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Nioxin Scalp Therapy Conditioner, System 3 (Color Treated Hair/Normal to Light Thinning) moisturizes hair and scalp to achieve thicker, fuller hair.
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Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
Googoo the on the go grandmother! from Pontotoc MS 38863
A good shampoo, conditioner and a leave in style product.
Earthmother31951 from Spokane Valley, WA
This is the second of three steps. First you wash your hair, then use this conditioner and then there is a treatment for the scalp. I find that it is working to regrow my hair.
Lo from Washington DC
This conditioner made my hair very straw-like to the touch, and the ends began looking very scraggly. I stopped using it and switched to a different conditioner and the problem went away quickly. Many conditioners feel "rich" when you apply them - this one did not. It didn't seem like it did a good job of detangling my hair. It does smell very good, and the peppermint made my scalp tingle.
DeeDee46 from Louisiana
1st off everyone's gripe in about having a rash so I wanna know one thing deja what which system did you buy because there's like 5 systems ones for normal hair within one's for coloured hair with thinning then there's another 1 and another 1 there's like 10 different brands and you have to make sure you get the 1 that says 4 colour treated hair if not then your hair's gonna lose colour obviously and read the labels the warning says do a patch test but obviously none yelled at that but the 1 who put it on her arm was smart she did the test nothing wrong with this product is a great product 1st off everyone's mad over having a rash. so I wanna know one thing did yall learn in school or from parents, ALWAYS READ LABELS AN FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!!! ALSO which system did you buy because there's like 10 systems ones for normal hair, within one's for colored hair with thinning , there's another 1for fine ,thinning colored,an a normal hair . there's like 10 different systems in the collection. you have to make sure you get the 1 .that says 4 color treated hair if not then your hair's gonna lose color. obviously none of yall read the labels ("warning says do a patch test" )but obviously none followed warnings only the lady who put it on her arm was smart ,she did the test nothing wrong with this product. is a great product . you teachers & parents teach us read the directions and follow them . period
DeeDeej46 from Haughton la
Everyone's gripen about having a rash OK do you all read because clearly at stake do a patch test 1st this is for people who may have a reaction to the chemicals in this the chemicals yes are meant to strip hair and get a clean and also wheel strip colour so colour saves they should not have said that they should have said it could lighten your hair a few shades but anyone with santa knows those chemicals do not belong on your skin so you shouldn't did a patch test you cannot blame the company for that you can only blame yourself for not doing what the direction said
Still looking from New Mexico
I used the products soon after getting fresh lowlights. At first I thought I was mistaken that my hair looked lighter but after using the system a few more times, I took it back to the store, grateful for Ulta's return policy. My stylist confirmed the change and said the color had lightened about two levels. Nioxin may have eventually helped my thinning hair, but I like my lowlights. Use with caution.
None from Memorial. OKC, Ok.
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Miss K from Southeastern Pennsylvania
I used this ONE time and my color faded dramatically, leaving my hair dull and frizzy. Now I have to pay the cost to send it back and to go to my salon to have the professional color fixed.
Worst hair product i have ever used.
Amanda from Missouri
My hair did stop falling put so quickly, but it's also super dry. I've never struggled with dry hair. My ends are split and breaking off. I have tried two different systems and both were the same.
Rau from AZ
I have used this product for quite some time and do like it. This last purchase seemed to me to cost considerable more than the last time I purchased it. I'll watch and see where that goes, but won't pay this same price in the future. May have to switch brands.
Jackie from Atlanta
My hair was starting to look thinner on top. After just using twice, my hair looks and feels thicker.
Babygirl from Mountaintop, pa
I've only used it once and I can tell the difference I can't wait to see what happens with a couple of washes
Des from El Dorado Hills
Great product been using this for 20 years however Ulta's prices are too high
Chelsea from Minnesota
I just started using this kit so no positive feedback other than the shampoo and conditioner seem fine so far - nice peppermint scent and really feels like it has cleaned my scalp. However I did do a patch test with the leave-in treatment on my arm and it's super red! Whoever suggested this - thank you. I will not be using that product any further.
Sandy from The Villages, FL
I sometimes mix it with a volume shampoo
C from Denver
After 3 months of use I have no growth on the top of my head, but there is hair on my face which I have never had before!!!!
Blondie from Chambersburg PA
If I was not using it I would be close to bald
Alice from League City Texas
I used this for the first time today and when I used the last step of scalp treatment it over sprayed on my arm. Now my arm looks as if it were burned or an allergic reaction.
AB from Michigan
After years and hundreds of dollars spent on shampoos, I started using this shampoo (and matching conditioner) about a year ago. I had terrible patches of seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp; it was painful and embarrassing. This cleared it up in a matter of weeks and has kept it away. I never write reviews but I am so thankful for this line of hair care.
Laura K. from Allentown
I've just started using this product but already notice a difference in my hair. It appears fuller and is much earlier to style. I'd initially purchased the smaller trial size, but have already gone back and gotten the full size since I definitely didn't want to run out.
ThatgirlinTx from Texas
I just picked this up today and was excited to try after seeing all the great reviews. After I got home I looked at the reviews one more time and saw one from someone else urging people to do a patch test first. I went ahead and did it on my arm and i kid you the area in my arm where I did the patch test turned red. I wish I could upload pictures to this post but it's red! It did feel cooling when I first put it on but maybe 10 mins in my arm is bright red. I will be returning this product. Kinda disappointed because I was really looking forward to trying it.
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.
Happy2CU from Reno NV
Nioxin is a good product for color-treated and thinning hair. I use it regularly.
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.
Eve from Manteca
Could see a difference from the first use