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Product Review: Medidan Shampoo

Updated on June 24, 2017
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Brittany Banks is a young woman who likes to help people in difficult situations.


What Does It Do?

Medidan is a shampoo with the main ingredient, coal tar. This shampoo is suppose to treat dandruff, dermatitis, seborrhea, and scalp psoriasis. On the bottle is says to use it twice a week. If your doctor advises otherwise, then do as your doctor said. This shampoo is medicated, so it may help the issues you are having with your scalp. Everyone's skin is different. It's really more about trying everything until you find something that works. Some stores let you return items even if it has been used. Always keep your receipts just in case. If the problem keeps occurring, ask your doctor to refer you to a dermatologist.

Why Did I Try It?

I have Keratosis Pilaris and scalp problems usually follows it. I started having these issues years ago and I ignored it. I regret it, because over time it made it worse. I didn't know what was going on with my scalp until I went to a doctor. Meanwhile, I was trying to find a shampoo that helped treat the scalp problems I was having. My scalp was very dry and had small scab sores on it. It itched all the time and it hurt.


Compared To Other Products

I have used all of these products for at least one month each kind I tried. At first, I tried Head and Shoulders. It worked for a short period of time and the dandruff came back. I started researching ingredients and decided to try something with different ingredients each time. I ended up trying tea tree shampoo. Tea tree shampoo can be used for a lot of things like head lice and dry scalp. I loved the smell, but it stopped working for me. I decided to try all the Selsun Blue products as well. I didn't care for the smell and my dandruff kept coming back. Nizoral worked for me for a little while and then the dry patches got worse all of a sudden. A hair stylist recommended a clarifying shampoo. The expensive ones are worthless, so don't waste your money on a product that might not work for you unless you can return it with a receipt. I remember a few friends used Vo5, so I decided to try their clarifying shampoo. I liked the smell, but it stopped working just like the rest I tried. My doctor gave me a shampoo to use, but I still wanted to find something that might work with the other shampoo she prescribed me. Medidan worked very well for me, but not by itself. I have to use it with the shampoo my doctor described me in order for it to work. Below this section, is a table that will show the active ingredients in each shampoo I have tried. It will show how I rate that shampoo on a scale of 1-10.

Products I Have Tried

Active Ingredient
Scale 1-10
Head And Shoulders
Pyrithione Zinc
Tea Tree
Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint
Selsun Blue
Selenium Sulfide
Vo5 Clarifying
Vitamins: E, H, C, B5, & B3

My Thoughts

It smells odd and is very runny. I mix it with the one my doctor prescribed me to make it thicker. It cost $10.00 for a good size bottle and it lasts while. I think it's worth the buy. Like I said before, it may or may not work for you. Everyone's scalp is different.


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    • bbanks27 profile image

      Brittany Banks 6 months ago from Spokane, Washington

      I'm afraid to try different soaps, because I might break out. I am a fruit lover, but not vegetables.

    • Marie Flint profile image

      Marie Flint 6 months ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      Have you tried Dr. Bonner's castile soap ? It's very gentle.

      Also, have you tried adding organically grown fruits and vegetables to your diet ?