Thank goodness for this product
I felt it necessary to share my experience with T-Gel as it (and the conditioner) have been a blessing for me. I have Hashimoto’s, a thyroid and auto immune condition. Around the same time I was diagnosed with that (a year ago), I developed really bad psoriasis on my scalp. My scalp was flaking excessively, was very itchy, sometimes I had sores and, at it’s worst, I could basically peel small sections of my scalp off. My whole scalp was so irritated. Over a six month period, I tried a few different anti dandruff/psoriasis shampoos: a couple of ...natural options and another medicated one. None of these provided me any improvement at all. They may be great products for others but did not work for me. Two weeks ago I bought T-Gel and my scalp has been getting better with each wash. The peeling and sores have virtually gone and the flaking has reduced a lot. Overall, my scalp feels less irritated. I am so relieved. A few people have commented about the smell and it is unusual however it’s not bad and I don’t care given I am getting relief. So for anyone with symptoms similar to mine who isn’t having any luck with other treatments, please try this product.
Purchased in for $12.
Works to manage slight flare ups
I’ve used this for as long as I can remember for psoriasis on my scalp. Used regularly it does help manage the inflammation for me, however, recently I needed medication to manage a bad flare up. I will still use it when needed as it’s worked for years. It doesn’t smell great so be sure to use a nice normal shampoo and conditioner to counteract that.
Purchased in for $15.
Easily available and effective
Suffered from severe psoriasis since my teen years, this product works wonders and actually helps tackle psoriasis. While it is rather pricey for a shampoo - $13 as of October 2021, it is readily available from Coles / Woolworths and does the job!
Ignore the cheaper, Redwin Coal Tar Fragrance next to it on the shelf. While that one is 1/3 of the price ($4), it contains zero coal tar, compared to T/Gel which has 0.5% w/v coal tar.
Purchased in at Coles for $13.
It’s was ok but I needed to use it for at least a month
Smell is not pleasant and it dries your scalp but in saying that I have used every shampoo on the market and it one is the best one out there for me
Purchased in at Woolworths for $15.
Grey / Blonde hair turned ory
My blonde and grey hair turned orange after one use and it dud not wash out as of one week .
I am at my colorist right now getting help.
What a surprise
Purchased for $6.
By far the most amazing product for psoriasis
After having psoriasis my whole life, constantly using product after product, prescriptions such as Selsun, Nizoral, Head and shoulders, Bondi Boost, scalp drops etc in which none of these have ever worked for me other then just burned my scalp and just felt like wasted time, money and dried my hair out. This BY FAR is the best product I have ever used. After only less then 10 washes my psoriasis is GONE. Despite the smell (which is bad) my hair feels so much more healthier and cleaner, I’ve had compliments about my hair since using this produc...t. I highly recommend to anyone struggling to stop the white flakes and itchy scalp to give this product a try. My hair felt 50% improved after the first 1-2washes. Recommend washing every 2-3nights for the best results. Couldn’t be happier as this has always been a big insecurity for me.
Purchased in for $13.
I bought this for my partner who has had a dry flaky scalp since before we met (over 2 years) and after only ONE wash, I'd say 95% (if not more) of the flaky skin was gone! Absolutely amazing results! I'll see how it goes long term but short term, I am absolutely wowed! He's been using head and shoulders for a long time which I've heard just aids in irritating the scalp so he'll definitely never use that again after discovering T-Gel!
It's pretty pricey, but so worth it if it keeps the dry skin away.
Purchased in at Coles for $13.
Does the job
Decided to use this shampoo for psoriasis on my scalp as my prescribed shampoo cannot be used more than one month.
This helps with the itching and removing flakes from the scalp. Although I still get a little flaking and itching. It doesn't smell great (smokey/petrol smell).
The good thing is I can't smell it after conditioning with a natural conditioner.
This can be drying, so make sure you have a good conditioner.
Purchased in at Coles.
aids in control of psoriasis of the scalp but doesn't get it under control. If used regularly it does help somewhat. The only thing is it has a terrible smell.
Purchased in at Coles Supermarkets.
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.
Yet to see results
Have only used this a couple times, haven’t noticed a difference yet so we’ll see.. One thing I’d like to say is it literally smells like petrol!?! Is that normal?
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 :)
Questions & Answers
My daughter has really bad flaky scalp with huge scabs it sometimes bleeds it gets that bad her hair becomes matted she's been to the doctors who diagnosed seborrhoeic dermatitis she's 12 I've tried everything off the doctor bought loads of different shampoos ect and nothing works she's so self conscious she's not wanting to go to school anymore .. could anyone tell me if this product may work thanks
After symptoms are corrected,can tgel be used long term to maintain the itching from eczima? Or do i only use as needed after getting it under control?
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Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo is an effective therapeutic treatment designed to help control the scalp itching and flaking symptomatic of scalp psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and common dandruff.
The clear amber formula starts working on contact to help control itching and flaking from the first use and continues to work for hours even after the shampoo is rinsed off, leaving hair looking healthy and manageable.
Neutar Solubilised Coal Tar Extract 2% (equivalent to 0.5% w/v Coal Tar) in a mild shampoo base. Contains as preservatives: Diazolidinyl Urea 0.10% w/v, Methyl Hydroxybenzoate 0.04% w/v, Propyl Hydroxybenzoate 0.01% w/v.
- Use in adults and children above 2 years of age.
- Use for the control of itching and flaking associated with dandruff, psoriasis, eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis.
- Wet hair thoroughly, massage the shampoo into your scalp, lather it, leaving it on your hair and scalp for several minutes, then rinse and repeat.
- Helps control psoriasis, seborrhoeic, dermatitis and dandruff.
- For external use only
- Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact the Poisons Information Centre
- In rare instances discolouration of grey, blonde, bleached or tinted hair may occur
- Do not use if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients, on acutely inflamed or broken skin, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs rinse eyes thoroughly with water.
- Do not use for prolonged periods except on the advice of a doctor. It may increase your tendency to sunburn for up to 24 hours after application.
- Stop use if irritation occurs. Consult a doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after regular use of this product as recommended.
What reviewers thought
The smell is not the most pleasant and the product can dry out the scalp. The product can also turn grey or bleached blonde hair orange.
Those who suffered from psoriasis said this product was effective at easing symptoms and leaving hair healthy and clean.
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