Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great product for my thinning hair problem
I've been using this product for 2 weeks and use the complete system for natural thinning hair. I've noticed little to no hair loss and my daughter says that the problem areas are really improving.
It is not feasible for me to wash my hair daily; therefore I wash it every other day. I leave the lathered shampoo on my hair for an extra 10 minutes and then follow with the conditioner. I try to use a little heat with the conditioner for more intense penetration. Next I finish with the leave-in scalp therapy. Initially after use I found my hair a little dry and hard to the touch from the scalp therapy. I found a customer service number online and called to inquire about a product to help moisturize the hair and scalp while using the system. The stylist recommended the Deep Repair Hair Masque which is amazing! I will continue to see if I receive the full desired results.
Most Helpful Critical Review more hair shedding
I have thinning hair in the frontal region. My hair part isn't noticeably thinning, but it could be better.
I attribute my hair loss to genetics. It started in my teens so i've tried several products and topical medications to ease reduce the rate of shedding, and possibly to regrow hair as well.
Based on the reviews for Nioxin, I thought it sounded promising. I bought the shampoo and conditioner together.
What I found was that in wash 1, my hair looked vibrant, although there was shedding in the tub. I did notice that the shampoo left a funny residue or something on my hand.
Washes' 2 and 3: it felt as though my already fine hair was getting finer in texture AND drier (like crispy dry layers) even with the conditioner. Further more, there was much, MUCH more than average hair falling out in the tub and in my brush. Even when I have shedding at it's most, it never really got to this point.
I'm not sure if the product was too strong for my fine hair, or if shedding is supposed to occur, but I couldn't chance it. With already thinning hair, it just seemed to make things much worse.
Once I stopped using it, my shedding stopped, but my hair texture is still very dry, and the natural color (black) is washed out.
Obviously, I seem to be a minority in the reviews, but just in case anyone has a hair situation like mine, I thought i'd share this experience.
Reviewed by 762 customers Works!
Nicole from Michigan
Actually is helping my hair grow and thicken. It takes about a year to really work, but I am impressed.
My husband loves it, also!
gloria from Florida
Thin hair requires a small dab of product
pal53 from Texas
It seems nioxin has changed their formula because the shampoo does not smell the same. It smells like peppermint instead of tea tree oil and is not as effective. I will probably try a different brand the next time
Do not recommend
Busy mummy from California
If you have super fine n thin hair already DO NOT BUY IT, it will make your hair feels like even thinner ...
Would not recommend
RF from MO
Made my hair fall out. Should have looked at other reviews first.
Made my hair fall out
Kitty from Phoenix, az
Used this system 2x a week, for 3 weeks and it made my hair fall out at an alarming rate. So upset at how I look bald now.. I had thin, fine hair, and now it's just falling out.
Mally from KY
I was using this these products from July until November, but I feel like I've been loosing even more hair. It also has made my hair more oily. I decided to stop and try something else
My husband loves Nioxin!
BrookefromOz from Myrtle Beach, SC
Hubby has been using this shampoo for a few years and it has absolutely halted his hair thinning on his crown.
Just bought this product. Too early to tell.
Need help from El Centro, CA
I this first time using this product so it's too soon to tell if it work or if I like it.
Yes I would
Mae from Lochbuie, CO
So far working very well..
DO NOT BUY!!!
Kenzie from Ohio
This product made my hair fall out in clumps every single day for months. I bought it twice, spending $100. Days his will destroy your hair. Please do not use this.
Use a hydrating conditioner on the ends
Chel_si from Dallas, TX
So far so good for me. I see many complaints about Nioxin products drying out people's hair. Here is my personal advice:
1) Volumizing products work by opening the hair cuticle and keeping it open. This is what makes hair look fuller. Most conditioners are designed to close the hair cuticle, which is why some conditions make hair feel silky soft. Volumizing conditioners, however, keep the cuticle open. Therefore, dryness WILL occur. My suggestion is to use a hydrating or smoothing conditioner on your ends first, then apply the Nioxin conditioner at the scalp only. This way you can still have soft, shiny, combable hair throughout.
2) Since volumizing products keep the hair cuticle open, hair is going to more difficult to comb through. Tangles can be reduced by applying a hydrating or smoothing conditioner on the ends first, then combing hair with a wide toothed comb while in the shower. After that, pat the Nioxin conditioner on the scalp only. Combing the Nioxin conditioner into the root area allows the peppermint oil to stimulate the scalp more evenly.
3) To have better control of the Scalp & Hair Treatment, spray it into palms then rub it onto roots with your hands. If tangles are still an issue after this step, apply a light serum on the ends (argan oil serum, coconut oil serum, etc) or a detangling leave-in conditioner on the ends.
