Treatment for Hair Loss Caused by Seborrheic Dermatitis

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Seborrheic dermatitis is a lifelong skin condition that can cause red, patchy, scaly skin and hair loss. Hair loss brought on by seborrheic dermatitis is fully treatable and reversible through a series of trial and error of natural and medical treatment options. Once you have determined the correct treatment regimen, it is important to remember you will need to practice this regimen for the rest of your life.

Dandruff Shampoo

Use a shampoo designed to treat dandruff. Dried dandruff flakes in the scalp can cause seborrheic dermatitis in the hair.

MSM supplements

MSM is a natural sulphide that works in the hair by lengthening the growth cycle, repairing damaged follicles and adding strength to the hair. Use MSM supplements in the form of powders, tablets and capsules according to the product label to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the hair and improve overall hair health.

Biotin Supplements

Using a daily biotin supplement helps to strengthen and protect the hair follicles against hair loss. Biotin is a type of vitamin that preserves the hair structure, colour and fullness.

Dietary Treatments

Consume a diet rich in folic acid, biotin, Vitamin B6 and B12. More severe cases of seborrheic dermatitis may require concentrated vitamin and multivitamin supplements with higher dosages of these vitamins.

Tar Shampoos

Wash the hair in shampoos that contain tar. Tar helps to clear the build-up of sebum in the hair, while strengthening the follicle and preventing other types of follicular infections in the hair.


Consult with your doctor before beginning treatment using over-the-counter ointments that may contain tar, zinc and sulphur. Using these ointments helps to improve hair health and reverse baldness due to seborrheic dermatitis; however, these ointments are not suitable for everyone.


Many people believe they have been cured from seborrheic dermatitis once the hair has grown back. Seborrheic dermatitis is a recurring condition that will come and go, much like acne. Following these treatment options will help to reduce the likelihood of an occurrence or lessen the severity of an occurrence of seborrheic dermatitis

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