Birch tar is a natural substance that was popular with our ancestors. Tar has many useful properties, which made it popular not only in folk medicine but also in the cosmetics industry. The most famous manufacturers produce products with the addition of birch tar for skincare, body and hair. Today GoBeauty will tell you what is the benefit of tar shampoo because this product is not for nothing recognized as the most effective for both men and women.
What is the use of tar shampoo
Tar is a completely safe natural component, but it has bactericidal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It aims to solve many problems:
- very effective in combating dandruff;
- perfectly relieves irritation and itching of the scalp;
- eliminates excess oil from the hair, regulating the functioning of the sebaceous glands;
- makes curls strong and prevents them from falling out;
- is an excellent and safe remedy against lice.
For the treatment of any disease (psoriasis, seborrhea) shampoo is prescribed for 1.5 months, the next course is possible only after 3 months.
The cons of its use
This product cannot cause direct damage. However, a few unpleasant moments can happen. Such shampoo is not suitable for daily use, as it has the property to “glue” the hair every day because of its consistency. Also due to its composition with regular use, the shampoo has a too intense effect on the scalp, which can cause the opposite effect.
Birch tar can provoke an allergic reaction, but this is extremely rare. And yet, if you use this remedy for the first time, you should take a small allergy test. Just apply a drop of shampoo on the inside of the elbow and wait 20 minutes, then assess the condition of the skin.
Please note: you need to apply tar shampoo no more than 3 times a week and for a maximum of one month. Then you need to take a break for 3-4 weeks and, if necessary, repeat the course.
How to choose a tar shampoo
Just read the composition of the selected product in order not to waste time. That’s where the whole secret of shampoo quality lies. A good product will contain only natural ingredients. Excessive artificial additives can weaken the effect of a tar shampoo. And its composition is so simple that the bizarre components in it are simply superfluous. Tar must be in the first place in the composition.
If it’s not – this shampoo will not bring the desired effect and most likely regular use will not affect the condition of your hair.