Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Am a Nioxin convert
I started using all Nioxin 3 products one month ago; shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, volumizing thickening spray and extra hold hairspray. Since I use them all together, it's hard to say specifically if one of the products works or doesn't. In my honest opinion, the Nioxin line has improved the body and texture of my hair greatly. I recently turned 51 and it's been within the last year or two that I noticed my hair thinning (mostly on the sides). I keep my hair in a chin-length, layered bob. It's always been fine so it's always been a challenge to make it look fuller and healthier. But this line of products does that. The shampoo and conditioner have a (very) strong eucalyptus/menthol fragrance and they do make my scalp tingle (I like it - it feels like something is happening). A little bit of shampoo goes a long way. When I'm rinsing the product out, my hair does feel thicker...like I have a bigger handful than before. I use the scalp treatment after I towel dry my hair. It's very watery (not sticky) and the nozzle is a strange choice for an applicator; it can run down your face if you squirt too much on. I don't know that I'm seeing any specific results from the scalp treatment yet (but I read it takes three months) but it does work well in conjunction with the other products. I use the thickening spray as a styling product - lightly spraying it all through my hair. It really injects fullness and lightness into my hair (no stickiness or heaviness). I finish it off with the hairspray (again, not heavy or sticky) and I am generally very happy with the outcome. I'd recommend watching a video on how to blow dry your hair using a large round brush for volume. A good haircut along with the right products, tools and techniques makes it possible for those of us not blessed with beautiful hair to have good hair days. I do think Nioxin is the right product for me. I would highly recommend trying it.
Most Helpful Critical Review This product accelerates color fade dramatically!
Regardless of the Nioxin 3 label claiming to be for colored hair, I found this product accelerates color fade dramatically. The two main ingredients after water are Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. If you color you hair, you probably know to stay away from sulfate shampoos. These surfactants are very effective at cleaning. They remove oils very well and heavy build-ups?of polymers from hair. ?That is why they are often included in shampoos for fine hair. Sulfate shampoos, being great cleaners, will remove layers of conditioning. Once the protective layers are gone, water can penetrate hair easily. The result: faster color loss. My experience with Nioxin 3 was awful.
Reviewed by 733 customers super clean hair at what cost?
Alexandra from NYC
I have 2b/2c hair that's been thinning out due to hormonal birth control... and was then damaged by a bad colorist. i was super interested to try this. it's only been one wash, so obviously no results on thickening/less noticeable thinning, but it left my hair feeling and looking super clean, soft and shiny. however... when i was washing my hair, my hands started burning and itching. i've never experienced this with any product. i literally had to stop washing my hair to dunk my hands in freezing water. it's nice and i got it on sale but i'm super hesitant to use it again.
I've Been Using Nioxin for Years
Happy2CU from Reno NV
Nioxin is a good product for color-treated and thinning hair. I use it regularly.
Shampoo and conditioner for life.
Priscilla from Davenport
My stylist recommended it to me and told me once you start using it you will never stop. She was right. It's been 3 years now.
I would buy again
Eve from Manteca
Could see a difference from the first use
Cj from Colorado Springs, CO
I use it before I have my hair colored to get all the chemicals out of my hair and scalp.
works great as clarifying shampoo
Erin from Washington
So.. I'm going to be honest. I don't have thin or thinning hair, I'm working with 3b. I was looking for an 'emergency' shampoo to help with the itchiness from product buildup.
This was the first non-salon brand I've bought in years (thank you pandemic!) and the smell was a little jarring at first as I'm not used to strong-smelling products. I'm starting to come around to the mintyness, and it's definitely improved my scalp! I haven't noticed any change in the intensity of my color treated hair, but I've definitely noticed that as a heavy shedder this didn't make much of a dent if at all.
Product Causes Rash!
Meg from Texas
I used this product for the first time and broke out in a massive rash everywhere my hair touched my skin. I had to rinse everything out of my hair and re-wash my body to contain it. I am not allergic to any of the ingredients so it is definitely not an allergic reaction and was caused by the product. I am returning it immediately and will not be touching Nioxin products again.
Test on a patch of skin first!
Jenna from Ohio
So I'm here to say that I did enjoy all of the products. I feel that the shampoo/conditioner has really helped my hair and it smells amazing. I do want to warn people however because I had an extremely awful allergic reaction on my skin from the scalp spray. It may not do that to everyone but I highly suggest doing a test patch before spraying it on your whole head! I had the worst rash ever on my head, shoulders, face, and anywhere my hair touched.
I love this product
Sandy from Blaine Mn
I'm trying to get my hair to grow
Doc D from Huntingtown, MD
I have been using this product for about a year. I started using this before my hair really started to thin. I have fine hair and it volumizes my hair and makes it look great. It also helps with my spots where pony tails pulled when I was younger.
This really thickened my hair and helped
Kjgmom2 from Indy
I am ordering my 3 rd bottle of this Amanda I have various scalp Nioxin treatments. This has really thickened and improved the look of my hair . My hair was very breakable and thinning And slow to grow. This has helped tremendously and I have a sensitive scalp and so I still occasionally have to use a clarifying or medicated shampoo to clear up my scalp issues this seems to help my blond hair be even thicker!
