A 32 year old flaker who is living the dream, with both psoriasis and early menopause
What I tend to do is a scalp “soak” every few days. I wash my hair and then slather on my conditioner (sometimes mixed with neem powder and olive oil), put a shower cap over that and then wrap a towel around my head and leave it sit for an hour or two. Then after I rinse, I take a scalp brush and gently scrub away all the scale. After that, I rub in a mixture of neem oil and coconut oil and it’s very soothing! I hope you can find some relief!
I do a scalp treatment every other day, by first washing my hair, then I keep a deep conditioner or a scalp mask (I use shea moisture’s scalp purification mask) on for 40 mins, and when I rinse it out I use a scalp brush to softly scrub away all the scale. It’s really great for cutting down on flakes!
Thank you for the replies! Personally I think the most frustrating thing about psoriasis, or any other ailment is that the same thing doesn't work for everyone and you need to find your cocktail of treatments lol. I have found a little relief by lowering my gluten intake, but I'm worried it's all in my head haha.
I suspect mine was triggered by hormones, because I actually started going through perimenopause when I was 26, and that's when a small patch showed up on the back of my scalp lol (I am 32 now and have since gone through menopause 15-20 years early. I also have a variation of Turner Syndrome which may be related to the P. It's definitely related to the menopause lol)