But, I’ve got ya!
I have taken a deep dive into two beasts in the hair growth game and gone head to head with them: Nioxin vs. Nutrafol.
We’re looking at things like:
- Application method (whether you want a topical or pill specifically, this is good to know)
- Hair suitability (some topical products don’t work as well for different hair types)
- How long to results?
- Price (which, of course, overall will be determined by how it takes to get results
- And all the rest…
Nioxin System Kit 4, Color Treated Hair with Progressed Thinning, Full Size (3 Month Supply)
- Nioxin System 4 helps you achieve thicker, fuller looking hair and restore moisture balance Award: Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Winner Favorite Thinning Haircare, 16 consecutive years
- Reduces hair loss due to breakage and strengthens the hair, while refreshing the scalp and delivering a healthy shine
- Complete Professional
Active Ingredients: Biotin, Zinc, Niacin
Hair Type Suitability: Thinning Hair
Usage Frequency: Daily
What The Sales Page Doesn’t Tell You About Nioxin
Getting to Know Nioxin
First Impressions and Brand Promises: As someone who was looking for a solution to thinning hair, I stumbled upon Nioxin. The product boasts of being a savior for those experiencing hair loss, promising thicker, fuller-looking hair over time. Honestly, I was skeptical at first — so many products make bold claims but fail to deliver.
Navigating the System Numbers: Choosing the right Nioxin system can be somewhat confusing because they have multiple ‘systems’ designed for different hair types and stages of thinning. You really have to read up or consult with a hairstylist to choose the correct one for your specific needs.
The Commitment Factor: Before diving in, know this isn’t a one-and-done deal. Consistent use is key with Nioxin products, which means if you’re not ready to commit to a regular routine — shampooing, conditioning, and treating your scalp daily or every other day — it’s probably not for you.
Scent and Texture: If you’re someone who’s sensitive to strong smells or particular about hair product textures, then brace yourself. The Nioxin shampoo has a distinct minty smell due to the peppermint oil — refreshing for some but overpowering for others. The scalp therapy conditioner feels nice; it’s lightweight yet creamy enough that it doesn’t feel like it’s stripping moisture from your hair.
The Tingle Factor: After using the cleanser and applying the scalp therapy conditioner, there’s a noticeable cooling sensation on the scalp that can be quite intense at first. It made me think something was happening up there! But after several uses, my scalp got used to the tingling sensation.
The leave-in treatment part of the routine is straightforward; however, remembering to apply it every day can be a bit of a hassle — especially on non-wash days when you don’t typically apply anything else except maybe styling products.
Results and Efficacy Over Time
I wish I could tell you that I woke up with luxurious locks overnight but sadly no miracle occurred immediately after using Nioxin products. Patience is vital here! Initial Shedding Concerns: Something I didn’t expect (and freaked out about) was an initial increase in shedding during the first few weeks of use—turns out this is normal as old hairs make way for new growth.
In terms of visible results; yes there were some improvements (though subtle). My hair felt cleaner and lighter after washing which made my scalp feel healthier overall— whether that translated into significant new growth? Well …Yes and No.(I’d say there were improvements in overall density rather than full-on regrowth.).