The color of your hair can also play a role in the visibility of psoriasis symptoms. If you dye your hair or are considering a change in color, Mancuso advises consulting with a colorist before deciding on a new hue to ensure the color best suits your skin tone and needs. “If you have a light complexion and choose a shade that's too dark for your skin tone, symptoms can easily be seen on the scalp," he warns. Likewise, light shades are also prone to exposing psoriasis, particularly if the condition is severe.
Be mindful that chemicals in certain hair dyes can be irritating to some cases of psoriasis. If you are coloring your hair for the first time, evaluate the severity of your symptoms and consider consulting a doctor before booking an appointment.