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      18.07.2014 13:13
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      great product for dandruff and itchy scalps

      I have suffered from an itchy scalp for as long as i can remember, and i have tried a number of products to help combat this, but none have really completely gotten rid of it. My father has the same problem and he told me about the shampoo initially.

      I bought the product for £4 from my local supermarket, which i thought to be quite expensive for the size of the bottle, but considering it is medicated i didn''''t mind really.

      The bottle came in a box with shampoo inside and i first used it the same day. It recommends on the packaging to wash the hair twice with the shampoo, which i did.
      The shampoo smells really bad though, it gets to the back of your throat so i tend to get it on and off as fast as i can. The first time i used it, the product worked and that was after only two washes. This really is the best product for anyone with a dry/itchy scalp, or dandruff. It completely stopped it, as you can imagine i was very surprised after only one use that it has solved the problem.

      This product is worth every penny i paid for it, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

      As mentioned, the only down side to this product is the awful smell. It smells like coal! It does say on the bottle it has coal extract in it, but it truly smells bad! But if you want the problem resolving you should defiantly give this product a try, it really does work! I only use this once a week, i find that is enough to get rid of it.

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      30.06.2013 15:50
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      A good shampoo for extreme dandruff

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      On rare occasions I suffer from an itchy scalp and when it happens I am bound to get dandruff. As a child I was recommended this shampoo and I have used it ever since. The product is really expensive for what you get and it has a lot of downfalls but it gets the job done. The product comes in a standard size box to fit the product in, which I find sensible and the box is usually a turquoise colour. However, there are different types of T-Gel and though I have the original therapeutic one, you can also get extra strength and scalp build up control. I have never used the other two so I cannot say how effective they are. The product does not smell nice and comes in an unappealing brown colour. The consistency is very thick and bubbly.

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      Their slogan is that after one use it beats dandruff for the entire week, but that is not the case. You are meant to use this product twice in one wash and at three to four times a week. At the extensive price of this product I do not do that. I use a little bit only on my roots and scalp and rinse and use conditioner. I do not like to waste the product on the rest of my hair because I find it can severely dry your hair out. I find my hair very hard to style after I have washed my hair with this product. This product takes about three washes before I notice the difference in dandruff control.

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      The smallest bottle of this shampoo is £6.99 and if you used it as directed it would last you half a week. The large bottle as you can imagine is a lot more expensive and its size is the smaller than a head and shoulders! This product when you buy it should have a very long use by date which is great for me as I only use it maybe twice a year.

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      I would only recommend this product if you have the money and you really suffer from dandruff.

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      16.01.2013 23:55
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      Treatment for dry scalps

      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.


      VERDICT...

      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

      Daniela xx

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      28.11.2012 18:05

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      For a few years now, after getting out of the shower my skin has felt tight and itchy, particularly on my back and legs. I have now changed my shower gel to a prescribed 'dermol, shower emolliant' but the eczema on my back was still bad.

      I realised that this may be due to the shampoo I was using running off my hair when I wash it off, and irritating the eczema on my back. (It wasn't the shampoo's fault - I'd used various regular brands from herbal essences, to superdrug etc).

      I spoke to my doctor about this and he said that tar based shampoos (that's what the t, in t/gel stands for) can be better for eczema suffers so I gave it a go. It has made a big difference and the eczema on my back is no where near as bad.

      As a shampoo I find it is find. I have the one for greasy hair and don't use any conditioner and my hair feels great. I also like the smell, though I don't find it particularly strong once I'm out of the shower and dried my hair.

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      16.04.2011 20:37
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      Suitable for dry scalp, itchy scalp and eczema.

      BACKGROUND

      I suffer from eczema on my face and body, but never have I had it in my hair. I can dye my hair all sorts of funky shades no problem. I usually choose a shampoo based on how it makes my hair feel and neglect my scalp.

      However, the eczema on my face started spreading into my hair line making it a little dry. This wasn't much of a problem, putting a little eczema cream on it a few hours before washing my hair (if I didn't wash my hair after then it just went matted). But then I made the mistake my using my sister's shampoo, which was probably 50p bargain bin shampoo.

      I found that after two / three washes with my sister's shampoo that the areas that were a little dry from the eczema had started to red, scab and spread, turning from manageable dry patches into big scabs. So I started using the T-Gel.

