Mildly scented version of the original DHS Tar Shampoo.
- Rich-lathering gel formula deep cleans while relieving discomfort
- Rinses clean with a light, pleasant scent
- Designed for control of even chronic scalp conditions
- Refined coal tar formula provides maximum therapeutic benefit
- Promotes a healthy scalp while calming itching and irritation
- PABA free
Due to the current availability of certain materials and ingredients, this product is being temporarily discontinued.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I need a product to help with my severely dry scalp. I’ve tried other brands that smell "medicated”. Do you have something that might be more pleasing to my nose?
A: Yes. DHS Tar Gel Shampoo, like our original DHS Tar Shampoo, is not only designed to help calm irritated skin and promote a healthy scalp, but it has an added mild lemon scent.
Q: Are the medicated shampoos meant to be used every day?
A: We recommend using DHS Zinc, DHS SAL, and DHS Tar Shampoos three times each week, or as recommended by your doctor. We suggest using either our DHS Regular or Clear Shampoo during the "off” days. Daily use of the DHS Conditioning Rinse will also help hair and skin maintain a natural moisture balance.
Q: Do you carry any products that would be appropriate for treating Folliculitis?
A: The symptoms of folliculitis, or inflammation at the base of the hair follicles, may be improved with use of our DHS Tar Shampoo. Since only a doctor can diagnose your condition, we recommend talking with your doctor or dermatologist to determine the best course of treatment for your symptoms.
Q: Is this shampoo safe for color treated hair?
A: DHS medicated shampoos are not guaranteed to be color safe. Please try our DHS Color Safe Shampoo and DHS Color Safe Rinse that work very well together. DHS Color Safe Shampoo & Rinse were developed to hold the color while providing excellent hair conditioning with enhanced hair thickening and ease of combing, while reducing drying time. Best used together for optimum benefits.
Q: What does the scented version smell like?
A: DHS Tar Gel Shampoo contains a mild lemon fragrance that helps mask the harsh Coal Tar scent.
Q: What’s the difference between DHS Tar Gel and DHS Tar Shampoo?
A: DHS Tar Gel contains a mild lemon fragrance and has a thicker gel consistency. Whereas the DHS Tar Shampoo does not contain added fragrance.
Q: How does this compare with the Zinc version? Is it more effective? What's the difference?
A: The DHs Zinc Shampoo is our mildest medicated shampoo, while DHS Tar/ Tar Gel Shampoo is our strongest medicated shampoo meant for severe cases of seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. We suggest consulting with you dermatologist or primary care physician to see what’s right for you.
None available at this time.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: 2.9% Solubilized Coal Tar Extract (0.5% Coal Tar), INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, PEG-8 Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Fragrance, Citric Acid
DIRECTIONS: Wet hair; apply a liberal amount of DHS Tar Gel Shampoo and massage into lather. Allow lather to remain on scalp for several minutes. Rinse hair well and repeat application. For best results, use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor.
Use: DHS tar Shampoo helps prevent recurrence of scalp itching and flaking associated with Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Dandruff.
Ask a doctor before use is you have: Psoriasis or Seborrheic Dermatitis that covers a large area of the body.
Caution: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes with water. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep at room temperature.
This product may increase your tendency to sunburn for up to 24 hours after application.
Do not use for prolonged periods without consulting a doctor.
Do not use this product with other forms of Psoriasis therapy such as ultraviolet radiation or prescription drugs unless directed to do so by a doctor.
In rare instances, discoloration of gray, blond, tinted or bleached hair may occur.
Stop use and ask a doctor if: Condition worsens or does not improve after regular use.
Keep out of reach of children If swallowed, seek medical help, or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.