Nizoral is a MIRACLE product!!! I'd give it 10 lippies if I could. I've tried everything on the market. This really works as a real cure and is worth every cent.
I recommend following it up with a good conditioner, and it you have a reaction, wash your hair in the sink or tub so you don't get it on your skin. I've NEVER had any irratation whatsoever with this product.
I had some dandruff and used this product on the advice of the chemist at my local shop. I used it as directed for less than two weeks, and began to notice patches of irritated, blotchy skin on my elbows and inner arms. I immediately stopped using the product, but it was too late; my arms, legs, face, torso, and scalp suddenly became completely inflamed with the worst rash I have ever seen or experienced.
Anywhere that had touched the lather, which was ironically quite fluffy and pleasing, broke out into a rash. I have never in my entire life been in so much pain or misery. It took over two months for the rash to recede, and only after many visits to the doctor for mega-antihistamines and cremes. I even had to use hydrocortisone creme on my face - something normally patently not recommended because it thins out the skin - on multiple doctors' orders.
I absolutely do not recommend this product to anyone with even slightly sensitive skin, or anyone with skin allergies.
I remember several years ago, I used prescription strength Nizoral with much success, but found this OTC version ineffective. I just gave this another shot and it's still ineffective. Maybe I'm weird, but I found that Garnier Anti-Dandruff, imperfect as it is, worked better on me than this stuff; at least the Garnier somewhat controlled my flakes if it didn't eliminate them. This did nothing. I'm happy so many MUAers have had success with this but thumbs down for me. Perhaps I should see a dermatologist or something.
Nizoral AD works great for me also! I have tried just about every other dandruff remedy. And they all work, to an extent. But they all smell AWFUL! Not this one. It smells like a normal shampoo.
After trying what seemed like every product on the market for dandruff or dry flakey scalp for years this is the only product that has ever worked for me. I use a good conditioner after using it though because it can dry my hair our a bit.
It may depend upon the cause of your scalp problem whether it works for you or not... worked great for me but didn't work for a relative.
This is the best shampoo out there for dandruff and other scalp problems. I had some irritation on my scalp and was getting blood on my hands a few times. I went to see my doctor and she suggested this shampoo and told me to avoid touching my scalp while I brush my hair. Well within 3 uses, my problems were over. The itching goes away with first wash, and then from then onwards, I use it once a week or two. It is quite expensive but totally worth it. I leave it on for about 5-10 mins in the shower and it leaves my hair soo silky and refreshed. A definite must in your bathroom!
Cured!! My husband that is...he's had flakes forever, and was always convinced they were just "dried soap flakes." I laughed and laughed. And then went out and bought him Nizoral, based on the reviews here. Well, guess what? This shampoo doesn't leave dried soap flakes on him. Yay!
This is the best OTC anti-dandruff shampoo. It uses sodium laureth sulfate as the main surfactant, which is the gentlest sulfate. Much less stripping than Head and Shoulders.
I wish this wasn't so expensive so I can stock-up! But not that I really need it anymore because after 3 uses, Nizoral just completely cleaned my scalp of itchy flakes! Like the other gals, I don't know WHY I waited for so long to get this, I guess I didn't want to plop down $14 for another disappointing dandruff product! But this was the only one that worked! One night my scalp was so itchy and flakey I dragged my poor husband to Target with me and got this, and for the first two uses, I wasn't sure it was gonna work because although flakes were being removed from scalp, they were still there! But after 3 tries, flakes are GONE! I now only use this when I get major flakes and I use Nature's Gate in Jojoba Shampoo for the most part. I used to wash my hair EVERYDAY because of the freaking flakes and now I can get by without washing my hair for 2 days and it STILL looks great! Even my husband who has major flake problem is sold to this shampoo! I will rave about Nizoral until all my hair falls out! (By the way, I have uber thick black wavy hair, no color or highlights so I'm not sure how this shampoo would affect those with color.)
Oh my goodness. $8 CDN for a 60 ml bottle of shampoo. Yowza. But after having tried Denorex and tea tree and rosemary mint shampoos to get rid of flakes that were appearing from nowhere, I was desperate. And this lightly scented, pink shampoo was just the ticket! There's no tar, so no major hair fallout, and it got rid of flakes on the first use. I'm totally sold.