I have never really suffered from dandruff badly other than a few flakes which something like head and shoulders usually clears up for me in no time. However a few weeks ago I noticed that I had a lot of what looked like dandruff in my hair and as I have dark hair it was particularly noticeable. At first I thought maybe I had been using too much wax or something but when washed it was still there and neither head and shoulders nor vosene was shifting it.
My scalp also started burning and becoming itchy so I went to the Dr and he told me that I had a fungal infection. Now I had no idea you could even get a fungal infection on your scalp so I was a little bit disturbed by this news and also a little big disgusted but he assured me it was very common and suggested that I try some Nizrol shampoo.
As I live in Scotland he gave me a prescription for it so I didn't have to buy it myself (sorry English readers)
By the time that I actually got an appointment with the Dr and got the shampoo I was drying for something to work as nothing else was seeing to take away the itching and burning sensation on my scalp.
I decided to use the shampoo straight away and read the instructions. You are supposed to wash your hair with the shampoo and then when you have lathered it in leave it for 3 to 5 minutes before washing it off. You only need to use it twice a week but the Dr recommended that I use it for 3 days before switching to twice a week for one month.
The shampoo has no discernible smell at least to me but it does look a bit strange as it is a very dark pink colour and has a gel like consistency. It lathered up reasonably well and I found that it soaked my hair from only a small amount of shampoo. I left the shampoo on my hair for the required 5 minutes and then washed it off. I did notice that it wasn't as hash a shampoo as I was expecting. I expected to dry my hair and have it all frizzy as this is what harsh shampoos normally do. It also cleaned off all the wax on my hair too giving it a good clean.
I was hoping that I would notice the effects straight away but when I had dried my hair it was still itchy and sore and it didn't give any sort of immediate relief or feel soothing on my scalp when it was on my hair.
I did notice though that with a few hours of using it my scalp was feeling much less inflamed than it had been and by the time that I had used the shampoo for 3 days it was much improved. After switching to using the shampoo twice a week I noticed a big improvement and seen that the flakes were gone and that my scalp was pretty much back to normal. After the 4 weeks the infection seemed to have completely cleared up.
I have to say that I have high praise for this as it really did clear my scalp right up. I would have preferred if it had been slightly quicker at getting to work but I suppose when you have a skin infection you can't expect miracles and it did do exactly what it was supposed to which was to clear the infection up and get the skin on my scalp back to normal.
About The Product
Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo is a shampoo aimed at treating and preventing dandruff and its symptoms such as a dry, flaky, red or itchy scalp.
The product comes in a pink and white box, inside is the white bottle of shampoo with flip cap and an instruction manual. The shampoo itself is a dark pink colour, it isn't scented.
My Opinions & Experiences
I have had dandruff problems for years now, I started using the usual anti-dandruff shampoos such as head and shoulders as soon as the problem was noticeable. I find these products marginally work for a while but then almost stop having any effect.
It's important to recognise that the effectiveness of these products depends a lot on what your condition is and will vary greatly for different people. After getting a bit tired of having a flaky scalp I went to see a GP wondering if they could recommend a medicated version. There was one he said I could give a go and with the prescription notice I went to the pharmacy, here is where I got lucky, they didn't have what was prescribed but something similar called Nizoral. I wasn't overly impressed but though I would give it a go.
I opened it and read through the instruction leaflet, it's important to read this. You need to start with two or three uses a week for 2-3 weeks, after which you should hopefully find it to have worked. You then only need to use the product once a week to ensure the dandruff stays away, the other days I just use a regular shampoo.
You need to take an ample amount and really work it in for a few minutes, thoroughly massaging it into the scalp, leave it in for a few minutes and then thoroughly rinse.
I have now been using it for five months and using it once a week I find I am virtually flake free, none are visible and my scalp is no longer itching. Nizoral has therefore worked perfectly for me and I would recommend it to anyone, it may or may not work for you but based on my experience with it, it's certainly worth a try. It has lasted a long time due to only needing now to use it once a week, I had it on prescription so not sure of the over the counter cost but even if it costs more than the well known brands it will last a lot longer and for me has been a million times as effective.
To summarise Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo has been great for me, it has gotten rid of the flakes and itchy scalp and by using once a week has kept them away. I would highly recommend the shampoo.
