Review of Nizoral Shampoo
Nizoral shampoo is one of the best-proven weapons in the fight against fungal infections of the scalp, such as dandruff. Its main active ingredient is a drug called ketoconazole. Nizoral shampoo usually contains 1% or 2% ketoconazole. In some countries, the 2% strong Nizoral shampoo requires a doctor’s prescription. Using Nizoral twice a week will usually keep your dandruff at bay. It is not necessary to shampoo your hair with Nizoral daily because its main active substance, ketoconazol, binds to the protein of your hair and for several days continues attacking and killing the fungus that causes the dandruff and infections. One of the less well documented properties of Nizoral shampoo and its main active ingredient, ketoconazole, is their ability to fight baldness. In one small study, 2% ketoconazole was shown to be as effective as 2% minoxidil solution in promoting hair growth. It is assumed that ketoconazole works as an anti-androgen, reducing the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels in the scalp. However, sufficient clinical evidence does not exist to confirm such assumptions. Numbers of hair loss patients are experiencing itchiness and inflammations of their scalp caused by diverse minoxidil solutions and are relying on the Nizoral shampoo to help them fight these negative side effects, usually with very good rates of success. This enables them to continue with their hair loss treatment, avoiding scalp inflammations.
Consumer reviews of the Nizoral shampoo are plentiful and very positive as far as treating dandruff and other fungal scalp infections is concerned. Many hair loss sufferers have included Nizoral in their daily regimen, since they believe in its ability to regrow hair. Nonetheless, it is almost impossible to find convincing consumer evidence that Nizoral shampoo is an effective hair loss treatment.