1. Angel2000
    August 9, 2015 @ 10:08 am

    Hi i’m 15. I’ve got dandruff (not much) and ive been treating it sometimes with some dandruff product w/c my brother’s using rn (dandruff’s probably genetic x) I have a small bald spot and my mom told me it got wider, as noticed recently. I don’t know if its because i keep on plucking it or what

  2. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    June 17, 2013 @ 2:18 am


    Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to your questions. Minoxidil may help to restore your hair.

    When used to treat androgenic alopecia, minoxidil must be used forever in order to maintain the results. However, in cases where it is used to regrow non-genetic forms of hair loss, patients may be able to discontinue it once their hair has returned.

    The only way to know for sure just how effective minoxidil will be for you is to try it out as directed for up to one full year. If you see some hair growth and are not experiencing side effects, you may wish to continue use. If you stop, you may or may not experience shedding again.

    I wish I could give you a more specific response but it really is a matter of trial and error when it comes to medical hair loss treatments.

    Best of luck!

  3. keerthi
    June 13, 2013 @ 2:38 am

    hi all!Im 17 yrs old,female.I’ve had dandruff from a very long time and hairloss started 2 yrs back.I visited a doctor and he prescribed ketaconazole n zinc pyrithione shampoo.now my dandruff has reduced..but I feel my hair is thinning slightly in the front and I’m really depressed about it.I wana know if using minoxidil will help and will the hairs which grow after using minoxidil fall out if i stop using it?
    please help!
    many thanks

  4. Pau
    December 29, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    HI. I’m 20 yrs old, male . I had problems with my hair since I was 15 years old, my hair had been falling off since then. I always had a long hair and it was thick until I was 12, but now I always try to have semi-bald cut to hide the thinning areas. a few months I’ve noticed my hair thinned a lot faster especially in the frontal area(My problem before was only thinning at the back part) I dunno it was due to my dandruff, me wearing cap fews months ago straight(but lately I stopped wearing caps) or my haircut(i tried to trim it monthly or once in 2 months, in other words I don’t wanna grow my hair due to the fact my bald spots are seen. I have been depressed since highschool with all the teasing and stuff, but now it affects me worse , I’m almost losing my self confidence and it affects my social life badly. I prefer staying alone at home and I seldom interact with people cuz I’m kinda frustrated. one more thing is. I’m the only one affected with this horrible condition in my family. the only people I know with this condition is my father and 2 uncles of mines.But it’s normal cuz they’re already in their 50’s but among in my age group I’m the only one. please gimme ideas( I’m to shy and ashamed to share this with any of my family members)thanks in advance. I really appreciate it (btw I know my case might also be a the male pattern baldness, I just wanna know any remedy that can help stop it).. sorry for the bad grammar

  5. Diseases Blog
    November 29, 2012 @ 6:51 am

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  6. GB
    November 23, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Hello folks. Iam a 24 year old male, and I have been having problems with my scalp and skin for the past year, gardually increasing/sustaining in severity. My hair is brittle. Right before a meal everyday, I can feel my scalp getting tighter untill I eat something and then in the hours afterward, it gets oily again. I had a very faint, musty, environment that creeped up into my bedroom a year ago, and I drew the conclusion that the carpet may have been the culprit. I replaced it and all of my clothes, and even my own bed that had been affected by just being around the the smell, and the smell went away… But even after getting ketokonazole as just a suggestion(no visible problems were confirmed) from my derm and, my hair all over my head gets so brittle that it is irritated to the touch and so is my facial hair. The doc’s shampoo does help a little, but one other thing that I noticed is that when I use conditioner, my hair can stiffen even worse(which baffles me). I am getting another opinion from a leader in my area. Do you know of any mold allergies that can cause an allergic reaction and in some people hair loss? If so, can it be caused by just being in the air as the moldy smell, or is it just by contact? When my hair is dry, my head gets very tight. I am up a wall about this and whatever is causing it needs to cease.

