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Nioxin System 2 Cleanser

Nioxin

System 2 Cleanser

5.1 oz

Item #: 2235030

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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.


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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.

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NioxinSystem 2 Cleanser
 
4.5

(based on 135 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (69)
  • Easy to use (62)
  • Smells great (38)
  • Good value (37)
  • Lightweight (36)

Cons

  • Not effective (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (64)
  • Women (34)
  • Men (22)
  • Weekly use (10)
  • Fine hair (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (42), Brand buyer (34), Survivalist / minimalist (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (38), 30 minutes (38), 1+ hour (4)

Reviewed by 135 customers

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4.0

Nice smell, cleans well

By agirlinthesouth

from Rock Hill, SC

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Great Smell

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

    I use this every shampoo and it cleans my hair and smell great but I haven't noticed much improvement in my thin hair. However, my hairdresser asked me what I was doing that my hair felt thicker and

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    4.0

    I think this product has helped with my hair loss.

    By Linda

    from Highland, Indiana

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

      Very easy to apply and use like a regular shampoo.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Yes I will buy it

      By L

      from NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expense

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

      Have been using for years recommended by hair stylist

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      It really works for me

      By Vintage style

      from Rockwood TN

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Volume
      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

        I only use every other night. It's helped with my thinning hair. (That and I've stopped starving myself) it's really restored my hair.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        4.0

        Worked for me so far!

        By JV

        from Fresno Ca

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Improves Hair Health
        • Increased growth

        Cons

        • Dries Hair Out

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

          Hi have a lot of health issues , Hashimotos being one and I started to notice my once super thick hair slowly thinning out. Not to mention I live in a very hot dry area. Within a week of using this I started noticing little baby hairs sprouting everywhere. I was so happy, we'll see if it lasts. I am Hopeful!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          I would recommend this product to my friends.

          By Diane

          from Winter Springs,FL

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

            I use this product daily and am very satisfied with it.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            1.0

            Love this product

            By Shortgirl

            from North Adams,MA

            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:

              Use it 2-3 times a week.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              Great stuff

              By bonbon

              from Gresham, OR

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Great Smell
              • Lathers Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Thinner Hair

                Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

                This was recommended to me since my hair loss. It works well and doesn't seem to add to my hair falling out.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is the only product for me

                By None

                from Tulare,California

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Thinner Hair

                  Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

                  This is the only product I can use for my scalp problems which cleared it up and keeps it clear, and help with the thinning and hair lose Ive used this for the most part of 17years.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair
                   
                  3.0

                  I would buy this product

                  By Cargo

                  from Reading, PA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Thoroughly
                  • Gentle

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                  • Thinner Hair

                  Comments about Nioxin System 2 Cleanser:

                  Using this product for years but never noticed an increase in thickness of hair.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

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                  9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    I lost all of my hair due to chemo, is this a good product to use now that my hair is starting to slowly grow back?
                    Asked on 2/14/2015 by G

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, we recommend using the 3 part System which is the Cleanser, Scalp Therapy Conditoner, and Scalp Treatment leave in. Use daily for maximum results.

                      Answered on 2/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is it harsh on color?
                    Asked on 10/5/2014 by esther from capitola

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this what I use on gray hair
                    Asked on 9/6/2014 by Esther from FL

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is designed specifically for noticeably thinning, fine, natural (non-color-treated) hair.

                      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do you use this along with something else? How long do you need to use this before you see results? I lost my hair from taking some medication, now after ten years it is starting to come back on the top of my head. It is very short like a brush cut, but not really thick enough that I can not go without wearing a wig.
                    Asked on 5/3/2014 by lookin good from Rochester, New York

                    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 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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