Product Type: Neutrogena hair care products
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Neutrogena T/Gel Shampoo
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Neutrogena T/Gel Shampoo
Advantages: Great for dry scalp
Disadvantages: The smell
Neutrogena t gel
Every so often i get an itchy scalp mainly because in periods of stress i have been known to suffer from psoriasis. I find that normal anti dandruff shampoo has absolutely no effect on this itch, and so use this product.
I use the original shampoo although there are other products in the range; it's handy to check out the website, www.neutrogena.com because by giving symptoms, the site promises to advise on your perfect product.
It is widely available in chemists and supermarkets and chemists and can also be given on prescription for anyone suffering from severe psoriasis. However, given that the product costs around the £5 mark, it's usually cheaper to buy the stuff.
The shampoo is recommended for the effective treatment for psoriasis, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and dandruff, and promises to work on contact, to help control itching and flaking even after the first use. Apparently clinical tests have proved that the shampoo continues to work for hours even after it is rinsed out but I have now idea how it does this and just have to take it on trust.
The product comes in a box and inside the box is a 125 ml bottle of the stuff. The bottle with the screw on and off lid has all of the instructions and information on the back. The shampoo itself Israel brown in colour and when I squeeze the bottle to get the shampoo out, it's a thick consistency and has a very strong smell. I don't really know what the smell is but given that it contains coal tar I assume this is the smell.
Instructions tell me that the shampoo can be used regularly, two or three times a week, but I tend to use it only when I have a flare up because I don't see the point of using something when I maybe need it only a few times a year. However, when I do need to I treat my hair three times a week and have had no adverse reactions. Apparently the bottle of shampoo if used regularly, will last about six weeks but if symptoms continue then a doctor should be consulted. To use the shampoo, hair should be wet and then a good amount of the shampoo applied to the hair and worked to a lather. It does lather easily into the kind of lather where I can pull my hair up and almost make shapes! It should then be left on the hair and scalp for a few minutes rinsed off and then reapplied again and rinsed thoroughly. Because it is a thick shampoo and really lathers up, it does take some rinsing out but once rinsed out it really leaves my hair squeaky clean. However, after use I always feel that my hair is a bit dry, so to combat this, I apply a conditioner to the very ends of my hair which seems to work.
It is suitable for use on adults and children over the age of 12 and obviously if irritation occurs then treatment should be stopped.
The shampoo is very effective at helping to combat my dry scalp. It smells awful but I like the fact that I can use it as I would a normal shampoo so I don't feel I am properly treating my hair. It leaves my hair very clean but although the instructions tell me it will leave my hair shiny I can't quite agree with this as I feel that my hair is dry after use; this is when it does feel like a treatment.
I would recommend this for anyone with any dry scalp treatments; if you can overcome the smell it really does work.
Thanks for reading
Summary: Treatment for dry scalps