Miranda thank you so much for sharing your story. I had already been given seborrheic dermatitis shampoos by my dermatologist but it didn’t seem to help the oily slick my hair turned into and only kept the smell at bay temporarily. T/Gel shampoo was brought up a few times, and I remembered I actually had a bottle of the shampoo and conditioner on hand! Your hair's grow to understand being washed everyday, so because it is why it needs to be washed so usually. I’m dealing with this now , which is how I found you. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I've tried T-Gel, Nizorel, Vosene, anti dandruff stuff prescribed by the doctor (who actually didn't believe me, she clearly didn't get close enough!) Good luck, Joy! Once the smell is set, the bacteria will be reactivated with body heat. Next few showers: my hair felt softer, but the smell was still there. in case you ween your self off of washing it everyday, i think of it's going to ultimately end smelling badly (if that's what you're suggesting). I mixed tea tree rosemary and peppermint essential oils with baking soda and water to make a paste. Because I do struggle with dandruff as a whole so I find it beneficial to continue to use it long-term. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. It's not an issue for my other daughter. I hate the smell! I moved on to a different potential cause. On top of it my hair is so coarse, dry and breaks so easily. The last few days I’ve been doing a lot of research. But when it comes to your hair, over washing just strips away vital oils that protect it. I used the Neutrogena T/Gel Shampoo, the active ingredient being Coal Tar, which is designed to treat dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis. I’ll update how it helps my smelly hair and flaky scalp. Plus, my dandruff has been virtually non-existent. It’s related to oily scalp, and some articles mentioned fungal infections and seborrheic dermatitis. 7. In addition to the malodor, some people experience increase in oily hair and scalp. I used this once a week for several months before stopping use. Usually not too much, maybe if you really stick your nose in it but not as noticeable as the “before” smell!! I’ve been having the same smelly hair problem for the last two weeks and the only thing I can possibly think of is I had a haircut , possible contaminated brushes? Actually, I could smell the odor as soon as it got wet while I was in the shower. I thought I was the only one going through this mildewy hair smell. For the past few months, I’ve had a little problem that I’ve kept relatively secret. Went to CVS today, they only had the shampoo (not the conditioner) but in one wash, smell is gone! Fitness product favorites, healthy living recommendations and wellness discoveries through my own experiences. I can go without washing my hair for 3 days now and can smell nothing. if your hair's greasy, try putting toddler powder on the roots to take up the oil in between washings. I’m going to try this and pray it works! You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. This shampoo is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing! Thanks so much . The smell of the shampoo is pretty medicinal and a little earthy, but a heck of a lot better than what my hair was smelling like. My curls are back, and my hair isn’t anywhere near as oily, nor does it stink, but the top of my hair has lost some strength and elasticity, which is an indication of a breakdown of sulfur (cysteine) [the smell] bonds… hmmm? I’m curios to know what is your regular shampoo that you use because the T gel? I have had a gross smell to my hair every time I get it wet, I can’t handle it anymore. Budget friendly travel tips, my favorite travel accessories and vacation diaries. But if daughter is not washing her hair properly a greasy residue will remain. However, seeing how well this worked to solve basically all my scalp problems, I don’t have many doubts that this indeed was the issue all along. I think I’ve started that evil menopause & it’s affecting my hair and scalp because I’ve never had an issue with dry scalp or smelly hair. Not an ad or sponsored– those are always labelled here on the blog. This I focussed on the shafts and ends of my hair. I also wash her hair twice a week.. Once on tuesdays and once on fridays after … I may order the conditioner online but it seems like the shampoo and my Devacurl One Condition work well together. Hair odor (H.O.) I would love to try this as I have been noticing a wet dog smell especially after going outside. I’m not sure the length of hair would matter, it’s a scalp issue– just use less , Can you switch back to the regular shampoo after the odor leaves in like 10 days.