Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Basic, Fresh, 7 Fl Oz

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Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: Fresh-smelling anti-dandruff shampoo controls flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff. Made with ketoconazole 1%, use it just twice a week between regular shampoos for dandruff relief. Use as directed

What are nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo features?

  • Clinically proven: dandruff stays off your head & shoulders with this dandruff treatment shampoo that helps relieve itchy & flaky scalps. When using your regular shampoo and conditioner use twice a week between washes. Works on all hair types & gray hair.
  • Ketoconazole: this dandruff relief shampoo is made with ketoconazole 1%, an effective ingredient that binds to your hair’s natural protein to kill dandruff. Your scalp remains flake-free with the shampoo’s thick lather & leaves hair manageable & shiny.
  • Itchy scalp: dandruff is caused when scalp-cells regenerate at an accelerated rate faster than scalps can handle. With hormones, diet, stress & genes, dandruff can be fought with the clinically proven anti-dandruff shampoo nizoral, with ketoconazole 1%.
  • Dandruff treatment: clinically proven nizoral helps maintain a healthy scalp with the anti-dandruff shampoo that kills dandruff & controls itchiness & flaking. A soft shampoo with ketoconazole, use it twice a week between shampoos for a flake-free scalp.
  • Self-care solutions: at kramer laboratories we focus on consumer needs to help provide innovative solutions to everyday healthcare problems. Fight dandruff and flakiness with nizoral anti dandruff shampoo
  • Hair type: all hair types,thick

Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo details:

Is discontinued by manufacturer ‏ : ‎


Product dimensions ‏ : ‎

1.54 x 2.99 x 7.17 inches; 6.98 ounces

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Upc ‏ : ‎

053076191400 053076192407

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Kramer laboratories

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Is it true that hair fall will also increase?

While dandruff and hair loss can have many causes, you might be surprised to learn that a skin fungus is often thought to cause dandruff. The fungus usually lives quietly on our scalp, but sometimes it grows out of control, causing itching, flakes and scales – typical dandruff symptoms — and in some people, dandruff can promote hair loss. It’s normal to lose some hair now and then. But excessive hair loss might be more than something you inherited; it might be caused by dandruff. In fact, people with dandruff can lose 2-3 times more hair per day than those without dandruff.

If you have dandruff and hair loss, nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo may be able to help. Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo is different from other otc dandruff shampoos. Only nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo contains ketoconazole 1% a powerful antifungal that stops scalp fungus growth, and once the fungus is controlled, so are your dandruff symptoms. Plus, a clinical study showed that when nizoral anti-dandruff is used regularly* it controls dandruff and even helps control hair loss associated with dandruff. (*based on a clinical study of 1% ketoconazole shampoo when used 2 to 3 times per week for 6 months)

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Has anyone used it for hair loss? Did it work?

“nizoral a-d is fda approved and indicated for dandruff. It is not approved or indicated for hair loss. The product is only to be used every 3-4 days to treat dandruff. Hair loss may occur as a result of long term untreated dandruff. A published clinical study showed that the active ingredient in nizoral when used 2-3 times per week for 6 months helped control dandruff and hair loss associated with dandruff.”

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Would conditioner be ok to use with this product?

It helps to use a dandruff conditioner even if it only uses zinc.
Grandpa’s pine tar conditioner works real well with this shampoo.

Is the shampoo fragrance free?

Smells like a basic, clean shampoo.

I have really thick hair and usually have to use quite a bit of product on my hair – would i have to do the same with this?

I have really thick hair also and i just put about a quarter size amount in my palms and then scrub it just on the scalp and around the edges of my hairline. Basically at the base of my entire skull. I don’t put any that’s not directly on my skull. And i only need about a quarter size usually but if i really want to scrub i’ll use two quarter squirts

Does this actually cure dandruff or just mask it?

Nizoral is different because it doesn’t just address the symptoms, it gets right to the root of dandruff by killing the fungus that causes it. Nizoral is the only over the counter dandruff shampoo with ketoconazole 1%, a clinically proven, powerful dandruff fighting ingredient.

