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Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo Review

Dandruff sufferers, there is a shampoo for you! Tired of checking your shoulders for the white snowflakes of dandruff throughout the day? Weary of waking up with white dandruff flecks on your pillow? The medically formulated shampoo contains the number one ingredient prescribed by doctors to fight dandruff: ketoconazole. You’ll find the Nizoral AntiDandruff Shampoo will go a long way in alleviating your dandruff problems.

The medical community has long used ketoconazole to halt the flaking, itching and scaling behavior of your scalp’s dead skin cells by neutralizing the P. ovale fungus that is found on all human heads. (Ketoconazole is also used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions and rashes.)

No longer will you see the telltale white flakes that have frustrated you in the past. No longer will your scalp be the cause of your problems! Those who struggle with dandruff-like symptoms are often beset by a particular skin condition. Often, the scalps of those with dandruff, eczema, or psoriasis continually produce new scalp cells in order to ineffectively fight the P. ovale fungus, a leading cause of dandruff and related scalp flaking. The ketoconazole in the Nizoral AntiDandruff Shampoo not only kills the fungus on conctact, but the scalp cell renewal process that was previously pushed into overdrive by stress, medical conditions, and other concerns.

Worried that your friends and family will notice your special shampoo? No need to worry about a medicinal smell from this shampoo – its neutral scent is both refreshing and calming. The addition of emollients like wheat protein and wheat germ oil, common items for treatment of eczema and psoriasis, is specially formulated to calm irritated skin and protect from future outbreaks. The rich lather works its magic and is only required twice a week to medically fight your dandruff outbreaks.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff shampoo, as its name suggests, is a medicated shampoo used to cure and prevent dandruff. For those of you who are wondering, dandruff is the appearance of dead skin cells on your scalp. It presents itself in the form of grey or white flakes and can sometimes come up to the surface of the hair especially if it’s accompanied by itching. It isn’t caused by bad hygiene as some people like to think. This is nothing but a common misconception.

Although dandruff is a widespread condition suffered by a large percentage of the population all across the globe, it is embarrassing, uncomfortable and downright irritating. I mean, let’s be honest. Who would want to walk around with a white head that looks like premature hair whitening? I know I, for one, would not! The good thing about dandruff though, is that it is neither contagious nor is it a serious condition but it can cause itchiness and can sometimes be very difficult to treat. Luckily, there are medicated shampoos like Nizoral Anti-dandruff Shampoo that can help you deal with it fast and in the comfort of your own home.

Some of the causes of dandruff are

  • An irritated or overly oiled scalp
  • Not frequently shampooing your hair
  • Fungi or bacteria that occur naturally
  • Irritation or sensitivity caused by your haircare products
  • An overly dry scalp

As a preventative measure, you should shampoo your hair often, keep your scalp oiled with just the right amount of oil and steer away from haircare products that irritate your scalp.

So, what if these measures fail and you notice that you have dandruff?

There is a very large variety of anti-dandruff shampoos in the market but for dandruff caused by fungi or bacteria, there isn’t any better than Nizoral Anti-dandruff Shampoo. It is arguably the best over-the-counter product available in the market for the treatment of fungal dandruff.


How Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Works

Nizoral Anti-dandruff shampoo contains an anti-fungal called ketoconazole. This is the active ingredient in the shampoo that kills fungi and yeast. Fungi occurs naturally in the skin but when it is unbalanced for one reason or the other, it causes dead skin cells to build up. This is what we know as dandruff. The active ingredient ketoconazole in Nizoral Anti Dandruff interferes with the cell membrane of the fungi or yeast creating holes. This causes the contents of the cell to leak out. The fungi then dies and the dandruff clears up.


How to Use Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Nizoral AD is recommended for use by children aged 12 years all the way up. For the first two months of dandruff treatment, you should use the shampoo only twice a week. If you need to shampoo your hair more than twice a week, use regular shampoo on the other days. The how-to is as simple as your regular shampooing process. Just wet your hair and rub on the shampoo thoroughly while making sure it reaches the entire scalp. Rub into a thick foam. Leave it on for not more than five minutes then rinse it off thoroughly. If need be, you can condition your hair but you must be very careful to avoid contact between the conditioner and your scalp. Limit it to your hair strands only.

After the first two months of using the shampoo, you will have gotten rid of the dandruff. In most people, however, this condition recurs. To keep it at bay, use Nizoral Anti-dandruff Shampoo preventatively once or twice a month after your condition is gone.

