Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo Review

Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo Review

Hey Ladies,

Hope you people had a great Easter. I love celebrations while my hubby is aloof from the mere mention of festivals and celebrations, but since the time my daughter is born, I have found another reason to celebrate. In a place like Diglipur in Andamans, festivals and celebrations are one of the few ways to keep one going. So, this weekend I did some Easter things.  I made a mango cupcake with vanilla icing cream and used an old (but extremely dear) T-shirt and made a tote bag from it. I will do a post on this T-shirt thing later on. For now, you gorge on this cupcake.

Johnson's Nizral Shampoo

Johnson's Nizral Shampoo Reviews

This review might be of great help to women (or men) who have regular dandruff issue.  I never had dandruff until college, but when I went to work, it settled in my hair so well that it has never left me, but thanks to Nizral, my dandruff condition is better.

This is a medicated shampoo and was recommended to me by a trichologist. I immediately used it and I have been using it on and off for more than 5-6 years now.

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Rs. 181 for 50 ml.


Not mentioned but it contains Ketoconazole solution.

Product Description:

Effective treatment for dandruff, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Pityriasis Versicolor.


My Take on Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo:

We all know that ketoconazole is used to treat dandruff and other scalp problems. So, this shampoo contains ketoconazole, which means it would be effective in treating dandruff and surely it does treat dandruff.  This shampoo is very strong, so one must use it in very little quantity and mix it with any regular shampoo, that is how I use it.

If you use it as a stand-alone shampoo, chances are there that you may lose your hair the same day! So, just keep this in mind and use it as little as possible (maybe equivalent to a teaspoon, the quantity of course depends on the length of your hair) and mix it with some other shampoo. Apply the shampoo to hair and keep it on the hair for some time. I usually keep it for about 2-3 minutes. While I have shampoo in my hair, I scrub or wash my feet, etc. Then, I rinse it off. Mind you, rinse it off very well.


The shampoo has been very effective for treating dandruff, I use it in courses. You can notice the difference from the first wash itself. By the time you finish one bottle, your dandruff problem would have most likely got resolved.  Take a break and stop using Nizral. When you see dandruff recurring, take out another bottle and start using.

In the beginning, I lost a lot of hair by using this shampoo, but now that I have learnt (and taught you guys as well), the correct way of using it, I must say it does much more good than harm.  I regularly use it and it mostly keeps my dandruff problem at bay.

Pros of Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo:

  • Treats dandruff.
  • You can notice the difference from the first wash itself.
  • Cleans scalp well.
  • Needs to be used very little, so one bottle lasts for 2-3 months.

Cons of Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo:

  • May cause hair fall as it is quite strong, but that is why I suggest to use it in conjunction with another mild shampoo.
Use it in a little quantity with some other shampoo. Keep it on hair for about 2 minutes but not for a long time. Rinse off very well.

Will I Repurchase Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo?

Yes, I have been using it for more than 5 years.

Do I Recommend Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo?

I recommend it to everybody who has major dandruff or scalp problem.

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53 thoughts on “Johnson’s Nizral Shampoo Review

  1. Yummmy cup cake…..and superb attractive presentation…..Surabhi….recipe pleazzzzz :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

  2. my niece has a problem of dandruff… will surely recommend this to her… :pigtail: :pigtail:
    nice review surabhi… :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle:

  3. The cupcake looks yum yum yum :drool: :drool: :drool:
    I had used Nizoral sometime back and I completely agree with your review..its a good anti-dandruff shampoo :haanji: :haanji: I actually discontinued its usage because of hairfall 😥 but your tip of using it with a mild shampoo is really good. Will surely try it 🙂 🙂

  4. I couldn’t see beyond the cup cake :drool: :drool: :drool:
    You have to share the recipe Surabhi :haanji:
    Am hungry again :headbang:

  5. Surabhi……that rose is a wild home grown one na… might have that out of the world kind of fragrance. :pompom: :pompom:

      1. hawwwwwwww…..from PWD office you picked up…..he he…. :hihi: :hihi: out of the context, but I always wanted to marry a person from the PWD department….. :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

