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Joy Oasis
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My son has it mostly on his scalp more or less since babyhood and he is 13 now. We tried variety of things - chaparral, variety of essential oils, castor oil, milk of magnesia, ACV, etc. Some helped somewhat, but not much. Right now we are trying strong burdock root infusion, and I just got burdock seeds in the mail and I am making strong decoction with them, but I also put some seeds in the oil (jojoba and rose hip) to try. Any other ideas, in case this one won't work...Oh, by the way, I always try things on myself first, and burdock root infusion made my hair become stiff, but after I combed it out with my favorite hair brush, which detangles nicely, my hair looks much thicker and more curly. it looks almost like I styled it or something. My son's hair is short, so he didn't get any styling benefits, LOL.
 
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I thought for a while that I had seboreic dermatitis, but it turns out I have psoriasis. Anyway, when I thought I had seboreic dermatitis, I read about using honey to treat it. I imagine it's a lot easier to apply it to a scalp that has short hair than it is to apply it to my waistlength curly hair scalp! Here's the study done on it: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11485891

Here's another article on it: http://www.skindrone.com/2014/11/basics-of-treating-seborrheic-dermatitis-with-raw-honey/

I also remember at that time making a hair tonic made by infusing chamomile, rosemary, sage, nettle and horsetail in Apple Cider Vinegar. I can't remember which were for seboreic dermatitis, though...


Ah-ha! Rosemary, chamomile, nettle, and sage were all said to be good for the seboreic dermatitis (http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/dermatitis, http://noskinproblems.com/seborrheic-dermatitis-on-scalp/, ). Turns out horsetail might CAUSE it (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2932297)

I'd definitely try the honey treatment if you haven't already. It even helps some with my psoriasis.
 
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Green tea.

It has amazing properties to help heal the skin.  I have a recipe for a skin cream, but it takes about a month to make (send me a PM if you have the patience to try that).  To get something to use right away, you could try melting some coconut oil, cutting open bags of green tea, and mixing it until you have a paste you can apply to the skin.  With the leaf parts still in, it's going to be a little messy, but I think you will be surprised at how quickly you will see results.

(Note: just melt the coconut oil, don't get it hot enough to fry the tea leaves.  The healing components are heat sensitive.)
 
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John Elliott wrote:Green tea.

It has amazing properties to help heal the skin.  I have a recipe for a skin cream, but it takes about a month to make (send me a PM if you have the patience to try that).  To get something to use right away, you could try melting some coconut oil, cutting open bags of green tea, and mixing it until you have a paste you can apply to the skin.  With the leaf parts still in, it's going to be a little messy, but I think you will be surprised at how quickly you will see results.

(Note: just melt the coconut oil, don't get it hot enough to fry the tea leaves.  The healing components are heat sensitive.)


  Do you think very strong green tea infusion would work? I have loose green tea, so I can make it very strong. Fat is messier and harder to wash out, but if it has healing properties combined with green tea, then we would do it.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I thought for a while that I had seboreic dermatitis, but it turns out I have psoriasis. Anyway, when I thought I had seboreic dermatitis, I read about using honey to treat it. I imagine it's a lot easier to apply it to a scalp that has short hair than it is to apply it to my waistlength curly hair scalp! Here's the study done on it: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11485891

Here's another article on it: http://www.skindrone.com/2014/11/basics-of-treating-seborrheic-dermatitis-with-raw-honey/

I also remember at that time making a hair tonic made by infusing chamomile, rosemary, sage, nettle and horsetail in Apple Cider Vinegar. I can't remember which were for seboreic dermatitis, though...


Ah-ha! Rosemary, chamomile, nettle, and sage were all said to be good for the seboreic dermatitis (http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/dermatitis, http://noskinproblems.com/seborrheic-dermatitis-on-scalp/, ). Turns out horsetail might CAUSE it (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2932297)

I'd definitely try the honey treatment if you haven't already. It even helps some with my psoriasis.


Honey is very messy, but I guess we could try...Making him be with honeyed head for 3 hours will not be easy... yes, I read about sage as well. Got one plant today and planted in my garden. Thank you.
 
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Applying the honey in the evening seems to be the best time, and even just doing it once a week helps. Does he have a baseball cap or beanie that he doesn't like? Maybe put that on after you do the honey to contain it...and that way if anyone stops by randomly, he won't look funny with sticky hair. We live out in the boonies, so I'd wrap my hair in an old t-shirt to keep the honey from dripping everywhere. I went outside to take out the compost and my neighbors' kids were on my property searching for their remote control airplane! They probably wondered what was up with their neighbor wearing a white shirt on her head    .

Oh! And FYI, honey has natural hydrogen peroxide, which helps with the SD, but be aware that using it multiple times will slightly lighten your hair color, akin to sun bleaching. Depending on what hair color he has/wants this may be an advantage or disadvantage!

Sage and rosemary, on the other hand, supposedly darken hair.
 
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Joy Oasis wrote: Fat is messier and harder to wash out, but if it has healing properties combined with green tea, then we would do it.


I agree, it is messier, but it does have the additional healing property of keeping the skin from drying out.  If you rub it in good, like with a lotion, it's not as messy.
 
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