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yes, agreed, in hindsight under a tenner is probably asking for trouble. just purchased the loreal Preference Feria Scarlet Intense Red, so will try that and let you know results
I’m surprised at the good review for these straightners, to be honest I wouldn’t say theyre very reliable for thick or very curly hair, at least in my experience. I’ve got quite thick hair and usually have to go through twice over to get the same straight-ness with these as I would going through once using GHDs. I keep the Nicki Clark ones mostly as a back up, not my go to!
Ahh, thats great. thanks for the detailed reply. I think you’re right, i’ll stick to the old fashioned way!
@Lady Tsunade, In my personal experience, the psoriasis patches which took the longest to heal up fully with the cream were ones which were older and I had used a broad range of steroid creams on them over time. It’s just a hypothesis but I think the immune supression effect of the creams, although seemingly beneficial to may plaques disappear fast, is actually something which leads to slower recovery with the Zeavive. I believe Zeavive works by strengthening the skin cells and thus allowing the skin itself to regenerate- steroids would make this more difficult as they not only cause immunosupression but also cause skin thinning. The extent of this depends on potency used, and systemic steroids are actually the ones with the worst side effects of this nature.
Having said that, as long as your dad continues to apply the cream regularly- just a thin layer is needed- any resistant plaques should also go away. It’s important to understand that the cream is working on a deeper level so sometimes outward results take a while to become evident. But encourage him and remind him to be patient because honestly, allowing the extra time for Zeavive to work is going to save him a hell of a lot of side effects, wasted time and energy that comes with repeated lots of intense steroids and systemic retinoids etc. for plaques which will inevitably recur with these treatments.
I hope that provided some extra info, at least from my personal experience, research and understanding. if anyone else has any experience please correct me if im wrong!
I’ve used this cream too! Been using it for a few months now for my chronic plaque psoriasis. It’s the best thing I’ve ever used- and trust me, in 12 years of psoriasis, you manage to use a lot of weird and wonderful things!
With Zeavive, every plaque that I’ve used it regularly on, disappears completely within a few weeks or months (depending on size and depth of the patch) and those plaques never come back! I used very small amounts, so thinly spread on each plaque, and that did the trick. It lasted for months and months this way! I’ve just ordered a new tub to tackle the scalp now after using the other to clear all the patches on my body (except one small one which I kept picking- oops!). And even on my scalp it’s shown just as strong results as elsewhere, just as they say on the main site. I’d only suggest, anyone with long thick hair like me, probably best to get someone else to apply it on hard to see areas as it can be applied more effectively on the skin of the scalp itself, instead of the hair!
I’ve found with the usual corticosteroids prescribed by the GP, the plaque goes quickly but comes back with a vengeance soon enough and then it spreads, exacerbating my psoriasis. Other remedies I’ve tried (like tea based salves, emollients, aloe vera etc) often improve appearance, sometimes dramatically so, but don’t actually resolve the plaque, as a day or 2 without using them makes it come back! Zeavive is definitely not like any of these.
So for me, Zeavive has been a cut above all the others, and I can not recommend this enough, especially to those with psoriasis like me!
hope this helps