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About Neutar Coal Extract

Coal tar might not sound like something you want to use on your hair, but it’s actually been used for many years as a topical remedy for skin diseases. Typically found in products used to treat conditions like scalp psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff, coal tar could be an ingredient to look out for if you want to manage your scalp condition.

What is coal tar?

Coal tar is a thick, dark brown or black liquid. It’s a by-product of the carbonisation of coal, which involves heating it to very high temperatures to produce coal gas or coke. Coal tar can be found in shampoos, soaps and ointments.

How does coal tar shampoo work?

Coal tar has many benefits. In addition to potentially being anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, it also can help to reduce the itching associated with many scalp conditions. Coal tar shampoo can help to slow down the rapid growth of skin cells associated with flaking on the scalp, and restore the skin’s appearance.

Where to buy coal tar

NEUTROGENA® T/Gel® Therapeutic Shampoo contains Neutar™ Solubilised Coal Tar Extract. A fragranced, medicated shampoo, T/Gel® Therapeutic Shampoo treats an itchy, flaky scalp and leaves your hair shiny and manageable. Rub liberally into wet hair and scalp, and leave for several minutes. Rinse, and then repeat the process, before giving the hair and scalp a final, thorough rinse. Use two-to-three times a week to help manage scalp problems. 


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Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo is a medicine. Contains Neutar™ solubilised coal tar extract 20 mg/ml for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, scalp psoriasis and dandruff. Always read the label. UK/NT/19-14062

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