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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have fine, long,color treated hair. have seborheic dermatitis. can i use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? shampoo is harsh!

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
What color????????: Black? Blonde? Red? Other? Tar shampoo is not favored by many and may influence hair color because it is black. Why coconut oil? DHS makes a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. Why Metrogel? This is not a treatment for seborrhea. Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrethium, and Selenium Sulfide are much more popular with people treating seborrhea.
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