Having suffered from a dry scalp for many years, having visited many doctors, having used many different shampoos, none that worked, I decided to turn to the internet to see what fellow sufferers were turning to. Nizoral shampoo seemed to be a popular brand with plenty of rave reviews. What furthered my want to try this shampoo, was the high price, as I've always thought...well if it has a high price then it must work, this theory has worked with previous expensive creams I had to buy for my eczema conditions.
I bought the shampoo many months ago, and after a couple of uses and no results, I decided to go back to cheaper shampoos. But as the problem stayed with me, I turned to the internet again, and continued to find that Nizoral was at the top of google searches with reviews boasting of its scalp clearing powers. So, again I turned to the bottle I had bought, and decided to put it on a six month trial.
While using this shampoo I did not use any other shampoo in between, nor conditioner, nor any other hair products.
Day One: As per the instructions, I squeeze a small amount into my hand. The liquid is a pinkish colour, and not particularly thick. The smell is a very mild sweetness, so mild that it is barely noticeable, it does not really leave any particular scent on the hair when washed off. When applied to the scalp, I found that it was very difficult to make it lather up, like normal shampoos, and when I did manage to lather it up a little, the lather faded away quite quickly. I took this as a good sign, perhaps it is being absorbed into my scalp quickly. I leave it on for the recommended five minutes and then wash off. I notice while washing it off that my hair feels very dry and in some ways sticky, not the smoothness that I normally find with shampoos like head and shoulders or pantene. However once the hair has been dried, it looks and feels the same as always, so there was no damage or any other effect on my hair, and I found this to be the case throughout the trial.
Results of day one: There is no difference.
As per instructions I use it twice a week. During days two, three and four, I note that my scalp is less itchy than before.
Day Five Results: No change in dandruff amount. Scalp feels drier than before. I take this as a good sign, things have to get worse before they get better right?
Leave for three days.
Day Nine Results: Dandruff amount increased. Scalp feels tight and very dry. But level of itchiness has gone down substantially.
The results of Day Nine continued to get worse for the next three months. While itchiness had gone down, my scalp felt worse than before, and there was an immense amount of dandruff. As I was getting very self-conscious about this I kept looking at it in the mirror, trying to pick off the dandruffs, this ended up increasing the itchiness, because I kept meddling with my hair and scalp, to the point where I scratched it silly, and decided to stop using Nizoral at the end of three months. I returned to unmedicated shampoos, but found my scalp less dry than when I was using Nizoral. The amount of dandruff returned to the amount it was before using Nizoral, while it was still a lot, it wasn't as bad as when using Nizoral.
Unfortunately Nizoral did not work for me.
Price: £9.18 for 100ml in Boots, has to be purchased from the pharmacy, and they will ask you if you are currently on any other medication. You do not need a prescription for it.
My guinea pigs have a suspected fungal infection and I was recommended this to try by the members of a guinea pig forum. Anyhow, the symptoms they have are incredibly flaky skin that is red in colour, clumps of their hair come out very easily with a light tug (no I don't like hurting my pigs but I had to give it a tug to see if they have fungal) Also they are forever scratching themselves and their coats have thinned out considerably.
Yesterday I went to my local Lloyds Pharmacy and picked up a 60ml bottle of Nizoral Anti-Dandfruff Shampoo for £5.99, it seems quite a lot of money to shell out but I had to give anything a go. The packaging of the shampoo has changed a lot, it is now in a red and white box and"Nizoral" clearly labelled.
The actual product comes in a white bottle with the shampoo being a lovely calpol pink in colour. For my boys I popped them into the bathroom sink, made sure their coats were thoroughly wet and then put a line of the shampoo from their neck to their bums. Next I lathered them up and spent around 4-5 minutes massaging it in until they were covered in a soapy lather. I then rinsed them off, making sure there were no traces of the shampoo left whatsoever. After they'd been rinsed off I dried them with a towel, trying to get as much of the moisture out as possible before returning them to a clean cage in a warm room where they could completely dry off.
The next morning they are still scratching a little bit but not nearly as much, their skin is better but not completely flake free yet. I am going to continue bathing them weekly for another 2 weeks at least. Fingers crossed it will work!
