Product Type: Nizoral hair care products
Newest Review: ... 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 gav... more
For dandruff and infections
Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo
Member Name: jipp05
Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo
Advantages: It works
Disadvantages: Would have liked it to have been more soothing straight away
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.
Summary: A dandruff shampoo that also works for fungal skin infections