Do l use this after regular shampoo

On the days when you don’t use nizoral, you can use your regular shampoo. No need to use another shampoo immediately before or after nizoral. Nizoral leaves your hair clean and smelling fresh.

Do you like this product?

Absolutely! This product is heaven sent; my dandruff is pretty much nonexistent since using nizoral.

I have itchy greasy dandruff caused by stress and fungal, will this help cause ive tried many dandruff shampoos for 4 years?

My daughter has had seborrhea since she was about a year old, off and on, and this is the only otc product that helps. When it gets bad, she uses it 2-3 times a week and it takes care of it pretty quick.

Why is there sodium laureth sulfate in this? Bad stuff

You might be confusing sodium lauryl sulphate and sodium laureth sulphate. Both are just surfactants. Neither are ‘bad stuff,’ they are both just surfactants that help oil and grease dissolve into water so they can be washed away. The lauryl version can be a bit more harsh in that it could wash away too much of your natural skin oils. The laureth version is less harsh.

If these were not in the formula, a different surfactant would need to be used. Other alternatives are either more harsh, less effective, or cost-prohibitive. That’s why you find this in all kinds of products for washing, from hand soap to body wash to facial cleansers to shampoo.

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Would this be good for someone who doesn’t have big flakes (maybe dry scalp w/ smaller flakes no itching)?

Made my dandruff and skin itch much worse.

Any new hair growth by using this?

No new hair growth was noticable. That doesn’t mean it wouldn’t happen for you though. My hair is much shinier and healthier since using the shampoo, so that is a bonus.

Why egypt not eiligable for nizoral shampoo even though i bought it before from amzon how i’m not able to add it to my cart this time?

I don’t know you should check with the seller or

Is the packaging eco-friendly / recyclable?

The box seems to be a simple paper box with ink printing. The bottle inside has the recycle codes of pe-hd and 02 on the bottom.

Can i use this shampoo on keratin treated hair?

Yes, nizoral can be used on keratin treated hair.

Is this fsa approved?


When i received it , the package was very hot, it took like 6 days to be delivered , is it safe to use?

Mine was received with no problem in about the same amount of time. But it wasn’t summer yet so temperatures were a lot lower. I suggest you contact the manufacturer with this question before you use the shampoo.

Cuando expira?

One year expiration

Has anyone had this leave a white residue on your face, which hardens and is very difficult to remove?

No, if i put it on my face i usually wash it off right away. Have you tried with a wash cloth or a face scrub?

Does the product contain harmful substances?

“nizoral a-d was approved by the fda as an otc product in october 1997. We can confirm that the fda deemed the drug product to be safe and effective when used as per the product label. Please, refer to nizoral’s drug facts product label, specifically the warnings section when using nizoral.”

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Attention suffers of mild seborrheic dermatitis and/or psoriasis!!

Alright, let preface this by saying, i am not a doctor or medical expert, i can only speak to the results, i myself have experienced.

Back story:

so about 2 years ago, i started getting dry skin around my mouth, nose, eyebrows, and occasionally my ears and cheeks. It was pretty mild, so i never went to a dermatologist. However, before this time, never did i have to lotion my skin regularly, so this was a change for me.

When this started happening, i used aquaphor healing ointment (advanced therapy), and while it made me look greasy or like i was sweating for a couple hours, lol, it wore off enough, and would leave me looking normal the rest of the day. The only time my skin was really irritated was right after i would shave. However, dryness/peeling would get real bad if i did not at least lotion all those areas of my face after i showered. While i did some minor googling about the issue, i was clearly too lazy to do anything about it, and the lotion solution sufficed for me. Dumb, i know.

Anyways, fast forward to about 1.5 months ago. I started to notice a white growth under my left thumbnail that started to detach my nail from my nail bed. For some reason, this concerned me more than the dry skin on my face. So after googling again, i found ti could be a problem with yeast growth under my nail. Then, i remembered reading that yeast growth could be causing my face problems. After connecting the dots, i decided to find a possible solution, to possibly kill two birds with one stone.