      FIRST IMPRESSIONS (2/5)

      My Mam handed me half a bottle of T-Gel (she had used the other half a month earlier) and asked if this was suitable. I had heard of both T-Gel and Head&Shoulders for dandruff / scalp problems and as I hate the Head&Shoulders adverts, T-Gel was my only choice. So 1-0 to T-Gel for not having annoying adverts.

      The bottle was clear with a blue band round saying T-Gel, nothing fancy. Inside was a brown liquid, not particularly appealing and I may have been slightly worried if I was blonde, but having brown hair .... what is the worst it could do? So I went ahead and used it.

      Going to rate it 2/5 as it did not look appealing but it does have good "word of mouth" / reputation.

      THE APPLICATION (5/5)

      To open the bottle, you simple need to press the groove on the lid and it will tilt open (if anyone can describe this better, please comment), which I find useful for bath / shower products as I tend to drop removable lids on the floor or cannot get a proper grip on them with wet hands.

      First, I was my hair with hot water.

      Next squeeze the bottle and out will come a quite viscous brown liquid, I use the same amount as I do of regular shampoo. I rub my hands together to build up a bit of a lather before massaging my scalp (particularly the stubborn eczema patches. Then I pull it through the rest of my short hair ... if your hair is long then you made need to massage your scalp with one pump of shampoo then shampoo your hair with another pump.

      Finally, I leave it for about 5 minutes as I was my body and then rinse it off.

      For application, I give it 5/5. No problems.

      THE SENSES (2/5)

      I have mentioned before that the appealing of the product is not very nice nor appealing.

      The smell is not much better, I am not sure what it smells of really so I will jump on the bandwagon and say ... medicated. Luckily, this smell is quickly removed if you apply a fragrant conditioner on afterwards.

      The feel of your hair afterwards is no different to usual if you team it with your usual good conditioner.

      So for arousing your senses at making you feel like the lady in the Herbal Essence adverts, I give it 2/5. As it is not a sexy / feminine product, but no long term damage is done.

      THE RESULT (5/5)

      I was quite happy with the result, I found that after about two uses, the scabs were turning back into dry patches. The dry patches that the shampoo-that-shall-not-be-named created had gone completely. About two weeks later (I was my hair every other day) my scalp was back to normal :)

      So for results, I give it 5/5.

      THE PRICE (4/5)

      As I was given it free of charge from my Mam, it was great value for money. I have just looked up the price and it is between £4 - £6 depending on whether you want a 125ml or 250ml bottle. Personally, I think this is quite pricey for a shampoo considering I usually buy Tresemme when it is on offer.

      However, I have stopped using the product now as my scalp is back to normal and still have 1/4 of a bottle left. Therefore I would probably buy the product again as a special treat for my scalp as opposed to an everyday shampoo.

      Therefore I am rating it 4/5 for price, a little expensive but not ridiculously so and you do not need it everyday so it lasts a long time.

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      29.01.2010 15:36
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      There's a lot not to like, but it's worth it in the end

      For those of you who prefer getting straight to the nitty gritty without having to wade through a load of waffle, I'll cut to the chase. There are two things you need to know about this product:

      1) It works.

      2) It stinks. Of mothballs. Yuck.

      And now for the more comprehensive review...

      I've had dandruff, on and off, for quite a few years now. My scalp tends to get dry, and the dry patches get flakey, so when I brush my hair (particularly after washing it), I'm often left with an annoying peppering of flakes down my parting. No major snowstorms, I'm happy to say, but stubborn little flecks which are hard to brush off and stand out against my glossy brown curls.

      It's a problem that has come and gone in the past, and over the years I've tried several mainstream anti-dandruff shampoos, with limited success. But recently, my scalp has become more persistently flakey, so I thought maybe the time had come to blitz it with something more hardcore.

      While buying groceries online, I came across a section of 'medicated' shampoos, which sounded promisingly potent. The simple, clinical look of the box attracted me to this one, as it looked like it meant business. And the fact that it was reduced from £3.49 to £1.74 was a definite incentive, so I bought it.

      When my shopping arrived, I was surprised to see how small the box was. I don't think I'd registered that 125 ml is substantially smaller than your average bottle (although I've since found out that it is available in a larger 250 ml). Pulling the bottle out, I got another shock. The bottle itself was fine- clear plastic with a grey flip lid. But the shampoo inside was that horrible orangey-brown, Savlon colour, and was very thick and viscous. It really did look medicinal. And the blurb on the back of the box did nothing to lift my spirits. I was warned that this shampoo can cause acne, discolouration of blonde hair and irritation to the skin, and should not be used during pregancy! Potent indeed!