  7. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 24, 2012 @ 11:43 pm


    I’m glad to hear that you had success with a natural solution and there is certainly nothing wrong with experimenting when it comes to non-life-threatening conditions like dandruff. But, it’s also important to dandruff sufferers to know that quality dandruff shampoos like Nizoral can help manage their condition and, when used as directed, will not cause harm to hair follicles.


  8. arnavi
    October 23, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    I am 34 yrs old ,suffering from Dandrruff for the past 20 yrs. Earlier I was using Cetavelon medicated shampoo. But later I tried lemon and then cover my head with a hot towel. It really worked.But these shampoos ,all contains chemicals and are bad for hair.

  9. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 6, 2012 @ 12:55 am


    You may not be applying Nizoral often enough. Nizoral’s directions say to “apply shampoo, generously lather, rinse thoroughly. Repeat use every 3-4 days for up to 8 weeks or as directed by a doctor.” Thus, you should be applying the shampoo an average of 2 times per week for a minimum of two months.

    Bear in mind that there are also two versions of Nizoral. In the United States, the 1% concentration is available over-the-counter while the more potent 2% solution is only available with a prescription. This may vary from country to country.

    If you feel that you have already used Nizoral to its fullest effect, I suggest consulting with a dermatologist. There are other treatments available that may require a prescription.

    Also keep in mind that it’s extremely rare for normal dandruff to cause hair loss. If you feel that you have thinning hair, there may be other additional factors at play. Again, your doctor is the best one qualified to assess your condition and offer the most effective treatment.


  10. surbhi
    September 4, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    hi,i am 20 years old.i am going through severe dandruff mostly in front part of my scalp.from a year almost,i am going through hair loss excessively.usually my scalp gets very itchy in a day after shampooing and when i scratch,hair loss starts.i am using nizral once a week,which has no effect.can u suggest me something.

  11. Vicki G
    July 12, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Got the Shielo Hydrate Shampoo for my husband because Pureology no longer makes their dandruff shampoo. He has used it 2 times now and loves Shielo! Said he thinks it’s even better than Pureology! His hair is soft and he has noticed already changes in his scalp and less dryness. Go figure! Yes, it’s expensive but if you factor all the money you waste on every other type you purchase hoping it’s ‘the one’, save yourself the time and try this!

  12. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 11, 2012 @ 4:06 am


    I’m very sorry to hear about your severe case of dandruff. Your dermatologist has given you excellent advice and and you are already using the best medications available.

    It’s important to note that dandruff is not contagious. Thus, you could not have developed this condition from your friend using your hair brush.

    The only suggestion I can make at this point is to get a second opinion and don’t give up. Dandruff can be very difficult to get under control.


  13. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 11, 2012 @ 3:48 am


    In most cases, hair loss is genetic and unrelated to dandruff. However, in very extreme cases when dandruff results in intense scratching of the scalp, balding can result. This balding may be temporary or it may be permanent.

    I first recommend that you consult with a dermatologist and get your dandruff under control. You may want to try Nizoral shampoo. Nizoral is an excellent dandruff shampoo containing the active ingredient ketoconazole which may also be an effective hair growth stimulant.

    If you are suffering from genetic hair loss then the best medical treatments currently available are Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride)


  14. Judy
    July 8, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Hi, I am a 29 years old woman. I got dandruff after friend of mine who had dandruff used my hair brush two years ago since that time I used all kinds of anti-dandruff shampoos such as Selenium Sulfate %2.5, Ketoconazole 2%, I went to dermatologist, she gave me some anti fungal pills and told me to change my anti dandruff shampoo every 2 weeks to get better result between ketoconazole 2% and Selenium Sulfate 2.5% I did all, I took anti fungal pills and used these shampoos since now and this was 5 months ago. Nothing change, I have severe itchy, red with some injuries cause of scratching my scalp all the time as well as severe hair loss. I am frustrated of this dandruff and itchy scalp. And I used all those medicine the dermatologist could prescribed. I don’t know what to do. I feel terrible when I am in a professional meeting or conference and having my hands on my scalp and scratching it all the time. Please help me!