For humans you pretty much use the shampoo as you would a normal shampoo, make sure your hair is wet and then apply a small amount. Spend around 5 minutes massaging it in until your hair has lots of lather. Then rinse off and dry as normal. It's recommended that for human use you use it about twice a week and then carry on with the treatment weekly after your dandruff has gone. In the box is a leaflet that will tell you just about everything you want or need to know. I will definately be trying it out on my hair!
Overall I think this product is good and I'm happy about the results I've seen so far. I know lots of guinea pig owners swear by this shampoo for treating fungal infections. Worth trying as in the long run it could save you money on having to fork out for expensive shampoos for you or your guinea pig :)
I occasionally suffer with scalp psirosis (sp!) and dandruff, and to control this my doctor prescribed me with Nizoral Anti-Dandruff shampoo.
The shampoo itself is quite thick, and is a nice pink color with a smell which I can't quite place, but it is quite a pleasant smell, so no need to worry about having smelly hair afterwards. The bottle is a white bottle, with some information on the front, and some on the back too. It comes in a box, which seems to be a different color each time I get it lol. Sometimes it is blue, sometimes white and sometimes brown. The box usually has usage instructions on the back, no matter what color the box is!
I was told by my doctor to leave this shampoo on my scalp for 5 minutes after lathering it up well. You then just rinse well, and condition as usual. I was worried that my conditioner would remove all work done by the shampoo, but this has never been a problem, as all dandruff disappeared on the first use of this shampoo, and the psirasis (sp) was gone within 4 washes.
The shampoo lathers up really well, and is not hard to rinse at all. It can cause slight fading of colored hair, but I have found this to be the same with all anti dandruff shampoos. I recommend this shampoo to everyone who has any type of scalp problem, as it really does work and it is easy to use just a couple of times a week.
You can get this product over the counter at places like Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Superdrug, for less than £5 a bottle, and a bottle lasts me about 4 months, but I do not have to use it very often. How long a bottle will last for you will depend on how severe your symptoms are.
Nizoral shampoo now comes in a red and white packet unlike the one illustrated. I saw a number of favorable reviews about this product on the site so I decided I would balance things out: Nizoral anti dandruff shampoo does not work. Of all the anti-dandruff shampoos I have used I would say without doubt that Nizoral is the least effective - in fact I would say it totally ineffective.
The shampoo is unlike most anti-dandruff shampoos in that it does not contain coal tar extract. It does contain ketoconazole - a synthetic anti fungal drug used to prevent and treat skin and fungal infections. It also contains laurdimonium hydrolysed animal collagen - if I'd known this before ordering online at pharmacy2U I definitely wouldn't have bought it in the first place. Although a vivid pink colour when squeezed out of the bottle Nizoral is fragrance free.
There is no cure for dandruff - it's something half the population has to put up with and manage as best they can throughout life. As a man I have had dandruff since my early 20s and although never getting rid of it permanently I have used some anti dandruff shampoos that have had some immediate results - cleaning the scalp of dandruff for a few days or so - this was my experience with T-Gel but never with Nizoral.
The instructions on the bottle indicate that after applying a small amount in to the scalp after wetting your hair you are supposed to leave it for 3 to 5 minutes for the best results. But after rinsing thoroughly as advised I found that my dandruff was barely effected at all. You are also advised to use it every 3 or 4 days for the first 4 weeks until the dandruff clears - again something that never happened in my experience despite following these guidelines.
I can't remember the exact price of my 100ml bottle of Nizoral but it was somewhere around the £8 mark - not cheap for something that does not work. Absolutely not recommended.
A dozen years ago, I had red scaly patches in my eyebrows and on my nose. A dermatologist diagnosed it as seborrheic dermatitis, a fairly common fungal infection. He prescribed a 2-percent ketoconazole creme that cleared the red patches quickly.
I figured that if I got this grunge once, I could get it again. So began my search for something over-the-counter that contained ketoconazole, which ended when I found Nizoral shampoo. In the US, a 7-ounce (207 ml) bottle of Nizoral sells for about $14 (£8.55), at least at the cheap stores. That makes it fairly expensive for an over-the-counter shampoo, but it's worth it.
WHAT IT IS
As I said, the active ingredient in Nizoral is ketoconazole, an anti-fungal agent. The rest of it is a luxurious and potent shampoo, with a pearescent blue color and a pleasant floral scent. I generally use inexpensive drugstore shampoo and find that Nizoral lathers up beautifully using about half the amount of more typical shampoos. The bottle has a flip-up cap that's easy to use with wet hands and a design that allows the bottle to perch on the thinnest of shower ledges.
