Rated 4.29 out of 5 stars
A friend suggested I try the product. I have to say that it is the best results I've gotten yet. I've tried all the different Hair Loss shampoos and this is the best. Within a couple of months my hair was growing in again. I couldn't believe it. It is still a little thin, but it's MUCH better. I can't believe it.
I also started using the Bosley Healthy Hair Vitality Supplement for Women and it really works great in conjunction with the Nioxin!
Pros: You know when it's on your scalp because the peppermint & menthol tingle.
Its definately not for my hair type. It breaks the curl pattern BAD and by 2nd day it looks and feels as though I hadnt washed my hair in a month or more. I usually wash my hair once a week, but that was not possible with this series 5. I gave it a chance and have used about a half a bottle of the shampoo and conditioner and the results are the same every time. Awful looking and feeling hair as if I didnt rinse enough or rinsed too much. I dont ever use this word, but I looked RATCHET. Ive never been embarrassed to go to work on bad hair days, but this was next level bad. Waves go stringy and straight, and ringlets look like they have given up on life. Ends of my hair turned into that feathery damage that you get if you bleached your hair one too many times.
I had "red dessert wine" highlights, they looked like damaged auburn blonde after the 2nd wash.
I DO however like the Night Density Rescue. Same light tingle, doesnt seem to weigh my hair down. I do have to wash it more often, but that's expected with a leave in oil.
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Mary from North Georgia
Love this product. I've been using less than a week and can already tell a difference in my hair.
Glenda from Shout Carolina
The shampoo was not my favorite as it seemed to make my hair feel tangled and hard to comb. But once I used the conditioner, it made all of the difference! I highly recommend getting both the shampoo and conditioner together. I'll never use the shampoo without the conditioner.
Sunshine from North Carolina
I was ready to get an idea of what to expect based on what the user had to say compared to what the company has to say. They sound pretty spot on. The company does warn about the redness. And I personally know that I certainly won't get the same reaction as everyone else. Otherwise, we would have all won the lottery by now, right?
Ambur from Michigan
I only used this for about 2 weeks and decided to return it because I was noticing more fallout during my showers compared to other systems I've used. I didn't notice a difference in the way my hair looked either, which I guess is expected for the short amount of time I used it. Also for supposedly helping dry hair, I didn't notice any softness or shine added to my color-treated hair.
SWhite from Bartow, Florida
I have only used it a couple of times....it smells sooooooo good. It made my hair feel soft and that squeaky clean feeling. It also "tingles" on you scalp...feels great~ I felt like my hair had more volume also. The way my hair felt so soft, and breezy.
Wishful from Texas
Alyssa from Chicago
Just used the shampoo for the first time and so far so good! Last week my scalp felt really irritated, and after using this shampoo and conditioner, my scalp feels great and my hair is so soft. The smell seems to be irritating for some people but I think it is invigorating and it doesn't bother me. Hoping it works well long term!
Deb from Pittsburgh from Pittsburgh, PA
I used this product three times. On the third time using the scalp treatment, my arms, shoulders and neck broke out in a rash. I don't think it was the shampoo or conditioner… it was definitely the scalp treatment. I'm glad I didn't but the full-sized product!
Christina from Boston, MA
I used this kit for about a week and I lost SO much hair. At first I thought it would get better but I was losing so much hair in the shower and it was just falling out every time I brushed my hair, it was awful. It works for a lot of people but be aware that one of the potential side effects is hair loss!
Kris T from VA - Virginia
I've used this product only for a a few weeks and I LOVE the way it makes my hair feel. It's so shiny and feels so healthy. I have bleached mids/ ends and have been searching for something to make my hair feel hydrated at the ends but not greasy at the root- and this does it for me. I can't speak too much on fullness of my hair as I haven't noticed too much of a difference with that (maybe I haven't used long enough) but I would continue to use this just based off of how much healthier my hair and scalp feels. Only gave 4 starts because the scent doesn't thrill me. If you can't tolerate very strong peppermint smell this product isn't for you.
Nikkie from San Diego
I'm 22 and as you can see in the first pic I started losing a lot of hair. I began noticing this this when I stopped taking birth control after 6 years of taking it. I don't write reviews often, but these before and after pics are so drastic that I felt like I should give credit where it is due. These two pics were taken about a month apart. PROS- it works, and it started working quick! I've always had baby hairs, but in the past, they seemed to stay the same length and haven't grown since I was like 14 years old. With Nioxin, the hairs were growing so long I looked like I had bangs. CONS- first time I used this I broke out in hives. Burned my back, my arms were bright red. It's really strong stuff. (I do have very sensitive skin) Another side effect to these strong chemicals, is that my hair got super dry. Although I have chemically treated my hair, it has always been oily. I only washed my hair with nioxin 3 times a week and my hair was still breaking really bad and began looking very damaged. Ultimately, this is why I had to stop using it. Also, after I stopped using it I stopped seeing improvements. I think in most cases, hair loss is something that a specialist must look at to determine what the real cause is from. I have recently got my blood work done for a dermatologist to evaluate so I can find a better long term solution. In conclusion, I think Nioxin is a great start toward hair growth. However, it seems to be a very temporary fix. Especially since the ingredients do not make it sustainable to continue using, since they cause so much hair breakage. This kinda defeats the whole purpose of new hair growing, if the rest of your hair is completely damaged.
