T/Sal® Therapeutic Shampoo - Scalp Build-Up Control
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T/Sal® Therapeutic Shampoo - Scalp Build-Up Control
4.5 fl oz
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 49 reviewers.
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T/Sal® Therapeutic Shampoo Scalp Build-Up Control is a dermatologist-recommended treatment to clear crusty scalp build-up while relieving itching and flaking associated with severe scalp conditions.

This effective formula contains Salicylic Acid, a clinically proven, active ingredient that breaks down crusty, flaky scalp build-up and should be used as the first step in any scalp treatment. Its clear conditioning formula is free of added color, preservatives and fragrance. Maximum relief of itchy, flaky scalp.

  • 3% Salicylic Acid
  • Fragrance-free
  • Preservative-free
  • Color-free
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Relief! AHHH...finally something that works! I've had serious dandruff for about 15 years. In my 20's I used to use the T-Gel with coal tar in it and that worked for awhile, but over the past 10 years or so I have just suffered thinking nothing would work. My scalp was so itchy with millions of flakes and scales falling off daily. I actually resorted to shaving my head a couple times to put my scalp in direct sunlight, which is the only real cure. Since I'm a professional, that's not really a year round solution so I tried vinegar and lemon juice to try and change the P.H balance of my scalp and prevent the fungus from growing (yes dandruff is fungus), which actually works pretty well, but it's impractical. A couple years ago, I started using liquid dandruff relief that contained salicylic acid and that stuff worked great, but again very impractical as I felt i needed to dunk my head in a bucket full of it. Last week at the drug store, my dandruff was really out of control so I headed to the shampoo aisle to see if there was something new and a bottle of T-SAL caught my eye. I hadn't known or heard of it before, but I kept looking around and then a light bulb flashed and I thought "I wonder if the SAL is short for salicylic acid that's in that liquid stuff?" I read the ingredients and it was! Bada Bing! I used this stuff and it works great...not 100% flake free, but it's 98% better, which is a huge difference in my book! Feb 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dandruff increased. This shampoo added an enormous amount of static to my hair. My hair felt dried out and was really hard to brush afterwards. At first it helped clear the dandruff but very little. As I continue to use it my dandruff ended up becoming worse. Feb 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Relief from hair loss, itching scalp and flakes I purchased T/Sal on my own almost a year ago. Couldn't find a commercial product to get relief from hair loss, itching and flakes from my scalp. I read everything I could find and an article I was reading suggested to use this shampoo. I found immediate relief from the incessant itching and the flakiness from my scalp improved. With continued use I found my hair loss started to diminish. I wanted to use the product for a while before writing a review. I would recommend this to anyone with the above problems. My hair is gray, very dry and course in texture. My regimen consists of shampooing with T/Sal first, the use of another mild shampoo (concentrating only on the hair itself, not the scalp) and then a light conditioner with a final rinse. I am placing another order as I have consumed my supply. My wish is this product might be purchased in a larger size although I like the smaller 4.5 oz. size for travel. Thank you Neutrogena for helping me find relief. Feb 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing results after 1 use! My daughter has frequent flair ups of scaly dandruff and has used various shampoos with mixed success. One use of this shampoo removed all the scales and her scalp looks great. She also had no need to condition her hair, which was an added bonus to her scalp. Great product. Jan 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 T/Sal alternative to Rx Topical Solutions I have chronic dermatitis of the scalp. There are topical solutions available by prescription which deal with the loose and flaking skin, but these solutions have side-effects which lead to restrictions on use; e.g., apply twice a day for two weeks, then skip a week. Rather than stay indoors every third week I now follow a suggestion from my dermatologist. In the evening I apply T/Sal liberally to my scalp about 20-30 minutes before I shower. Then I use a shampoo with zinc to remove the T/Sal, rinse and apply conditioner. My scalp remains 90-99% clear day in and day out. Nov 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Scalp still dry I bought it hoping my dryness/itchiness would end. The first week it worked well, but not perfect. The week after I would feel relief only during the day I shampoo. In the evening my scalp would itch like crazy again... ;/ Nov 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by My scalp is itching like crazy I used this for the first time two days ago because it's supposed to prevent shampoo itching. I had to order a prescription from the doctor to ease my itching. And I foolishly bought six of them! Nov 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 I itch even more I foolishly bought six of these after reading reviews but my scalp itches even more! It would be really difficult for me to return these by mail because I'm disabled and I threw all of the packaging away....you would think I would know better, I'm 82 years old! Nov 7, 2014
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Wet hair thoroughly. Massage shampoo into scalp. Lather, leaving on hair and scalp for several minutes. Rinse and repeat. For best results, use at least three times a week or as directed by a doctor.
While Neutrogena strives to keep ingredient lists on this website as accurate as possible, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, reliable, up-to-date, and error-free. Please refer to the ingredients list on the product packaging for the most accurate list of ingredients.

Active Ingredient:
Salicylic Acid 3%

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Linoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Polyquaternium 22, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate

Warning: For external use only. Ask a doctor before use if you have a condition that covers a large area of the body. When using this product, avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens or does not improve after regular use of the product as directed. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.
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