For some people, buying shampoo isn't always a super involved process. For others, it's a little more complicated, especially if you have scalp psoriasis.
Scalp psoriasis is a common skin condition in which red, itchy patches and scales form on the area due to a buildup of skin cells. Irritation is a common side effect, which is why those suffering from the condition often have to look out for specific types of shampoos and treatments to use as a way to combat it. That includes using formulas with medicated ingredients or products that include coal tar, an active that helps slow down the production of excess skin cells.
We asked a certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, which shampoos are among the best for treating scalp psoriasis — read ahead to find a few of his picks (and some of our favorites, too).