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Nioxin System 4 Cleanser

Nioxin

System 4 Cleanser

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Nioxin System 4 Cleanser for noticeably thinning, fine, chemically treated hair. A volumizing cleanser that helps remove follicle-clogging sebum, fatty acids and environmental residues from the scalp and hair. Cleanses to provide thicker-looking 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.
  • Glyco-Shield for chemically-treated hair and scalp with white tea extract, humectants, peppermint oil, and protective conditioning agents that deliver a dual shield technology to help provide protection and moisture balance to color-treated hair, while leaving the scalp feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.


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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, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-10, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Lecithin, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit 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 33.

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NioxinSystem 4 Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 341 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves hair health (112)
  • Cleans thoroughly (111)
  • Effective (100)
  • Lathers well (90)
  • Easy to use (88)

Cons

  • Dries hair out (7)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Smells bad (5)
  • Doesn't lather well (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (130)
  • Fine hair (122)
  • Women (50)
  • Men (23)
  • Oily hair (22)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (99), Wavy hair (57), Very curly hair (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (53), 10 minutes (36), 1+ hour (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (79), Survivalist / minimalist (59), Brand buyer (54), Budget shopper (44), Product junkie (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Reviewed by 341 customers

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3.0

Good system but not seeing results

By Aalexan2

from Colorado Springs

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Improves Hair Health

Cons

  • Doesn't Lather Well
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

    I have thick wavy/curly islander hair but I've noticed it thinning the past few years. I've used Nioxin for about 2 months now, the shampoo, conditioner, and the leave in treatment (System 4) and I honestly haven't seen any new growth... or thicker hair. It's made my hair appear healthier (shinier, less dead-ends), but that was not my entire intentions. I wanted my old hairline and fullness back. I'll give it another month in hopes that I see some results. Not impressed so far with the price I'm paying.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Best shampoo!

    By Momma Emmel

    from Wichita, Ks

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

      I've been using for 3 years now. It does wonders for my thin, straight, aging hair. I highly recommend and will continue to purchase.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I absolutely love this hair cleanser.

      By Cupcake lady

      from Atlantic Beach

      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 4 Cleanser:

        I am getting older now and have started losing some of my hair. Since using this product my hair is stronger and fuller.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        5.0

        Awesome product!!!

        By Steph

        from Ohio

        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
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

          Love this stuff!!! Would recommend this product to anyone.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          Yes I would buy this product again

          By Patti

          from Jackson MI

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

            Love the tingling feeling from the mint. Lathers great. Makes my hair more voluminous

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            2.0

            i would not buy this again.

            By none

            from Blaine, MN 55449

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lathers Well

            Cons

            • Greasy
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

              The product left my hair feeling heavy

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              Love, love, love how my hair shines and feels thicker.

              By Debbie

              from Willis, Tx

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                Using products for a solid week and so pleased with the way my hair feels and how thick my hair looks.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                4.0

                GREAT PRODUCT FOR THIN, FINE HAIR

                By 50 something

                from Hoover, Al

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Volume
                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thinner Hair

                  Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                  Use this along with Scalp Therapy. Doesn't have a lot of lather, but isn't supposed to! Don't be turned off by this. Lots of lather isn't good for fine hair.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  4.0

                  I love the Nioxin products. Been using for yrs.

                  By Carry

                  from Buffalo,NY.

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Thinner Hair

                    Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                    As above.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    New growth in 30 days

                    By Nanaof11

                    from Tulsa Oklahoma

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • New growth after 30 days

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Hair
                      • Thinner Hair

                      Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                      After losing about 75% of my hair I use the cleanser and conditioner and leave it in a full 2 minutes. New growth after right about 30 days. Yea!!! Tried other brands and had no noticeable difference. Love it.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

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                      • Q:

                        I had a balayage and ombré done last December and a retouch in March and began noticing that my hair started falling out like crazy around July, or so, and it's gotten a lot more thin and dry. I have noticed a balding spot in the front, middle section of my upper forehead and I'm afraid it won't grow back. I was recommended Nioxin 4 for chemically-treated/thin hair to see if it would help. What would be the recommendation as far as which shampoo/conditioner and treatments I should use? (My hair loss may be caused by stress and it may be hereditary.)
                        Asked on 12/6/2017 by Nia36 from California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Nioxin number 4 sounds like it is the best system for you. I would recommend using the Diamax Advanced and the Hair Booster to help promote additional hair growth and strengthen your hair.

