How to Color Your Hair Without Triggering Your Psoriasis

By Jené Luciani Sena
Reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
August 29, 2022

When you have scalp psoriasis, hair maintenance can be tricky. The flakes and scales aren’t just itchy, they can also wreak havoc on your favorite look. But your psoriasis doesn’t have to limit what you can do with your hair, and that includes coloring it.

Many people with psoriasis wonder whether it’s safe to dye their hair. It certainly can be, but there are important considerations you should make to ensure that the process is as gentle as possible on your scalp to avoid irritating your psoriasis.

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The most important step to not aggravating your psoriasis is to avoid applying hair color or chemicals on or near the scalp during an active flare-up.