Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo

The month of June saw me battling a horde of health conditions - itchy, flaky, red scalp was one of them. I rarely get dandruff, so it was quite stressful to manage the itching which was also spreading to my ears. Add to it a severe case of GERD and I was literally pulling my hair out in desperation.

When normal/milder anti-dandruff shampoos don't work, then you turn to Nizoral. I remember Mr H using it years back to treat a case of severe dandruff. So, I went to the local pharmacy and surprisingly they had 5 different shampoos for scalp conditions. I asked the pharmacist for her opinion and it was no surprise when she suggested Nizoral. Nizoral contains Ketoconazole a class of antifungals called imidazoles. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection and thus redness and itching.

What the product claims?Nizoral Anti-dandruff shampoo treats & prevents dandruff and its symptoms such as dry, flaky, red, itchy scalp. Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo is dermatologically tested and fragrance free. It works by treating the underlying cause of dandruff, by restoring your scalp back to its normal healthy state.
The enclosed leaflet suggested that for the first 2 to 4 weeks one should use the shampoo every 3 to 4 days to clear dandruff. Thereafter it needs to be used once every 1 or 2 weeks to prevent dandruff from coming back. I started using it as per the directions and within a couple of uses the itchiness and redness had reduced. The only drawback is the price/quantity ratio. The bottle is tiny and this one doesn't lather well. So, what I do is use my normal shampoo to first clean my hair well and then apply Nizoral. It does tend to leave my hair a bit drier than normal, so one will need to condition the hair well after using this shampoo. Overall, a good shampoo to treat dandruff.

I picked it up from the local pharmacy for £8 or so, can't remember the exact price now. However, you can find the 60ml bottle in Boots where it is sold for £6.65.

Note:- Do not use more often than directed.
- Check with your doctor if you are taking medication for GERD.

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