Friday, 31 March 2017

Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

 
Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione ShampooProduct Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

   Dandruff is a condition, that everyone definitely suffers from, at one point or the other in their life. It leads to incessant itching, acne on the face and a lot of embarrassment due to constant flaking, making the sufferer's life miserable. Having gone through the same, I have myself tried a lot of over the counter antidandruff shampoos, most of which aren't even able to control the dandruff, let alone get rid of it by curing it for good. It was then that I was introduced to Glenmark's Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo by a friend, which effectively fights against dandruff right from its first use. Do read my detailed review of the same to know more about it.

   Product Claims: For dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis of scalp.
 
   Price: Rs. 256/-
   Volume: 75 ml.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Directions: Wet hair and scalp and apply sufficient shampoo to produce enough lather. Massage for one minute and rinse with warm water. Repeat procedure for additional 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry hair. Use twice a week for 4 weeks followed by once weekly as maintenance therapy or use as directed by the Physician.
   Ingredients: Ketoconazole IP 2% w/w, Zinc Pyrithione (ZPTO) (as dispersion) 1% w/w, In a conditioning base q.s.
   Color: Carmoisine.

Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione ShampooProduct Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

   Glenmark's Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo comes packaged in form of a leak proof and travel friendly white opaque plastic container with a sturdy hot pink flip cap and a quadrangular outer cardboard cover. This white and pink outer cover (same color theme as the inner bottle) is printed with the name of the product, conditions for which it is used and volume provided on its front and back side. One of the sides of the cardboard box mentions the composition of the shampoo, directions for use and caution warnings while the other is printed with storage instructions, manufacturing details including date of manufacturing and expiry, price as well as a few more caution details. The container bottle, too, is stuck with stickers mentioning these exact same details.
   The shampoo formula is light, almost baby pink in color and possesses a pleasant scent. It has a good liquid consistency, without being too runny. A small quantity of the formula works wonders, creating good amount of lather, and cleansing grime and dirt off the hair well. The formula has helped me get rid of dandruff, time and again and makes symptoms like itching and flaking show regression right from its first use. On the downside, the shampoo makes my hair strands rough, though that can be counteracted by using a conditioner.
   The Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo is widely available at chemists across India, though it's price may not feel affordable to one and all. Despite that, the quick relief that the shampoo provides from dandruff, makes it a good buy! 

Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo
 
   Pros:
- Simple, sturdy and travel friendly packaging.
- Pleasant scent.
- Decent consistency; neither thick nor too thin.
- Small quantity needed for desired effect.
- Lathers well.
- Cleanses hair well.
- Fights dandruff right from first use.
- Widely available at chemists.

   Cons:
- Makes hair strands rough.
- Priced on higher side of the spectrum.

   Verdict: 4.5/5. Despite its high price, the Scalpe Ketoconzole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo has turned my dandruff woes to no more than a minor inconvenience, thereby proving itself as a must have product for me.
   

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