After some searching, i stumbled onto nizoral. After reading all the reviews, i was encouraged. I purchased this product and it has helped me tremendously. I could not be happier. It says to use it only every 3-4 days, which i say you should stick to, because i would use it on back to back days and it would seem to dry my skin out, but that could have been in my head.

My use:

so, i know this is shampoo, but i almost treat it like liquid soap. I rub it on my skin/scalp and leave it there for 3-5 minutes. For my fingernail, i would lift it, since there was a gap and the nail was coming up. I put nizarol directly in the ever so small opening between the nail and nail bed, and left it for 3-5 minutes. I am not sure if that was smart for the fingernail, but it worked for me.


tldr: it worked everywhere, lol.

Mouth/upper lip: this area was the worst of my dry skin issues. Like said, it was especially bad after shaving. Sometimes, my skin would be patchy red and inflamed after shaving, especially on the top of my chin and right below my lip. It would look gross for like an hour. In addition, when i did not shave, but did not lotion my skin, this area would eventually get pretty flaky before the end of the day. I also had issues with the corners of my mouth, especially after eating. My upper lip generally did not have any issues, but sometimes i would in very cold/dry weather.

So, after using this product, i have seen a great deal of improvement. For the first time in almost 2 years, i do not have to lotion my face every single day. The patch below my lip still is not where i want it to be, but it is very much better. My skin feels dry after a shave, but now it does not look red or inflamed. It is getting better, and i think it will continue to get better. The corners of my mouth have issues if i do not lotion for 2 days or so, but they are much more minor to what they used to be. The minor issue above my lip is currently non-existent, however, we have not had any cold weather yet. This was the most noticeable problem i had with my dry/flaky/peeling skin, and i am happy to say, nizarol has worked wonders. I now can use regular lotion instead of aquaphor, which i still adore.

Eyebrows: this was my second worse area, and i say eyebrows, but it was actually the area in between my eyebrows would flake worse than my eyebrows. I rub nizarol into my eyebrows, in between them, and around my eye sockets. Nizarol has pretty much cleared up this issue, and i am thrilled nizarol has basically eliminated the second worst dry area on my face. If i do not use lotion for several days, it does flake, but in a very minor way. Side note: be careful around your eyes, it burns pretty good if you get the shampoo runoff in your eye, lol.

Nose/nostrils: this was my third worst area. I would have dry skin on the sides of my nose, the point of my nose, and even on the inside of my nostrils! First off, putting nizarol in your nostrils may not be safe. If you do do it, don’t huff the nizarol when it is in your nostrils, breath through your mouth. My nose area has improved, but is now more of an issue than my eyebrows. Still it is much better, and i can go a couple days without using lotion. It is also more of the inside of the nostrils than the outside of my nose. I think if i were willing to put nizarol further up my nose than just the inside rim, i could eliminate the problem. But, at what cost? Lol. I don’t want to ingest this stuff, lol. Either way, i am still happy!

Head/scalp: i have never had much of an issue with my scalp other than minor dandruff, for which i have always used head & shoulders. Despite this, i use this shampoo, as intended. I can not honestly tell if it is making any difference. Also, i have very short hair, so i cannot tell if this makes my hair coarse like everyone else says. If it does, i would use a conditioner like other reviews suggest.

Ears/earlobes: so, while it was more rare, but sometimes, my ear lobes and the bottom crease where the ear connected to my face would get dry and flake. I rub nizarol on my ears, on the inside of my ears, and behind my ears/ear lobes. I have zero issues here now and never have to lotion this area any more.

Forehead/cheek areas:these were not really problem areas unless it was cold/dry/windy. We have not had that type of weather, but i really do not think it will be a problem.

