Scalp 18 Coal Tar Shampoo is designed to ease dandruff and provide relief from dry skin conditions affecting the scalp, such as psoriasis and dermatitis.
As well as cleaning the hair, its ingredients combine to soothe itching, scaling, or flaking skin on the scalp, and to prevent the scalp build-up that causes dandruff. It contains coal tar, which helps to reduce the amount of dead skin and flakes by causing the upper layers of the skin to shed dead cells and to slow down the growth of excess cells. It also helps to cleanse the skin on the scalp.
The shampoo also contains a range of other natural oils that act as emollients and antimicrobials, helping to balance and protect the skin on the scalp.
Despite the coal tar content, it is an easy-pouring liquid that is simple to apply as part of your daily routine.
Use Scalp 18 Therapeutic Anti Dandruff Shampoo as you would normally use shampoo as part of your daily bathing or showering routine.
For best results apply at least two times a week, but do not use for prolonged periods without consulting a doctor.
Pour a small amount into the palm of the hand and gently massage it into the wet hair and scalp. Leave it on the scalp for around 2 to 3 minutes; then gently pull the lather through to the ends of the hair. Afterwards, rinse and repeat.
Store Scalp 18 Therapeutic Anti Dandruff Shampoo safely out of children’s reach. It is for external use only, and contact with the eyes should be avoided.
If you have a condition that covers a large area of the body then ask your doctor before use. Also consult with your doctor if you are using other forms of treatment such as prescription drugs or ultraviolet radiation.
Be cautious when exposing your skin to sunlight after use, as it may increase the tendency to sunburn for up to 24 h after application.
There are no known side effects of using Scalp 18 Therapeutic Anti Dandruff Shampoo.
HelloSkin’s experts found no available data on the effect of Scalp 18 Coal Tar Shampoo on people with psoriasis.
However, the Shampoo contains coal tar, which has a long history for topical treatment in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. In a recent overview study, it was reported that 21 of 25 identified studies supported the use coal tar in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (1).
A large number of studies expected to provide further information on this are ongoing.