      The front of the bottle states that the active ingredient in this is 'Neutar Solubilised Coal Tar Extract'- not exactly glamorous sounding. But it claims to treat 'Scalp Psoriasis, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis' (not sure what either of those are!) and 'Dandruff' (I know only too well what that is!).

      Stepping into the shower and opening the lid with a heavy heart, I squeezed out some of the orange stuff into my hand. I don't know quite what I expected, but I certainly wasn't prepared for the strong and unpleasant odour which met my unwitting nostrils. It took me a few seconds to figure out what it reminded me of, then I twigged- mothballs. To be fair, there is a hint of something perfumed and shampooey behind the prevailing mothball scent, but it's quite hard to pick out.

      At this point I was really regretting my purchase, and wondering whether or not to risk actually using it and transferring the horrible smell to my hair. But I was reluctant to waste it, so I followed the instructions, massiging 'liberal amounts' into my scalp and leaving it on for several minutes before rinsing. The bottle also suggests that you repeat the process, which I dutifully did. And herein lies another drawback- two generous dollops per wash is quite a substantial amount of this small bottle. Using it 2-3 times a week, it would probably last 6 weeks at the most. But then it does say that treatment should last about 6 weeks, so this bottle will probably suffice.

      Having rinsed my hair thoroughly, I gave it a good sniff, and was dismayed to catch a distinct waft of mothballs. Not major, but enough for anyone standing next to you with a decent sense of smell to pick up on. However, I did manage to overcome this problem by applying liberal amounts of perfumed curl cream to my wet hair, which masked the unpleasant smell (and I checked with my friend later that day- she could only smell the cream. Phew!).

      As for the effects of this shampoo... well, the first thing I noticed was that my hair, wild at the best of times, was crazily tangled, and required a lot of brushing. I put this down to two lots of hair massaging though. Otherwise, it looked and felt just the same as after an ordinary shampoo- clean and shiny. But there was one very welcome difference- a distinct lack of pesky white flakes! Yes, even after one use, my hair was virtually dandruff free, apart from a couple of small flakes that were easily swept away. Result!

      Having initially thought I would never use this product again, I have been using it on a regular basis (twice a week) for a month now. The dry patches on my scalp are much smaller, and don't really produce flakes any more. I find I don't need to reapply it as suggested- 1 wash gets the job done. I've even got used to the smell and hardly notice it now. Although it's a shock at first, it isn't really a problem as it's easy to mask with other hair products. And personally, I haven't suffered any skin problems or other side effects from using this.

      So, the verdict? Heavy duty, but very efficient, at least on mild to moderate dandruff. Don't let the initial shock of size, appearance and smell put you off- it really will help with dandruff, and I think it's worth the unpleasantness to be rid of this annoyance.

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        25.09.2008 21:34
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        My dandruff removing miracle

        I never really had a problem with dandruff in the past but I had alopecia a few years ago and lost most of my hair. Ever since my hair grew back (very grateful that it did!!), I've had a lot of problems with dandruff and a very itchy scalp.

        My husband routinely uses Head and Shoulders so I started using this and it worked for a little while but, to be honest, I noticed that it stopped working after a while.

        The itching was driving me mad and it's awful to see the little white flakes settling on the shoulders of your black top. Yuck!!
        I tried vosene (worked a bit, but dandruff still there) and finally I tried t-gel. I find that it works pretty well after one dose, as long as I leave the shampoo on for at least 5 minutes and then reapply again once rinsed. It doesn't completely get rid of the dandruff after one application but the itching is eased and the dandruff is much less visible. After a couple more applications, the dandruff is magically gone.

        I know that the smell can put some people off and it certainly does have a strong medicated smell. Personally, I quite like it but then my favourite smell in the world is dettol so I might not represent the 'average' sniffer.

        It doesn't leave your hair as soft/shiny as other shampoos, but that's a small price to pay and you don't have to use it all the time, just when the problem reoccurs.

        It's more expensive than other dandruff shampoos like Head and Shoulders, but it's worth it!

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          21.01.2007 11:02
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          Solve an itchy scalp problem

          For some weeks I'd been having an annoyingly itchy and flaky scalp, but no actual dandruff. I don't know why I just carried on using a normal shampoo for such a long time, and then suddenly remembered that there was half a bottle of T Gel Dermatological shampoo in the bathroom cabinet that would surely be worth a try.

