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Here is an article about a study done on Nizoral 1%:

 

Nizoral 1% Study Shows Benefits for Androgenetic Alopecia

 

March 04, 2001 - American Academy of Dermatology Meeting - Washington DC - Scientists working for McNeil, makers of Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo, presented the findings of a study done on 1% Nizoral shampoo which has good news for hair loss sufferers. It has long been known that 2% prescription Nizoral has beneficial effects on Androgenic Alopecia (MPB). It however has been unclear whether the same benefits can be obtained by using the non-prescription 1% version.

 

In the study presented (see below), one hundred male volunteers with mild to moderate dandruff and somewhat oily scalp, were using, in a double-blind fashion, either a 1% Nizoral shampoo or a 1% zinc pyrithione shampoo, 2-3 times a week for 6 months.

 

Analysis of the different parameters set up in the study shows that the hair diameter gradually increased with Nizoral use (+8.46%) over a 6 month period, whereas the diameter showed a trend to decrease with zinc pyrithione use over the same period (-2.28%). The sebum excretion rate was reduced with Nizoral (-6.54%) while it increased with zinc pyrithione (+8.2%) over the same period of time. The number of hair shed over a 24-hour period was reduced by 16.46% with Nizoral and 6.02% with zinc pyrithione after 6 months. Finally, the percentage hairs in anagen phase increased by 6.4% and 8.4% respectively during the study time.

 

The results are similar to a previous study done on 2% prescription strength Nizoral where it was shown that use of 2% Nizoral yielded a 7% average increase in hair shaft diameter similar to what was achieved by the control ***** using 2% Minoxidil and a non-medicated shampoo.

 

So for any hair loss sufferer, this research clearly indicates that using 1% or 2% Nizoral 2-3 times per week, will have positive effects on hair growth as well as controlling dandruff. It is still unclear at this time whether it's the anti-fungal properties or the anti-androgenic properties of Ketokonazole (active ingredient in Nizoral) thats responsible for the hair thickening effects, however because of the decrease in sebum rates as well, it is the authors opinion that the results are due to the anti-androgenic properties of Ketokonazole.

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it will still have an activte effect just cause the hair is cut does doesn't mean it's not subject to dht!!!

 

get on it

2x a week

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Hi, was wondering if it is worth using nizarol if i haven't got a dry itchy scalp or dandruff. i do use minoxidil once a day before bed.(find it doesnt dry quick enough to use in the morning before work). any advice please.

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That's very interesting - good question matey

 

The Information on Nizoral said that after a period of time, use only as needed. But what are everyone's thoughts if this is being used as a hairloss control?

 

Should it be used weekly for as long as you want? - or follow advice as described for dandruff control?

 

I think i'll get some and use this shampoo - Cheers

 

Kris

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