Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes light brown, white, or yellow buildup of oily or scaly skin flakes on the scalp, eyebrows, nose, chin, and other skin folds. The buildup ebbs and flows in periods of intensity, called flare-ups, and periods where it’s not as bad or even gone.

You should wash your hair at least once per day with a medicated shampoo during a seborrheic dermatitis flare up, and at least every two to three days when the flakes are clear.

How You Can Stop Seborrheic Dermatitis Flakes

Unfortunately, doctors haven’t been able to ascertain a permanent cure for this condition as of yet. However, there are ways you can help remove flakes, loosen scale, and even prevent future flare-ups. The most effective treatment? Using a seborrheic dermatitis friendly shampoo and body wash like Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash.

Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash is made with FDA approved Pyrithione Zinc, an ingredient that’s been proven to help curb dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. Unlike other dandruff shampoos made with Pyrithione Zinc, Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash is carefully designed to be tough on flakes but gentle on skin. It’s hypoallergenic dye-free, non-comedogenic, non-irritating, fragrance-free, and paraben-free to leave skin smooth, soft, and free of flakes.

Tips for Using a Medicated Shampoo

To make sure the product does its job, use these tips:

  • Lather, Rinse, Repeat – Lather and rinse your hair twice. The first time, use a non-medicated shampoo to remove dirt, grease, and other buildup. The second time, use the medicated shampoo, taking care to evenly cover the scalp with the lather.
  • Soak – After your second lather, let the medicated shampoo soak on your scalp for about five minutes before rinsing.
  • Focus on the Roots – Washing twice in a row might be too tough on fragile or thin hair. The shampoo will help clean the hair but focus the medicated shampoo on the scalp.
  • Once Per Day – Use a medicated shampoo once per day until the flakes are under control. Once the flare-up is cleared, use it every two to three days to prevent future buildup.

How Long Does It Take to Clear Flakes?

Every scalp is different. For some people, it may only take two or three washes to clear flakes, but others might need one to two weeks.

Take care not to stop using medicated shampoo too soon, as the condition might come back. Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash is safe to use on even the most sensitive skin, so continue using the shampoo two to three times per week once the flakes are clear to help prevent a future flare-up.