Nizoral contains 1-percent ketoconazole, which is the strength that allows it to be sold over-the-counter. Prescription strength Nizoral is 2-percent ketoconazole.
I use Nizoral twice per week, usually Wednesday and Sunday. The manufacturer recommends using Nizoral twice per week for four weeks, then tapering down to once per week from then on. However, I've been shampooing with Nizoral twice per week for years with no negative consequences that I can discern.
With a small puddle of Nizoral in my hand (perhaps an inch in diameter), I lather up my hair and face. The small amount really lathers up well and I work it into my hair, eyebrows, as well as the skin of the nose and forehead. Once it's all lathered, I grab my bar of soap and wash the rest of me in the usual way -- keeping my eyes closed. I have not opened my eyes with Nizoral on my head, so I don't know how badly it may sting. All I know is that the manufacturer recommends leaving it on for several minutes.
Once the rest of me is washed and rinsed, I rinse off the Nizoral. The shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean and managable. In fact, my hair somehow feels thinner after using Nizoral.
I find that a 7-ounce bottle lasts me a year, when used twice per week.
I've been using Nizoral for at least five years and have had no return of seborrheic dermatitis. For me, that makes the price worth it.
As a shampoo, Nizoral looks and feels very high quality. It seems to take less than other shampoos to lather up nicely and I find the scent pleasant. The scent doesn't really linger after my shower, but it makes the shower smell nice.
Some people claim that ketoconazole (Nizoral's active ingredient) helps to suppress the form of testosterone that's implicated in male baldness. In other words, some people claim that using Nizoral will help a balding man re-grow hair. I want to emphasize that the manufacturer of Nizoral makes no such claim, and it recommends Nizoral only for dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. However, a man with thinning hair will grasp at any straw, and I'm... well, a man with thinning hair.
It's pretty damn thin, actually. I'm not completely bald on top but you'd never mistake what I have for a full head of hair. You can see a shot of me at:
I'm the guy on the left, ostensibly interviewing the other fellow. As you can see, it's pretty thin -- even nonexistent in that picure. In real life, there's some hair there, but there's more skin than hair.
I can say that after five years of Nizoral use, I have the same amount of hair. I haven't gotten any balder in the past five years, but I can't say that there is any more hair now than there was five years ago. Just to be sure, I keep using Nizoral twice a week in hopes of preserving what hair I have. It seems to work a little in that regard, but it's far from a cure for baldness. I wish I had known about something like Nizoral when I was in my late-20s and first noticing hair loss. Using it early on might have made more of a difference.
I like Nizoral. Using it has kept seborrheic dermatitis from returning and it seems to have stopped any further hair loss. Nizoral has a quality feel and it performs very well as a shampoo. It is expensive when compaired to supermarket shampoos but it lasts for a long time.
I recommend Nizoral shampoo.
I was prescribed Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo after going to see the doctor when my scalp became inflamed and flaky. Furthermore, there was a lot of very dry and flaky skin on the back of my neck and aroudn my ears.
I used the shampoo every day for a week as instructed. The doctor told me to allow the Nizoral to run down the back of my neck as the anti-fungal ingredients would aid the dry skin on my neck.
After only one week, the difference was incredible - the itchiness stopped and my scalp became much less inflamed. The flaking of my scalp also improved considerably. However, after this week, I only used it around twice a week and because of this, the condition soon worsened again.
Unfortunately, I was later diagnosed with psoriasis and found that this was the reasoning for the Nizoral not being completely effective. However, I do still use it on a regular basis to relieve itchiness and inflammation.
It is product with which I was very pleased - although slightly expensive it was effective and is really great to use not only on the head but the body as well for dry skin!
I love my fella. To me, He's gorgeous, both on the inside, and on the outside...apart from one little thing. He has in incredibly dry scalp. Other men have dandruff, mine has full blown leprosy of the head, and bits of dried up skin keep falling off, all over the bed, all over the chairs, but most obvious of all, all over those black T-shirts he loves to wear so much.
