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

The Neutrogena® T/Gel® Therapeutic Shampoo 250ml contains Neutar™ Solubilised Coal Tar Extract. A fragranced, medicated shampoo, T/Gel® Therapeutic Shampoo is also available in a 125ml bottle, and is designed to treat an itchy, flaky scalp and leave 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.