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Everyday scalp care

How you care for your scalp matters. The right care can prevent certain types of hair loss and leave your hair looking healthy. Here are simple tips from board-certified dermatologists that can help you take good care of your scalp.

Woman applying scalp medication to top of her head.
How to apply scalp medications

There are many safe and effective treatments for scalp conditions. However, applying these medications can be tricky. To apply solutions and foams, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.

Carefully using a baby comb during a bath to help remove cradle cap scale in hair.
How to treat cradle cap

Many babies develop this rash, which usually improves in 6 to 12 months. Until then, this is what dermatologists recommend for treating it at home.

Symptoms of dandruff on the scalp of a man.
How to treat dandruff

Follow these tips from dermatologists to treat and control dandruff.

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How can an African American woman treat scalp psoriasis?

Board-certified dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD, explains how you can keep your hairstyle and still treat scalp psoriasis.

Girl with scalp issues looking in mirror at home.
Scalp psoriasis: Signs and symptoms

Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the scalp. Sometimes a small patch develops, which can be easy to hide with hair. Learn the signs you may see on your scalp.