rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


Who would have thought that a simple brush would help so much in the healing of my scalp eczema.

I have tried everything from various lovely new natural shampoos, rhassoul clay shampoo, organic scalp oils etc. and whilst these all help, I continue to rip my scalp apart with my comb or brush. Even soft bristle ones aren’t safe in my hands.

I know I’m doing it but I can’t stop myself, the urge to itch is too much. And washing my hair seems to make me always want to scratch and the actual scratching feels so damn good till you’ve done the damage.

So lately I’ve been using cooler water, taking shorter showers and when my scalp is much better.

Since buying my first Tangle Teezer brush from my hair dressers I’ve almost stopped having an itchy scalp altogether.
The dry skin and flakes have almost disappeared and I will never be going back to a normal brush or comb now.

You can buy them in many hair dresser’s salons, or just google Tangle Teezer. I found them here on Amazon: Tangle Teezer Salon Elite Professional Detangling Hairbrush Pink

I think it has helped with ignoring the itch, and instead working on defeating and beating that habit of scratching, because everyone with eczema knows that often it’s a habit when we scratch.

You can find out more about Tangle Teezers here: They cost between £10 and £12 each and come in some really fun wild and wacky designs.

Because the Tangle Teezer is so soft it just teases out tangles and doesn’t aggravate or damage the scalp in any way. Does anyone else use one? Do you have eczema and find yourself always digging at your scalp when you comb or brush? Try one of these and let me know if it helps.



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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