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How soon do you start using Nizoral after a ht? Nizoral is known as a harsh shampoo and I want to be as careful as possible with my scalp and hair. Has anyone else here considered shelving the Nizoral for some period of time after a HT?

 

I do have to consider the health and upkeep of my existing hair and Nizoral is an important part of that strategy. So maybe waiting 3 or 6 months would be the sweet spot?

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How soon do you start using Nizoral after a ht? Nizoral is known as a harsh shampoo and I want to be as careful as possible with my scalp and hair. Has anyone else here considered shelving the Nizoral for some period of time after a HT?

 

I do have to consider the health and upkeep of my existing hair and Nizoral is an important part of that strategy. So maybe waiting 3 or 6 months would be the sweet spot?

 

Let me just say Nizoral is not an important part of my strategy. I believe it to be very caustic and if you're to use Nizoral anywhere within the first 6 months after a hair transplant, you're playing with fire.

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Be very careful of Nizoral use post HT, unless you need to control a scalp issue and then only use it sparingly 1-2 week after you are already a few months post-op.

 

Try to use gentler shampoos without harsh ingredients.

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It's surprising to hear that Nizoral is a harsh shampoo. I found the 1% harsh and irritating, but the red 2% feels pretty good to me.

 

Yeah initially 2% felt great to me too, made my hair look great too until I started to lose my nicely transplanted results from Dr. Hasson..

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/173206-dont-overuse-nizoral-after-hair-transplant.html

 

Here is also advice from Spex.

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/135193-nizoral-shedding.html

 

Gotta be careful about the 2% in particular.

go dense or go home

 

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HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

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I don't use any special shampoo or topicals because there is no such thing as a special shampoo or topical that maintains hair. What you're looking for is called finasteride and a diet that reduces systemic inflammation. Stop pouring overpriced garbage on your head.

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I don't use any special shampoo or topicals because there is no such thing as a special shampoo or topical that maintains hair. What you're looking for is called finasteride and a diet that reduces systemic inflammation. Stop pouring overpriced garbage on your head.

 

Jbl knows his stuff, would have to agree with that statement. :cool:

go dense or go home

 

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HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

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Yeah initially 2% felt great to me too, made my hair look great too until I started to lose my nicely transplanted results from Dr. Hasson..

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/173206-dont-overuse-nizoral-after-hair-transplant.html

 

Here is also advice from Spex.

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/135193-nizoral-shedding.html

 

Gotta be careful about the 2% in particular.

 

Interesting, would have never guessed this till seeing these threads.

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I would be careful KO, you don't want to end up like me and having to get another HT to replace any damage from Niz 2%.

In the end it all worked out for me but it was a long journey... lol

go dense or go home

 

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HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

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I would be careful KO, you don't want to end up like me and having to get another HT to replace any damage from Niz 2%.

In the end it all worked out for me but it was a long journey... lol

 

Wow, was your hair actually lost from Nizoral 2%? I've not heard of permanent transplant loss. I've always seen it recover in 3-6 months.

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Yeah, some of it did grow back but not all of it unfortunately.

The thing is it dries out the sebaceous glands and these are already fragile after being newly transplanted. I've read it before and some guys here also had to have HTs because of Niz damage.

 

Another guy bonkerstomper:

Well i used it because i heard everyone harping on about the big 3. At first my hair felt good and dry for 2 weeks then it mostly fell out and never grew back so i had to get a ht. Simple!!

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/160188-nizoral-1%25-2%25.html

 

Also I was using it like 4-5x week due to my scalp condition and due to the point KO mentioned, that initially it seems like it's not so harsh. It also can make you hair look great which is the real pitfall.

I can still remember simply touching my hair a few backs back after work and hairs would just slump off and fall out.

go dense or go home

 

Unbiased advice and opinions based on 25 plus years of researching and actual experience with hair loss, hair restoration via both FUT & FUE, SMP, scalp issues including scalp eczema & seborrheic dermatitis and many others

 

HSRP10's favorite FUT surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr Hasson, Dr. Rahal

HSRP10's favorite FUE surgeons: *Dr. Konior, *Dr. Bisanga, Dr. Erdogan, Dr. Couto

(*indicates actual experience with doctor)

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"I've read it before and some guys here also had to have HTs because of Niz damage." Including native hair lost? I've since stopped Nizoral for over a year now as it aggravated my inflation but never noticed it affecting my native hair.

 

People really should be more wary then.

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I use the 1% once or twice per week (closer to once per week). Started using it at about 8-9 months postop because that's when I learned about it, lol

3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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I use the 1% once or twice per week (closer to once per week). Started using it at about 8-9 months postop because that's when I learned about it, lol

 

Hey Ernie, have you noticed it affect your grafts in anyway? From what I remember you don't use minoxidil, so if you do experience shedding it'd be easier to narrow down the culprit.

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Hey Ernie, have you noticed it affect your grafts in anyway? From what I remember you don't use minoxidil, so if you do experience shedding it'd be easier to narrow down the culprit.

 

Not at all, but I knew ahead of time to be careful. I overused head and shoulders though, and I had a temporary shed.

 

Now I'm careful with all shampoos, and do a search on this forum before use

3185 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 2/17/16

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/182611-fut-3185-dr-rahal-day-after-pics.html

 

1204 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 3/27/17

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/186586-round-2-rahal-1204-fut-frontal-third-same-area.html

 

---> total of 4389 grafts to my frontal third via FUT

---> 1mg finasteride daily since 1999:)

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  • 2 weeks later...

I think the question is more so how long/ often to wash your after a transplant anyways? In general, I've washed my hair way less since being conscious of my MPB. And if I recall, I waited a week just to gently wash my hair after I had my transplant.

 

But consult a few Docs to be sure!

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My regimen includes:

HT #1 2200 (ARTAS- FUE) grafts at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration in Los Angeles in 2016

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On 1/9/2017 at 10:14 PM, KO said:

It's surprising to hear that Nizoral is a harsh shampoo. I found the 1% harsh and irritating, but the red 2% feels pretty good to me.

To my understanding,  the 1% version has 1% of ketoconazole and the 2% has 2%.   How would the 2 % which has double the amount of ketoconazole be less harsh than the 1%?

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On 1/9/2017 at 10:30 PM, hsrp10 said:

 

Yeah initially 2% felt great to me too, made my hair look great too until I started to lose my nicely transplanted results from Dr. Hasson..

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/173206-dont-overuse-nizoral-after-hair-transplant.html

 

Here is also advice from Spex.

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/135193-nizoral-shedding.html

 

Gotta be careful about the 2% in particular.

Hi hsrp10,  where is this post from Spex you are referring to?  The link you posted takes me right back to this thread and I can't find any posting from Spex. 

Thank you

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