  15. Bubai Naskar
    May 30, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    I am getting hair fall.I think that “dandruff is the main reason.If you send my some good medicine name for stop the hair fall.Thank you……..

  16. Bubai Naskar
    May 30, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    I am getting hair fall.I think, dandruff is the main reason.if you send me some good medicine name for stop the hair fall.thank you

  17. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    April 25, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    In Tears,

    You have said that you related your hair loss to stress. Can we assume that you have not sought the advice of a dermatologist? I not, I highly recommend that you seek a medical diagnosis.

    Yes, women can use Rogaine (minoxidil). There is a 2% women’s formula but many hair loss experts recommend the 5% men’s formula even for their female patients. In addition, you may wish to try Nizoral shampoo for your dandruff.


  18. In Tears..
    April 24, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    hospital with my chronically ill child****

  19. In Tears..
    April 24, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    I am 25 years old, and my hair started falling out in 2009 when my child wasin the hospital, all those months totally stressed me out. The hair loss I related it to the stress, all of hair in the front of my head over ears and on top of forehead seemed to have fallen out and I had to wear my hair down and it looked like a wig, it was disgusting, it continued and after some “good news” started to return, now 2012 it seemed to have returned in full affect and with dandruff, itchy and again the wads of hair,in the shower and then again when I brush, I hardly use any hair products due me wanting to avoid this, but I do not know what to do now, I use Neutrogena Exxtra strength drandruff shampoo,, think it contains coal tar? or something like that, it says to just use it 2 times a week and for that day it works but If don’t use it the next washing it returns, idk what to do. its depressing me so much and makin me feel ugly I just want my hair back! Can women use rogaine? And what else is recomended?

  20. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    April 19, 2012 @ 1:59 am


    If you have not yet done so, you should seek the advice of a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. Dandruff does not typically result in balding on its own but rather may cause a condition known as traction alopecia from repeated scratching of the head. However, in the vast majority of cases, hair loss is genetic.


  21. sonu
    April 17, 2012 @ 5:59 am

    Hy I’m 22..I been suffering from dandruf at the age of 16..it’s like danderf come and go,again come again go..bt now I started to loose my hair in right pattern of my scalp..i use the shampoo salisia,it was so good..but when I stoped dandruff again started..but this time im loosing my hair from front right scalp to…what should I do

  22. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 11, 2012 @ 11:21 pm


    We are not doctors but even a doctor could not make a diagnosis without examining a patient in person. If you’ve been to a dermatologist with unsatisfactory results, I highly recommend seeking a second opinion.

    I can tell you, however, that you should investigate the medical hair loss treatments Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). These two drugs are the only clinically proven and FDA approved treatments for male pattern balding (androgenic alopecia) currently available.While Rogaine is available over the counter, Propecia requires a prescription.

    A quality medicated shampoo like Nizoral should help to control the flaking and itching caused by dandruff. Nizoral contains the active ingredient ketoconazole which may also act as a mild DHT inhibitor.

    Best of luck,

  23. hakan
    March 10, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    sorry for the poor grammar it’s my iphone lol…

  24. hakan
    March 10, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I have been suffering with hair loss since i was in primary school I remember running my hands through my hair and loads of falling out on the table. I am now 22 years old, still have a full set of hair but hairline reseeding ever so slightly. I find it really weird because ive been suffering from dandruff since I can remember I’ve just took noticed my hairs getting thinner, I’ve only because I’ve grown my hair longer then i normally do. Every since i can remember i see loads of hairs falling out in the bath tub aswell… I don’t want to visit no dermatologist because they don’t know Shi* ive been there done that lol. Can you pleaseee recommend something that works and tell me what’s the cause of my dry scalp or dandruf whatever you call it.. what do i do? thanks in advanced…

  25. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 19, 2012 @ 11:28 pm


    The small “pebble” you are seeing attached to the root of the hair is a normal part of the hair follicle and is not unusual in fallen hairs. However, if you are experiencing excessive hair loss, you may be seeing the early effects of androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss).