Wearing another colour could be an option, and for anyone else, It would be. But my boyfriend only wears black- its hios work uniform, T-shirts with beer logos on them, always in black! Much as I love him, I have to agree that blacks his best colour.
That where Nizoral comes in. Up until I tried this, we'd been using head and shoulders. This didn't really seem to be working for him, so we went to the chemist to see what we could find. We came out with Nizoral 1%
Nizoral can be used to help control flaking, itching, scaling, etc., on the scalp/skin. It can also be used for dry skin in other areas apparently, such to treat Psoriacal Eczema, Dermatitis and a couple of other things I've never heard of, but primarily, it's an effective anti fungal treatment against dry flaky skin on the scalp.
Everyones skin contains a yeast called Pityrosporum, too much can cause dandruff, eczema and other conditions. Nizoral controls dandruff by destroying this fungus at the same times as cleaning your hair and skin.
The bottle in a box which is white with various shades of blue on it. I've added a photo for anyone who wants a full description of it, but basically the packaging is easy to identify. It contains clearly ingredient details as well as clear warnings that the product is "FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY".
Other warnings on the packet include a warning not to use the shampoo if you are pregnant or nursing without consulting your doctor, advice to stop using if the dandruff worsens, and advice not to use it on children under twelve.
Also on the box are the expiry date, the usual stuff about what to do if you get it in your eyes, and a word of caution about using it as a topical skin ointment without consulting your doctor or GP. All very sensible.
All the information is repeated on the bottle with the addition of usage instructions.
How to Use
To start with, it's pretty much the same as washing your hair normally for the first few steps. Squeeze out of the bottle, rub it in well, and work it into lather. Make sure you really work it into your scalp though, it's not just a hair shampoo but a scalp shampoo, so really work up foam.
Then you need to leave it for up to five minutes (but no longer) to soak in properly, and then rinse it out thoroughly. One should note that the makers of Nizoral recommend that you use this product twice every week for the first four weeks of treatment or until your dandruff is cured, then once every week thereafter to prevent dandruff recurring.
People using steroid treatments to control either their dandruff or any other skin condition, should seek advice from a GP before using this shampoo.
The active ingredient is KETOCONOZOLE 1%. It also contains a lot of other stuff with long technical sounding names that I'm sure you don't want to read. However, vegetarians or people with a strict aversion to using animal by products in cosmetics and medicine should note that Nizoral contains Hydrolyzed Animal Collagen.
For anyone who does want a full ingredient list, it's at the very bottom of the review.
After the first time he used Nizoral, my boyfriend said that he felt an immediate difference. For the first time in ages, his scalp wasn't itching and annoying him.
I noticed a visible difference after about a week and a half (on the third wash) in that his shirt was no longer covered with a heavy dusting of dead skin. After just under a month, his scalp was much smoother to the touch with barely any dryness at all, and after six months, the dandruff is gone with no sign of return
The shampoo also cleans well, leaving hair shiny and smelling pleasant.
This is the part that lets an otherwise perfect product down. It costs £8 for a 120-ml bottle. Thats a lot of money. But bearing in mind that you only have to use it twice a week, it does last for quite a long time, depending on your hair length of course. A bottle lasted my boyfriend about two months.
It is possible to get it on prescription, so do have a chat with your doctor about it if you suffer with dandruff or Psoriacal excema.
The website and postal address for Janssen-Cilag Ltd., the makers of Nizoral are:
A shampoo that really does what it's supposed to do, and a boyfriend with sexy, shiny looking hair! I can't complain
(Except about the price, for which I deduct one star.)
Thanks for reading
The full ingredients, for those who want them are :
Also contains: Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Disodium Monolaryl Ether Sulphosuccinate, Coconut Fatty Acid, Di-Etheranolamide, Laurdimonium Hydrolysed Animal Collagen, Macrogol 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Imidurea, Hydrochloric Acid, Erythrosine Sodium, Purified Water.
I took my 10 month old daughter to the doctors as her cradle cap had got worse and worse. I had used all the recommended treatments, such as olive oil, vaseline, a soft toothbrush to loosen skin, etc, to no avail.
The doctor prescribed Nizoral, which I had not heard of before. He advised I must only use it 3 times a week on my babys head, and only a pea sized amount.
I followed his instructions, and within 2 weeks, the yeast infection had totally cleared up. I was amazed, after trying product after product for months and month, Nizoral worked immediately!
