Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Two to three years ago I started having seasonal itchy dry scalp problems. Every winter as the air would start to get dry, the problem would worsen and become almost unbearable by January and February. My scalp was so itchy that it would become inflamed and even get small scabs in some places from my scratching. This was accompanied by significant hair loss especially around the hairline. I tried everything but nothing worked. This year I went to my doctor who told me to try a dandruff shampoo. I had tried dandruff shampoos before and they had not worked and actually made it worse. I had used other Nioxin products before and really liked them. They were great for my hair but did nothing for this condition during the seasonal outbreaks. So I decided to try their scalp recovery shampoo and conditioner. Within three weeks of daily shampoo with this product the itching had completely stopped as well as the flakes. My hair has now grown back and I lose very little hair when I wash my hair. I now don't use anything else. I love this product.
So for 4 years I've used this shampoo and conditioner religiously. I have really bad seborrheic dermatitis and this shampoo use to work so well that I didnt have to apply my medicine. Well, until a few weeks ago when my new bottle came in and i started noticing my scalp getting flaky and itchy. Then my face too. The shampoo worked so well that I hadn't had any flares on my face either. At first I thought I was getting a flare from stress or hormones like my dermatologist said would happen on occasion or maybe my body had grown resistant to shampoo. Well some of my family have sub derm too just not as bad as me and they started complaining of their scalp being more flaky and itchy (we share s & c). Now after a month of still using the this shampoo and conditioner I've had to go back to using my medicine and my flares are more frequent. This is really disappointing I had found something that worked wonders for my scalp and overall skin. Though I should mention sometime last year they were out of stock for a few months I couldnt find it on any website and when they did return to stock it was all new packaging luckly i had my bought some extra bottles for home, gym, and bf house and managed with the clinical strength H/S before they were available. Anywho, I'm not sure if i got a dud bottle or if they're formula changed but it sucks I have start looking for something new
Morgan from Philadelphia, PA
Ive struggles with psoriasis for 4 years and have tried everything. Nothing has helped until i started using this. I will say there are all still flakes on my head but it's totally manageable. I tend to use the conditioner on my scalp and then use a traditional conditioner on my ends since it doesnt make my hair as silky as i prefer.
Debbie from Blacksburg VA
This shampoo and conditioner truly works 100%. The only con is the small bottles are about 1/4 of the big bottle yet costs 1/2 what the big bottle does. Go with the big bottle!!
AG from Dallas, Texas
Relieves dandruff after one use? I dont think so. If anything this shampoo and conditoner, made my hair really dry, dandruff worse, and it had me shedding more then usual.
No thanks, Nioxin.
Arely from TX
Used to work wonderfully but it starting to loose the effect on my car.
Daniel from Whittier
This product is excellent in dealing with dry and flaking scalp issues.
Sarah from Michigan
I was disappointed. Was searching for a cheaper alternative than my biolage shampoo and aveda scalp treatment. For me, this has been the worst shampoo I've ever used in my life. I've been using a month. My hair is just getting so oily each day that goes by. I wash 2 times a week and my hair is still greasy after, even if I wash twice with giant globs of shampoo! The shampoo is not cleansing, and my scalp's still flaky! Going back to my trusted biolage shampoo and aveda scalp dropper.
JessMc from Kansas City, MO
The only product that helps my psoriasis.
KMcB from Allen, TX
First time trying this Nioxin. Usually got the System 2 shampoo/conditioner. Love the fresh minty scent. Just started using it 2 weeks ago, mixed with the Scalp Relief Kit. Too soon to tell if it helps with hair loss/regrowth. Will update later!
Nanny from Surprise AZ
It works for my scalp condition. Not as good as the Kendra Dandruff shampoo. But it looks like the Kendra Dandruff Shampoo as been discontinued. It's the next best one that I have found.
KA from AL
I was really disappointed in this especially for the price of it. My daughter struggles with itchy flaky scalp and this just burned her & made it worse.
Kay from San Diego
This shampoo contains DMDM hydantoin. If you don't know a few brands have class actions against them for this ingredient because it produces formaldehyde I believe. Which is making peoples hair fall out. Besides that I have had a dry scalp my whole life and have tried everything, this made it 100 times worse. I now have eczema down my neck, behind my ears. It's so embarrassing. I would give negative stars if I could. Going back to Lanza
Cassie from Wilmington, DE
this shampoo has completely transformed my scalp. It used to me so flaky and dry, would get itchy after a few days and all of that is gone. this is the only shampoo that's ever worked for me!
KT from Odessa, TX
I've tried a few products and I always go back to this. Only thing that helps and don't have to use daily like the others.
Cas from Boston
I've tried tons of treatments for my scalp psoriasis and this shampoo is one of the best I've found over the counter. It doesn't totally eliminate the flakes but it doesn't dry my hair out or sting. I use it about twice a week and it significantly cuts the itching down.
Glitch from USA
it's 2022 why are you still using formaldehyde? Stop it. People with scalp issues have enough problems with hair loss we don't need hair loss causing ingredients and formaldehyde on top of it.
yessi from houston
i used to use the Nizoral Shampoo but it stopped working. ive been in search of a new shampoo to treat my dandruff and unfornantly this shampoo did not work. on to the next
Nikki from IN
This product cleared my dandruff and stopped my itch completely in 2 uses only.. only has to be used 2 times a week.
Bey from Miami
Hi I used it in a Regular basis since that I do no have the problem of flake itching or irritation. I'm very glad 😀
B from Des Plaines, IL
I used this for two months. It has made my dandruff problem worse. Never cleared it up. My scalp became super itchy and flaky. It's sad that it did not work for that price.
Lily with Seborrheic Dermatitis from Harvey, IL
I made a pretty harsh review about this shampoo but search after search nothing will give me the same results as this shampoo. I have severe seborrheic dermatitis. I had 2 bad instances after their formula changed when the s & c just wasn't making any difference. I got really disappointed because its not cheap.I've bought new bottles in between and after those 2 times and it worked its normal magic healing powers. This s&c continues to be the only thing that helps my scalp and skin feel normal and trust me I've looked and tried all kinds of remedies. I don't need to use my medication when I use this. I'm not sure what was the issue with those to bottles but I've since gone on to by 3 bottles and they all give me the same wonderful results.
SEB from USA
My boyfriend and I both live in a very dry environment and our hair/scalps suffer from it. A little bit of this goes a long way and it really does work! It took a few washes for us to really notice anything but after constant use (then going to every other wash), our scalps have never felt better. Definitely our go-to!
Chloe's mom from San Antonio, TX
I'm so sick of reading ingredients on website to make sure there aren't any parabens, only to have item delivered and ingredients on label do include parabens.
Nessa from Houston, Tx
I love this product! I use the Shampoo and conditioner. I have tried SO MANY anti dandruff/anti itch shampoos and remedies. This may be a bit dramatic, but I finally feel like I have control of my hair again. I recommend this to anyone that has scalp issues. A little goes a long way.
Kelly from Atlanta, GA
After momentarily trying to use those Prose products that advertise that they work on all hair types/situations and are customized just for you, I had to come back to this Nioxin shampoo to correct the returning dandruff. It's always worked for me - whether it's clearing my scalp or at least clearing most of it - and I'll put up with the dry hair it causes just so that I don't have dandruff.
Mom from Ohio
Have tried many expensive products with zero success. This worked on my teenage son and he loves it.