let's be clear here. i was under the impression that femme had scalp problems before getting the relaxer. her question was if a relaxer aggravates the problem.
brenda, if you got all those symptoms from the relaxer, i would say that it wasn't applied properly or you needed your scalp based thoroughly before applying the chemical. that is not how your scalp should be after it's done. i'm glad the curl releaser is working for you though.
missm, do you plan to cut the relaxed hair off or transition and cut gradually?
femme, if you don't have the symptoms that i described, i don't think you have psoriasis because those are some of the symptoms. is that what your dermatologist told you it is? that's probably why what he gave you isn't working.
you should go back to the dermatologist and get some Derma-Smoothe/FS
. when i first got this stuff, the instructions said to wash daily. they have now devised a regime for black hair:
A. wash your hair
B. While hair is still wet, apply Derma-Smoothe to entire scalp and massage it in. Style hair as usual.
C. Reapply Derma-Smoothe once a day until the next washing.
D. Continue daily applications until crust and scales are gone. When desired results are achieved, use Derma-Smoothe just often enough to keep scalp soft and hydrated (usually once a week is sufficient).
i really think that since all you really have is a dry scalp and flakes, this would work better for you than the ointment.