TheraNeem Shampoo is one of the first “all natural” shampoos that I ever bought when I began shopping for more natural products for eczema. I chose it because I was really into discovering more about “neem” – which is a superpower plant that is designed to treat scalp issues like eczema.
One of the things that prompted me to try it was because I saw it in a health food store, and I’ve also read numerous great reviews about it. Note that they have different varieties of shampoos – a Gentle Therape Shampoo and a Scalp Therape Shampoo as well (the latter one is specifically for dermatitis, psoriasis or other scalp related issues).
I was curious to see how it would be different – and the texture is definitely different from regular shampoos! The ingredients are a lot cleaner, so I feel like I’m using a higher quality health product for my body. However, the texture took some getting used to because it doesn’t foam up like regular shampoos (usually because no sodium lauryl sulfate is used as a foaming agent). It also feels like I need to use more of it to get the same coverage as a regular shampoo. I wasn’t a huge fan of the “thinner” texture at the beginning – but in my research I found that their shampoo is thinner than most so that it will penetrate completely into the scalp (which makes sense!).
Overall, I feel that the shampoo has helped my sensitive scalp (I was using this shampoo during a time when I had so many flakes on my scalp) – and it has definitely helped to avoid irritation. I love how this shampoo is for sensitive scalps, and it is paraben free, sulfate, and gluten free. It also uses main ingredients, such as neem (great for healing eczema – even if you buy neem oil and put it on scars!), lemon and peppermint (which is respected by ayurvedic practitioners for supporting healthy skin and scalps).
For the Scalp Therape Shampoo, it helps for intense scalp relief, repair and rejuvenation, especially with the organic neem oil and neem leaf extract, stimulating peppermint, powerful tea tree and cleansing lemon essential oils.
Here’s one review that I read for the Gentle Therape Shampoo: “Heretofore, the only shampoo that worked for my scalp was tar shampoo, which I have heard is definitely NOT good!! A friend recommended this shampoo and I LOVE it! I have severe dermititeis on my scalp – flaking, itching, scabbing – and this works!!! I am so thrilled to find a shampoo that works for me that is actually good for my skin. It leaves my hair very soft and not dry AT ALL!!”
I would encourage people to try this – but keep in mind that everyone will respond differently to shampoos for eczema, depending on your severity and your sensitivity. Also remember that finding a great shampoo for eczema is important – but shampoos are not a cure 100% of the time – it will bring relief, but it will also require an overall lifestyle change (i.e. diet, stress, etc.) to see a big change. 🙂
I decided to become a Holistic Nutritionist after diet helped my eczema significantly – so if you would like a personalized plan or nutrition plan on how to eat the right foods to heal your eczema, I offer personal consultations to help you on your eczema journey. Check out my coaching services page for more information. 🙂
New formula in 2020 is horrible for eczema. It has consistency of water, smells like lemon & mint and has created itchy welts all over my scalp! I loved the old formula but this one is very disappointing.
Abby Lai says
Yikes – I will look into this. Thank you so much for sharing this and for letting me know!