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    I need to know the truth about Nizoral

    What's the deal with Nizoral? I've read that it's used from anywhere to washing out topical solutions to stopping hair loss. Can it stop hair loss? If this is true then shouldn't I be using it every day? Has anyone have any positive or even negative results with this product? I read in this forum that some guy even uses it everyday and leaves it in his hair for 20 minutes at a time. Some information on this product will be appreciated. Thanks.

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    The only thing about nizoral is that its intended for temp use only. using it everyday may cause some damage to your body if it is absorbed into the blood stream. I beleive there was a study on the effects of nizoral on the body with contiunous use and it showed signs of liver damage and other stuff that I can not remember.

    However nizoral has shown to greatly reduce imflammation which helps in the aid of fighting MPB. IMO if there is inflammation of the scalp, your follicals are being raped by your immune system.


    Inflammation:
    "A response of body tissues to injuryor irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat"

    I recomend buying at least one bottle of 1% nizoral at your local store. For some it works great, for others it causes slight irritation. Found out what works best for you and go from there. good luck
    Worrying about hair loss is like hitting a wall when angry. Sometimes you hit a beam, and break your hand. Other times you miss a beam and punch a hole into the wall. Regardless you're stuck with a problem that was worse than before.

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    It's a shampoo - a dandruff shampoo.

    It wasn't designed to combat hairloss, but many people see it to compliment the usage of Finasteride and minoxidil.

    The active ingredient is ketaconazole, with a few people thinking it helps (in a minor way) with the fight against DHT.

    To me it's a dandruff shampoo. Nothing special. Costs about £8 and lasts about 6/7 months if you use only a small amount every 3rd day.

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    Re: I need to know the truth about Nizoral

    Quote Originally Posted by HairlessinToronto
    What's the deal with Nizoral? I've read that it's used from anywhere to washing out topical solutions to stopping hair loss. Can it stop hair loss?
    The active ingredient in Nizoral (Ketoconazole) a mild anti-androgen.

    Its anti-androgen effects are said to influence hair growth similarly to Minxoidil 2%

    This action is enhanced by combining Nizoral with a Salicylic shampoo like T/Sal (that's T/Gel with salicylic acid in the UK)

    Quote from Dr Lee website: Ketoconazole has been proven to decrease the quantities of DHT in the scalp by helping to inhibit its synthesis from sterols.* Salicylic acid has a keratolytic and a slight antiseptic action when applied topically to the skin.* By removing some of the dead epidermal layers of the stratum corneum, there is an enhanced action by the ketoconazole in suppressing the production of DHT in the scalp.

    Quote Originally Posted by HairlessinToronto
    If this is true then shouldn't I be using it every day?
    As Matgallis pointed out there may be systemic absorbtion issues with excesive continuous use, fortunately Ketoconazole stays in the scalp for a while after its use (2 days or so, I believe) so there is no need to use it daily.

    Quote Originally Posted by HairlessinToronto
    Has anyone have any positive or even negative results with this product?
    The trials say 'yes', for me using Minoxidil, Finasteride, TGel and Nizoral it is difficult to say which medication is having an effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by HairlessinToronto
    I read in this forum that some guy even uses it everyday and leaves it in his hair for 20 minutes at a time. Some information on this product will be appreciated. Thanks.
    I leave it in for around 10-15 minutes 3-4 times a week.

    good luck

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    Re: I need to know the truth about Nizoral

    Quote Originally Posted by tynanW
    Quote from Dr Lee website: Ketoconazole has been proven to decrease the quantities of DHT in the scalp by helping to inhibit its synthesis from sterols.* Salicylic acid has a keratolytic and a slight antiseptic action when applied topically to the skin.* By removing some of the dead epidermal layers of the stratum corneum, there is an enhanced action by the ketoconazole in suppressing the production of DHT in the scalp.
    Whoop whoop! Essential hairloss product alert!

    Cool quote Tynan, I've missed out on this nugget of information.

    I'm gonna go out and get me some T-Sal, pronto (feels like the early days again).

    (to the melody of Like A Virgin)
    Like a newbie,
    Bald for the very first time!
    See your No-o-oo-wood,
    Shine like a beacon,
    Next to mine!

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    Re: I need to know the truth about Nizoral

    Quote Originally Posted by AKA
    Whoop whoop! Essential hairloss product alert!

    Cool quote Tynan, I've missed out on this nugget of information.

    I'm gonna go out and get me some T-Sal, pronto (feels like the early days again).
    be warned AKA my united Kingdom comrade, T/Sal no longer exists in UK shops, it is now called T/Gel (with salicylic acid).

    and remember to use 1.25 times the amount they reccomend on the bottle :P

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    Re: I need to know the truth about Nizoral

    Quote Originally Posted by tynanW
    remember to use 1.25 times the amount they reccomend on the bottle :P
    LOL!


    ooohhhAHHHHHooooOOOOHHHHH!

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    Re: I need to know the truth about Nizoral

    Quote Originally Posted by tynanW
    T/Sal no longer exists in UK shops, it is now called T/Gel (with salicylic acid).
    I picked some up today - but it's actually labelled T-Gel Anti-Dandruff For Normal to Oily Hair

    Just trying to avoid any confusion - it had me in a Gunner-like state of meltdown for a split second

    :ideias:

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    AKA, isn't that Baader ?

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    Re: I need to know the truth about Nizoral

    Quote Originally Posted by AKA
    Quote Originally Posted by tynanW
    T/Sal no longer exists in UK shops, it is now called T/Gel (with salicylic acid).
    I picked some up today - but it's actually labelled T-Gel Anti-Dandruff For Normal to Oily Hair

    Just trying to avoid any confusion - it had me in a Gunner-like state of meltdown for a split second

    :ideias:
    does it say it contains salicylic acid anywhere on the bottle?

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