    Though you have not stated so, I am assuming from your name that you are female. I recommend that you consult with a dermatologist as there are several other conditions that may result in female hair loss.

    If your balding is genetic, you may benefit from Rogaine (minoxidil). Rogaine is currently the only clinically proven and FDA approved medical hair loss treatment for females. Male patients should also add Propecia (finasteride) to their hair loss regimen.

    Best of luck!

  26. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 19, 2012 @ 11:05 pm


    Contrary to popular belief, dandruff does not typically result in hair loss. Even severe seborrheic dermatitis will not cause balding unless you are aggressively scratching your head for prolonged periods. Extreme scratching can result in a condition known as traction alopecia.

    If your hair loss is due to traction alopecia, there are no guarantees that it will grow back. If it does, it may take more than a year before your hair fully returns.

    In most cases, hair loss is due to androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss). Although you have no history of balding in your family you may still be a victim of male pattern baldness. I suggest that you get evaluated by a dermatologist specializing in hair loss.

    Best of luck!

  27. tanvi
    January 17, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    Hi I am 19 years old.last 6 month i have suffering from access hair loss.there is small white pebbles come out with fallen hair.this pebble attached with fallen hair root side.but what is that and what problem i suffer ??

    thank you..

  28. Prashanth
    December 28, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I am 21 years old. Because of dandruff, I have lost a lot of hair, especially at the sides. my question is,once the problem is treated, will the fallen hair regrow in those areas again?

    NOTE: None in my family including my extended family members have a bald head.

  29. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    December 27, 2011 @ 4:53 am

    Hi Mark,

    At your age, I think the first step should be an evaluation with a trusted dermatologist or hair restoration physician (http://hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp).

    If you are experiencing genetic hair loss, preventive medications like finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine)will help cease and reverse the progressive hair loss.

    Furthermore, if the excessive itching is caused by some sort of ongoing scalp inflammation or infection, a product like Nizoral/ketoconazole (an antifungal) may help reverse the condition and treat the secondary hair loss. However, this is something that would need to be evaluated and truly recommended during a physician appointment.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  30. mark
    December 22, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    im 18y.o and my hairfall started occuring last 2010, im really frustrated cause everytime i woke up, i see some of my hair shed in my bed, and when my head becomes itchy i will be starting scratching my head, until my hair falls, im frustrated of course, i dont want my hair get thin,(T_T) what can i do? does nizoral really helps? and if my hair falls, is there, still a growing hair???
    comments will be highly appreciated .

  31. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 15, 2011 @ 2:54 am


    It’s highly unlikely that your hair loss is due to dandruff. Contrary to popular belief, normal dandruff does not lead to hair loss. However, the frequent irritation, inflammation and itching in the scalp resulting from this condition can cause a temporary shedding known as telogen effluvium until the condition is adequately treated. I suggest a quality dandruff shampoo like Nizoral.

    Based on your description, it sounds to me as if you are suffering from androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss). I highly recommend that you consult with a dermatologist in order to determine the nature of your balding and discuss appropriate treatment options.

    For more information I also recommend you visit our Hair Restoration Forum and social network.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  32. Davonta
    November 11, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    I’m davonta, I’m 22yrs old well first off by saying I’ve been noticing my hair thinning back in 2009. It started coming out little by little at first. So I startedgetting my hair cut less often. Then over the time it seem to me that it was getting worse, so started to let my hair grow out for about 4months. It seem ok I jus noticed a small bald spot in the back of my head. So then one day I deciding to get my hair cut again still seem cool and the spot in the back went away but I started to notice my hairline receding & more hair started to come out in the frontal of my head. I will say I have a really dry scalp & dandruff can you explain stop for me stop the problem

  33. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 8, 2011 @ 1:32 am


    I’m very sorry to hear that you have had to face hair loss at such a young age. However, it’s highly unlikely that your balding is due to dandruff.

    While not impossible, it’s also quite rare for a 13 year old to suffer the effects of androgenic alopecia (genetic balding). Thus, your thinning hair may be due to one of many non-genetic causes.

