Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo Review

Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo Review
2.8Overall Score

How Nizoral AD is used?

In fact, unless otherwise directed by a doctor, you only use it twice a week. It is safe for ages 12 and up and typically only needed for 8 weeks to initially manage the condition, and then only as needed after that. Like most treatments, it should be lathered in and worked over the scalp and let sit before rinsing and repeating. Conditioner can be used on the lower portions of the hair, away from the scalp afterward, but the head should not be shampooed again until your next regular shower. As its effects last a few days before needing to be reapplied, you use it as part of your normal haircare routine, not as a replacement for your regular shampoo.

The pros and cons of Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo


  • It is the closest thing to a prescription you will find over the counter for treating a very common and difficult to treat cause of dandruff.
  • Doctors highly recommend Nizoral AD to patients based on the likeliness it will target the source of the problem and because has been proven effective time and time again.
  • Like other targeting and powerful shampoos, it is not intended for every day use, so the twice a week usage means the bottle lasts longer than shampoo of comparable amounts.
  • As an addition to their regular hair care routine, or even as part of an alternating cycle with other treatments, it is highly rated for being effective and easy to use with no unpleasant odors.
  • There are few possible side effects and most just receive the powerful benefits.
  • Customers who use it, for the greater majority, love it. In fact, it is so devoutly loved by its users that there was an outcry by many a few years ago when there was a manufacturing shortage.


  • For those who are not a fan of the shampoo, a lot of the dislike revolves around the cost. It runs around $15 for a 7 ounce bottle. Although, there was a lot more complaints during the shortage a few years ago, when the price on what was still available was nearly double that.
  • The other major complaint is common to any type of dandruff treatment. As Nizoral AD is very selective in what it targets, if your dandruff is not caused by a fungal reaction, then it simply will not work.

Note: The bulk of any complaints is based around the fact of it being used to treat the wrong condition, which is naturally not its fault. Those who do find relief from their symptoms but still have complaints typically remark that it can dry out the scalp after a while. Though those reviews also fail to mention if it was even used in combination as recommended or if it was over used as a replacement to regular shampooing. It is not uncommon for adverse reactions such as drying out and irritation to occur from overuse of any medicated dandruff treatment.

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