Also, Nizoral can be used on the rest of the family (it is perfume-free) for the prevention and treatment of scalp conditions, dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis. You just wash the affected areas and leave for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.
The recommendation is for the first 2-4 weeks use twice weekly to clear dandruff. Thereafter use every 1-2 weeks to prevent dandruff coming back.
As the doctor prescribed Nizoral for my daughter we did not have to pay. However the price is approx £5.75 for 60ml and £8.75 for 100ml. You may agree this shampoo is pretty pricey, however, for the amount you need to use on each application, the bottle will last for a very long time.
I hope my review was useful to some people.
Forget Head & Shoulders, Nizoral is what you need!!! I have tried many dandruff shampoos over the years and i've had little success. in fact, some made the problem worse. But never fear! Nizoral is here!!! First & foremost, Nizoral actually works! it may not necessarily solve the problem for everyone, but there will be a definite improvement. it is available in a 1% (Nizorelle) and a 2% ketaconazole formula (ketaconazole is the active ingredient that is scientifically proven to reduce dandruff & thats not all)! Nizoral shampoo is also unique because it's effect is long lasting. even after rinsing, nizoral carries on working for several days. this means that you don't need to use nizoral every day making it extremely cost-effective. And unlike some other anti-dandruff treatments, nizoral shampoo has a pleasant fragrance and is ph balanced leaving hair soft, healthy and clean. This shampoo contains a broad-spectrum antifungal, which inhibits the growth of yeast and other fungal infections providing relief from dandruff. Nizoral shampoo is often prescribed for the treatment of fungal infections of the scalp and sebbhoreic dermatitis, however as it has anti-androgenic properties it is used by some individuals in combination with other treatments in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Although this product is marketed as an anti-dandruff shampoo, it has actually been shown in scientific trials to help slow down male patten baldness, particularly when used in conjunction with Minoxidil 5% (ie. Roganie, Kirkland) & Finasteride (ie. Propecia, Proscar). Infact, i think Nizoral is a necessary part of any hair loss treatment regimen. On it's own, it will not do much, but it has been proven in clinical studies to increase hair count, and comes as a shampoo which can conveniently be rotated with other shampoo's at a very low cost. Both Nizoral & Nizorelle are available over the counter at most good pharmac
ies, Boots definately stocks Nizorelle (100ml for £4.99). Nizoral is a little more expensive at around £9.99 for 100ml, but it is double the strength of Nirozelle. To find more information visit these sites: http://www.nizorelle.co.uk http://www.niroral.com http://www.hairlosstalk.com/download/nizoral.pdf http://www.hairlosstalk.com http://www.minoxidil.com And you can purchase it online here: http://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk
As a hairdresser I have tried nearly every shampoo available and have found myself to be allergic. All shampoos promoted dandruff or eczema on my scalp, which is very embarrassing, as people think you have nits. Nizoral is not a great shampoo for the condition of the hair, but is a very effective anti dandruff shampoo as it fights the dandruff rather than just stripping the skin off (beware of cheaper ones). The shampoo seems to dry the hair a little ,so I would recommend getting a good condtioner for the ends of your hair. Nizoral is expensive to buy, but can be prescribed by a doctor, if you qualify for free prescriptions. Unfortunately you need to keep using Nizoral to keep the results.
Dandruff is a very depressing condition to have as any sufferer will tell you. What makes it worse is that most of the shampoos on the market (Head and Shoulders etc.) are completely useless. Dandruff is a term which is used to describe a number of different scalp conditions which is what makes dandruff hard to treat as the most popular shampoos on the market don't necessarily treat all the different conditions. Nizoral can now be bought in the chemist, but used to be a prescription only product. I have used it for years and it is excellent. It hasn't completely got rid of the problem, but there is a significant improvement. You use it every few days until the condition is under control and then use it once a fortnight to stop it getting out of control. You have to leave it on for about 5-10 minutes, but it is a nice pink colour with a nice smell so that isn't too big a hardship! It is relatively expensive (about £6 for a small bottle), but it does last quite a long time. You also need to continue using it forever as the condition will come back. If you have not had any luck with the other dandruff shampoos I would definitely recommend it.
Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo treats and prevents dandruff and its symptoms such as dry, flaky, red, itchy scalp.