Pelvic area: i know this is a touchy subject, lol, but what i have to say is tame and could help some people. So several months back, something new happened, i noticed my pelvic area was dry as well, after using clippers. I used nizarol in the creases of my leg, and in in my pelvic area, including directly on my —–. Results? Well, this has virtually eliminated the dry skin everywhere. Even better, i am chaffing less when running, which is awesome! I figured nizarol was working everywhere else, so what the hell? Luckily for me, this was another minor issue it helped.

Fingernail: getting back to my fingernail, i had this white chalky/flaky formation under my fingernail. It had got to almost halfway down my thumbnail. It was causing my nail to lift. It did not hurt, but i thought it was unsightly. So i lifted the nail and put nizarol in there. Again, possibly not safe, but a couple weeks in and my nail is almost back to normal. I eventually started cutting deeper into my nail to get the nizarol farther back, which has worked. My nail almost looks normal and it looks like it is pushing the last of white to the font of my nail. So the growth stopped moving backward and it has improved. Another win!

Others uses?: as you can tell, i pretty much use this stuff all over. I put it on my elbows, the knuckles of my toes, and the point of my ankle bone. I think it is helping, but i am not 100% sure. What i can tell you is that it seems that it seems easier to get the dry skin off after applying the shampoo. A pedicure is on the docket and if i remember, i will update this review.


nizarol has worked way better than i could have hoped, and i did not even have to go to the dermatologist. I am hoping within a couple months, my skin will go back to normal. I am not sure if that will happen, but i love what nizarol has done for me. I encourage anyone that has some of the issues i had to give it a try. Again, my issues were mild compared to some of the pictures i have seen, but i imagine if you are struggling with mild to intermediate issues, and you have not gone to a dermatologist, this could help you.
I hope all this helps! Good luck!

****update: 7/25/2017***

fingernails: nizoral completely fixed my nail problem!

Face: so, when i first started using this product, i saw quite a bit of improvement. I no longer have red patches anywhere on my face. The only issue is that there have been diminishing returns. Nizarol has helped tremendously, but i still have dryness and dead skin issues. It is much more mild now, but still exists, however, i am grateful for the continued results.

Scalp: lol, i still cannot tell if this is helping or not. I still have minor dandruff. Nizarol has had no effect on my scalp as far as i can tell. Not a big deal for me though…

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This is my folliculitis journey and i include all the products i used to get rid of it.
I got folliculitis on my groin area, i had no idea what it was since i have never had it but it started spreading down my legs and leaving these dark marks/scars. The lesions started multiplying, i went to the doctors who gave me an ointment gel, which did absolutely nothing for me, it was an acne treatment.
Since it started getting hotter and summer was near i knew i had to act fast or else i would have to wear pants all summer. First things first, from my research it states not to shave to prevent he spread of folliculitis, so yes i did just that. I didn’t shave for over a month…i know gross but it had to be done.
*if you do decide to shave, use a new fresh blade every time you shave in order to prevent spread. Also if you have folliculitis on your legs don’t use the same blade on your armpits etc.

I looked up items on amazon and read reviews for ‘almond clear: body clearing serum’
i decided to give it a try, i started with level 1 and used it with the hibliclens antibacterial soap as everyone in the reviews did. I already had the soap since its so amazing and i recommend everyone have this
soap in their home it works miracles. I was already using this soap by itself for about 2 weeks prior to buying the almond clear bottle and i noticed no difference. When i read that buyers were combining both almond clear serum and the soap i decided to do the same, but still i felt that hibliclens did not do much for me. My folliculitis was very stubborn!
*everyone is different so what works for someone might not work for others.

