skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Men
  • / Haircare
  • / Shampoo
  • / System 2 Cleanser
Nioxin System 2 Cleanser

Nioxin

System 2 Cleanser

33.8 oz

Item #: 2235033

Buy 2, get 1 FREE! Add 3 items to qualify!

Ask a Question

Options

Nioxin System 2 Cleanser is a volumizing cleanser that helps to remove follicle-clogging sebum and environmental residues from the scalp and hair. Cleanses to provide thicker-looking hair for noticeably thinning, fine natural hair.

Technologies:

  • Scalp Access Delivery System with vitamins, botanicals, SPF 15 sunscreen, and purifying agents to help clean away follicle-clogging sebum and environmental residues from the scalp, while helping provide sun protection for the scalp.
  • BioAMP with cystine amino acids, and lightweight conditioning and treatment ingredients; helps provide thicker-looking hair by increasing the fullness of each hair strand, and reducing hair loss through strengthening against damage and breakage.
  • Activ-Renewal with white tea extract, peppermint oil and cleansing agents to help cleanse and provide a refreshed scalp environment and healthy shine to natural hair.


Click Here to Find Your Nioxin 3-Part System

 

Apply to wet hair, gently massage into scalp and hair. Lather 1 minute. Rinse thoroughly. Use daily.
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Lecithin, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Biotin/Folic Acid/Cyanocobalamin/Niacinamide/Pantothenic Acid/Pyridoxine/Riboflavin/Thiamine/Yeast Polypeptides, Yeast Extract, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Yellow 5, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Phenoxyethanol, Blue 1, Red.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
NioxinSystem 2 Cleanser
 
4.5

(based on 178 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (69)
  • Easy to use (62)
  • Improves hair health (38)
  • Smells great (38)
  • Good value (37)

Cons

  • Not effective (5)
  • Dries hair out (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (82)
  • Fine hair (39)
  • Women (34)
  • Men (22)
  • Weekly use (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (30), Wavy hair (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Brand buyer (34), Survivalist / minimalist (26), Beauty conscious (19), Product junkie (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (38), 30 minutes (38), 1+ hour (4)

Reviewed by 178 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Love!

By s

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Adds Volume
  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Gentle
  • Great Smell
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Lathers Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

    I love this shampoo.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Billie

    from Redford,mi

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Adds Volume
    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Hair
      • Thicker Hair
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

      Really adds shine and body to my over color treated hair

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Love this Shampoo

      By Sara

      from MN

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Shine
      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Great Smell
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

        I use this daily for amazingly clean and healthy hair

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        5.0

        Really made a difference

        By beth2113

        from Long Island NY

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adds Shine
        • Adds Volume
        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Gentle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Hair
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

          I started noticing a lot more hair fall then what's normal for me. But with my insurance changing and I never found a new doctor and now I'm moving I decided to try an otc product first. After a lot of researching I went with this. First off for the best results use both the shampoo and conditioner, probably using the serum would help even more. I tired just the conditioner for a month cause I didn't want to spend so much but it didn't help much. Now I'm using both, it's only been 2 washes with both products so far and my problem is 50% better. I'm shocked since I didn't expect results so soon.
          By itself these products are great too. My hair has never felt so clean and my scalp is no longer oily. I can go longer between washes and feel more confident about my hair. Highly recommend to try this out if your experiencing hair fall.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          Yes, I have definitely noticed a change in my hair.

          By jayP

          from Temecula, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

            I use this product every other day. My hair was thinning after surgery and now it is back to being normal

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Stops the loss of hair

            By E.V.

            from Los Ángeles

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Stops har loss immediately

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hair loss

              Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

              Stops hair loss fast. I do wish the bottle was more specific on what the shampoo does. The only reason í knew to try it for hair loss was because my friend who is a professional stylest told me.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              Love this product

              By Kg

              from Mi

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Adds Volume
              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Gentle
              • Improves Hair Health

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

                Love this product

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                Have been using product for years

                By Tony

                from Las Vegas

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Hair Health

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thinner Hair

                  Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

                  Use every other day

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nixon saved my hair

                  By Gerry

                  from Anaheim, CA ,

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Hair Health
                  • Lathers Well
                  • Preserves scalp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Thinner Hair

                    Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

                    I have been using Nioxin shampoo and Scalp Therapy conditioner for at least 30 years. And I can tell you, if I hadn't used it, my hair would be gone by now. It's a little on the pricey side, but it fulfills its product promise. Will continue to buy. (Please note: this product does not promote hair growth, but preserves hair by keeping the scalp healthy.)

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    I kept my hair

                    By Lady

                    from Owensboro, KY

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Shine
                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Great Smell
                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Lathers Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Thicker Hair

                      Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

                      I started losing my hair 5 years ago by the handful, and no one was noticing because they said you have so much hair, don't worry. My husband introduced me to this product. He no longer has to de-clog the tub drain every time I washed my hair. My hair thickened, shines and it brings out the natural curls and waves.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Q&A

                      Product Q&A

                      Do you have questions about this product?

