I would like to get the word out about a treatment for severe dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis that works for me (so far).
I have had seborrheic dermatitis from the time I was born. It comes and goes, but I often have severe dandruff.
I have tried every single commercial and/or over the counter treatment available to me. Recently, I decided to stop using shampoos and body washes with sulfates, which I read can dry out the oils in your skin. I thought this made sense - My shampoo and body wash was drying out my skin, and my body was trying to overcompensate for this loss by producing more oils and skin/flakes than is needed.
Obviously this is all speculation until you give it a try.
I bought Organix sulfate-free tea tree and peppermint shampoo and Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile soap with Tea Trea Oil. I first use the shampoo, then add some drops of the tea tree soap directly onto my scalp/hairline/face/ears/anywhere my skin scales, flakes and itches. The tea tree soap is meant to be diluted, so I am using the shampoo as a kind of buffer before I apply it.
Two weeks later, my scalp is itch free. Everything on my face has cleared up. There is still some minor flaking, but it is no where near as bad as it was.
Before I started this new hair treatment, my skin was at its absolute worse. I had red oily itchy flaky patches all over my face, behind my ears, in my scalp, and especially around the hairline. Now, my face is perfectly clear.
I found it helps to soak a warm washcloth in some water with a few drops of Dr. Bronner's. You then let it sit on your face and gently exfoliate your skin with the washcloth. It feels and smells lovely, and is a gentle way to rub away excess skin.
To anyone speculating, if you have a few bucks to drop on the shampoo and tea tree soap, you should definitely just give it a try. My condition is not severe, so I can not make any promises, but for those looking for something new to try...You have nothing to lose.