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NioxinSystem 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 349 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (118)
  • Improves hair health (117)
  • Effective (100)
  • Lathers well (93)
  • Gentle (89)

Cons

  • Dries hair out (9)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Smells bad (5)
  • Doesn't lather well (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (133)
  • Fine hair (129)
  • Women (50)
  • Men (23)
  • Oily hair (22)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (104), Wavy hair (60), Very curly hair (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (53), 10 minutes (36), 1+ hour (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (82), Survivalist / minimalist (63), Brand buyer (54), Budget shopper (44), Product junkie (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Reviewed by 349 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thank god for this!

By Tania

from New York

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Great Smell
  • Improves Hair Health

Cons

  • Dries Hair Out

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Thinner Hair

Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

For years my hair wouldn't grow but I started using this and a year later my hair is finally
Long almost down to my butt which is amazing being that it was up to my shoulders for so long. I truly believe in this product and recommend it to anyone looking to improve their thinning hair. I believe it cleaned my scalp for hair growth. I use this and the pureology condition and so far, I'm in love!

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair
 
4.0

I use this product regularly and have done so for months.

By annie

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

    Satisfied with product

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great

    By Jmeche

    from Lake Charles, LA

    About Me Professional Stylist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Volume

    Cons

    • Dries Hair Out

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Thicker Hair

    Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

    I use every other day. My hair is not falling out as bad as previous.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Yes Yes Yes

    By Renee

    from Conifer Colorado

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

      I tried this product and LOVE it

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Yes, and I have been using it for a long time because I have

      By Tati

      from KalamazooMI

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

        It's a great product for may condition

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By RayRay

        from Ohio

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Improves Hair Health
        • Lathers Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

          I feel like it helps with the thinning, aging problems of my hair. It make you scalp feel really good too!

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Smells amazing!

          By JessicaAnn

          from Minneapolis,MN

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Great Smell
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

            I have very thin and chemically treated hair. I used Nioxin a few years ago and was disapointed that it never lathered well. I am happy to report, time have changed! The smell is a wonderful peppermint smell and lathers like a dream. I cant say whether my PCOS hairloss will be fixed, but it is a great shampoo!

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this product!

            By Nancy

            from Westminster

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Improves Hair Health
            • Keeps my hair from falling-out

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Thinner Hair

              Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

              I stopped using this product along with the cleanser and saw visible hair fall out in my hair brush! I have stayed with the product ever since that incident.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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                  • Q:

                    I have been using the whole system #4 for about a year. I have baby fine, extremely dry naturally curly hair, noticeable thinning, and it is dyed red (professional). Using this, my hair color disappears to orange-ish in 3 days, super frizzy, unmanageable and straw like. What am I doing wrong? Is there something I'm missing?
                    Asked on 2/3/2018 by Heide from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      I would recommend using 3D Intensive Deep Protect Density Mask to help with the moisture balance. I would ask your stylist to add a clear glaze to seal in the color and prevent fading.,Because of the size of the molecules in red hair colorant, I would ask your stylist to add a clear glossing service to your hair color to help seal in your color. To help with the with dryness I would recommend 3D Intensive Deep Protect Density Mask. Thank you

                      Answered on 2/5/2018 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                  • Q:

                    Is Nioxin Cleanser - System 4 safe for Color Treated Hair? Will it strip the color out? I color every 4-6 weeks.
                    Asked on 1/29/2018 by Shelley from MN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, System 4 products are specially formulated for color-treated and chemically-treated hair.

                      Answered on 1/29/2018 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                  • Q:

                    can i use this after I use a purple shampoo ? I have highlights and I use a purple shampoo to keep them blonde and not brassy ,can I use this after I wash the purple shampoo out ??? my hair is thinning since before I got it done
                    Asked on 12/27/2017 by Miss Malice from traverse city Michigan

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello,
                      We don't recommend alternating other shampoos and conditioners with our products. Our products are meant to clean the follicle from environmental debris, sebum, and refresh the scalp. Alternating products prevents the follicles from being opened and promoting hair growth.

                      Answered on 12/28/2017 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                  • 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
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