    I don’t know what “hairfall treatment” you received but there are only two clinically proven medical hair loss treatments. One is Rogaine (minoxidil) and the other is Propecia (finasteride). Propecia is not recommended for males under the age of 18 but your doctor may recommend Rogaine. I suggest asking your parents to take you to a dermatologist in order to determine the cause of your hair loss and prescribe an appropriate treatment regimen.

    If you are also suffering from dandruff, you may find a medicated shampoo like Nizoral more effective.

    Best of luck!
    David (TakingThePlunge)

  34. orlaith
    November 6, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Okay, so, I’m 13, and last year I was on vacation and I woke up one day and went into the bathroom and ran my fingers through my hair, and so lot of hair came off. I was really worried, because I hadnt experienced anything like it before that. After that day, hair kept falling out every single day until now. I know that hair falls around 50 – 100 hairs a day, but it was very sudden and probably much more than a hundred. Around six months later, I decided to get a hairfall treatment. It worked quite well for a couple of weeks but gradually hair starting falling again. Last month, when I went to the saloon, they told me that I had a lot of dandruff. I’m not sure if that’s why my hair is falling out. I don’t see any flakes or anything on my hair or my clothes, but my scalp is itchy and I notice some of it in my fingernails. (gross, but yeah) I use Head & Shoulders shampoo but I couldn’t see much of a difference to be honest. My hair is so thin now and I’m really distressed about this. I’m thinking about going to get the hairfall treatment again, although its not a permanent solution to it.

    Can I please get some help? Any advice, or anything, would be much appreciated.

  35. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 11, 2011 @ 4:24 am


    If you have not yet done so, ask your parents to take you to a dermatologist. Normal dandruff does not typically lead to hair loss. However, the frequent irritation, inflammation and itching in the scalp resulting from this condition can cause a temporary shedding known as telogen effluvium until the condition is adequately treated. Thus, treating your dandruff early with a quality, medicated shampoo such as Nizoral may indirectly prevent increased hair loss.

    It is perfectly fine to wear a hat during this time. Hats do not cause nor increase the risk of balding.

    You hair should grow back but it’s impossible to say for certain. Once your dandruff is under control it may take 4 to 6 months before you see your hair regrowing.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  36. Brandon Cooper
    October 7, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    Hi, I’m 16 Years Old, Male and I started experiencing dandruff about 8-12 Months Ago, When the Dandruff first occured there was only small amounts of it and that didn’t leave me very worried at all.
    However after the time went by MORE and MORE Dandruff came along which also caused me to have an itchy scalp and go and purchase Anti Dandruff Shampoo.
    Currently I’m not having such a problem with the Dandruff however my concern is with Hair loss which I’m experiancing around the center or ‘split’ of my hair.
    I believe this could have been caused from me plucking it out from this section of my hair when it got REALLY itchy.
    The few questions I would like to ask are:
    Can wearing a hat can effect my hair in ANY negative way?
    Will my hair grow back without any treatment and how long might that take?

  37. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 27, 2011 @ 12:19 am


    While dandruff can, in some extreme cases, exacerbate hair loss it is very rarely the primary cause. Thinning hair is most often caused by androgenic alopecia (genetic balding).

    Your first step should be to consult with a dermatologist in order to help determine why you are losing your hair. You doctor may recommend Rogaine (minoxidil) and/or Propecia (finasteride). When used in combination, these drugs offer the best medical hair loss treatment currently available.

    You should also treat your dandruff with a quality, medicated shampoo like Nizoral. The active ingredient in Nizoral, ketoconazole, may also help treat genetic hair loss due to its effects as a mild DHT blocker.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  38. SScatch
    September 26, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    i am 24 years old and i have hair lose since this two years and my scalp have so much dandruff please kindly advice me how can i control my hair and i really don’t want to lose my hair now it become so week just want to strong my hair.

    Need Quick response.

  39. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    September 13, 2011 @ 10:36 pm


    Although you said you don’t live near a good dermatologist, I do believe a physician needs to evaluate your scalp, review your medications, and determine what is causing the hair loss (genetic baldness, inflammation, a medication issue, etc).