As for the almond clear serum, i noticed immediately a difference! Overnight the lesions seemed like they shrunk.
The only complaint is that the bottle doesn’t contain much. I had a big area to cover so 1 bottle was finished in 1 week. I would definitely recommend you purchase the bigger bottle so its worth your money (they have the 4oz option available). Also level 1 is more for someone who might have like 1-4 lesions..or for sensitive areas like the face. I felt like it made a difference but i definitely needed something stronger to completely get rid of them, i should’ve skipped to level2 like everyone else did in the reviews.
I bought level 2 when i ran out of level 1 and i definitely noticed a huge difference! Listen to me right now, if you suffer from severe folliculitis you have to buy this!
Honestly my case got so bad i had so many lesions on my groin area they started spreading down to my thighs and legs and even my private area 🙁
i was so stressed i couldn’t wear shorts and even pants would cause me to breakout in hives and the infected area
would get so red and irritated easily. It got bad!
Luckily this product saved my life..i started using this april 20, today is may 27 and i am pretty much cured, the lesions are all gone and even the scars are faded! This product faded the nasty dark marks.
The reviews recommend using up to 2xs a day. This did not work for me, my skin is very sensitive so i would only use 1x a day, every night after i showered i would apply and leave overnight. I do have to say that this product makes your skin peel and drys your skin out. For me, it made my skin excessively dry and i would shed skin almost everyday.

Because my skin was getting beyond dry i decided to moisturize. I used cerave moistorizing lotion every morning when i woke up.
*(make sure to always wash your hands before and after you apply a product to prevent from spreading to other body parts).
i used this lotion because alot of people with skin issues use this lotion and it works well, i had no issues, great product!

I shower every night so i decided to use a folliculitis body wash i found on amazon. I leave it on the area for about 5 mins then i rinse. I also noticed a big difference with this product right after the 1st use! I used this product for about 1.5 months?

another product i used in the shower was the nizoral shampoo. I saw youtube videos of people who used it on their arms and face to treat folliculitis. Luckily i already had this shampoo as well, its to treat dandruff, i recommend for both dandruff and for folliculitis, i feel like this items made a difference. I replaced the hibliclens soap with this product, i leave it on the area for about 5 mins then rinse in the shower. I used this product for about a month.

the final product i used was defense soap, i used this soap in order to kill any bacteria or fungi that might have been causing the folliculitis. I felt like this also made a difference and i washed my whole body with this in order to prevent any folliculitis from spreading on my stomach or arms…i was terrified of getting it any where else, the soap makes you feel fresh and clean specially after a workout! It does dry your skin so you don’t have to use everyday, but if you do i would definitely recommend to moisturize with the cerave lotion or just any lotion in general. I used this product for about a month.

*be sure to use these products everyday, to see results you have to be consistent.
If you are on a budget: out of all the products i would definitely recommend you use the almond clear serum and the folliculitis body wash by ovante. Yes i know this is a very long routine and so many products to use, but all my folliculitis is pretty much gone already! It is pricey to buy all these items, but honestly i was willing to pay $100+ in order to get rid of this and it was worth it!i guess it depends how bad do you want to get rid of this? I think its worth it!
Do your research, find out what works for you, try different products until you find something that works for your skin. I hope this helps someone!

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Just buy it!!

* disclaimer, this is a long review, but i’m so incredibly happy with the results that i want you to know how upsetting it was that nothing worked longer than a day until i bought this shampoo.

