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System 4 Cleanser

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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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Packaging May Vary.
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 364 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (128)
  • Improves hair health (128)
  • Lathers well (102)
  • Effective (100)
  • Gentle (94)

Cons

  • Dries hair out (11)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Doesn't lather well (5)
  • Smells bad (5)

Best Uses

  • Fine hair (140)
  • Daily use (135)
  • Women (50)
  • Men (23)
  • Oily hair (23)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (53), 10 minutes (36), 1+ hour (13)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (109), Wavy hair (66), Very curly hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (88), Survivalist / minimalist (70), Brand buyer (54), Budget shopper (44), Product junkie (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Reviewed by 364 customers

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4.0

Very good product

By Djmaclady8

from Harrusburg, PA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Volume
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Lathers Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color treated
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

    Seems to be improving my hair strength and density with less breakage

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would recommend this product

    By CLH

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Volume

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

      Gives thin hair volume

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Luxurious shampoo for thin hair❤

      By Lealea

      from Geneva, IL

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

         
        5.0

        It helps! I'm a repeat customer.

        By Zelda

        from Ohio

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adds Volume
        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Gentle
        • Improves Hair Health
        • Lathers Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

          I wash hair every other day

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Have used this product for over a year and it really works!

          By Yvonne

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

            Have used the Nioxin System 4 for over a year due to major hair loss after Valley Fever and anti-fungal
            medication causing hair loss. Seriously thought I would need a wig but Nioxin came to the rescue!! I now have long , thicker hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            Yes, I buy this product over and over

            By Kathy

            from Booneville, MS

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Volume
            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                Use this product at every shampoo

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                Great product for thin hair

                By Neco

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Hair Health
                • Lathers Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thinner Hair

                  Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                  Its a great product for thin hair. It stops my hair from falling and gives it a thicker consistency. I alternate between this shampoo and moisturizing shampoo.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By David

                  from Las Vegas

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Thinner Hair

                    Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                    Great for daily use

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    If it aint broke, don't fix it.

                    By Lou

                    from Mississippi

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • None

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Lather Well
                    • Dries Hair Out
                    • Harsh
                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                      New packaging is usually a dead giveaway that something has changed. Sure enough, they have reformulated the shampoo. I have used this for years with no complaints, but will now be looking for a new shampoo. This new formula is horrible. It doesn't lather well and It doesn't make my hair feel "clean". No matter how much I rinse, it leaves behind a residue that makes my fine hair feel heavy, coated, and weighed down. It builds up badly. It actually made my hair fall out even more than before. After using this for a few days, I had to use a clarifying shampoo to strip everything out of my hair. I don't understand why these companies feel the need to change things when they don't need changing. So long Nioxin.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Seems to be helping

                      By Jess

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Nioxin System 4 Cleanser:

                        My hair has been shedding a LOT the past several months and I was beginning to notice that it was looking thinner. I started using this a few weeks ago and I'm losing less hair. My hair also feels thicker and fuller. I like how it makes my scalp feel very fresh and clean. I plan to continue using it!

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair

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                        • Q:

                          Hi, I have highlighted hair that is also dyed red. My hair is thinning and dryer as I move closer to 30. Is system 4 a good fit in this case?
                          Asked on 5/6/2018 by Caroline from Illinois

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hello! Yes, System 4 would be a great fit! It's designed to be used for hair that has progressed thinning and hair that is color treated.

                            Answered on 6/5/2018 by Official Answer from Nioxin from Brand Answer
                        • Q:

                          Hi I thinning hair is heritary for me but also under a lot of stress. I have been using Number 6 for several years and it seems to be slowing the thinning. I have noticed lately some more thinning in the front. And I now color my roots occasionally. Should I use number 4 or any other product? Help please!
                          Asked on 3/25/2018 by Thinner from Greenwich Ct

                          3 answers

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The number 6 is great for chemically treated hair, the number 4 is for color treated hair. If you perm or chemically straighten your hair the 6 is great for you. If you just color it, I would use the 4.

                            Answered on 3/29/2018 by Official Answer from Nioxin from Brand Answer
                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Nioxin System 4 is formulated for noticeably thinning, fine, chemically treated hair. System 6 is specially designed for noticeably thinning, medium to coarse, natural or chemically-treated hair, and might be a better choice for you. I would stick with System 6, but add the Hair Booster to help with the problem areas.

                            Answered on 3/27/2018 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            I would stick with the number 4, but I would consider using the Hair Booster as well. Nioxin Hair Booster is an intensive leave on booster for areas of concern, such as the hairline or crown. Dual action technology for protection accompanied by sensation. It is for specific area that additional attention.

                            Answered on 3/27/2018 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                        • Q:

                          I have both cleanser and conditioner #4
                          I still after washing hair in my shower
                          I only wash my hair twice a week
                          Is this normal
                          Asked on 2/18/2018 by Rich from NYC

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            We recommend using daily with the treatment for best results.

                            Answered on 2/26/2018 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                        • 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 very fine, thinning hair, and am struggling with the decision to start using this system. My question is, once I do start using it, must I continue to do so indefinitely? A hairdresser told me this would be a good product to use, but once I start using it, I must continue to do so. If I did decide to discontinue using this product, what are the adverse side affects of doing so?
                          Asked on 10/10/2017 by wg from TN

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello,
                            That is a great question. Our systems are meant to cleanse the follicle to remove dirt, debris, and sebum. This product does not contain Minoxidil, which is a product that is clinically proven to re-grow hair therefore you will not have adverse side affects. It is a very cleansing shampoo and conditioner and if you choose to discontinue use, it will stop cleansing the follicle. This may cause your follicle to clog again, but that would happen slowly over time.,Hello,
                            That is a great question. Our systems are meant to cleanse the follicle to remove dirt, debris, and sebum. This product does not contain Minoxidil, which is a product that is clinically proven to re-grow hair therefore you will not have adverse side affects. It is a very cleansing shampoo and conditioner and if you choose to discontinue use, it will stop cleansing the follicle. This may cause your follicle to clog again, but that would happen slowly over time.

                            Answered on 10/12/2017 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
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