Eczema of the scalp or seborrhoeic eczema (seborrhoeic dermatitis) is a skin disorder that tends to begin with itching and scaliness on the scalp, causing severe dandruff. Sufferers of eczema of the scalp will often find that it may spread down to the face, in particular the oily zones such as the sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears etc.
In babies, eczema of the scalp often goes by the well known name of cradle cap. It will usually strike during the child’s first year, and the child may develop red scaly patches in areas where the skin rubs together (ie. elbows or under the armpits).
Most sufferers of eczema of the scalp will be especially sensitive to chemicals in products such as soaps, bubble baths, some shampoos and cosmetics. These can dry out the scalp even more, and thus creating an increasingly embarrassing dandruff problem.
Finding a good shampoo and conditioner that won’t irritate your eczema of the scalp is very hard. It is important when selecting your hair care treatment to select products that are as natural as possible and free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Propolene Glycol.