I started getting dandruff in my late 20’s. I’m 36 now. At first it wasn’t bad and then it got noticeable to the point i was embarrassed. For reference i have really dark brown hair, thick and very long. I had literally tried every kind of dandruff shampoo and conditioner from stores to online to salon recommended. From $5 bottles to $35 plus. The only way they would remotely work is if i used them daily, but by the end of the day or next morning, i’d have the ugly white flaking or white piece stuck in the middle of a strand of hair. If i went two days without using them, it would be enough to notice even with my hair in a bun and headband. And i usually wash my hair every 3-4 days because i never needed to wash it daily.
I randomly searched on amazon again about a month or two ago for dandruff shampoo because now it was getting itchy and i was so upset every day to see my hair. I found this product with high reviews, nizoral. I said to myself, i’m desperate and i’ll try anything. I purchased it. When i first went to use it, it was super blue and i wasn’t sure how it would leave my hair, but i scrubbed it all around my scalp, only one wash. Then i used my normal conditioner, nexxus, not any kind of anti dandruff conditioner (because i have those too). I wanted to see what the nizoral would do without also having to use an anti dandruff conditioner. And for another reference (there’s a lot of these), i first used it after not washing my hair for about 3-4 days, with only using dry shampoo in between. I got out of the shower and didn’t see white flakes. I let my hair dry naturally as i wasn’t going anywhere and drying it is a 30-40 minute process which i don’t like doing lol. But i love my long hair; it’s a love/hate relationship.
Anyways, back to this magical shampoo, i woke up the next morning and no flakes, no white stuck in strands of my hair, no grossness falling out of my hair onto my sink or clothing when i ran my hands through my hair or brushed it, nothing! I was so excited, but hesitant because i said let’s give this the day test. Checked back at night, nothing. Checked the next morning, nothing. I went 4 days without one single flake before my head was a little itchy because of just needing to be washed.
I repeated the nizoral shampoo with my normal conditioner again, and same thing. Days and no flakes or itching. I literally cried i was so happy and couldn’t believe the type of sorcery this product had bestowed upon my head.
I am now on month 2 or 3 i think, and i use this once a week with my regular conditioner and the dandruff is just gone. And that is days in between without washing my hair. It also doesn’t make my hair dry or feel gunky or anything. My hair is always soft and smells nice. I was worried something like this would give off a weird medicated kind of smell, but not at all!
If you have dandruff and nothing has worked or your tired of having to use something every day in order for it to work, just stop and buy this. It’s not even that expensive and i have had two months of use from one bottle; again with that reference, i have hair down to my bum that takes 40 fricken minutes to dry with a blow dryer because it’s so thick.
Hands down i would literally promote this shampoo anywhere, even though my dandruff has been a really embarrassing condition for me. I wish i had before and after photos, but my dandruff was pretty much gone after the first use. So i couldn’t even get a before picture now and it hasn’t come back.
Seriously, if you made it this far, just buy it!

** also, quick footnote, i do shower daily. I just don’t wash my hair every day. It goes up in a tight bun on my hair days off in the shower, which usually will stay up the rest of the day because i work from home and between being a single mom getting a 7 year old up and ready for school and morning chores and then working for 10-12 hours, i’m too lazy to style my hair. Now, i do use a normal dry shampoo in between hair washes. But i had that routine before i bought this product, so i know 100% the only reason my dandruff is gone is because of the nizoral shampoo.

*** second footnote, i’m not being paid to write this nor was this some kind of promotional item i got to use to write about. I’m just that impressed and so happy with the results and i know there has to be someone else out there that is going through that struggle i did and i just want that person to feel the happiness i do right now.

**** this is the longest review i’ve ever written in my life.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it… Please help.

I am what the internet would call a leech in that i read a lot of reviews but don’t write many. I bought this shampoo about 3 weeks ago. I’ve always had dandruff in my beard, but it was getting to a point where i would itch my beard and it would be disgustingly flakey. It got so bad that i was doing a presentation for work with a suit on and someone thought i had crumbs all over my suit and started dusting me off. Yikes.

Enter this stuff and i’ve used it about 4-5 times over the course of the last 3 weeks. Let’s say it isn’t snowing anymore! I actually don’t really like the smell, but the effectivity is amazing! So, from someone who has beard dandruff, this stuff actually works. I’ll update my review if that changes.

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Only thing that has worked for dandruff

As most people who have attempted to get rid of their dandruff, i have tried a ton of products and techniques. This is one of those purchases that i am so glad i made. Nizoral is the only thing that has completely got rid of my dandruff. I did some research and supposedly the medicated product that’s in the shampoo gets rid of the bacteria that causes dandruff instead of just the dandruff itself. I now buy it at walmart, cause it’s convenient, but it works. It is drying, so as recommended switch between this and a less stripping shampoo until the dandruff is gone and then use as needed. The scent isn’t my absolute favorite, but not bad by any means.

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Love this shampoo!