          Unfortunately I had not kept the outer cardboard box, which seemed like unnecessary extra packaging. I say unfortunately, as the bottle was now half empty. When full, it's easy to read the white lettering on the outside of the bottle against the dark brown colour of the shampoo. But as the level of the shampoo goes down, you find yourself trying to decipher white words on a transparent background, through which you start to see back-to-front words on the other side of the bottle. I gave up. Why don't the manufacturer's dispense with the cardboard box and use an adhesive label on the bottle itself, rather like Herbal Essences do?

          I remembered that in the past I had used this much like any other ordinary shampoo, so I squirted a good-sized dollop into my palm. I have quite long hair (longer than in my photograph), so I do need to use a generous amount of any shampoo. The bottle states that the smell is pleasant, but I'm not so sure that I agree. I know not to expect an exotic perfume from a dermatological shampoo, but I can't say I'm fond of the fragrance of T Gel. I can put up with it of course if it improves the condition of my scalp.

          As I massaged the shampoo into my hair, I soon found that a good lather was created. I tried to give a bit more attention than usual to my scalp, and left the shampoo on for a minute before rinsing. I had quite a clear recollection that last time I used T Gel I went into work and one of my colleagues took one look at me and said, 'What on earth's happened to your hair?' My hair is quite thick, and I hadn't thought to use a conditioner on that occasion - I can't say why. However, this memory has stuck with me. The shampoo is designed to do the scalp good but does not claim to give you sleek, smooth locks. So I used conditioner after rinsing off the shampoo and realised of course that this also helps to rid hair of the smell of the lovely T Gel. You would think that might have occurred to me when I first used it.

          I have used the T Gel shampoo once more since then, one week later, and I can honestly say that I'm not forever feeling the need to scratch my scalp. The irritation has almost completely disappeared, so I shall continue to use T Gel, certainly not more than once a week though. I might try to reduce to once a fortnight, as this is quite a pricey shampoo as well as not being one that does wonders for your hair.

          If I continue to use it fairly regularly, I shall soon need a new bottle. I will make sure I keep the cardboard box next time so that I don't encounter difficulties trying to read what is written on the bottle itself!

          I can comment on this product's ability to clear dandruff as I do not suffer from dandruff myself.

          As I have mentioned, the shampoo is quite expensive, generally around £4 - £5 for a 125 ml bottle. But considering how beneficial it is for your scalp, I think you would expect to pay more than for an ordinary shampoo.

          Thank you for reading.

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            21.04.2004 23:47
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            For some time I have been suffering from a dry, itchy and flaky scalp. The problem had recently become a lot worse and I put this down to extra stress at work. I had tried most of the products on the market such as head and shoulders and vosene but these not only left my hair feeling dry but also just did not work for me. Several weeks ago I was in Boots and saw T-Gel shampoo on the shelf. I decided to take a closer look mainly because it looked less like a fashion product and more like something you would get on prescription! T-Gel comes in 2 sizes, 125 ml that costs £3.99 and 250 ml at £7.95.I decided to go for the bigger bottle to give this stuff a chance to work. T-Gel comes in a clear plastic bottle encased in a blue and white box-nothing fancy about it at all! It has a blue plastic flip top and the words Neutrogena, T/Gel are written boldly in blue writing. On the back of the bottle is the usual list of ingredients. The manufacturers Johnson and Johnson (who make Neutrogena) suggest that T-Gel is suitable for seborrhoeic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis both of which conditions cause a dry, flakey scalp. Right so having established that this gel claims to be hard-core I proceeded to the shower, new purchase in hand. On opening the lid the first thing I noticed was the smell. I would describe it as a clean, manly smell. My wife has said it smells like hospitals! The shampoo is really thick and lathers up well, you really don?t need much to create a good lather, just as well at the price! The gel is the colour of a very weak brew I once made! Basically pale brown. The instructions suggest you leave the shampoo on for a few minutes to allow it to work. During this time I felt a really pleasant tingling sensation. After rinsing and drying my hair felt and smelt really clean. T/Gel claims to have added conditioners and my hair certainly did feel in good condition. I noticed that my scalp no longer felt itchy So far so good, but did it cure the f
            laky scalp? Well at first there was some improvement but I still noticed white flakes on my jacket. I continued using T/Gel several times a week at first and gradually my scalp has improved. I have been using T/Gel for a few months now and recently starting using it only once a week. My scalp has remained clear and my hair is in good condition. I would really recommend you try T/Gel. I have also worked on stress management! T/Gel is widely available from supermarkets, Boots and super drug.

