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Shampoos, sprays, and concealers Share your opinions and experiences about various shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and concealers.

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Old 10-21-2007, 01:17 PM
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i use nizoral daily, the directions say use once a week. but i use it 7 times a week. is this ok? i like how it makes my hair and scalp dry. apparently nizoral helps get rid of DHT.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:29 PM
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I use it daily as well. I agree with how I like the fact that it makes my head feel clean and it seems to give my hair volume. As for whether it is bad to use daily, I would not know. However, I don't think there would be an issue other than burning through some rather expensive shampoo faster than usual.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:31 PM
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I also use nizoral 7X per week and have no complaints, only slight itching
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:53 AM
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I also use it everyday.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:25 AM
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I don't see a harm using it every day as long as you don't find that your scalp and hair is getting overly dry. Personally for me, I could only really use it 3 times a week and even then my scalp and hair were drying out.

The study for 2% ketoconazole (active ingredient in Nizoral) was between 2-4 times weekly. I am not positive whether or not using it every day will have any additional benefit.

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Old 10-22-2007, 07:30 AM
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I should also add that im taking Nizoral 1% 7x a week.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:35 AM
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I used to use it but now I use Revita which is much gentler and has other good ingredients in it as well.

As long as it has the ketoconazole I am ok with it ..

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Old 10-30-2007, 05:06 AM
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I use nizoral 3 times a week, and nioxin cleansing shampoo (says it gets rid of DHT, but who knows) or a dandruff shampoo alternating inbetween, and then a moisturizing/volumizing shampoo for the rest of the days. we get 2% nizoral relatively cheap here in canada and without prescription.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:42 PM
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The reason the bottle indicates to not use this shampoo daily is because the fungus it is trying to control can build a resistance to it as well as more of the active ingredient will be absorbed with more use. This was originally a prescription product and their original testing likely found that a higher dosage concentration was needed to kill the fungus, but daily use meant too much was absorbed into the body where it is not wanted. Furthermore, their testing has probably shown that you simply do not need to use this product daily. And at $15 a bottle.....

Keep in mind that the mechanism of action for this drug in relation to hair loss is not 100% known. Although it might have an anti-androgen property, it is more likely the drug's anti-fungal property that helps with hair loss.

Yeast fungus called Malassezia globosa is present on everyone's scalp. The by product of these organisms is an acid which penetrates the scalp causing an inflammatory reaction. In some people this reaction causes a massive increase in skin shedding called dandruff. In others.... hair loss.

You don't want to do anything that will reduce the anti-fungal efficacy of this product. Therefore, it is suggested to periodically kill any fungus that is resistant to ketoconazole by using a different product if you plan on using Nizoral daily.
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