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Scalp Recovery Cleanser

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Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser anti-dandruff shampoo. Relieves the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, scalp related problems such as scalp irritation, flaking, dryness & itching. Provides moisture control & protection to color-treated hair.

1% pyrithione zinc to prevent and relieve symptoms caused by scalp conditions. Green tea polyphenols help soothe and add moisture over time to the scalp.
Massage onto wet scalp and hair. Rinse well. Use daily for maximum dandruff control.
Active Ingredients: Pyrithione Zinc. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Zinc Carbonate, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Hydrochloric Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract, Lecithin, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Biotin/Folic Acid/Cyanocobalamin/Niacinamide/Pantothenic Acid/Pyridoxine/Riboflavin/Thiamine/Yeast Polypeptides, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment.

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NioxinScalp Recovery Cleanser
 
4.4

(based on 89 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (37)
  • Improves hair health (29)
  • Effective (23)
  • Gentle (19)
  • Easy to use (17)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Not effective (4)
  • Doesn't lather well (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (25)
  • Oily hair (9)
  • Weekly use (9)
  • Fine hair (8)
  • Thick hair (8)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (20), Wavy hair (16), Very curly hair (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (20), 10 minutes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (23), Beauty conscious (15), Brand buyer (13), Budget shopper (11), Product junkie (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

By mnguyen6

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Lathers Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Hair

    Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

    THIS PRODUCT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.
    If you suffer from dry, itchy scalp--look no further.
    I purchased this product based on others reviews. Nothing has worked for me in the past. I've tried cleansing shampoos, moisturizing shampoos, etc. This healed my scalp after about 2 uses, and it's been going strong ever since! The price tag hurts a bit, but it is totally worth it. A little goes a long way, and I have extremely thick hair. Highly recommend!!

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WORKS

    By Wackojackomakeup

    from Chicago, IL

    Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

    So I've been dealing with an extremely itchy scalp so bad that I would scratch and then have blood under my finger nails, but since I started using this it has almost completely subsided! After the first use I felt a little better and then the second time I noticed the itching had almost completely gone away, and by the fifth use my dandruff is 99% gone!! And for someone who could almost literally shake her head and it snow dandruff on my shoulders before to now it being almost completely gone!!? It's practically a miracle!! Love love love. A definite must have for the dry itchy scalp people out there.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Iwould buy this product again

    By NONE

    from GEORGIA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly

    Cons

    • TO EXPEMSIVE

    Best Uses

    • WEEKLY

    Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

    TOO EXPENSIVE

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Kaylene

    from Hurricane utah

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

      Great product for dry scalp

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      I would buy again

      By Kathy jo

      from Platte City Mo

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Great Smell
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Hair

        Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

        Uses it 3 times a week to control itching & flakes

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love This Product

        By Lindsey

        from Louisiana

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Gentle
        • Great Smell
        • Improves Hair Health

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

          I love Scalp Recovery. It has been the only product that has truly improved my scalp. It's worth giving it a try.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It works!

          By Beckyrae

          from Michigan

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

              I've been suffering with dry/flaky scalp for a few years on and off and this past year it became so itchy and flaky I was at my wits end. I tried this and the conditioner when I happened upon it on a google search. It works. After 2 uses (in one week, I wash every 3 days or so) my flakes were gone, itching gone. I'm pretty shocked but it works. Smell is not great but doesn't last on the hair. 5 stars!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This product was AWESOME!

              By Lacey

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Gentle
              • Improves Hair Health

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry scalp

                Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

                I use this product alongside the conditioner and my scalp has never been better! No more flakes or irritation, it's a miracle! Never been so satisfied with a product.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Probably won't buy it again

                By Sandi

                from Washington state

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Thinner Hair

                Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

                Hasn't stopped the itching.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome product!!!!!!

                By Momzilla's makeup

                from San Dimas Ca

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Thoroughly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser:

                    I was in desperate need of something that would get rid of my dandruff and super itchy scalp. This stuff is amazing and doesn't smell bad at all! I literally saw and felt results within the second wash!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

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                    • Q:

                      Would this product help with someone who has Seborrheic Dermatitis? I have SD and my skin is very sensitive. I have oily skin but my SD makes me sometimes get flaky and dry on my face. I also have larger pores from the SD so I would like to know if this will help all of this?
                      Asked on 2/6/2018 by JP from NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        I would recommend the Scalp Recovery Cleanser yes. The three-part kit is great. It contains Pyrithione Zinc to help relieves the itchiness. You can use the treatment up to four times a day. It is specifically for Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis.

                        Answered on 2/9/2018 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                    • Q:

                      Weird Question, but can someone confirm if this leaves your scalp (pores/follicles) feeling open/airy? I used Nioxin years ago, and i think it contained peppermint which left my scalp feeling amazingly fresh, open pores. Not sure if this is the same type of shampoo, so would like to confirm (hoping it does give my scalp that same relaxing sensation)
                      Asked on 12/12/2017 by Eve from NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product does contain peppermint oil. The shampoo cleanses the follicles and refreshes the scalp.

                        Answered on 12/15/2017 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                    • Q:

                      Does Nioxin contain sulfate I'm allergic to sulfate
                      Asked on 7/5/2017 by Bec from Morton IL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product contains sulfates. Please refer to the Ingredients list for details.

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

                      So does it have to be used with the nioxin conditioner to work or can I mix & match with the Joico moisture recovery (blue bottle) conditioner to help battle my other hair needs this summer?
                      Asked on 6/11/2017 by Phemay from Rochester, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Although Nioxin recommends using this product in conjunction with the Nioxin System Kit for best results, you can certainly integrate this product into your existing haircare regimen and still see great results. :-)

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

                      Would this product help with scalp psoriasis? I seen a lot of positive reviews saying it does.
                      Asked on 5/24/2017 by Jasonc from 46036

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        It relieves the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, scalp related problems such as scalp irritation, flaking, dryness & itching, so it could help! We would suggest consulting your physician prior to use if you have a diagnosed condition.

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

                      How does it smell? Is it fragrance free?
                      Asked on 3/6/2017 by les from Memphis

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Nioxin Scalp Recovery Cleanser features a subtle peppermint scent.

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I am currently using the Nioxin 1 system (shampoo, conditioner, and treatment) and am getting very dry hair with lots of dandruff even after daily use of that product. Would this be right for me to stop the dandruff and flakes? Also, would I be able to use this product as well as the nioxin 1 system together? Or only this?
                      Asked on 2/6/2017 by Ali from Toronto, canada

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend to discontinue use and please consult your physician.

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How soon can this product be used after a relaxer?
                      Asked on 2/5/2017 by Itchy from Houston

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Please refer to the relaxer usage directions or please contact the manufacturer of your relaxer.

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this product help with oily dandruff or just the flaky kind?
                      Asked on 12/23/2016 by ajr3009 from Severn, MD

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        It relieves the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis, too!

                        Answered on 12/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      how many times a week do i have to use this shampoo? and My hair is greasy but I suffer from dandruff will help me this product or make my hair much greasier?
                      Asked on 11/30/2016 by trinityadone26 from snellville,ga

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Nioxin recommends daily use for best results.

                        Answered on 12/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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