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Cipla 8X Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Review

Cipla 8x review

Cipla 8X Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Review – Struggling with stubborn dandruff? Have you tried all the home remedies without any results? It is probably time to use a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo from a dermatologist.

Treat dandruff timely. Depending on its causes, it could even damage the hair follicles and result in hair loss.


When using an anti-dandruff shampoo, your hair may feel dry and scalp itchy. So, moisturise afterwards.

You can apply a hydrating hair mask with or without oils or, keep it simple with fresh Aloe vera/ flaxseed gel.

Cipla 8x shampoo review

What Is Dandruff?

You all know that there is Yeast and bacteria living on our scalp, right?

Ok, now for unknown reason, our skin reacts to the yeast and that results in inflammation response like, flaky skin with or without itching.

The next reason could simply be the excess sebum on our scalp.

Finally, The third reason being an overgrowth of yeast or fungus on the scalp.

Cipla 8x shampoo review

Reasons Why Your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Is Not Working?

1. Leave the lathered shampoo on your scalp for at least 3-4 minutes.

Less than that and it’s not going to reduce dandruff effectively. Massage your scalp with your fingertips.

2. Not using the shampoo correctly.

First you have to use it twice (Sometimes 3 times) a week for about a month, then once a week, once every 2 weeks and later, once a month.

Even if you cannot visibly see any dandruff flakes after 2-4 uses, you have to follow the instructions carefully and complete the course in order to get rid of dandruff permanently.

3. You may be using the wrong ingredient.

Most anti-dandruff shampoo’s contain one or more of the below ingredients.

Pyrithione zinc, Ketoconazole, Salicylic acid, Selenium sulfide.

  • Yeast Infection, Go for a shampoo with ingredients like, Selenium sulfide, Zinc pyrithone, Coal tar.
  • Fungal Infection, Ketoconazole, Ciclopirox inhibits the growth of fungus.
  • Dandruff clumps, Salicylic acid helps get rid of the dead skin cell clumps and soothes itchy scalp.

Not all anti-dandruff shampoo treats the same type of dandruff.

Cipla 8x anti-dandruff shampoo review


8X Shampoo is an anti-dandruff medicine that is used to treat dandruff. It fights against the dandruff-causing microorganisms to stop their spread and growth. It rejuvenates the skin cells and helps in getting dandruff-free hair.

What Cipla 8X is used for?

It is used the treatment of, Seborrheic dermatitis and Dandruff


350/- for 100 ML
I got this on 25% or 30% off for around 265/-.

Cipla 8x shampoo ingredients


  • Ciclopirox 1%
  • Zinc Pyrithione 0.01%

It also contains Aloe Vera extracts for hair conditioning.


Wet hair and apply approximately 1 teaspoon of 8X to the scalp. Use 2 teaspoons for long hair.

Lather and leave on hair and scalp for 3 minutes.

Rinse off.

Cipla 8x anti-dandruff shampoo review


Normal Non-oily Scalp

I have used prescription anti-dandruff shampoo’s like Scalpe (Review Here) and Kenozole(Review Here) before.

Cipla 8x shampoo was prescribed by my dermatologist for dandruff and painful pimples/boils😭 on the scalp. He also prescribed an antibiotic drops to apply on the boils and also, advised not use oils on my scalp.

Sometimes scalp infections can cause the lymph nodes behind the ear to swell. It is not visible outward but you can feel a tiny painless bump behind the ear.😱😱

Once you see a bump, my mind goes crazy like, it could be something serious. You surely know how that thought goes.

What i am saying is, Do not fret like me guys, This bump will go away when treated with an anti-dandruff shampoo.

You have to apply the shampoo twice a week for 1 month. When the symptoms have improved, reduce the usage to once a week.


Cipla 8x review

Cipla 8x is highly effective in treating fungal/yeast infections on the scalp. It also relieves itching. Combined with antibiotic drops, it dried out the painful pimples and clears the scalp.

Once the infection is treated, the lymph node size returned to normal. See, It wasn’t anything serious after all. I knew it at the back of my mind.😎

It took several weeks(6, if i’m not wrong) of consistent usage to get rid of all the symptoms, so this is not a miracle product. Give it time to work and it will.

The only thing is, Use Cipla 8x shampoo correctly(As advised)to get rid of dandruff completely and keep it that way.


Effective against yeast and fungal infections

Treats dandruff and Seborrheic dermatitis

Relieves itchy scalp

Soothes inflammation

Easily available in medical stores

Price comparatively the same as other medicated shampoo’s

Paraben free


  • Nothing

If your dandruff and scalp condition does not improve within a month’s time, please consult a dermatologist for a review.

This is the end of my cipla 8x anti-dandruff shampoo review. Hope this article is helpful to other struggling with dandruff, itching and enlarged lymph node.

Next week , i will be back with another post for you guys.

Till then, Have a safe week.





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  1. Thanks for the detailed review. It’s really helpful.
    I have a question, when we are using the shampoo for maintenance purpose only (i.e. once a month), what other shampoo do you suggest using for the meantime for dry scalp?

    • You can go for any mild hydrating shampoo that will not strip natural oils like matrix biolage hydrasource, sebamed, L’Oréal Paris(oil nourish or hyaluron), BBLUNT Intense Moisture Shampoo or just a simple baby shampoo would do. Using aloevera gel(with or without teatree oil) once a month also helps moisturise dry scalp and keep dandruff away. Also, good to know that you found my post worth your time.😇

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