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I have psoriasis and am considering using coal tar shampoo to ease the itchiness on my scalp. Can anyone recommend how I can counter the 'petrol' smell of coal tar shampoo? For example, with a really flowery smelling conditioner? I want to ease the problems on my scalp but I don't want my hair to smell like petrol!
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Kate from Melbourne, Australia
Why use shampoo at all? Here in Australia it was mentioned on a popular morning program called Sunrise that all you need to wash your hair with is hot water. I have been doing this now for 3 weeks and my hair feels wonderful. It is thicker and it stays put and I don't have to use hair spray. In the first week it is a little itchy but all you do is grab your brush and it feels much better.
If we think about it - God made Adam and Eve - not a shampoo factory near by.
The trick that I use is that I style it dry every morning and it looks and smells great.
Give it a go!
As a fellow sufferer, I understand your search. I use Neutrogena T-Gel Extra strength. It has a less noticeable coal tar smell.
Another option is adding a couple drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo. Works as well as T-gel but with a better scent.
Coal tar shampoo has also worked for me in the past. The smell isn't that great, but it does fade in a few hours. I never had anyone comment on it.
Coal tar shampoos never worked for me. Or any other "special" shampoo either. I found the best results using Tree Tea Oil directly on my scalp applied with a cleaned out hair coloring bottle.
Neutrogena's was the standard when I went through this, and I found it worked well enough that eventually I didn't need any special shampoo, just a moistuizing one. Returning to Neutrogena's T-gel when needed...if not, I would sincerely call a dermatologist, I'm in RN school, and I know they often will take a message from a non-patient asking a general question of the doctor. The nurse, may even know without checking with the doctor. Tell them you are considering seeing a derm.
Tea tree oil seems to work great for alot of my clients with psoriasis in the salon. I would start off using a the shampoo and conditioner once a day for a week and cut back to once a week (it can become a little drying to the hair shaft).
Hot water! If that worked, my psoriasis would be gone. Try Denorex. It feels good and is great on the hair.
I need to know where and how I can get Milacris shampoo. I used it in the past, but can't find it.