Long Hair Care Forum
Home Rules Feature Of The Month !! SUBSCRIBE !! Reviews iSpy Blogs Groups Contact Us

Go Back   Long Hair Care Forum > Long Hair Care Forum's Discussion Boards > Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion
Register All AlbumsBlogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Chat


User Tag List

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2004, 02:29 PM
carmella25's Avatar
carmella25 carmella25 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Pine Tar Shampoo

What are the benefits of pine tar shampoo? Does it make your scalp tingle, does it make your hair soft when using it, and what it the best brand to use?
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 02:40 PM
Brooke007's Avatar
Brooke007 Brooke007 is offline
Member, Dumbledore's Army
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,253
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Pine Tar Shampoo

Tar has been used for a long time as a treatment for eczema and other scalp problems. It is now known that tar is an excellent cleanser for the scalp. It removes excess accumulation of sebum and cholesterol.

[/ QUOTE ]

Excessive Sebum
The accumulation of sebum in the scalp is believed to block hair follicles and contribute to hair loss. Recently, a group of Japanese researchers reported a correlation between excessive sebum in the scalp and hair loss. Excessive sebum often accompanying thinning hair is attributed to an enlargement of the sebaceous gland. They believe excessive sebum causes a high level of 5-alpha reductase which is then converted to DHT and also to pore clogging which would lead to malnutrition of the hair root.
ยทCholesterol Accumulation
Cholesterol which has been known to produce the enzyme 5 alpha reductase can also accumulate in the skin and scalp. When this cholesterol accumulation comes in contact with sunlight it produces the enzyme 5 alpha reductase directly in the scalp. Since the hair follicles contain testosterone, DHT is then produced in the skin and on the scalp. Since the ultimate goal is to block DHT from reaching the hair follicles, it is very important to keep cholesterol from accumulating in the scalp.

[/ QUOTE ]

I just recently bought the Neutrogena Pine tar shampoo. It left my natural hair feeling kinda brittle. I recommend coating the hair with conditioner. Put the tar shampoo in an applicator bottle with some distilled water and applying to the scalp only and leave on for several minutes before rinsing. It does tingle a little and stinks alot. I don't have a brand recommendation thought. Hope this helps!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2004, 03:48 PM
fancypants007 fancypants007 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1,455 Times in 712 Posts
Mentioned: 108 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Default Re: Pine Tar Shampoo

Hello Carmella, I just purchased the pine tar shampoo from vitaminshoppe.com and the brand is called "Heritage". It left my hair very soft. It says that if you have a dandruff problem its great, but it also recommended that you can use it as your regular shampoo. It is not harsh. If you do a search, I posted some information about what the manufacturer says it will do as well as the ingredients. I will be using this shampoo regularly.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Advertisment

» Advertisment

» Advertisment

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright © 2002-2011, Long Hair Care Forum™, LLC.
Site Maintenance Nikos Dimopoulos - www.niden.net