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What Scalp Oil Is Best For Treating Scalp Psoriasis?

Scalp psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes red patches or plaques, to form on the scalp. The plaques are a buildup of skin cells, and they flake off. The disorder is believed to be caused by the immune system attacking patches of healthy skin cells. White blood cells build up in areas and cause more skin cells to form, which creates the visibly raised patches on the scalp. In addition to a buildup of skin cells, the white blood cells cause inflammation and irritation of the patches. Although there is no cure for scalp psoriasis, there are several oils that can be used to moisten the scalp to help remove plaques and prevent the scalp from drying out.

Jojoba Oil

One of the best scalp oils for treating scalp psoriasis is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of the Jojoba tree, found in desert regions of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. Although it is called jojoba oil, it is actually a wax ester, and it closely resembles the oil naturally produced by human skin. Jojoba oil is great to use for scalp psoriasis because it does not evaporate like many other moisturizers.

To use jojoba oil for hair on scalp psoriasis, apply the oil to the scalp and gently rub it in. After leaving on for up to 30 minutes, use a mild shampoo to wash it out. The shampooing will remove some of the plaques loosened by the jojoba oil, and you can use a comb to gently work out the remaining plaques. Some people will apply medication to the spots after removing the scales.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is extracted from the meat and kernels of mature coconuts. It has many uses, one of which is scalp oil for treating scalp psoriasis. Coconut oil is a good moisturizer and can be rubbed into the scalp. Once the oil has been on the scalp for up to 30 minutes, the plaques of scalp psoriasis are easier to gently remove with a comb.

After removing the plaques, wash hair with a mild shampoo, or leave the oil in. Many people in countries where coconuts grow, such as Brazil and Thailand, use coconut oil as a hair and scalp conditioner. Not only does it moisturize the scalp, but it is also believed to help restore proteins to hair follicles, reducing damage.

Olive Oil

Olive oil comes from the fruit of olive trees; most olive oil is produced in Spain, with Italy and Greece being second and third. To extract the oil from an olive, the olive is pressed, and the meat of the olive is the put through a centrifuge that separates the meat from the liquid; the oil is then separated from the water and bottled.

Olive oil has been used for treating scalp psoriasis for many years. The olive oil is rubbed into the scalp, and then washed out using a mild shampoo after remaining on the scalp for 20-30 minutes.

You can also find a good shampoo for psoriasis symptoms that contains some of these oils. Some people will squeeze a little lemon in the olive oil, or add rosemary or lavender oil to it, to give the olive oil a more pleasant scent. The olive oil will loosen plaques so that they are easier to remove.
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