The good news is that it is treatable by a good dermatologist. For me, the itchy, flaky scalp was accompanied by soreness at the top of my head, like when you wear a pony tail too long. And that is where my hair was falling out by the brush full. I have since seen my doctor, and he prescribed some topical medication for flareups and I have to use a special medicated shampoo with coal tar in it. For some reason, it help control the massive amounts of oil my scalp puts out, which exacerbates the condition. It has been about 6 months since I have been using the shampoo and the topical medication when I get flareups, and it seems that my hair is slowly growing back, and I mean slowly! At least I won't be donning on any hair prosthetics any time soon.
It was about a week ago, when my husband asked me if I wanted to color my hair. What he meant was, "Honey, can you please color your hair?" You see I had decided to give my poor scalp a vacation from color treatments, and I was considering making it a permanent vacation, but apparently my husband didn't like my "natural" highlights. So I went ahead and colored it. Even though I may look ten years younger, my scalp is not too happy with me. For a while, I wasn't losing any hair, or at least, hardly any, but now I'm noticing I'm losing a bit more and my scalp is kinda going back to being angry with me. Vanity is such a pain, and for me, not really worth my while - sorry honey, it looks like this is the last time I'll be reaching for the bottle of youth!