Typically for dandruff related issues, the shampoo usually smells very neutral or more like chemicals. This shampoo has a nice hint of fragrance that is neutral to men and women. Both my boyfriend and i had used this product! I had a situation where my scalp has a flare up, and a lot of it was concentrated behind my ears and in the back of my neck. My dermatologist said it could be scalp psoriasis…. Which was weird because psoriasis does not run in our family. I was prescribed this alcohol solution which i had to pour on the area which make it burn and hurt a lot. After some research i came across this and decided to give it a try. Within a week my scalp was no longer dry, my hair smelled good and was so thick and full of volume! I haven’t switched shampoos because i am honestly afraid to try something else. I will be ordering more soon. Very satisfied and highly recommend!

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The best anti-scalp-problems shampoo on the market

So, my scalp was bleeding, itchy, painful, dandruff, the whole nine. I went to a dermatologist who told me my scalp problem was called seborrheic dermatitis. Until this point, i thought i needed to try weird shampoos, and dandruff crap, and all that stuff, none of it really worked. The dermatologist prescribed me an israeli shampoo with 2% ketoconazole. It was expensive and i used it up after a summer or so. Since then, i tried buying animal 1% ketoconsazole shampoos, then i found this. It’s great. It’s not 2% but i don’t have to pay for a doctor visit or a prescription medication, either. So then i told my brother, who had the same issues. I told a bunch of people and everyone kept thinking, gee, i need to try tea tree charcoal salicylate blah blah blah, no, all you need is a ketoconazole shampoo to control a fungus. Apparently it’s super common. The only real drawback is that you don’t want to absorb a lot of ketoconazole into your system because it will counteract testosterone or whatever. So yeah, shower, rinse, follow some directions.

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This is a life changer.

I don’t usually write reviews (i feel like everyone always says that), but i had to write one for this product. I have tried everything under the sun and so far this is the only product that has really made a difference, so i wanted to take some time and share my experience.

I have naturally curly hair and if you know anything about curly hair, you’re not supposed to wash your curls everyday, but i was at the point where i couldn’t go more than a day of not washing my hair without having this weird stinky scalp smell and severe itching. I was also experiencing a lot of hair loss. I know some shedding is to be expected especially with curly hair but i felt like mine was almost scary. I tried everything from expensive scalp detoxes, scalp treatments, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, salycilic acid, pyrithione zinc, washing more frequently, washing less frequently, you name it, i tried it. Then i found an article that said my itchy, stinky scalp may actually be from a fungus called ‘malassezia’. Apparently, this fungus lives on the scalp of most healthy adults without causing any problems but the immune system of someone with dandruff may overreact to that fungus. Which can cause inflammatory reactions like folliculitis, dandruff, and eczema. The article also said if you have an oily scalp (which i do) it’s most likely not ‘dry scalp’ and here i thought the reason my scalp was so itchy was because it was dry! The article gave some recommendations like salycilic acid and pyrithione zinc, tea tree oil, etc., but i had already tried those and none of them helped me. So i decided to try nizoral. Nizoral’s active ingredient is ketocanozole 1%, which is an antifungal used to treat dandruff. I was at my wits end and decided before i go to the dermatologist i would give this a try and let me tell you, nizoral has done me wonders. The horrible itching is just about gone. My ‘smelly scalp’ has improved tremendously. I now can go more than just a day of not washing my hair and not have that the stinky scalp smell. I am shedding less too. I still shed, but no where near as much as i was. I did read some amazon reviews for this product and many said that it caused them to lose hair, but for me it has actually helped my hair loss. I use it two times a week and will do so for 8 weeks as directed. It has a pleasant smell, it’s not overpowering and certainly doesn’t smell medicated. It can be a little drying though, but i just use a really good conditioner for my curls.

My review isn’t intended to provide any type of medical advice, i just wanted to share my personal experience. For me, this product has been a life changer and i hope my review is helpful!