    If it would help, you could review our recommended hair restoration physicians and see if any are near enough for a consultation: http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  40. aditya
    September 12, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    i am 22 year old from past two months i have started experincing hair fall …at the start it was less but now it has increased a lot i feel dandruff may be one reason ….but then there is medical background of mine that too worry’s me i am taking medicines on ulcerative proctitis could that be a reason for hair fall? i m really worried pls help….i dnt think there is a good dermatologist here near my area so i havent visited one untill now…

  41. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 19, 2011 @ 2:38 am


    If you are suffering from severe dandruff, I highly recommend that you consult with a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. What some people think is dandruff is simply dry scalp.

    Lemon is a popular home remedy for dandruff but it may not be as effective as leading dandruff shampoos like Nizoral.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  42. michelle
    July 14, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    i have a lot of dandruff does lemon help

  43. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 17, 2011 @ 5:34 pm


    If the red bumps on your scalp bother you, I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist or hair restoration expert (http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp) for an evaluation of your scalp.

    A trained professional should be able to identify the bumps, figure out the cause, and tell you whether or not a specific type of shampoo/conditioner will help the problem.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  44. Racquel
    June 3, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Well I have dandruff and notice that I have these bumps on my head not a lot but some my husband say they just look red and wondering wats causing them. I was also wondering if a shampoo called main ‘n tail shampoo and conditioner would help keep my scalp moisturized and help thicken my hair or just make it worse

  45. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    April 5, 2011 @ 1:46 am


    Although this is probably an issue you should discuss with your dermatologist, my guess would be that you’re experiencing some dryness on your scalp. This could be from a variety of things – running the heater a lot in the house, switching to a new shampoo, weather changes outside, et cetera.

    Personally, I would discuss this issue with your dermatologist or primary care physician and look into a good anti-dandruff shampoo that will help moisturize your scalp and prevent future dandruff issues.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Forum Co-Moderator

  46. Georgina
    April 2, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    OMG~im really worried right now,im a 14 year old girl and my hair is really really pretty,like it’s so straight,so smooth and it’s light brown.but i seem to notice that i’ve been dandruffy~ it only started last year 2010..but now,i think it’s gotten worst.like,even though i take a bath,the next day it becomes dandruffy~ already.>_< i don't know what im doing wrong..is it my shampoo?or whatever…i do not use anything on my hair and i never have gotten treatment yet like perming or rebonding…and as for my shampoo,i had never had problems with any shampoo before.i do sleep late always..like i sleep at 3 in the morning and wake up 10 in the morning…also i don't think i get stressed cause it's my vacation here now so no worries^^ sometimes,i do skip taking a bath though..like 1-2 days…^^" pls.help!i do not want my pretty hair to be bye-bye..Thank you to who ever will help..

  47. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    November 29, 2010 @ 8:16 pm


    I’m sorry to hear about your situation. Hair loss is frustrating enough in and of itself, but adding unanswered medical questions and differing diagnoses to the equation must make it even more stressful. I think seeing a different dermatologist is a good idea. By the way you describe the hair loss and different treatments prescribed by the dermatologist, it does sound like something other than genetic balding is causing your hair loss.

    Hopefully, the new dermatologist will be able to hone in on the problem and figure out a solution. If there is still some remaining hair loss after the problem is diagnosed and treated, I highly recommend utilizing proven hair restoration products (Rogaine/minoxidil and Propecia/finasteride) and possibly consulting with a hair transplant surgeon (if you think surgical restoration is something you’d be interested in). I truly hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Rogaine/Propecia: https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?display=home

    Reviewed, recommended hair transplant surgeons: http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant

