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What is Κetοconazole
Κetοconazole was developed for the control of dandruff and itching. Κetοconazole shampoo with a high concentration is a drug that is prescribed to people with seborrheic dermatitis or severe dandruff. Multiple researches to study the effectiveness of this substance have shown that it stimulates hair growth and helps against hereditary hair loss. Various studies have shown that Κetοconazole can be effective against hair loss in three ways:
- It fights eczema and dandruff (fungicide), creating a better environment to allow the hair to grow
- Κetοconazole is anti-inflammatory
- Κetοconazole is a mild DHT reducer (by fighting the formation of 5-alpha reductase on the scalp)
The use of Κetοconazole in a shampoo thus has multiple functions. It fights against dandruff and at the same time, it combats hair loss and even stimulates regrowth.
How to use Κetοconazole shampoo
It is recommended not to use Κetοconazole shampoo on a daily basis and to alternate with a milder shampoo. Let the shampoo soak for a few minutes and then proceed to thoroughly rinse the hair.
Shampoo containing Κetοconazole
We have one shampoo with Κetοconazole in our assortment: Regenepure DR with 1% Κetοconazole
The effectiveness of Κetοconazole is proven in several scientific studies:
- Long term effects of Κetοconazole
- Κetοconazole is effective combined with Fina
- Κetοconazole, Piroctone olamine en Zink pyrithione reduce hair loss
Κetοconazole compared to Piroctone olamine
Κetοconazole is the most well-known, but it is not the only proven anti-dandruff ingredient in shampoos which stimulates hair growth. Piroctone olamine has a similar effect as Κetοconazole. Research shows (number 3 above) that both ingredients have a positive effect on multiple aspects of hair growth. They have a similar effect on itch and dandruff. Piroctone olamine generally scores better when it comes to hair growth.
In this article you can read the most important conclusions. 1% Piroctone olamine can be found in Neofollics shampoo