Alphosyl 2-in-1 Shampoo for Scalp Psoriasis & Itchy, Flaky Skin - 250ml

Alphosyl 2-in-1 Shampoo for Scalp Psoriasis & Itchy, Flaky Skin - 250ml

  • Made for scalp conditions, including scalp psoriasis
  • Includes ingredients that can relieve itching and irritation
  • Contains an alcoholic extract of coal tar
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Alphosyl 2-in-1 Medicated Shampoo with herbal fragrance is specially developed for scalp conditions like psoriasis, where itchiness, scaling, or dandruff occurs.

Different from most other products made to relieve scalp psoriasis on our website, Alphosyl 2-in-1 contains coal tar extract. This active ingredient has anti-scaling properties, relieving scalp irritation and itch.

Coal tar also helps breaking down keratin, which is part of the skin structure. This helps to reduce scalp-build up as coal tar stimulates the upper layers of the skin to shed dead skin cells and slow down excess growth.

Before using this product, make sure to read precautions to determine product suitability. As per our scientific approach here at HelloSkin, we have selected products suitable for various needs and symptoms available here.




Use Alphosyl Shampoo 1 or 2 times a week for 4 weeks.

  1. Wet your hair as you usually would when showering
  2. Apply the shampoo and lather so that your scalp, hair and adjoining parts are covered sufficiently
  3. Use your fingertips to massage the shampoo well into the scalp
  4. Thoroughly rinse your hair
  5. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4

Top Tip:

The shampoo should not be in contact with your scalp for more than a total of 3 to 5 minutes during the two rounds of application.


Alphosyl 2-in-1 Shampoo is a medicine obtainable without prescription, however, we recommend you use it with care and read the below information for the best results.

Alphosyl 2-in-1 Shampoo should not be used:

  • If you are allergic to coal tar or any other of the ingredients
  • To treat damaged, open or infected skin
  • To treat acute or sore pustular psoriasis characterized by white blisters surrounded by red skin

Skin sensitivity or skin irritation may be more likely to occur if you apply more Alphosyl 2-in-1 Shampoo than suggested or use the product more often than suggested.

This product is only for external use. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if your symptoms continue.

  • Do not use on children under 12 years old without guidance from a doctor or pharmacist
  • Stop the treatment if your scalp gets irritated
  • Avoid the eyes – rinse with water if necessary
  • May cause stains on skin and impermanent hair colour changes – stains will disappear after use of the shampoo is ended
  • If you by accident swallow any shampoo, immediately contact your doctor

During pregnancy

Although coal tar content in this product is considered safe, be pre-cautious about the use of this product and it’s frequency during pregnancy.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before beginning the treatment with Alphosyl 2-in-1 Shampoo if you are, or considering to get pregnant.


Consult with your doctor or pharmacist before use. Make sure all traces of the shampoo are washed off thoroughly before breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Like all skin care products, Alphosyl Shampoo can lead to side effects, but far from everyone gets them. Hold back the treatment and talk to your doctor if you experience any allergic reactions, e.g. difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, itchy and raised skin rash.

If you get any of the effects below after using Alphosyl 2-in-1 Shampoo and have never experienced these before, stop using the shampoo and talk to a doctor or chemist.

  • Loss or thinning of hair
  • Eczema-like symptoms
  • Unusual hair texture
  • Skin irritation (dry skin, red skin, itchy skin, burning skin sensation)
  • Skin pain, skin rash, or skin swelling on the area of application
Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

Although HelloSkin’s experts couldn’t find any scientific data of Alphosyl 2-in-1 shampoo on people with psoriasis, the product contains 5% coal tar, and in a study where people with psoriasis used a 5% coal tar lotion three times daily for 12 weeks it was shown that 27% of the patients achieved a clearance or marked improvement (1).

From a safety profile perspective, a 5% coal tar lotion resulted in some treatment-related events that were mild to moderate in severity (1).


  1. J Dermatolog Treat. 2004 Jan;15(1):14-22
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