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              Until recently, it was many years since I'd used T/Gel shampoo. It was always my last, desperate remedy for dandruff; last and desperate because of the strong coal tar smell, the fact that it made my hair feel really coarse and dry, and the relative expense of the shampoo. However, a recent flirtation with Clairol Herbal Essences (see separate op), on a BOGOF offer at Tesco, had brought my dandruff to outrageous proportions, which called for desperate measures. The itch was driving me mad, I was regretting the dark blue sofa, and the cat had taken to wearing snow goggles around the house, so it was time to check my bank balance and head for Tesco. T/Gel is a Neutrogena brand product, which seems to ensure it will be more expensive than other brands owned by the parent company, Johnson & Johnson. A 125ml bottle comes in at £4.28 from Tesco. It seems there are quite a few varieties of this treatment shampoo available nowadays, and also some conditioners. On the day I visited, Tesco only had the variety for Normal to Dry hair in stock, but fortunately that is my hair type. I was relatively happy to hand over my cash, trusting the T/Gel name, as it had always worked for me in the past. Other varieties of the shampoo I have seen include Original (the one with the coal tar), Extra Strength, and one for Fine/ Oily hair types. There are also Flake Treatment, and Overnight Treatment preparations in the range. This op will concentrate on the Normal to Dry Hair version, with passing references to the Original formula I used to use. The box is predominantly a light blue colour, with the Neutrogena logo in a black band near the bottom, and the T/Gel name on a white band near the top. Just under the latter, is the yellow band proclaiming this to be Anti-Dandruff for Normal to Dry Hair, in a number of languages. This band varies in colour depending on the particular variety of T/Gel you choose. The multi-lingual theme continues with all the usual blurb about
              Indications, and Cautions (not to get it in your eyes), Ingredients, etc. The important bits are that it claims it  clears and helps prevent dandruff while caring for hair  is anti-bacterial, and  that it is Dermatologist Tested (which makes me imagine rows of dermatologists strapped to tables having shampoo rubbed in their eyes). There is no mention of animal testing. Inside the box, the bottle is disconcertingly small. I suppose the need to accommodate the 4cm long cap accounts for the disparity in the sizes of bottle and packaging, but it feels like a con trick, specially when you realise the essential information is also printed on the bottle. Why bother with the outer packaging at all? The cap is one of those that has a flip top dispenser, but can also be screwed off. Full marks for the design of this. The flip dispenser is easy to use and closes tightly. Mine has been on a few trips in the toilet bag, and has never leaked a drop. The bottle itself is see-through plastic, the front being directly printed with its relevant info, and the back bearing a white printed label. I imagine the printed label is of little use to those who shampoo in the shower, as these inevitably disintegrate and become unreadable. Removing the bottle from the box, the first surprise, after the size of the bottle, was the pale yellow contents. The T/Gel I remember using before was a deep amber colour. The next surprise was the smell. When using the Original version, the medicated coal tar smell was something I endured for the sake of guaranteed relief from dandruff. A tentative sniff at this pale yellow concoction revealed a very delicate, pleasant aroma. The nearest I can come to describing it is a hint of watermelon. Don't be fooled by that into thinking that this in any way resembles some of the "fruity" shampoos on the market. The smell is barely discernible. This is my kind of shampoo. I like heads to smell
              of clean head, not coconut and mackerel, or licorice and daisy, or whatever is this week's must have ingredient. The shampoo lathers well, but not too vigorously, and washes out without too much effort. The effects were noticeable immediately. After the first wash, my hair was soft, clean and manageable, but most importantly the dandruff was all but gone. I don't remember the Original T/Gel working quite this quickly. After the second wash, the dandruff was completely gone. Three months down the track, using it twice weekly, I have had no recurrence of dandruff and my hair shows none of the adverse drying and coarsening effects I used to get from the Original T/Gel. In summary, apart from a few gripes with the packaging and the price, which are outweighed by the effectiveness of the product, I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone with dandruff, particularly now they tailor the product to the particular hair type.