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Life saver

I had been dealing with itchy, burning scalp after not washing my hair for a day or two. I didn’t have any visible dandruff and my hair would get fairly oily after two to three days so i wasn’t sure if an anti-dandruff marketed shampoo would do anything but after reading reviews of people in similar situations to mine i decided to give it a try. It ended up working miracles for me because i no longer deal with itching or burning scalp since using this shampoo. I use it once every 3 to 4 days usually and use my normal conditioner and hair products as normal and its been life changing. It is a bit drying so i apply a little extra conditioner to help but it hasn’t had any affect on my hair texture or curls as i was a bit afraid of. Its a bit pricy compared to normal shampoo but it works so well its completely worth it. If you only use it on your scalp it can help you save product as well.

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Nizoral actually works

I have been using other anti-dandruff products for years and they didn’t work. I used head and shoulders and it made my hair look as if i was running through flour. I got a crew cut haircut and there was no white spots nor flakes. I have been using this product for a month at least twice a week. Nizoral smells nice, gets rid of dandruff and moisturizes my scalp. This product save me a trip from seeing a dermatologist.

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Say bye to dandruff!

It’s great in getting dandruff away, i’d suggest you pair a good conditioner with this as it still has some medicine on it which leaves the hair feeling a bit dry. But it worked wonders in a short time!

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Es un buen producto

No le doy las 5 estrella porque no logro quitarme la caspa lo usé cada 3 días sufro de resequedad excesiva y escamasion si duraba más dias vuelve a salir

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It is not your average moisturizing body wash but the formula is great!

It smells like a combination of mens body wash and medicine. I am using it to treat some skin discoloration so have. I am not sure if i would use this as shampoo because of its scent but rather because of its ingridients. It does what is it supposed to. I believe the pricing is fairother over the counter treatments do not have ketoconazole and are priced starting at $25. Just what i need. More potent and effective. Would recommend.

4Expert Score
Removes dandruff

My dermatologist recommended this product for the dandruff and it really work it remove the dandruff from my scalp but it make very dry and frizzy.

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Blue tint affect hair color

I bought this to rotate with t-gel shampoo and find both these shampoos allow me to extend time between shampooing, by keeping the scalp itch at bay. Nizoral has a more pleasing scent and does almost as well with scalp itch. However, i have color treated hair (foils of blonde and caramel to help my graying transition), and i find the blue tint in nizoral saps the gold out of my hair, taking it to ash tones. I’m back to using t-gel now.

4Expert Score

Definitely for dandruff, 100%
afew wash and it’s all gone.
I had dandruff for years, and i try everything, (nothing works) but i saw this item on amazon and decided to try it. Just one bottle of this shampoo and bammm, you’re good to go guys. Hope this answer your questions.

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Cumple su propósito

Es pequeño, huele agradable pero reseca el cabello , hay que aplicar nada más en el cuero cabelludo , si ayuda con la caspa leve cómo fue mi caso , no se si te sirva igual si tú caspa es muy fuerte

4Expert Score

Only dandruff shampoo that works for me!

4Expert Score
Me funciono en pocos días de uso

Me funciono a los pocos días que lo use, ya no lo he vuelto a necesitar

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It works but you need the scalp massager

I’ve used the produce for 6 months with minimal results. Then i got the scalp massager and it changed everything! Now it’s super effective.

Important information


Nizoral anti dandruff hair shampoo Features: Controls flaking, scaling and itching associated with dandruff. Protect from light and freezing.


Active Ingredient: Ketoconazole 1% Inactive Ingredients: Acrylic acid polymer (carbomer 1342), butylated hydroxytoluene, cocamide MEA, FD&C Blue #1, fragrance, glycol distearate, polyquaternium-7, quaternium-15, sodium chloride, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid, sodium laureth sulfate, tetrasodium EDTA, water


Adults and children 12 years and over. Wet hair thoroughly. Apply shampoo, generously lather, rinse thoroughly. Use every 3 – 4 days for up to 8 weeks or as directed by a doctor.

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