                          Answered on 12/8/2017 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                      • Q:

                        Is this product sulfate free?
                        Asked on 11/1/2017 by hailz from michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Nioxin Systems are not sulfate free. If you are looking for a sulfate free shampoo and condtioner I would recommend the Elements by Wella. Thank you

                          Answered on 11/3/2017 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                      • Q:

                        My hair began to thin due to 2 family deaths within 3 months and High BP medications. Nioxin 4 was recommended as I have fine, color treated hair. I am beginning to freak out as unsure if doing correctly. One Q&A (Ulta) said not to use the daily scalp treatment if using minoxidal. This Q&A says to use both. Also the other Q&A said to use a scalp "something" cleanser instead of the shampoo in #4. Which is correct? Also, do I have to daily wash my hair to see benefits? I typically wash once/week due to curly, frizzy, fine hair. HELP!
                        Asked on 10/25/2017 by freaking out from IL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello,

                          I'm very sorry for your loss. I am happy to answer these questions for you. If you are experiencing hair loss and it is hereditary, we would recommend the Minoxidil. However it sound like your hair loss may be due to stress. I would recommend using the system number 4 to help regenerate hair loss. It would be best to use that to help cleanse the follicle to promote hair growth.

                          Answered on 10/26/2017 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                      • Q:

                        I have fine thin hair and I've been using Nioxin system 3 for over a year.
                        Should I be using system 4? What's the difference between the two?
                        Asked on 7/18/2017 by Glow from Stratham, NH

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Any animal testing?
                        Asked on 7/17/2017 by dogmom2 from Williston,VT

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Response from Coty, Nioxin's parent company:

                          "All of our products are cruelty free. We do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, testing of our products or ingredients on animals. COTY voluntarily ceased testing finished cosmetic products on animals in 1991, long before the official European ban on such testing in 2004, and we have been actively involved in the research and development of alternatives to animal testing for many years."

                          Answered on 7/17/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this make your hear smell bad? I don't really care for the smell of it in the bottle and was wondering if it lingers?
                        Asked on 7/14/2017 by ZJ from Milwaukee, WI

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is not heavily fragranced, so the scent should not linger on your hair after use.

                          Answered on 7/14/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can you combine this product with other shampoo/conditioner, let's say Paul Mitchell for example?
                        Asked on 6/23/2017 by Wen from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Although you should still see some results, for the very best results, Nioxin Cleanser should be used as a full system with the Scalp Therapy Conditioner and the Scalp Treatment.

                          Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have thin baby fine hair. Growing out my hair color. My natural is gray but still have color/highlights which is blonde. Which nioxin do I chose. My hair is dry.
                        Asked on 6/6/2017 by Sunddl from Robbins, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Nioxin System 4 for noticeably thinning, fine, chemically treated hair sounds like the right choice for you! We hope this helps!

                          Answered on 6/9/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have long natural curly hair that is color treated. My hair used to be thick but because of many health issues and a lot of medication I am now loosing my hair. Would this work for me and what number system would it be? I'm also allergic to sulfa. Can I still use this product? Thanks!
                        Asked on 5/15/2017 by Lisa from Pa,US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Click Here to Find Your Nioxin 3-Part System:

                          http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Ulta/Nioxin_ConsultationTree

                          If you have allergies, we always recommend reviewing the ingredients list provided on the product page with your physician prior to use.

                          Answered on 5/18/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can I use Minoxil with my Nioxin System 4 Shampoo, Conditioner and Scalp Treatment? If so how should I use it twice a day the days I shampoo, condition and scalp treat? My friend's beautician told her to use the men's fomula of Nioxin ... Is that possible and then just use once at bedtime? Thank you.
                        Asked on 5/14/2017 by LabMom from Pa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          I would start out trying the Minoxidil for women 2% first to minimize irritation, especially if you are using the Nioxin system kit. You should shampoo, condition, towel dry and apply your scalp treatment, then we recommend waiting 4 hours after the Scalp Treatment to apply your Minoxidil, this should be done in the morning. Then again at night apply your Minoxidil before bed.

                          Answered on 5/26/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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