my hair cut, and I mentioned to my hair dresser that my scalp was severely dry and flaky. After looking at my scalp, she said that it looked to be Psoriasis. What?! Like I needed one more autoimmune condition to worry about.
At the same time, my doctor has said that one autoimmune disease can open the door to another autoimmune disease.
Needless to say, I was at my dermatologists office 2 weeks later. Luckily, it was not Psoriasis. It was Seborrheic Dermatitis – “a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff (mayoclinic.org).”
Much relieved that it was not another autoimmune disease, my doctor prescribed Ketoconazole. It worked great! Within a few weeks, my hair and scalp felt completely different – much stronger, way less itchy, a much less appeared to be falling out.
My only concern was that the shampoo had a number of side effects. While I was happy that it worked, I wanted to find a different product that worked but that was also nourishing to my hair and scalp.
Here are 3 Gluten Free Hair Products – that helped heal my scalp & provided nourishment: