Relieved a very itchy scalp
I used this twice a week for a month to relieve my itchy scalp. Between the days I'd use this shampoo, I used my usual shampoo once a day. It worked well and my scalp ended up not itchy anymore, less red than before, and I had much less dandruff than before.
It really works
I've had flakes in my hair for the past 20 years. I always just thought I had dandruff and used head and shoulders for years but it never did anything. As I got older, it got worse so I went to see a GP. He suggested I use Nizoral and it helped a little but my scalp was still itchy and I could cover myself in white flakes just my rubbing my head. I finally saw a dermatologist and she diagnosed me with psoriasis and prescribed me with a special shampoo called Clobex. It helped a lot more but I feel I needed to use it regularly and I finished the...whole bottle fairly quickly and the itchy scalp and white flakes returned. I didn't want to pay to see the dermatologist again just to get this prescription shampoo again and stumbled onto Neutrogena T/Gel. I was skeptical but bought a bottle and used it about 3-4 times for 2 weeks and there was a huge difference. My wife said my scalp and hair had never looked so good and there was a noticeable difference. My scalp is no longer itchy and I don't have ANY white flakes falling from my head. This product is truly amazing. It really works and I love it. If you suffer from psoriasis, dandruff, or seborrhec deratitis, you have to at least try this product. It definitely worked for me so I hope this review will help someone else.
Perfect for Seborrheic Dermatitis Sufferers!
All this time I thought I just had really bad dandruff issues. And then one day my face started to flake like it was winter in summer. Found out I have Seborrheic Dermatitis (like Psoriasis but not as bad) and tried this product.
IT IS AMAZAZING! I use a little amount everyday since I have short hair and together with a conditioner, this works and I've never had any issues with an itchy flakey scalp anymore.
It smells a little bit nasty but not bad, it doesn't have any added scents and I guess the smell comes from the Tar in the shampoo.
Definitely recommend it to anyone that has the same condition as me.
Alright so everything worked like a charm for me and it cleared predominately all of my Seborrheic Dermatitis, however, the smell is putrid. But I have found a solution! I used this shampoo with a really nice smelling conditioner (since you're not supposed to condition your scalp anyway) and they both cancel each other out!!
Cleared up my psoriasis!
I get psoriasis on my scalp and around my hairline, have tried so many products over the years but nothing worked. After twice using T-gel it completely cleared up!!
For the first month I used it each time i was my hair, but then started alternating between this and the ogx coconut shampoo- been 6 months and still psoriasis free :)
Drastically reduced my hair loss!!
So I normally don't write reviews from products but this has to be an exception. I purchased this shampoo and the accompanying conditioner from priceline with the intention of buying my usual head and shoulders - but then I saw this was on sale and I decided to buy it. I was really concerned about my hair and scalp condition, my dandruff was at an all time high with huge flakes and my hair loss was really, really alarming. Now after the first use later that night, I absolutely hated it. The smell was putrid - resembling that of moth balls. Whic...h sucks because the bottle claimed it had a pleasant smell..? And my hair loss was quite bad after that shower. But I decided to stick it out and try it again for my next shower two days later and WOW. My hair loss was significantly reduced - by maybe 60%. The next day, my hair was shiny and soft and my dandruff had reduced by 90%. Tonight, I had my third wash with the shampoo and conditioner, the smell still bothers me BUT wowwww my hair loss has reduced by like 90%! Which is crazy because I don't remember the last time I lost such little hair in the shower. Anyway, so I would definitely recommend this shampoo. Perhaps not the best smelling shampoo but it definitely works.
Hopefully this works because I truly stink. I smell like a dirty old diesel tractor. I smell like rubber in a sweaty gym. My hair reminds me of roadkill on a hot bitumen road that has been run over and left there for weeks. I gagged when I applies it to my hair and am constantly trying to run away from the smell but realised the decaying roadkill is on my head. I hope it works and is worth stinking like an oil slick.
Worked well for me.
I started using T/Gel for the dermatitis/ eczema that flared up on my upper back and shoulders. I've found that it has soothed my skin's itchiness, as well as reducing its dryness. The smell is different, and seems to linger on my skin for a day or so. However, smell is not a problem, or a put off, for me.
Works for me
I have mild to moderate psoriasis on my scalp and it gets particularly bad around the base of my neck. I had tried a tar shampoo in the past but it didn't help at all.
I bought the neutrogena T/gel shampoo and conditioner and my psoriasis has pretty much disappeared.
The only issue I have with the product is that I have to be really careful with the way I apply it in my hair. If I massage it in thoroughly it makes my hair really knotty and hard to brush afterwards. The smell isn't great but not terrible.
We all love it!
My husband and daughter both have either eczema and psoriasis. T/gel has been great for both their hair and skin. My husband washes his face in it and it has helped the skin on his face to become smoother. My daughter's hair is shinier and healthier looking too. A word of warning though if you colour your hair- my dark hair became lighter after just one use. Fortunately I liked the effect! Opinions on the smell: My husband likes it ( a very masculine smell of tar!), my daughter doesn't like it, so she uses it only once a week as a "treatment" and on a day that she is not going out.
Practical vs Fancy.
"Beauty is pain". If you've heard this statement you might understand. Growing up I had to use T Gel for years as it was the only thing that would stop my psoriasis. Once I started getting my hair dyed blonde, though, the T Gel would turn my hair orange. I wouldn't recommend this for people with blonde hair, but if you have psoriasis this eases the pain and the psoriasis will almost disappear. (I'm pretty sure they use to do a shampoo/conditioner combined & liquid was white.)
I developed scalp psoriasis pretty suddenly (thanks stressful job!) and didn't know what I was dealing with for a month. After trying many shampoos to cure what I thought was dry scalp, I was left with an itchy, flaky and extremely painful scalp. In just one wash I saw and felt a huge difference - the pain started to subside and there was less buildup. I use it every 3 or so days and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes to really soak in. I'm so grateful that this product contains real coal tar and is readily available in supermarkets. I really think T/Gel saved my scalp.
I have suffered chronic dundruff all my life. I've used numerous dandruff shampoos over the years and none of them worked the way tgel does. Dandruff and itching was greatly reduced after a week of use. Smell is not great as expected with a medicated shampoo, but I did not buy it for the smell.
My boyfriend have used this product for two years and I can say that it looks like his holy grail. Before that he had a lot of dandruff especially when his hair grow long and it looked so annoying because it fall out everywhere. After using this product for a few times his scalp looked much better, had less dandruff and it was disappear after applying several times. However it seems like you cannot stop using this item because every time that my boyfriend swap to use other products, the dandruff will come back so you need to keep using it to co...ntrol the symptom almost every day. The drawback of this product might be the scent, I don't think it smells nice or even it contains perfume. I thought that because the main ingredient is coal tar and another point is the price which is a bitpricey when compare to other products in range and the quantity is not much so he run out of it very quickly!
I had dry itchy/flaky scalp for the last 3-4years....sometimes so bad I was embarrassed to leave the house...tried everything....leaving oil in hair wrapped up with glad wrap....every type of tar shampoo I could find....then someone was clearing out and have me a 3/4 full bottle as she felt it did not work...I thought I'd give it a try as I had nothing to lose, and wow!!! Fantastic.....only took 2 washes and my flakey scalp has pretty much disappeared!!! I don't mind the smell but I use a tiny amount of conditioner on the ends of my hair and it...seems to do the trick, sometimes I spray a leave in conditioner on after and that too works with the smell....only worry is the cost for such a small bottle but as it works amazingly then I'm happy to pay the price....I wash hair every 2 days and only use a small amount and It lathers really well....thank you neutrogena!!!
I love this shampoo
I started having dandruff and I tried any anti dandruff shampoo ,head and shoulder and a few more never worked for me and my dandruff and itchy scalp was getting more by time and hair loss too. But once I started using it I cud see my dandruff going away and after a few weeks I had no more dandruff !! im so glad finally something worked on my hair thank you!!
Ive used other products for dandruff which were no where near as affective. After the first use practically all my dandruff was gone which usually does not happen when using other anti dandruff shampoo / conditioner. I used it twice just for safe measures. It does have a distinct smell that does linger but well worth it. Also the bottles are small and are a bit pricey but so worth it.
It worked from first use!
Bottles are small and a bit pricey and it does have a distinct smell. but the smell dosent bother me as much.
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Do you think you could add essential oils to help with the smell! Im just not a fan of it. And if it’s an easy fix like oils I might have to try it!
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