                      Get answers from in-house experts.

                      14 Questions | 14 Answers
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                      • Q:

                        My hairdresser recommended I buy cleanser 3 for thinning/color-treated hair, even tho my hair has no added color. The shampoo is GREAT in every way, but now I am running out and need to replace. I have combo gray/dk brown hair which is thinning on top but good everywhere else. I am 70. Should I stay with 3 or do you recommend a change?
                        Asked on 1/5/2017 by Libby from Chicago

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We would recommend sticking with System 3, since that is what your professional stylist recommended. System 3 is ideal for normal to thin looking, fine, chemically treated hair.

                          Answered on 1/5/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        If you were to stop using this product would it cause your hair to fall out? Or would your hair remain its normal state just not as thick because the shampoo is thicking
                        Asked on 1/4/2017 by Hair from Fortbragg ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          There are no adverse side effects if you discontinue use of Nioxin, but we do recommend using the product indefinitely if you want to maintain the results you see from the product.

                          Answered on 1/5/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I use COUVRé Scalp Concealing Lotion is a hair concealer that makes hair look instantly thicker by eliminating the contrast between thinning hair and scalp. Can I still use it with this product and get results?
                        Asked on 12/6/2016 by Teresa from Springdale, ar

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          NIOXIN's 3-part systems were designed to include products that help cleanse, optimize and treat the scalp and hair. For optimal benefits and the appearance of thick, dense-looking hair, NIOXIN recommends men and women use the entire three-step system daily as directed.

                          Answered on 1/10/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What happens if I use system 2 on my colored-treated hair?
                        Asked on 11/10/2016 by Jenny from GA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The System numbers correspond to hair type and condition.

                          System 1 - Normal to thin looking, fine, natural hair
                          System 2 - Noticeably thinning, fine, natural hair
                          System 3 - Normal to thin looking, fine, chemically treated hair
                          System 4 - Noticeably thinning, fine, chemically treated hair
                          System 5 - Normal to thin looking, medium to coarse hair
                          System 6 - Noticeably thinning, medium to coarse hair

                          If you visit your nearest Ulta Beauty salon, one of our stylists would be happy to help assess your hair and recommend a system for you!

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 12/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Should you use this product in combination with Rogaine?
                        Asked on 9/17/2016 by Pete from Miami

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          You should not combine Nioxin System #2 with Rogaine, as the combination would be too harsh.

                          Answered on 9/20/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I just started using the System 2 and I'm wondering how to style my hair. typically I use a gel and hairspray. Is using a gel and hairspray recommended along with use of the Nioxin product? if not what is recommended to style my hair?
                        Asked on 3/31/2016 by Hair Master from Kansas City

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          You can style as usual as long as you use the Cleanser, Scalp Therapy and then Scalp Treatment before applying any other styling products.

                          Answered on 4/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have very oily color treated hair, fine hair with a lot of "pull out", meaning strands seem to come out when getting close to shampoo time, also a lot of lost hair after shampooing and conditioning in the drain after rinsing. My hair is noticeably thinning around my temple and front hairline areas. Don't need a lot of moisture as it makes my hair even more limp. Would sysytem 2 be appropriate .
                        Asked on 3/31/2016 by Nan from Pembroke Pines, Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          System 4 would be your better option as it has the color protection in it. You will notice shedding in the beginning of using the products. We also recommend the hair booster for the temple areas.

                          Answered on 4/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        where is the product made?
                        Asked on 1/11/2016 by Nioxin from New York, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Nioxin System 2 Cleanser is made in Mexico.

                          Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Whats the difference between the numbers? How do I determine which one is the correct number for me? thanks
                        Asked on 12/24/2015 by Vita

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The System numbers correspond to hair type and condition.

                          System 1 - Normal to thin looking, fine, natural hair
                          System 2 - Noticeably thinning, fine, natural hair
                          System 3 - Normal to thin looking, fine, chemically treated hair
                          System 4 - Noticeably thinning, fine, chemically treated hair
                          System 5 - Normal to thin looking, medium to coarse hair
                          System 6 - Noticeably thinning, medium to coarse hair

                          If you visit your nearest Ulta Beauty salon, one of our stylists would be happy to help assess your hair and recommend a system for you!

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 12/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can this help to grow hair back. I have lost a lot of hair. I do have to take a lot of medication.
                        Can this product help or at least thicken what hair I have left?
                        I try to cover up but it is getting harder and takes me forever trying to style it.
                        Asked on 8/5/2015 by Sandy from Wichita, Ks

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The System 2 Cleanser is a part of Nioxin's 3-step system kit. This consists of the cleanser, the scalp therapy conditioner, followed by the scalp treatment. We do recommend using all three products for best results, every single day when possible. When used as recommended, most will see results within 30 days in regards to density and body. While the product does help to encourage new growth, not every person will see this result. If it does happen, it usually takes about 2-3 months to notice a difference.

                          Answered on 8/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                      Do you have a question about this product?