This saved my hair!!
Natalie Snazzy from Corpus Christi, Texas
I have been using this everyday as directed for a week and already my hair has stopped falling and shinier. I can talk the density is improving as well. I was losing my hair due to a birth control i was taking and it was very scary how much was falling out. This has made me feel so much better in such a short time and i am so so grateful i found it!!! It smells great, feels great and does exactly what it states!!
I normally always buy this product
Dragon lady from Pottstown pa
This shampoo should have a minty smell. But this bottle's contents smell like a old damp towel. I would love to get a replacement at no cost to me. I've used this Nioxin product for years despite the high cost.
trying new things
trying new things from wisconsin
I don't have a lot to say yet on product, only used a few times
cooling and clarifying
lyn from md
this is great for scalp buildup, i have always had dry scalp/dandruff but these products feel great on your scalp. my hair feels super clean after using this and i haven't had any dandruff since i started using this 2 weeks ago. i can get away with only washing my hair once a week because it's so clarifying. hoping it will help my hair to grow as well!
Wow I really like this .
Ash from Ohio
I just used this set . The smell is absolutely amazing 😉. I love the way my hair looks and feels . I can already tell a difference In the feeling of it . I am excited to see what a month of using this does for me .
Jen from Scottsdale, AZ
I used Nioxin years ago, loved it, but switched to something else for a while. As I'm getting older, my hair seems thinner and I have combination skin. After shampooing with Nioxin again the last 4 months since December, my hair looks and feels thicker, it cleans my head/scalp great and I always feel so clean and fresh. Nioxin smells so minty and invigorating!
none from va.
helped with hair loss along with an organic hair treatment
I buy this product often!
The guy with all that hair! from Philadelphia, PA
Ok results but some issues...
S Watkins from Los Angeles, CA
I used Nioxin's 'system 2' for over 4 months before switching to this one - system 3 as I had started getting my hair colored at the time. In this pack you get the cleanser, conditioner which is admittedly good quality and the scalp treatment. There was a minor difference to the amount of hair shedding (I used both systems back to back for a total of 7 months), but no re-growth. I strongly suggest a product called 'Divine Herbal hair oil' if it's regrowth you're looking for and to stop the shedding. Also make sure your shampoo does not contain sodium laureth sulfate as it is not good for hair health!
Pros: I found it's a simple to use system and fits well into my routine plus easy to get hold of.
Cons: mildly irritates my scalp, contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate, parabens & alcohol. Expensive to maintain.
Good conditioner , poor quality bottle/cap
Kjg from Indiana
I love the product and works great and does not weigh my hair down at all like most conditioners and seems to help with shampoo and the other scalp treatments associated and vitamins . The cap is defective and you have to hold it open and squeeze the bottle extremely hard to get any out! Very frustrating ! It's so thick and works great but please make a pump or a better way to dispense it please!!!!
Like how my hair looks and feels
None from NY
I was using this product for a month or so and thought I wasn't seeing improvement with the amount of hair fall in the shower and on my brush so I decided to switch to Biolage Fiberstrong. Within two weeks my hair started looking awful, drying out and the color was ruined. I didn't see much improvement with hair fall out with that product either, so I quickly gave up on that and went back to this. After only two washes with Nioxin shampoo and conditioner 3 my hair looks and feels great again. Not sure how it improves the color, but my hair looks less brassy now than with fiberstrong. It looks soft, shiny, and fuller. I have decided to have faith that this product will do what it says it does. I do use the scalp treatment too and I find it helps with the itching that I used to get. I don't mind the smell and the tingling that others have complained about, but I do have to use twice and much conditioner than shampoo. And I wish the scalp treatment was sold in larger bottles for the price.
Worst product I've ever purchased for my hair
Karina from Chicago
I would've given 0 stars if I could've.I used it for a week and my hair went from ashy brown to orange and it fried my hair. I don't even know how to repair what is damaged.
Jury is still out
Jad from Chicago
I have not been using the Nioxin products long enough to see any difference but I do not love the products. My hair has gotten much thinner due to hormonal changes. Fortunately I was bless with a very thick head of hair, that being said it is getting quite thin. The directions recommend washing every day but since I need to blow dry and at times use hot tools I do not want to put my hair through that daily so I am washing every three days. I will continue to use at least six months and probably longer, but if I see no difference I am switching back to my other products that contain no sulfates and make my hair look much healthier.
Accelerates color fade dramatically
Commish from Las Vegas
Regardless of the Nioxin 3 label claiming to be for colored hair, I found this product accelerates color fade dramatically. Fact: the two main ingredients after water are Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. If you color you hair, you probably know to stay away from sulfate shampoos. These surfactants are very effective at cleaning. They remove oils very well and heavy build-ups of polymers from hair. That is why they are often included in shampoos for fine hair. Sulfate shampoos, being great cleaners, will remove layers of conditioning. Once the protective layers are gone, water can penetrate hair easily. The result: faster color loss. My experience with Nioxin 3 was awful.