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                01.08.2002 04:08
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                I have been suffering from moderate dandruff since my teenage days and initially I started using Selsun and then Head & Shoulders, which was my choice until just recently. Infact I had written an opinion previously on Head & Shoulders and titled “Your Scalp is Addicted”. I meant every word I said in that opinion in that if you use Head & Shoulders, as I have been doing, on a regular basis i.e. every two days minimum, the dandruff will stay away. However if you stop for a short while or change to a regular shampoo the dandruff quickly reappears and in a pretty bad way. Your scalp is extremely addicted to it. I thought that dandruff treatment shampoos were supposed to get rid of your dandruff permanently. But then again if they did that then they would be out of business. I came across Neutrogena T-Gel Anti-Dandruff Dermatological Shampoo, whilst on one of my regular visits to Boots. The name Neutrogena was one that I was familiar with as my wife uses some of there skin products. Therefore I had no qualms whatsoever in showing a little interest in the product and giving it a right look over prior to purchasing it. Johnson & Johnson manufacture Neutrogena so there is no doubting the quality aspect of the product. The actual shampoo comes in a box that looks very much like a box you would find a medicine in like a tonic or a cough syrup. Inside the box is the actual plastic squeezable bottle that contains the shampoo. As the name suggests the actual shampoo is quite thick and almost like a gel. You need to squeeze the bottle a bit to get the contents out through the top. It is amber in colour (dark honey colour) and this is the first time I’ve seen a shampoo in such a dark shade before. The active ingredients are; Salicylic Acid and Piroctone Olamine and this is certainly very different from Head & Shoulders. The Salicylic Acid acts as an antifungal and also has an antiseptic acti
                on. This combined with the other ingredient Piroctone Olamine creates a powerful combination that not only removes dandruff but also prevents its reoccurrence. When you first start using it you will need to use it quite generously. Make sure you rub it in thoroughly into your scalp with your fingertips and until a decent layer of lather has been formed. It is better to leave it like that for at least two minutes before rinsing. Initially you will need to wash your hair with Neutrogena T-Gel Anti-Dandruff Dermatological Shampoo, every day for at least one week. You can then reduce it to once every two days if you want and the dandruff will not appear. For those of you who like to wash you hair very frequently then that’s not a problem as the formulations allows this. I have been using it now for about a month and infact last week I didn’t wash my hair for four days, because I had the flu and still the dandruff never appeared. With Head & Shoulders if you stopped for two days the dandruff would start appearing on the third day or you could feel the clumps of it starting to form on your scalp. The smell unfortunately is not all that great but it is not repugnant. It is somewhat medicinal but not bad. It leaves your hair very clean and manageable, as you would expect from other high quality shampoos. One minor disadvantage is that the shampoo is quite expensive. The 250ml bottle cost £7.49 and when you first start using it you will need to use it quite lavishly so you would probably go through half the bottle in the first week alone. But to me and I am sure, other people who suffer from dandruff, scaling, itching and flaking, this is a small price to pay for quality treatment. Dandruff is something that I have been living with since the last 25 years and I am confident that with Neutrogena it will become a lot more manageable. I am just praying that they sell this stuff at Amsterdam airport in
                Duty Free. They sell almost everything there anyway so that chances are good. So if any of you out there are suffering from dandruff then I suggest you give Neutrogena T-Gel Anti-Dandruff Dermatological Shampoo a go.

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                  I suffer with psoriasis, which is a dry flaking scalp/skin which looks a bit like dandruff. I have used lots of products in the last 15 years most of which have been too harsh and have caused harm to my scalp. This product is not harsh as it contains no Coal Tar, the ingredients are Salicylic Acid and Piroctone. My hair, having used it for the last 6 weeks is now more manageable and soft, and my scalp is nearly free of scales. On the back of the bottle, which is only a 125ml size, it has the following; INDICATIONS: Neutrogena T/Gel Anti-Dandruff Dermatological Shampoo is specially formulated to fight moderate to stubborn dandruff. It relieves the itching and flaking associated with even the most persistant dandruff whilst caring for your hair and leaving it soft and manageable. The unique amber, fresh smelling formulation produces a rich lather and is gentle enough to be used as often as you wish. All of the above is true and is exactly what I found.The smell is not horrible but does take a bit of getting used to. As many of you will already know, and like me have suffered on and off for years with an annoying flaky scalp, how relieved I am at finally finding a shampoo that I can get on with!

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                  Neutrogena T-Gel Anti-Dandruff shampoo for greasy Hair works straight away to relieve the itching and flaking of dandruff and also removes excess oil / The rich lathering formula removes build up on the scalp and has a light fragrance to leave your hair and scalp clean and fresh / If used regularly, Neutrogena T-Gel helps maintain healthy, shiny, dandruff free hair / Product Weight : 300g