View Full Version : Killing the itching.

06-17-2010, 02:42 AM
Hey guys.

I'd trying to get rid of the itching in my scalp. I've read that in order for propecia to work the best, you need to kill any itching or inflammation.
I've been using the nizoral shampoo for around 10 days now and its only on the day i use the shampoo my scalp isn't itching. Do you have any tips on what to do in the two days between using the shampoo?

Maybe i could get a head and shoulders shampoo and use it on day two so it would be like:
Day 1: Nizoral
Day 2: H-S shampoo
Day 3: Nothing
Day 4: Nizoral
Day 5: H-S shampoo
Day 6: Nothing

But i dont know if thats too much shampoo?
Btw, my itch isn't that bad but it's just enough to be really annoying.

Thanks. Take care.

06-17-2010, 04:47 AM
I use Dr. Lee's Regrowth shampoo.

It stopped my scalp from feeling like that within the first use. I thought it was a miracle! lol

Yeah, it was really really annoying to me too. I used it everyday for about 2 weeks just because I liked the shampoo. Made my head feel awesome, but look crap. It washes your hair too thoroughly if you use it too often and then leaves the hair looking flat.

What % ketoconazole are you using? 1% or 2%?

Are you on minoxidil or propecia? Since itching is very normal on minoxidil I guess. I get slight itching from it.

06-17-2010, 06:21 AM
I can't find the regrowth shampoo anywhere. Do you have a link or do you buy it in a store?

Im only using the 1% keto, since it requires a perscription the get 2% in Denmark.
Im on Propecia, thats all.

06-17-2010, 10:43 AM
Minoxidil is the most effective treatment for regrowth. You should at least give it a try.

You can only buy Dr. Lee's products from minoxidil.com.

I swear by his stuff since they are really helping me hair. I love the shampoo...It's really awesome. My scalp felt really bad, itchy and just WRONG before I used that shampoo. Careful though, if you wash with it too much it can really leave the hair quite flat. Use it 2-3 a week or so. Mine lasts a really long time. It's 2% strength.

06-17-2010, 10:56 AM
I would use nizoral every day for a week.... then use every other day.
Inflammation is a massive part of hairloss..... so you should incorporate some anti inflammatory supplements into you regime. Green tea, fish oil and curcumin are excellent anti inflammatories to take.

06-17-2010, 11:34 AM
Ive been considering minox but im just terrified of the shed you will get. Im already on propecia and sheding some (10days in). And then there is the hassle with applying it two times a day.

Can't order the regrowth shampoo since im in Denmark :/

jooder, how do you apply green tea?

06-17-2010, 11:49 AM
You don't apply green tea you should take it internally. I brew two large pots each day steeping it a long time and I drink it with meals. Although there is no long term clinical trials on its efficacy it can't hurt and it tastes good.
Dr. Marty Sawaya regarded as a leading expert on hair loss has written some interesting articles on it if you google her name and green tea you can read her opinions. Hope this helps.

06-17-2010, 12:12 PM
Ah okay. Thanks.

06-18-2010, 12:36 PM
I would suggest that you continue using Nizoral just twice a week and using a gentle and/or all-natural shampoo the rest of the time. If the Nizoral alone doens't combat your dandruff, you could also try using Head and Shoulders one to two times a week on the non-Nizoral days. You should be sure to leave both shampoos on for 5 minutes before rinsing, so that they can penetrate the scalp and do their job. Hair Cycle is a good gentle and all-natural shampoo to use on the days you are not using Nizoral or H&S.

06-18-2010, 12:51 PM
I think ill try the h&s shampoo then. But i've always been told that you should only use shampoo every other day? Something about it being unhealthy for the hair if you use it every day.

06-18-2010, 01:14 PM
Shampooing every day can be drying to your hair but I think that's mostly just a concern for those with very long hair (they're usually told to only shampoo their roots so as not to try out the ends). You should be fine shampooing your hair as often as you feel is needed.

06-19-2010, 08:41 AM
Jewil - You can drink green tea or take it in capsule form if you dont like the taste, most health food stores stock some form of green tea supplement. Controlling inflammation is key in hairloss , and that is why a persons diet is crucial. Sugars, starches, white bread and pasta etc are all pro - inflammatory, so it is critical that the balance is addressed by taking anti - inflammatory foods. Unless you are going to change your diet radically, the only way to do this is through supplementation.
I could go on and on, but the best advice i can give is to visit immortalhair.org. I dont take everything he suggests but the basic advice is very sound.

06-19-2010, 12:12 PM
What about other teas? Do they help?

06-19-2010, 02:49 PM
I think it is only green tea but you should read what Dr. Marty Sawaya says about it that was the article that got me thinking about it.

06-20-2010, 08:45 AM
I will look into the green tea thing.

Btw, even though i've started propecia im still shedding. I think its a little less. If i run my hand through my hair i will have 0-4 hairs in my hand. Rarely 4, but often 1 or 2. Is that much? It really bothers me since my hair is starting to get a little thin.

06-22-2010, 09:08 AM
How long have you been on Propecia? Shedding for a couple of months is common when you begin a new therapy. Shedding is a sign that Propecia is working for you and you should definitely try to stick with it so as to see a benefit.

06-22-2010, 10:03 AM
Well, i've been on it for 15 days now i think. I know it takes long time for it to work, but im just a little impatient ;) I would hate if the effect first kicks in when my hair has gotten so thin it's noticeable.
But i've already made the decision that i'll stay on the medicine for around a year before making any decisions. Unless i've lost it all before that.

06-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Should the tea be of some specific kind? It seems that there is many variants out there. If i get the tea capsels and some fish oil, would that be enough then? It would be pretty expensive to buy it all.