Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Review

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Neutrogena is highly popular brand and this shampoo has a huge reputation among dandruff sufferers. The formula in this product is very unique in that is utilizes coal tar as the main active ingredient to stop flaking, itching and killing bacteria on the scalp. Coal tar is recommended by many dermatologists which makes for a very hopeful outcome after using this treatment. This shampoo claims to solve dandruff, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis so it does give high expectations. With that being said, this shampoo is super affordable and I would recommend it to anyone that is suffering from a serious dandruff condition. For the price and quality of this treatment it really is a no-brainer if you want to stop dandruff permanently.

How to Use Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo

It is important to keep in mind that this shampoo is medicated and should therefore be used as an occasional treatment and not as an every day shampoo. It is recommended to use this treatment 2-3 times per week maximum and even less then that for someone with a moderate or mild case of dandruff. To apply this shampoo, just take a small amount and lather throughout the hair. After about five minutes, rinse out and finish with your desired conditioner if you wish.


First Impressions on Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo

The first thing that I noticed with this shampoo was the unpleasant scent. I did not expect it to smell the best because it is of course a medicated treatment but I would definitely recommend using a conditioner after if you don’t want your hair to be left with a strong chemical odor. With that being said, the smell was bearable and worth it in the end. The shampoo lathers slightly so I really had to scrub my scalp to distribute it thoroughly. After rinsing, my flaking had disappeared and my irritated scalp had relaxed and become much less itchy. I am really pleased with the results of this treatment and the affordable price really makes me happy to share it with you.

Main Ingredients in Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo

  • Coal Tar 0.5%

Pros & Cons of Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo


This shampoo is extremely versatile in that it is recommended for not only dandruff but psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. This makes it a great go to treatment for anyone with any of these conditions and the price is actually on par with what I would expect to pay for a much lower quality product. I am very happy with the value that this dandruff treatment offers and absolutely would recommend it if you are having any uncertainties as to whether this shampoo lives up to its hype.


Because this shampoo is medicated, it cannot be used as an every day treatment. While that may be a con for some, others may see this opportunity to add a very high quality treatment to their hair care routine and it will only add a couple extra minutes per week to get rid of scalp flaking and itching. Anyone looking for a natural and organic shampoo should also realize that this shampoo does contain artificial ingredients but that should be expected due to the fact that it is advertised as a medicated treatment.

Suitable For

This shampoo would be mostly suited towards those who suffer from a moderate to severe case of dandruff. Since it is a medicated treatment, I would only suggest this product to people that cannot find a shampoo with less harsh ingredients to solve their scalp problem. If you have tried every dandruff shampoo imaginable but have found that the formulas have not always worked well, you would most likely be pleased with this product. If you are doubtful that anything will cure your dandruff, I would recommend this product to you as your last bit of hope at achieving a flake and itch free scalp.

Final Thoughts on Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo

One thing that I would point out with this treatment is that it is one of the best values I have found when it comes to dandruff treatments. Because of its inexpensive price and that I only have to use it about 1 or 2 times per week I cant see a small bottle of this shampoo lasting less then a few months at the very least. This treatment is a great choice for anyone looking to end their battle with dandruff and become victorious in their journey to healthier hair!

Price: $0.80 / Ounce

Effectiveness: 4.9/5

Scent: 4/5

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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