Rhiannon from Texas
I wanted to like this. The minute I put it on, I noticed little bumps on my forehead and my sides, 2 minutes later I had an itchy scalp. Returning tomorrow for sure. Be careful.
myhairlooksamazing from Pennsylvania
This stuff is the real deal. I've been using for 2-3 weeks and my hair has never been so shiny, smooth, and healthy looking. The first time I used it I did experience some itching and shedding which from what I researched is to be expected. So happy with my purchase and am going to be getting full size versions and trying Nioxin's other products!
Niiika from New mexico
I've been using this product for about 2 months and its amazing after having my son my hair would fall out in clumps all day so I went and bought this and started using it and my hair stopped falling out it started to grow and is really really healthy
Déesse from VA
Review is initial thoughts, cannot comment on shedding and hair growth at this time.
I love this shampoo. I am African American (black), 4a, 4b, 4c fine hair with a lot of strands, relaxed but hair is still kinky texture and curls up. I was so scared to put this shampoo on my crown (tangles a lot and mats) but it worked like a charm. I honestly could not believe it. The slip in this shampoo is amazing and the menthol/mint feeling is just what my hair needed. I typically will cowash and use super moisturizing shampoos but research revealed my scalp needed more cleaning. This shampoo thorough cleaned my scalp and it felt so amazing, like if you have that my scalp is not clean feeling, this is the shampoo for you. I ordered shampoo from Kerastase and Morrocanoil and have already decided I will always use this shampoo at least one time on wash day. I am hoping too goodness the Morrocanoil and Kerastase work wonders like this one too!
I am not quite sure if I really need the conditioner so that may cut down on costs but this shampoo right here is a staple, no need to try to find something else for that clarifying feeling. Yes you will get that squeaky clean feeling but I should note I only use it on my scalp and let it run down the strands when washing.
I estimate getting 10-12 washes from the bottle included in the System 5 kit. Not a bad deal.
Hannah233 from Houston, tx
Didn't make any noticeable difference
Teezy from Cincinnati
I was very excited to try this product. My hair texture felt weird after using the shampoo and conditioner. I am used to natural products that don't strip natural oils. Maybe consider an ethnic care line in this brand.
Queen B from San Diego, CA
I feel my hair becoming more dense and even feel more volume on top and sides. Can't complain. I will definitely will be purchasing to see long lasting results. I received the product for free to test and I am pleased!
Lindsay from PA
I received this product as a sample, but I would not repurchase as it seemed to dry out my hair
LEK from Chicago, IL
I thought this did a nice job, but I didn't think it would replace my normal routine of pureology, amika, and olaplex (a v pricey routine I might add lol). I would recommend to a friend who wanted something simple that would work for their over processed hair like mine though! I did receive this free for testing purposes.
Penny from New York, NY
I received complimentary in exchange for my honest opinion. I'm grateful that I received this. I always wear my hair in pony tails or buns and noticed my hair was started to thin out. I used for about 2 months and I noticed a significant difference on the thinning parts of my hair. I used this system along with the deep conditioning mask from Nioxin and vitamins. Be sure to drink plenty of water with the vitamins because biotin can make you break out if you're not hydrated enough.
MoniCan2 from Edinburg,Tx
I enjoyed this kit so much! It really did give me tons of volume and I felt my head super clean every time I'd use it
Keebuu from San Diego
I tried the entire kit for a month. For an entire month I used it all, the shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner and scalp treatment. I love the tingling sensation I get after I apply the conditioner. I really enjoy the deep conditioner, it detangles well in the shower. I would use it just for that purpose. I can't say I noticed a huge result using all the products. I have a bit of thinning on my crown area and it's still a little noticeable after a month. I'd say it helped about 10%. Overall thickness maybe about 20%. I wouldn't purchase this again. However, my mom had used nioxin in the past and really enjoyed it. I guess it's different for everyone. For me, I didn't notice a huge result/difference. I got this complimentary for testing purposes.
Sara G from Dallas, TX
I love the consistency of this product. The results were amazing and the product does exactly what it says it does. Definitely recommend!