I'm not sure if I have psoriasis, or just horribly bad itchy/flaky scalp, but my doctor recommended I try Neutrogena T-Gel. So I did, for a full bottle, and noticed absolutely NO difference.
It got rid of the scalp dryness/flakes on the day that I used it, but the next morning, my scalp would be dry and flaking again. I'm so frustrated.
It smells masculine, and like tar (because there's coal tar in it. That's the T in T-gel. It's a dandruff fighter.) but the scent really didn't bother me. You can cover it up by using conditioner afterward. But the product itself just didn't work :(
I bought this after battling with other anti-dandruff shampoo's to help aid my seborrhoeic dermatitis. I was reluctant because I knew from family members who also used it that it smelled awful. And it really hasn't changed. The bottle says "pleasant frangrance", which I feel is an outright lie.
I noticed it helping right away. I have to use it every day however, but that isn't a trouble because I have to wash my hair every day anyway thanks to my very fine and fast-greasing hair.
After a week however, I noticed my hair becoming very dry and straw-like. I have begun to need to condition my hair heavily to combat this dryness. I will probably not buy this product again and continue to search for other treatments that don't attack the rest of my hair.
I had uncontrollable dandruff and after using this for about 10 days it's all gone! I did find that if I did not continue to use it at least twice a week that my dandruff would come back.
This stuff burned a bit on any high dandruff patches, it felt like the prescription treatment rub my doctor gave me.
The smell is absolutely horrid though I put up with it since it's the only shampoo that has ever gotten rid of my dandruff.
I have PSORIASIS in my scalp, I like to use the severe t gel... I do get shampoo from my dermatologist, but I go through it fast and its not cheap so this is my alternative when i run low on my other shampoo from the doctor....I find the best results when I apply it too the scalp then ill add a little water and rub it in, I leave it on my scalp from anywhere to 15-30 min's depending on how much time I have, I do this when im around the house cleaning etc, I don't sit in the shower for 30 min's. it works better for me that way, then I get in the shower and rise it out. putting it in my hair in the shower and leaving it for a few min's doesn't work for me. I get even better results when I do it everyday, so I recommend it. it works pretty well. But I hate the smell yuck
So I have a dry itchy scalp and some dandruff but not crazy amounts. I tried this once before and i HATED it. it made my hair horribly dry and rough and it did nothing for itching and dandruff. then after trying a bunch of other stuff i decided to come back to this and I've gotta say, I like it a lot more than that time. it no longer dries my hair out, at least not EXTREMELY. however, its not a miracle. it did not stop my itching or my dandruff but it does give that clean scalp feeling and it definitely REDUCED both itching and dandruff by like 60-65%. i used to hate the smell as well but now i find it quite tolerable. not exactly pleasant, but okay. they might have changed the formula because a lot of things are different now. bottom line: i will continue to use this because it keeps the scalp problem in check at least.
Bought this for my daughter, her scalp gets do dry and itchy that she scratches so hard and bleeds, poor baby is only 10. Went to the doctor and they suggested putting baby oil, didn't work. They said to try this. It smells horrible but I was hopeful. This didn't work either, thankfully we did find something that did work and she has been itch and flake free since.
I use this because I get blood spots on my head from time to time. I have never gone to the doctor for it because I heard you can try this stuff first to get rid of it. mine is not that severe that I need a doctor it's usually just 3-4 small blood spots/scabs. I usually go through 2-3 bottles of this stuff (around 1-2 months) before they go away. I like the product. It smells awful but it get's the job done. It's a bit costly and wal mart has a store brand for $1-3 less. Would repurchase
The smell is absolutely horrible, but I think I've gotten used to it. I have the worst dry (more on the thick side) hair and the worst dandruff, and Head and Shoulders was not doing it for me!! Conditioning shampoos worked all right, but when my stepmother bought this for me, my hair grew addicted to it! If I go a day without using this shampoo, my hair gets all flakey! The only downsides are the smell and that it makes my hair kind of greasy, so I usually pair it with just a pump of a different shampoo to counteract that. Otherwise, this is essentially the cure to flakes!
Oh man. Well, as the below reviewers have stated, this stuff absolutely REEKS. There is nothing pleasant about the aroma of this shampoo. However, if your scalp is flaky and greasy and nothing seems to help it - try this. It WORKS. If they could just do something about that godawful stench!
I have had stubborn dandruff and bouts of greasy scalp that come and go since I moved to a cool, dry climate last year. It has gotten increasingly bad. In that time I have tried Head & Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders Intensive, Neutrogena TSal, and finally this. I put this one off over and over again because it looks and smells like toxic sludge!!! I wanted to try Nizoral but couldn't find it anywhere - I feel like i have tried everything else. TGel is the only thing that made my flakes vanish after 3 shampoos. I am still rotating between all the other crap I have but this is the one that works. When you are as desperate as I have been to get your scalp just back to normal, you will try just about anything. This has been such an embarassing ordeal so I am ok with a stinky shampoo.
I am fairly sure I have SD, and have an appointment later this week to confirm, as I now am starting to get the same flaky greasy skin on my face. If you have these issues, I would recommend giving TGel a try.
SMELLS LIKE TIRES, but it works. I've been dealing with the flakes for years. They are so annoying, not to mention embarrassing. This is the cheapest product I have found that works (my favorite anti-flake shampoo is by Pureology, but it's $$$). After 2 uses of T-gel, no more flakes. I don't care for the smell, but it's not unbearable (hubby kind of likes it lol). It works, so I'll continue to purchase & recommend :).