Nizo¬≠ral is an anti-dandruff sham¬≠poo that con¬≠tains a sub¬≠stance known as keto¬≠cona¬≠zole. This is a syn¬≠thetic anti¬≠fun¬≠gal agent, which stops dan¬≠druff by killing off the fun¬≠gal infec¬≠tion that causes it.
Nizo¬≠ral sham¬≠poo can be effec¬≠tively used twice a week, between reg¬≠u¬≠lar sham¬≠poos with any other brand of hair prod¬≠uct. This makes it an eco¬≠nom¬≠i¬≠cal and easy solu¬≠tion for dan¬≠druff con¬≠trol and it is indeed a very pop¬≠u¬≠lar prod¬≠uct, used by both men and¬†women.
Nizo¬≠ral sham¬≠poo for hair¬†loss
Keto¬≠cona¬≠zole has been sug¬≠gested as a pos¬≠si¬≠ble hair loss cure, mainly in the treat¬≠ment of andro¬≠genic alope¬≠cia in both men and women. A small-scale test was con¬≠ducted in 1998 that showed some promis¬≠ing results when keto¬≠cona¬≠zole was taken orally. How¬≠ever, the FDA con¬≠cluded that fur¬≠ther tests need to be per¬≠formed before Nizo¬≠ral can be deemed an effec¬≠tive hair loss¬†cure.
Keto¬≠cona¬≠zole / Nizo¬≠ral is seen to be poten¬≠tially use¬≠ful as a hair loss treat¬≠ment because it acts as an andro¬≠gen inhibitor, reduc¬≠ing the lev¬≠els of testos¬≠terone in the blood. As exces¬≠sive testos¬≠terone is seen as the cause of this form of alope¬≠cia, it could indeed have a ben¬≠e¬≠fi¬≠cial effect, although in the case of Nizo¬≠ral, the effect has been shown to be quite weak. Used as a sham¬≠poo, keto¬≠cona¬≠zole could per¬≠haps inhibit testos¬≠terone top¬≠i¬≠cally, reduc¬≠ing its effect on the follicles.
Nizo¬≠ral sham¬≠poo for treat¬≠ment of trac¬≠tion alope¬≠cia and thin¬≠ning¬†hair
Nizo¬≠ral is pre¬≠dom¬≠i¬≠nantly an anti-dandruff sham¬≠poo and its direct effects as a hair loss sham¬≠poo are, at least for the moment, unsub¬≠stan¬≠ti¬≠ated. Since trac¬≠tion alope¬≠cia is not caused by an excess of testos¬≠terone, it‚Äôs ques¬≠tion¬≠able whether there would be any direct ben¬≠e¬≠fit from the use of Nizo¬≠ral for treat¬≠ment of this par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar form of hair loss. How¬≠ever, there is some evi¬≠dence that dan¬≠druff can con¬≠tribute to hair loss, as the inflam¬≠ma¬≠tion can have a dam¬≠ag¬≠ing effect on the fol¬≠li¬≠cles, which, in the case of trac¬≠tion alope¬≠cia, are already trau¬≠ma¬≠tised. Since Nizo¬≠ral sham¬≠poo is con¬≠sid¬≠ered one of the most effec¬≠tive dan¬≠druff treat¬≠ment sham¬≠poos that can be used in con¬≠junc¬≠tion with other sham¬≠poos, it can be a use¬≠ful addi¬≠tion to a hair loss treat¬≠ment reg¬≠i¬≠men in between washes with a daily or weekly use hair loss shampoo.
Nizo¬≠ral sham¬≠poo is also deemed par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠larly suit¬≠able for the needs of black women, as it is suit¬≠able for use with chem¬≠i¬≠cally relaxed hair, is gen¬≠tle and only requires two washes a week to be effective.
How to use Nizo¬≠ral shampoo
For dan¬≠druff con¬≠trol, Nizo¬≠ral should be used every 3‚Äď4 days for up to 4 weeks. It can be used in between washes with your nor¬≠mal hair loss sham¬≠poo or dur¬≠ing the same wash, after sham¬≠poo¬≠ing with your other cho¬≠sen hair prod¬≠uct. As a hair loss sham¬≠poo for treat¬≠ing andro¬≠genic alope¬≠cia, con¬≠tin¬≠ued weekly use may be effec¬≠tive. The man¬≠u¬≠fac¬≠turer of Nizo¬≠ral rec¬≠om¬≠mends con¬≠sult¬≠ing a health pro¬≠fes¬≠sional if use of the prod¬≠uct for 4 weeks does not result in the clear¬≠ing of dandruff.
Although Nizo¬≠ral may have some ben¬≠e¬≠fi¬≠cial effect in assist¬≠ing with the pre¬≠ven¬≠tion of hair loss, direct results are not yet sub¬≠stan¬≠ti¬≠ated. How¬≠ever, as an indi¬≠rect treat¬≠ment for hair loss, it can be an effec¬≠tive addi¬≠tion to the treat¬≠ment reg¬≠i¬≠men in order to cover all angles and keep the scalp infec¬≠tion¬†free.