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“Oi..Tarmac Head!”

published 19/10/2005

A soothed,calm bonce..

The smell of Bitumen...

I am just unlucky when it comes to skin.I have suffered from Eczema since I was six months old and at the age of 23,there are no signs of it going away.The only way that I seem to cope is to control the flare ups that I do have,and be very kind to my skin in between. I use plenty of moisturiser...

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Relieves and soothes itchy scalps

Doesn't smell very nice

Basics: Polytar is a scalp treatment shampoo, which helps clear and soothe problem dandruff, seborrhoea and psoriasis. Can be bought in two sizes, 150ml & 250ml from all pharmacies. Prices vary so they range from £2.99 - £5.49. According to Stifel laboratories, Polytar is the most widely used...

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“Stinking of Polytar....”

published 11/07/2012

Works

Smell and leaves hair dried out

My Step-Father is almost bald. Not quite he does have some hair which he is rather proud of but the top of his head gets really dry and flaky so he uses this loads. He's now this about 5 years now and it's the only thing that keeps him flake free! So the other day when I noticed a few white flaky...

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“Polytar Liquid Shampoo”

published 29/06/2009

Works great on dandruff!

It stinks!

WHAT IS POLYTAR? Polytar is a shampoo for the following: itchy flaking scalps, eczema, seborrhoea, psoriasis and dandruff. I have suffered on and off for the past few years with mild dandruff which has always annoyed me as I have dark hair and it can be noticeable if left untreated. The fact that...

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“Polytar works miracles”

published 20/04/2013

Excellent product, worked miracles on my scalp

none

For the last twenty five years I have suffered with an itchy, flaky scalp that drives me absolutely crazy. I am only able to use beauty shampoo's every now and again as regular use of a beauty shampoo will irritate my scalp no end. Over the past six months I have generally been using medicated...

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Excellent

it works

smell

Polytar, I was perusing the dooyoo catalogue to see what there was that I could write about and I found Polytar shampoo, I have used this so thought I would give my opinion about it. So why did I use it? A while ago I had a really itchy scalp, no it was not nits the itchiness was driving me crazy...

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“dandruff be gone”

published 07/10/2002

very effective

smelly, slightly expensive

This is the best ever dandruff shampoo I have ever used. On the bottle it recommends you use it for a few weeks after symptoms have gone, but I use it for just a few days. It is a little expensive at about £3.00 for a dandruff shampoo but it is worth spending the few extra pounds for something...

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“Polytar a real winner”

published 09/05/2002

Really works on Dandruff

Smell not too nice

Polytar by Stiefel really is a great scalp treatment shampoo, I cannot recomment it highly enough. Over the years I have tried most dandruff shampoo's, Head and Shoulders (did nothing), Neutrogena (did nothing, in fact I think it made my dandruff worse), plus many more. Then I was recommended...

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Makes your hair shiny and dandruff-free!

Looks (and smells) just like the names suggests......

Polytar, stored in a brown bottle with POLYTAR on it (so you can't mistake it), pour it out and looks (and smells) exactly like the name suggests....like tar!! However, once this stuff is on your head, it feels just like ordinary shampoo and once your hair is dry, you begin to see the benefits...

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“Golden brown stinkiness”

published 23/11/2009

Effective treatment

Not really easy to find and is extremely pungent

Polytar and Selsun are well known to me (I suffer from mild psoriasis and my reviews on here centre around my experiences with various skin/scalp products). There are not loads of selling points, but in my humble opinion, it is one of the most effective products against flakiness and irritation...

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“Polytar and eczema sufferers”

published 31/03/2003

Gets completely rid of dandruff/flakey scalp

Smells a bit funny!

I have suffered from excema all my life. Recently it quite a lot more than usual and even started to appear on my face, especially eyelids. The irritation on my eyelids also caused me to suffer inflammation after wearing make up. Apparantly the facial eczema was caused by yeast in dandruff...

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published 02/10/2012

been trying to purchase this product for a few months now but it keeps says there is a manufacture problem Please use a maximum of 450 characters.
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published 08/10/2012

This is still available from a variety of online retailers being roughly priced between £2.50-£3 for a 150ml bottle. Some websites are; caringchemist.com, Eastpointpharmacy.com and Everpharmacy.com

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published 03/10/2012

Looks like Amazon do it, hope it helps :)
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published 06/10/2012

I used to have this years ago for my pesky scalp. It worked better for me than any other shampoo in the same category. It's a transparent brown shampoo, and smells clean, fresh, and tarry (obviously). I can almost guarantee hair will be the squeakiest it's ever been. Really hope it works.

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published 20/11/2012

Why has this product been disconitued in the UK. It is really very good. Is there anything else to use.
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published 30/12/2012

Hello there. According to an official statement, GSK is conducting a manufacturing review of some of their psoriasis treatment and dermatological products, including Polytar, Oilatum, Driclor Benoxyl and Panoxyl. This is because the Stiefel brand has been moved from GSK Pharmaceuticals to GSK Consumer Products, should be available again in March 2013. Hope this helps.

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published 26/02/2013

Can i know where is this shampoo selling in Malaysia?
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published 26/02/2013

sorry I have no idea where you can buy it in Malaysia , I have only ever bought it in the UK from chemists who sell other shampoos too .

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