          1. Shilpa….really… were in irrigation department…..hawwwwwwwwwww…..kaash mooze pehle maloom hota…..aap jis jigah ki irrigation officer hai, udhar mein dam banwa deti :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

              1. I was working for Dam only…Must have heard @ SSNNL, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. ..The Dam which is being constructed in Gujarat & Arundhati Roy & Medha Patkar were protesting for Rehabilitation issues. I worked for 16 yrs for SSNNL.. O:)

                1. Shilpa….you worked for 16 years for the damn project….err…I mean dam project….. :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: aaj se main aapse aadhar satkar aur vinaypoorn baat karoongi :haanji: :haanji:

                    1. Oh the Dam site on Kevadia Colony in Bharuch district has become tourist place now..You can Google & see… :pompom:

                    2. Chalo abhi me off to kitchen..making manchurian for my palty palty.. :happydance: Milte hain break ke baad.. :high5:

                    1. Shilpa….you know…Kerala main PWD and irrigation departments are good money churning options….you know how hydel power projects come up around dam areas na….cough cough :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:

  6. When I saw this cupcake click on FB…liked then only as I am very much fond of presentations. I believe..We eat with eyes 1st & then with mouth.. :haanji:

    @ Dandruff…I do get it on & off..tried one shampoo & one solution to be applied at night as suggested by doc…but they were making my hair broomy-rough. So said Tata-Bye Bye to ’em & started DIY. Methi seeds soaked in curd & ground to paste next day did the trick..Few applications & I got rid of Dandruff completely.. :pigtail:

    1. Shilpa, I too have on and off dandruff, and I will try this as Surabhi has given such a good review. I usually use Head and shoulders shampoo when I have dandruff, but I find that;s a bit strong for me….but Shilpa….you are such a precious encyclopedia of DIY stuff….. :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

      1. Sumhow I am scared of All Anti-Dandruff shampoos..My bro is using all of ’em in rotation since many yrs & his 70% hair turned grey by now…which can be result of his stressful professional life/genetic issues as my dad got grey hair early too. But have heard frm other frnds too..that their hair is turning grey faster due to these shampoos.. :haanji: I think..Anti-Dandruff shampoos are strong & harsh to strip grease & oil frm scalp which is causing dandruff & greying ‘can be’ side effect of those strong chemicals. Just My Thoughts.. 🙂

            1. haan….kerala mein earthquake tremors feel hua hai…..I checked in news :(( you know swine flu cases are also on the rise here… :((

              1. whn i was sleeping today mujhe b earthquake tremour pata chala in mumbai bt rather dan going n discussing n running i tuk my blanket n slept ki ye toh ata rehta hai kya bar bar utho n neend kharab karo sona z better jo hoga dekha jaega :methinks:

    2. Thank you Shilpa.. and yes.. we eat with eye first.. so true! and thanks a lot dear for this methi thing.. I knew abt it but never tried. Didnt know it actually works. I will do it this weekend..

  7. surabhi,
    Ketoconizole is a stron but effective ingredient to get rid of dandruff 🙂
    u shd always dillute it wid some water and then use it 🙂

    n The cup cake looks yummmy…. i want :worship: :worship: :worship:

  8. Hahaa..whn i saw this it bought baq old.not so gud memories abt whn i had a srs dandruff dr prescribed does work …bt hopeing i nvr hve to use ir ever again

  9. i personally like the loreal dandruff shampoo and i find it quite mild. But yeah if one has severe dandruff problem this one sounds pretty awesome for that. 🙂

    the cupcake looks yum! 🙂

  10. Good review Surabhi…This shampoo is effective for dandruff…But its not recommended for continuous usage..

    Nizral is a very strong shampoo..It might not work for everyone, it can be very harsh on the scalp too…@ Surabhi…good that it hasn’t created any problem for you..
    Nizral Shampoo (Ketoconazole) is typically prescribed to be used twice weekly for 2-4 weeks.
    Once you notice an improvement in symptoms, you should use it once every one to two months to prevent a relapse. To apply the shampoo, rub it into wet hair and the scalp allowing it to soak for 3-5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

    It is not prescribed long term…You can consult any doctor and ask him, Because I have personally experienced it…

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