If your scalp has not cleared up in eight to ten weeks, stop using the shampoo and visit your doctor.

Side Effects of Nizoral Anti-dandruff Shampoo

It is a well-known fact that different products affect individuals in different ways. Some people who use Nizoral Anti-dandruff shampoo may experience one or more of the side effects listed below. Others may experience none of them. It varies from one individual to another.

They include but are not limited to

  • It can cause redness of the scalp
  • You may experience Irritation or burning sensation
  • Hair follicle inflammation could occur
  • You may experience dry or excessively oily skin
  • You may see the appearance of rashes on your facial skin
  • It could cause loss of hair
  • Your hair may feel different
  • Allergic inflammation may be experienced
  • Blistering can occur
  • Your skin might start to peel
  • You may notice discoloration of chemically damaged hair
  • If your hair is permed, you could lose your curls
  • It can cause irritation or swelling of the eyes in severe cases
  • It can cause swelling of the throat, tongue or lips in severe cases
  • It may cause vomiting or nausea
  • It can cause hives

Remember, the above side effects range from mild, rare to extreme. Not everyone reacts the same way to the use of Nizora anti-Dandruff Shampoo and most do not experience any effects at all.

That said, if you do experience even the mildest form of these effects, discontinue the use of the shampoo immediately!

In case you experience any one of the severe side effects mentioned, call for emergency medical services immediately!



  • It is highly recommended by doctors because it has, over time, proven to work in curing fungal dandruff, which is the most common type.
  • Unlike other anti-dandruff shampoos in the market, it has no unpleasant odor. In fact it is described by most people who have used it as having a mild and pleasant scent
  • It isn’t harmful so it can be added to your regular haircare routine. Even after your dandruff condition has cleared, it is wise to use Niziral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo at least once every month as a preventative measure
  • In comparison to similar products in the market, Nizoral Anti-dandruff Shampoo is the most loved and widely used of them all. A manufactural shortage a while back caused quite an uproar among its users
  • It is not absorbed into the bloodstream from the skin. This makes it perfectly safe for you to use it during pregnancy or even when you are lactating
  • It is easy to use. No special application method at all. Just use it the same way you use your regular shampoo
  • It is only used twice a week. This means a bottle will last you longer than your daily-use shampoo
  • The shampoo directly targets the source of the problem and therefore it has a high success rate of treatment
  • It is the closest thing to a prescription drug that you can buy over-the-counter for treating the common causes of dandruff
  • It has the added advantage of strengthening your hair after use
  • Because it isn’t absorbed into the bloodstream, using Nizoral Anti-dandruff Shampoo while you are on any other type of medication is completely safe. There will be no interaction between the two.



  • Nizoral AD shampoo only treats dandruff caused by moderate to severe fungal infection. This means that you could use it for the recommended duration without seeing results if your dandruff isn’t caused by fungus.
  • You cannot use this shampoo daily. You can only use it for the recommended two days a week during treatment or once to twice a month for preventative measures thereafter. That means you will need to purchase a regular shampoo alongside Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for regular shampoo days
  • It is arguably the most expensive anti-dandruff shampoo in the market, both in stores and online
  • There was a shortage of this product in the market a while back. Perhaps it could happen again? There’s no way to tell but it does mean you would need to stock up just in case
  • It cannot be used by children below twelve years. That means that you would need to find a different way to treat your child’s dandruff if they fall below that age. This can sometimes put a monetary strain on your pockets if you have family members who fall on both sides of this age because you must buy different products to treat the same condition


Nizoral Anti-dandruff Shampoo is truly on a class of its own. In most cases when used for the right condition, it produces results fast. In approximately two weeks of use you begin to see and feel a difference. The flaking and itching begin to reduce. If you do not see results after four weeks of use, it is a cause for concern. If you do not see results after the recommended eight weeks of use, discontinue its use and instead visit your GP or dermatologist. More often than not it will probably be because you are suffering from something else and not fungal dandruff.

Like all other shampoos, avoid contact with the eyes. If contact does occur, rinse it off thoroughly with cold water.

I cannot stress this enough. If you experience any of the above mentioned side effects, discontinue use of the shampoo IMMEDIATELY and seek medical attention.

Do not exceed the recommended duration of use. You might experience excessive drying and irritation as a result of this.

Have you given Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo a try?


Adults and Children 12 Years and Over: Wet hair thoroughly; apply shampoo, generously lather, rinse thoroughly. Repeat; use ever 3-4 days for up to 8 weeks or as directed by a doctor. Then use only as needed to control dandruff.