  48. brittany
    November 27, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

    my hair has been shedding since september 2009. at first i didn’t worry much, it was only coming out in the back, but soon “whatever” that is on my scalp quickly covered my entire scalp. i started seeing a dermatologist a few months later since my hair started getting a bit thin. i was told my hair fall was falling out because of my dandruff problem that created a “rash” on my scalp. the dermatologist gave me ketaconazole shampoo and lotion to apply to my scalp twice a week. after using the products for five months i noticed i my dandruff was completely gone but my hair was still getting thinner and thinnner just about daily. around mid august i became pretty frustrated with my problem and accidently used too much ketaconazole shampoo on my hair which resulted in having a bad allergic reaction. i started getting a red rash on the back of my neck and black dots covering the edges of my entire scalp, a few days later i was able to see my dermatologist and while i was there i was told my condition had gotten “better”. from september 2010 up untill now i have been on anti-fungal pills (that havent worked) and dermasmoothe (which seemed to make more hair fall out to this day). i’ve tried using tea- tree oil shampoo’s on my scalp but all that scrubbing only makes even more of my hair fall out, so i’ve discontinued washing it. i’ve also tried pouring apple cider vinegar mixed with some essential oils on my scalp but it didn’t help me one bit. nowadays im not using or taking anything for my scalp, i don’t brush or comb it anymore and leave it up in bobby pins that has tangled it….ALOT.i haven’t given up on restoring health back to my scalp….its just that im not sure what to do at this point. i’ve noticed that “baby hair” would grow back around the edges of my scalp, but soon fall out. when my dermatologist saw this
    two weeks ago he said it had gotten “better” again, but i disagree. i’ve recently discontinued seeing that dermatologist because i simply felt like a guinea pig. everytime i had gone in there he told me something different in regards to my scalp. (alopecia, scalp psoriasis,etc) and that
    just left me confused and even more worried. none of my questions were ever directly answered
    and even though the “patches” on my scalp were expanding, he still had claimed it
    had gotten “better”, which frustrated me greatly. on the fourteenth of december i’ll be seeing a new dermatologist, hopefully he’ll examine my scalp more and run more tests unlike the last one did. i really don’t have much patience left, i don’t really want to cut the rest of my hair off or go bald. my hair is still a bit thick, but i don’t know how long it will be like this. I’m still convinced its a rash thats not being treated properly…..any opinions. ?

    *sorry for any typo’s, im pretty distressed about this.

  49. Bill - Managing Publisher
    June 1, 2010 @ 9:52 am


    If you are suffering from dandruff and/or it’s causing hair loss, I recommend consulting a dermatologist who can recommend appropriate and potentially stronger treatments to get your dandruff under control.

    If your hair loss is genetic, only finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine) are FDA approved and proven to slow down, stop, and even reverse pattern baldness. You may want to speak to your dermatologist about these treatments also.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  50. Marc
    May 31, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

    I am currently using Nu Hair system. (step 1-3). I am suffering from both hair loss and always had terrible dandruff. Do you think I am doing something wrong here?

  51. Randall
    March 28, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

    Nizoral is good but it had harmful sulfates and
    is a commerical shampoo. I use a boutique
    shampoo that has the same active ingredient
    as Nizoral called Ketoconazole. The big difference
    is that regenepure has many other ingredents
    in addition to ketoconazole that I great for the hair
    and scalp. You can go on the regenepure site
    and see all of the hair loss and dandruff
    benefits along with all of their other ingredients
    with the benefits of each. Their products are expensive
    but “you get what you pay for” really holds true with

  52. Bill - Managing Publisher
    August 5, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

    Dandruf Solutions,

    Anything that clogs the pores could potentially inhibit healthy hair growth. This is why it is recommended to minimize the use of products such as hair gel for those people losing their hair.

    These products on their own, however would rarely (unless of some possible medical continue) would be the cause of hair loss.

    This is why using a product like Nizoral could be a nice addition to other medications such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxodil), the only two FDA approved drug treatments for hair loss.


    Associate Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and the Hair Loss Learning Center.

    View my Hair Loss Weblog

  53. Dandruff Solutions
    July 15, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    Is it possible that the increase in scalp oil production which results in dandruff is also closing follicle blockage? Perhaps that also reduces/prevents proper hair growth or loss of existing hair.

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