“Psoriasis affects between 2 and 5 percent of the general population, and of this group, 79 percent show symptoms on their scalp,” says Steve Pullan, a trichologist (someone who specializes in hair and scalp health) at the Philip Kingsley Clinic in New York City.
“Essentially, psoriasis, an inflammatory dermatosis, is a rapid cell turnover in the epidermis,” adds Pullan. Itching, flaking, irritation, and sometimes even hair breakage are also common symptoms of scalp psoriasis.
Depending on the severity of the condition, marks can occur anywhere on your scalp including behind the ears, on the back of the neck, and even along the hairline, which makes it even more challenging to find hairstyles that can mask the condition. Read on for celebrity hairstyle inspiration and expert feedback on some of the best ways to camouflage the symptoms of scalp psoriasis.