affordable hair treatment for dandruff

Anyone who has dealt with dandruff knows that the itchy, flaky scalp issue can be a nightmare to get rid of – but luckily, the internet has found a miracle product that promises to get rid of the stuff for good.

When it comes to hair problems, dandruff is one of the most frustrating.

Not only does the flaky scalp condition make things super itchy, it’s also often regarded as embarrassing or unhygienic, despite the fact that about 50 per cent of the population is affected by it!

From dry skin to infrequent shampooing, there are a myriad possible explanations for why dandruff occurs – but fortunately, according to the internet, there’s a definite solution that can kick your days of head-scratching to the curb.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo has been making waves online lately, with a huge 698 per cent uptick in Google searches in the past few weeks. The so called ‘miracle’ product is described as a treatment for “dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp”, and says it addresses these problems by targeting the root cause.

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How does it work?

According to the brains behind Nizoral, dandruff is primarily caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Pityrosporum ovale (P. ovale) or malassezia furfur. While it may sound kind of gross, there’s no need to freak out – P. ovale is a natural organism that can be found on everyone’s scalp. Under certain conditions though, it can grow and irritate the scalp, which in turn causes dead skin cells to be shed at a faster rate, which in turn leads to – you guessed it! – dandruff.

To fight against an excess of P. ovale, Nizoral harnesses an antifungal treatment that binds to the keratin in your hair to create a long-lasting solution that only needs to be used twice a week.

Is it too good to be true?

All that scientific jargon sounds convincing, but anyone who’s dealt with dandruff is probably used to hearing grand theories of miracle treatments that fall flat in practice. We have to admit we haven’t tried Nizoral ourselves, but according to reviewers via Chemist Warehouse, the shampoo is as much of a godsend as it promises to be.

“I was struggling with severe scalp issue for so long that I almost gave up and was looking to see GP for any prescriptions. I then read reviews and thought to give it a go one last time. It showed drastic results in only 2 washes,” wrote Chasha.

“I’ve suffered from dandruff for over 10 years and this shampoo changed it from the first wash. It brought relief to my hair and helped in every way!” commented Benjamin.

“I’ve tried every other dandruff shampoo and this is the only one that has actually worked. If you suffer from itchiness and dryness of the scalp due to dermatitis or dandruff then you have to give this a go. I get relief and see results after the first wash,” wrote Kryan.

Other reviewers mentioned that it has improved the glossiness and volume of their hair, although they recommend pairing it with a hydrating conditioner to avoid any drying side-effects.

Where to stock up on it

As with most products, be sure to check in with your GP with any concerns. But if these online reviews are anything to go by, Nizoral sounds like the wonder-cure dandruff sufferers have been waiting for. You can pick it up at Chemist Warehouse in 1% or 2% strength below:

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 1% 200mL, at Chemist Warehouse for $21.99.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 2% 100mL, at Chemist Warehouse for $22.99.

If you want to spend even less to save your scalp, you can purchase smaller sizes too.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 1% 100mL, at Pharmacy Online or Chemist Direct for $11.95.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 2% 60mL, at Pharmacy Online or Chemist Direct for $11.95.