Thursday, November 14, 2013

My All Natural Solution for Seborrheic Dermatitis

One of the conditions that came along with my fibromylagia was this sudden seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. It was incredibly itchy and scaly on my scalp. The itchiness drove me NUTS!! I finally have stumbled upon an all natural solution (my doctor just wanted to give me a prescription.)

Dead sea salt! I bought a container in the beauty section of Whole Foods, and made sure it was JUST the dead sea salt, no fragrances or ANY other ingredients besides the salt. ($15) For the first few nights I'd get in the shower and run warm water over my scalp, mix some of of the sea salt to dissolve in a cup of warm water (about 8oz size) and then I'd pour the warm sea salt mixture over the back of my scalp (where the dermatitis was the worse). I have long hair, so I rubbed in the salt mixture and piled on my hair. Then I either stepped out of the shower and wrapped a towel around my head for about 10 minutes, or I'd busy myself wit something like shaving my legs :) The main points to take away are the initial warm water opens up the pores in your scalp, then allow the sea salt to set on your scalp for a few minutes to soak in (5-10 min). Then rinse off. I did this for 3-4 nights initially, and then the remainder of the week I switched to the sea salt mixture (water and the sea salt) in a spray bottle - when I came home from work I'd spray the sea salt water mixture on my scalp, rub it in, wrap with a towel for @ 10 minutes, then step in shower and rinse. I was amazed, after the 1st two days I def noticed less itching and a difference! And, after the first week of treatments, no more itching! So now 1-2 times a week I'll use the spray bottle of salt water treatment just to maintain the clarity of the dermatitis.

Of course if you live near the ocean, just go hang out in the ocean on the weekends! Even more fun!

Also good to note, I had bought some lavender oil to help sooth the itchiness, this did help soothe that - temporarily. While it did not treat/cure the dermatitis, it did help get me through until the sea salt kicked in! (It took me a while to find out the sea salt cure, so the lavender oil was def helpful.)

I hope this helps!


  1. Did the sea salt soak dry out your hair at all?

  2. No it did not dry out my hair at all, it just helped with my scalp. I recommend trying it, its inexpensive to try and no harmful side effects, all natural.