I tried Nizoral, which did help some. I also added Vitamin B complex, vitamin E and A, which also helped. Hydrocortison liquid helped also, but still had flaky and itchy scalp, just not nearly as bad. Then I went to my hairdresser. She said my head just looked like wintery dry scalp. However, this started in October (not really cold, here yet) and I had been in Florida the week that it hit the all time worse. Sooooo, I had asked her about using cholesterol or mayo....she said that should help. This morning I sat around for hourse with Olive Oil Mayonaise massaged in my hair and a Target bag neatly pinned to my head. My hair is smooth as silk and my scalp feels nice. There are no flakies and I'm not dying to scratch.