Nizoral vs. Head & Shoulders- Which is the Best Anti Dandruff Shampoo?

The ugly unmanageable flakes and the itchy scalp calls for a comprehensive dandruff treatment that often prompt the users to choose a branded anti dandruff shampoo. However, the question is which is the best shampoo in the market? While you can choose from a range of options available online or in retail stores, here is a brief comparative analysis of two UK best-seller anti dandruff shampoos to help your research on these products.

Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo

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Nizoral is a dermatologically tested anti dandruff shampoo to address problems like scalp dryness, flaking, redness etc. This fragrance free treatment shampoo is recommended for using for 3 months to cure the problem and restore the healthy scalp. This shampoo treatment is suitable for users above the age of 16 years.
Special Instructions and Caution
Nizoral anti dandruff shampoo should be stored at a temperature below 25 degree centigrade. The average shelf life of this product is 3 years. It should not be used simultaneously while using topical corticosteroids. Nizoral is recommended for using once in 1 or 2 weeks. In case you are going through such therapy, it is recommended to stop using the steroids for 2 to 3 weeks when using the shampoo.

Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Shampoo

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This company is manufacturer of anti dandruff shampoo ranges since 1950. It has a mild fragrance and gives fine lather to work on dandruff and itchiness from the initial wash itself. As of now, the company has not mentioned any age restrictions for using this shampoo.
Special Instructions and Caution
Users are recommended to apply frequently for best results. The mild formulation is suitable for regular usage. For extra smooth lustrous hair, the product should be complimented with the Head & Shoulders conditioner after wash.


Both these shampoos address the problems of dry scalp, itchiness and dandruff flake eradication
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and sodium chloride are key ingredients in both these shampoos that help in dandruff treatment and hair cleansing
There are natural ingredients in both these chemical based products- coconut fatty acid diethanolamide in Nizoral and eucalyptus globules leaf extracts in Head & Shoulders


Head & Shoulders is a mild formulation recommended for regular usage as any other normal shampoo while Nizoral is a treatment base to be used once in every 1 or 2 weeks There is no indication for the exact duration for using Head & Shoulders but Nizoral treatment is recommended for 3 months of indicated usage
There are no hyper or hypo allergic restrictions or hypersensitivity issues with Head & Shoulders but there are certain drug combination restrictions and hypersensitivity instructions associated with Nizoral


Both Nizoral and Head & Shoulders are leading brands for anti dandruff shampoo in UK. However, if you are hypersensitive to ketoconazole (an important ingredient in Nizoral) you can opt for Head & Shoulders. Else, both these shampoos are effective in dandruff eradication, reducing the scalp itchiness and bestow lustrous hair. Nizoral is an anti dandruff treatment shampoo recommended for using up to 3 months at least once a week to overcome dry itchy scalp, frequent flaking and redness symptoms.

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