4) For people with long hair, the root area is really the only area that needs volume. I suggest to only use this shampoo, conditioner, and treatment on the roots only. Shampoo does not need to be applied on the ends, especially volumizing shampoo. If volumizing products of any kind are applied to the ends, tangles will occur.
I hope this advice is helpful. Good luck. The lack of instructions for these products is very disappointing.
i use this every day
Barbara from GA
I use this product daily
Scalp clean & Thick/Thin
Ahdahlyne from Chicago, IL
So. Long story be prepared.
It's been about two years since I noticed my hair was thinning drastically. I did home remedies, tried different brands of shampoos & nothing help. I was ready to give up. I did for two months. Then I started again with different remedies I found & brands of shampoo . I came across this brand, completely new to it, no type of background knowledge on it.
I decided to try trial size. It lasted for two months for me. I would wash my hair every other day or second day. Without using dry shampoo, since I tried growing & mainly focusing thickening my hair. Didn't want to keep adding more chemicals to my hair. This kit (Without using step 3) worked perfect for me. It literally deep cleaned my scalp. It felt lighter, the mint fresh felt nice on my scalp. I felt less itchy. I just felt a huge weight off my scalp. From all those remedies & shampoos I added to my hair. With this kit I didn't use the step 3, just because it made my hair feel weird afterwards & had a bad smell to it.
Without using the step 3 , my hair felt really soft, cleaned & lighter. It DID NOT help with my thinning, but it did help with cleaning my scalp. After I was done, I decided to go back to my Herbal Essence Repair Shampoo/Conditioner. HOWEVER. I came across Bondi Boost . I seen lots of review how it helps grow your hair & thickness. It's been three weeks since I been using their Hair Growth shampoo/conditioner, as well their spray Intensive Growth Spray. As usual, I wash my hair every other day or second day. I also try not to curl , flat iron or blow dry my hair. But let me tell you. I'm loving the results. I have to thank Nioxin Care Kit System 2, for deep cleaning my scalp, otherwise I would of just been bunching it up on my scalp & no progress.
I do buy this product again and again
yellow chick from new braunfels, texas
Saved my hair from thyroid issues! Love it!
Nicki from Pa
Been using this product for years, very effective
Gnarles from Buffalo New York
I will continue to buy the product because the overall quality and effectiveness
Ingredients changed Yet Again?
ST from US
Can you please explain to me why almost every bottle of this I get it seems to be different? With my most recent bottle I noticed a difference right away, it just leaves my hair a fluffy mess and pretty much just plain irritates my scalp. So I looked at the ingredients on the bottle and surprise surprise, Nioxin has watered it down and changed them again. They are totally different than what is listed on here!! I went through the big change when Nioxin was sold to P&G 6 or 7 years ago and got semi happy with the new ingrienents, and now they changed it up again. You just lost a customer of over 15 years by cheaping out, watering your product down, and changing ingredients. Did you think we wouldn't notice? This is pretty much now the same as buying a cheap bottle of their Pantene stuff. Images below from the ingredients on the new bottle compared to what is listed on here. See ya Nioxin!
kiku from ca
genuinely saying it doesn't work at all
Would NOT Recommend!!
Cheyenne from Apple Valley
(In store purchase)
I'm very sad this product did not work. In fact I've lost WAY MORE hair using this product than any other shampoo. :( Literal CLUMPS!!
The scalp treatment (foam) also left my scalp feeling very dirty and clogged. Luckily I purchased the trial size so it wasn't too big of a loss. However my hair has never been in worse shape. Extremely thin & brittle.
Save your money and find another product!!!
Really works! Give it some time though....
Nb from St. Louis
Use every day and use the condition as you like. It will take a few months but you should see new hair growth.
I've used this shampoo for years.
Kathy from So. Dak.
I use the shampoo and conditioner everyday. My hair looks so much fuller now.
Ayana from NF, NY
I'm only 20 years old and I have to take a medication that makes my hair thin. I saw this shampoo during the hair sale and I had to buy it. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and I swear I've never had a better shampoo for my hair. My hair stopped falling out in clumps now it rarely ever falls out. I also have the conditioner which makes my hair super soft at the end
Terrible!! Do not buy
Caro from Los Ángeles
This product actually made my hair fall out more!! I started to experience more hair loss while using this and couldn't pin point the reason at first but then I realized the only thing new was this shampoo and conditioner. It made my hair so dry and coarse thereby causing more breakage and hair loss. Very disappointed! I stopped using it and immediately upon switching to a different product noticed an immediate improvement.
NIOXIN SHAM/COND DUO
Berns from New Jersey
I was introduced to Nioxin by my salon stylist after a chat I had with her about my husband's thinning hairline. He swears by this shampoo (and its conditioner) - he likes how his scalp feels after each clean, and the smell of the shampoo/conditioner is actually pretty fine! He has been using the shampoo/conditioner duo now for ~2 years and will not change over to anything else.