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Dandruff and Hair Loss: How Nizoral A-D® can help


Lots of people can get dandruff. While dandruff can have many causes, you might be surprised to learn that a skin fungus is often thought to cause dandruff. The fungus sometimes grows out of control, causing itching, flakes and scales – typical dandruff symptoms -- and in some people, hair loss.

It’s normal to lose some hair now and then. But excessive hair loss might be more than something you inherited; it might be an unexpected side effect of dandruff. In fact, people with dandruff can lose 2-3 times more hair per day than those without dandruff.

If you have dandruff and hair loss, Nizoral A-D® may be able to help. Nizoral A-D® is different from other OTC dandruff shampoos. Only Nizoral A-D® contains ketoconazole 1%, a clinically proven powerful antidandruff shampoo. It controls fungus growth and once the fungus is controlled, so are your dandruff symptoms. Plus, a clinical study showed that when the active ingredient in Nizoral A-D® was used regularly it controlled dandruff and then was shown over time to help control hair loss associated with dandruff.*

* when used 2 to 3 times per week for 6 months.