Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Review & Swatch-
Hello my pretties!
So this review is on the behalf of my husband who has tried innumerable things starting from drugstore shampoos, medicated shampoos, home remedies, clarifying scalp scrubs & even anti-fungal medicines to get his itchy, dandruff-prone scalp to behave but he has always come back to square one- no result. Itchy, flaky, inflamed scalp kept coming back & being in UK made it no better. I finally spotted this raved T/Gel shampoo from Neutrogena one day at superdrug & there has been no looking back!
What Neutrogena Says-
NEUTROGENA T/GEL® Therapeutic Shampoo contains Neutar Solubilised Coal Tar extract, which treats itchy, flaky scalp. It is an effective treatment for dandruff, psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp. Regular use helps control these problems, while leaving your hair shiny and manageable.
For cutaneous use only. Liberal amounts of NEUTROGENA T/GEL® Therapeutic Shampoo should be applied and massaged into the wet scalp and left for several minutes. The scalp should be rinsed, the application repeated and then the scalp rinsed thoroughly. Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo should be used two to three times weekly for the treatment of scalp disorders. Treatment usually lasts for 6 weeks, after which time improvement should be seen. Longer periods of treatment should only take place under the supervision of a doctor. Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic shampoo is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Do not use on inflamed or broken skin.
Avoid contact with eyes
Coal tar may cause your skin to react to sunlight after use, so you should avoid direct sunlight immediately after use
In rare cases, there may be temporary discolouration of blond, bleached or tinted hair
Do not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless recommended by your doctor.
Methyl (E218) and Propyl (E216) Parahydroxybenzoate may cause allergice reactions which could be delayed
Ester of Bensoic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate and Butylated Hydroxytoluene (E321) can mildly irritate the skin, eyes and mucous membranes
This product can have side-effects like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
Effects which may occur very rarely (less then 1 in 10,000)
Sensitivity to sunlight
Skin irritation and acne like breakout
If you experience any side-effects not included above or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient is: NeutarTM Solubilised Coal Tar Extract 20 mg/ml (equivalent to 5mg/ml Coal Tar)
Other ingredients are: Macrogol lauryl ether (4), Sodium lauryl ether sulphate, Cocodiethanolamide, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Imidazolidinyl urea, Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric acid anhydrous, Perfume (contains esters of benzoic acid, benzyl benzoate and butylated hydroxytoluene (E321)), Sodium chloride and Purified water.
Price: 4.99 GBP for 125 ml.
My take on the Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo-
The packaging is very basic & functional- a sturdy transparent plastic bottle with a blue flip-top cap. Both user & travel friendly.
The shampoo looks & feels like honey- golden in color, very very thick & almost sticky. It foams up quite well though & only a little bit is needed for the entire scalp & hair. As directed, he wets his hair & leaves this on for as long as possible before rinsing it off & then repeats.Contrary to most anti-dandruff/treatment shampoos, this still keep his hair soft & smooth even when he does not use any conditioner which is a big deal since he has normally very dry & rough hair.
Coming to the real deal- the results, even my husband who rarely notices any difference in any hair/skin products came to me after 3-4 uses & told me his scalp had stopped flaking & he could not see that many flakes when combing his hair.
After a month of usage, his hair is still hydrated, scalp is not red or inflamed anymore & there are very few flakes, shall I say 5% of what he had before in spite of regularly using H&S?
The shampoo has a coal like fragrance TBH 😐 But happily, it does not linger in hair at all! Since it is quite a potent medicated formula, please take care to read all the warnings & directions before considering. Otherwise, it has been the only thing to work on my husband’s stubborn scalp conditions.
Pros of the Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo:
1> Sturdy, functional & travel friendly packaging.
2> Only a little bit is needed to lather up.
3> Cleans the scalp & hair thoroughly.
4> Actually gets rid of dandruff flakes & not only temporarily.
5> Treats & cures inflamed, itchy scalp.
6> Has potent active ingredients which are effective.
Cons of the Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo:
Not available in India yet.
Swatch of the Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo-
My Rating: 4.9/5!
Do I recommend the Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo?
Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo is very talked about & highly rated & is certainly well-deserved. After trying out every remedy under the sun including anti-fungal strong medicines, this is the only thing which has worked on my husband’s poor, inflamed scalp & recurring dandruff. I cannot recommend it enough if you have similar issues & can get your hands on this wonder shampoo.
Review by- Agni