Best Shampoo For Scalp Psoriasis

If you're one of the many people who suffer from scalp psoriasis, you know how frustrating it can be to search for a shampoo that won’t exacerbate your symptoms. 

We understand the impact that itching of scalp psoriasis can have on your life and mindset, so it has been really important for Hanna to create a shampoo that can help to calm your scalp naturally.

Here are things the best shampoos for scalp psoriasis should incorporate:

Soothing Botanicals

There are several soothing botanicals that can help to minimise the itchiness associated with scalp psoriasis. Some of our favourites include chamomile and aloe vera. Our shampoo uses both aloe vera and chamomile, as well as African babassu nut oil, to help to hydrate, in turn nourishing and calming the scalp. 

Botanicals can be beneficial for psoriasis when applied topically, but they can also be highly effective when used internally. That's why we also recommend our Multi-Strain Biotic supplement, which contains a blend of 15 different probiotic strains. Customers report extensive positive feedback from our Skin Clear Complex, which targets the gut and is integral to Hanna’s protocol. Replenishing the gut and strengthening the immune system can pave the way for better skin health, which is why Hanna's skin-healing regimen emphasises healing from within. 

Natural Oil Protection
Natural Oil
One of the best things you can do for your scalp psoriasis is to keep it moisturised. Natural oils like coconut oil can help to create a barrier on the skin that locks in hydration and protects against further irritation. It's also essential that the shampoo doesn't strip your scalp of its own natural oils, as a lack of moisture can sometimes exasperate the condition. A dry scalp can lead to further flakiness, so using a shampoo that's moisturising is key. 

Gentle Cleansers 

The last thing you want to do is to irritate your scalp further by using harsh shampoo. The shampoo you use for scalp psoriasis should cleanse your hair and scalp without being harsh or drying. Look for a shampoo that contains gentle, natural ingredients like aloe vera that will help to soothe your skin. With this in mind, we created our natural shampoo with colloidal oatmeal, which is known to relieve itchiness and inflammation, while also acting as a mild cleanser. 

Anti-inflammatory Ingredients 

Scalp psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, so it's important to look for ingredients that will help to lessen inflammation. One calming, anti-inflammatory ingredient we use is chamomile, which can reduce redness and inflammation. Other natural anti-inflammatory ingredients you can look out for include shea butter and jojoba oil. 

Unfortunately, many mainstream shampoos contain harsh chemicals that can aggravate inflammation, so it's important to avoid those if you suffer from scalp psoriasis. 

Exfoliating Agents 

Another important component to look out for in psoriasis-friendly shampoos is one which contains a gentle exfoliant. These help to remove dead skin cells that can accumulate on the scalp and lead to further irritation. 

Look for a shampoo that contains colloidal oatmeal to gently soothe scaly skin cells. Many with scalp psoriasis search for ways to soothe flaking skin and using shampoo with an exfoliating ingredient is an effective way to reduce the appearance of flakes. 

However, it's important that the exfoliating ingredient is natural so as not to further aggravate the scalp. Gentle exfoliation can help remove scaly build-up on the scalp and allow moisture and other treatments to penetrate the skin more effectively. 

If you suffer from scalp psoriasis, we encourage you to try our natural shampoo. It has been specially formulated to calm symptoms and keep your scalp hydrated. Its gentle ingredients are ideal for creating a rich product without being harsh or stripping the scalp of its oils. 

Our conditioner complements the shampoo perfectly, providing hydration and protection for your scalp and hair whilst providing soothing relief for psoriasis patches. We ensure that both our hair care products are free of sulphates, parabens, and other harsh chemicals that can further irritate the skin. 

In line with Hanna's holistic skin-healing methods, having a healthy diet can work in harmony with topical treatments to ease psoriasis symptoms from the inside out. Our probiotic formula is designed to do just that, by boosting digestive and immune health to reduce inflammation from within. 

If you have any questions about our products or ingredients, please don't hesitate to contact us at We're always happy to hear from you and help in any way we can!

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