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Created On: 11/26/2007 05:05 AM
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 11/26/2007 05:05 AM
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When using Nizoral as a hair loss reducing agent, do you use it as directed on the bottle or everyday?
 11/26/2007 05:36 AM
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1% Nizoral is fine for everyday use.

2% Nizoral - recommended usage is 2x weekly.

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 11/26/2007 08:32 AM
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Thank you!
 11/27/2007 10:51 PM
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I've researched the Nizoral 2% how often is best question, and my conclusion is once every three days.
For example, use Monday, then Thursday, then Sunday, then Wednesday and so forth, leaving two days in-between each wash.
First apply Nizoral to wash your hair of initial grease and grime, then rinse it.
Apply it again, and then leave it for five minutes.
Wash it out, and you can then follow with your normal shampoo and conditioner if you want.
 12/09/2007 11:27 AM
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eh? Is that the norm? Double shampooing?
I figured 3x weekly meant excusively with Nizoral, no?
 12/10/2007 10:17 PM
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Do yourselves a favor and save some money. Instead of using Nizoral a first time to wash off the grease and grime before using it a second time to leave in for a few minutes, buy a good inexpensive clear shampoo and use that for the first rinse to remove the dirt and grime. VO5 Herbal escapes, kiwi lime squeeze with lemongrass extract is an excellent CLARIFYING SHAMPOO and leaves the hair and scalp squeeky clean, and it costs only 99 cents for a 15 ounce bottle at most supermarkets and drugstores in the U.S. Use that for the first rinse instead of the Nizoral and your bottle of the more expensive Nizoral will last twice as long!
 12/13/2007 07:21 PM
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What alarms me is that the 1% Nizoral bottle instructs you to stop using it regularly after 8 weeks. Why is this? I'm worried that long-term Nizoral use can cause damage to your hair, or something worse. As far as I know, only oral Nizoral can lead to liver damage. I think I'm going to call the number on the back of the Nizoral bottle tomorrow and see what I'm told about the 8-week limit.

If 1% Nizoral is okay for daily use, why does the bottle suggest using it 2-3 times week? Isn't Nizoral too rough on the hiar to use every day?
 12/16/2007 06:20 AM
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I was wondering if anyone uses Nizoral 2% on a "hard core" everyday regimen. I have the 2% and 1%, and find that using 2% everyday is making a difference. I see less shedding and feel less itching. If hairloss is a progressive, everyday disease, and we take Propecia everyday, then maybe we should use Nizoral everyday too. The label instructions on the bottle are only in reference to dandruff. I think the idea is to use it for a period to get your dandruff under control, and then decrease to only "as needed" after that. But hair loss is a totally different problem. It's chronic and degenerative.

LeslieChimes, after 8 weeks it says "Then use only as needed to control dandruff". So you can use it longer than 8 weeks.
 12/17/2007 05:26 PM
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Okay, I made two calls to the 800-number on the Nizoral 1% bottle and talked with two specialists about the instruction on the bottle of not using the product for more than eight weeks without consulting a doctor. Putting together what they told me, the reason that warning is there is because the FDA requires it in a general way for products that are meant for a limited purpose like stopping scaling, etc. that this product is meant for. However, the only danger is that Nizoral could dry out your hair. I was told that it is okay to use it indefinitely, twice a week, just making sure you use a good conditioner. Liver damage was not a concern, I was told.
 12/18/2007 08:17 PM
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those guys on the 800 number dont know much, neither do pharmasists. go on open topic forum and post and see how many users you get that have used it year after year. personally i have been using keto 2% shampoo for 6 months now every 3 days and i am satisfied.
 12/23/2007 07:07 PM
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Why do you say the 800 number assistants don't know much, or pharmacists? I thought LeslieChimes investigation was very helpful.
 12/25/2007 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by: paperbag
Why do you say the 800 number assistants don't know much, or pharmacists? I thought LeslieChimes investigation was very helpful.


Not just the Nizoral assistant and pharmacist, but the general practitioner, and even the dermatologist. My dermatologist, who apparently has a lot of experience, didn't recommend Nizoral at all, saying it's just for dandruff. This because Nizoral is not generally accepted as a hair loss shampoo, but we know better. Maybe it's better this way, anything approved for hair loss is expensive, because they know that men losing their hair would pay through the nose for treatment, as some of us have or are doing.

As I said before, Nizoral 2% need only be used every third day, but it's better to rinse your hair first with your usual shampoo and then apply the Nizoral, leaving it in for 5 minutes. When using any shampoo, always rinse and repeat. I recommend Nioxin Cleanser and Scalp Therapy, just choose the right system for your hair type. Nizoral is far from a moisturising shampoo, so use your conditioner after Nizoral.
 02/12/2008 08:50 PM
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My hair transplant doctor said that it's OK to use Nizoral 1% everyday but it may dry my scalp and hair too much. Especially with Rogain use too. He is not sure if it will do much for me though but doesn't hurt.


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 02/13/2008 01:52 PM
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I was using 1% Nizoral everyday and then added Dr Lee's 2% every Mon Wed Fri. I would lose like 30 strands when using them. Since dropping Nizoral and only using Dr Lee's every third day I only lose about 5-10 strands per wash. It's almost as if I were OD'ing on keto and it caused a major increase in hair loss.
 02/26/2008 03:45 PM
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Yea I'm wondering the same thing. I think I might be using too much if I use 1% everyday and 2% every third day. My hair and scalp feel very dry.
 03/05/2008 07:36 AM
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I use nizoral every seconde day and i dont have any problems.
 03/21/2008 06:27 PM
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Unfortunately, my scalp got sensitive and my ears turned red after a few weeks of every other day use of Nizoral 1%. Rogaine Foam started to burn when I put it on after using Nizoral. Now I'm down to once or twice a week. Just keep an eye on it. Its a good product.
 06/30/2008 10:07 AM
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Heres my story on nizoral. Really harsh on my hair in the beginning, caused it to get dry. >More hair fall out after the wash. Then it was opposite. Less hair fall out, no tangles, smooth hair. I stopped using it though because a doctor had reccommended something better. DHS zinc shampoo. Really gentle on the scalp, its a mild version of Nizoral but it doesnt have the same ingredients, instead of that Kez that it has it uses zinc. It worked, no itchyness no hair fall out due to shampoo just regular fall out but felt since it was a mild shampoo that it wasnt doing the trick because i still some mild redness in my front hairline that kept getting thinner. So switched back to nizoral, wasnt harsh, hair was still smooth but hair fall out came again. So I dunno where that leaves u but im going back to dhs and i started using this kick ass shampoo called Wen. its pretty expensive, about 35 bucks but its all natural and no itchyness at all. and it fights fungus and inflamation of the scalp, no tangles and is medicinal without the nasty smell.
 06/30/2008 10:15 AM
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My Niz Regimen:

Used to use Revita 3 - 4 x weekly (contains keto 1%) and Dr. Lee's 2% niz on M + F. Hair didn't suffer none - but I do understand it can be too harsh for some users. I found w/ my hair - that it looks better w/ only 1 shampoo - not 2.

Ran out of Revita (will re-purchase some day) - and now only using the 2% on M + F.

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 07/05/2008 10:58 AM
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I use keto shampoo almost every day. Been doing this for over a year.
It his helping crown area, but my hairline is still receeding.
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