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PsoriaTrax Eats Scalp Psoriasis For Breakfast

Pulling hair

This… is a pretty spot on reenactment of my first reaction at the barber shop.

I always thought I was one of the lucky 50% of those with psoriasis that don’t get it on their scalp. Yeah, I was wrong, and the way I found out was on a gloriously hot, sunny day. Fast forward to today, and it’s totally clear, thanks to Psoriatrax .

But back to the past. It was roughly two years ago, when I went to my local barber after deciding that I would shave all my hair off. For the previous few years I had rocked a mop look, but I wanted a radical change. So he went to work, tufts of hair flying left, right and centre. After butchering my hair, his face lit up with a smile and he picked up a little round mirror to show me his handiwork. That’s when I saw it, a red pancake slapped onto the back of my head. I paid the man with scissors, and ran back home.

It was 30°C in London, a hot summer by any measure. I couldn’t wear a hat. Maybe a wig would do? I Googled the crap out of scalp psoriasis, and kept reading about coal tar. It works by slowing down the skin turnover rate wherever it is applied, I read. Sounding good to me, I immediately went out and bought PolyTar, a pretty common coal tar shampoo. Over the next few weeks, my friends thought I had found a new job laying roads based on the stench emanating from my fine noggin. But not so, it was just useless old PolyTar. It didn’t do a thing. And the reason why? It only contained 1% of coal tar! So I went out looking for something with a bit of muscle.

And Then Came PsoriaTrax

Let me introduce you to PsoriaTrax, an absolute beast of a shampoo for scalp psoriasis. Yes, its made from tar. Yes, it smells like a road worker after a 20 hour shift. But give it a chance, and it will gobble up your scalp flakes and spit them out. This baby is around 5 to 10 stronger than anything you’ll find in any pharmacy. I found it after my failed stint with PolyTar. What I read from other flakers convinced me that it was good, and it was!

After less than a week of using it, a massive palm-sized patch behind my right ear had disappeared! I kept asking my girlfriend, “Is it still there?”. She’d ruffle through my hair like a monkey looking for lice, and after a week she said that she couldn’t see anything.

So, why does it work so well? Because its on steroids. PsoriaTrax contains over 25% coal tar solution, or roughly 5% of pure coal. Other shampoos typically have much, much less. They whimper in its presence. I kept it on my scalp for around 10 minutes before rinsing, and used a regular shampoo afterwards to mask the smell.

Now, this was a while back. Following a diet, I have managed to control my scalp psoriasis pretty well. But PsoriaTrax is still stacked away at the back of my bathroom cabinet, at the ready for a flare-up. I can’t recommend it highly enough flakers! You can get one bottle on Amazon, or save a bit by buying a PsoriaTrax multipack.

I’d love to find the original guy or girl who told me about it, because it was one of my best psoriasis-related buys I’ve made over the last ten years. Here is what other’s have to say about it, too:

David68574 writes: “I was diagnosed with psoriasis about two years ago. I tried this Psoriatrax Shampoo on my scalp just over one month ago, and it cleared up the itching and severe flaking, along with the red patches. The improvement was really noticeable after about two weeks of daily use. I can wear a buzz-cut again without looking like a freak. This shampoo is fantastic.”

Streiffe writes: “It worked great on my itchy spots, didn’t burn on my open spots, and the “road tar” smell didn’t linger once I rinsed well and used conditioner. I would recommend this product to anyone seeking some relief from scalp psorasis.”

Bichonandon writes: “After moving to a cold winter climate from year-round sun, my scalp psoriasis reared it’s ugly head and I was honestly considering calling in sick to work one day because it was THAT bad. It was non-stop misery. If I wasn’t trying not to scratch my head, I was wondering if any quarter-sized flakes were resting on my lapel or collar. So I ordered this stuff. It started to work immediately and within two days, I could go the whole day without thought of my scalp problems. Oh, did I feel gross. But now I’m just fine! I don’t mind paying for this, because it WORKS.”

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I'm just an average 28 year old living with psoriasis. Over the last decade, I've tried everything, from real snake poison to rubbing banana peels over my body. I've finally found an approach that's working for me, and I'm sharing it with all the flakers out there. But Psoriasis Blob is not about one man, it's a growing community of great, red people.

10 Responses to PsoriaTrax Eats Scalp Psoriasis For Breakfast

  1. Hi, this is Vasu. I’m using Psoriatrax and everything ok but new coming hair falling (small baby). Any solution for it ?

    • redblob says:

      Hi Vasu, please check with your doctor. Psoriatrax is quite a strong shampoo and I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to use it on delicate baby skin.

  2. Wayne Johnson says:

    I too have found Psoriatrax shampoo a miracle product. However, my usual source (Pharmacy Direct) says it is back ordered and other vendors who carry it on-line also say it is now out of stock. This is very concerning. What to do? Has anyone else found a source that actually has it currently in stock?

  3. Nora says:

    Did you notice any hair loss with the Psoria Trax shampoo. That’s my biggest fear.

  4. redblob says:

    It was very slow work for me too Maud. I first tried fruitarianism for 2 months, but went off it because I was getting a sugar overload. After that I started eliminating different foods, and spent a year dilly dallying with one or two specific food times before I cut out certain food groups completely. That’s when I started to notice a difference. I also forgot to mention that eating natural probiotic can also be very beneficial, such as kefir. Are you still consuming dairy or gluten in any amounts? What about nightshades and red meat? And how long have you been on the diet? Hang in there, the pieces will start sliding together 🙂

    • Maud says:

      Hi ! One year later, I see improvements. I cut out completely gluten, dairy and nightshades for the last 6 months. I eat whole complete foods and limit sugars and red meats. I began to see results at the same time I changed my shampoo for Rhassoul Clay diluted in water with an apple cider vinegar rinse. Great hair and a newly great and still improving scalp! I since tried Shikakai powder as well and my scalp seems to appreciate it too. Worth trying! Thanks for this blog 🙂

  5. Maud says:

    Hi! What type of diet helps you control your scalp psoriasis? Thanks

    • redblob says:

      Thanks for the question Maud. For me it was a combination of cutting out gluten/dairy/processed food, as well as taking certain supplements such as loads of omega-3 rich fish oil and vitamin d 3. Plus meditating and drinking certain herbal teas. Phew, that sounds like a lot, but most of it is routine. Plus I still have my bottle of PsoriaTrax after whenever I have too much alcohol / bad food in a row. Have you had a food allergy test done?

      • Maud says:

        Sounds very healthy to me! I’ve begin to do all those things but not 100% of the time and I can’t say that I have results. In your experience, is it necessary to be very strict in the beginning at least? and how long before you saw results keeping you going? Yes I did a food intolerance test, but I have read it’s not very reliable so I’m thinking about an elimination diet to be sure.

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