In my 20 years of researching hair loss, around a dozen brands of products have garnered continuous positive publicity. Among the few of these that I have yet to review is the Nioxin line of shampoos and system kits.
The latter includes a shampoo, a conditioner and a scalp treatment lotion. All of these are used by men and women, for both pattern hair loss and generalized thinning. Nioxin is owned by Proctor & Gamble.
Nioxin Shampoo Recommended by Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano was in the news last year due to her major hair loss and shedding due to Covid-19. Last month, she said that her hair regrowth was aided by Nutrafol supplements and Nioxin shampoo and conditioner.
I did. I found that nutrafol supplements and Nioxin shampoo and conditioner helped tremendously.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 10, 2022
Only Nioxin 1 (for light thinning of natural hair) seems to be that steeply discounted (current price of $15.66). Nioxin 2 for progressed thinning is a bit more expensive. The combined Nioxin line of shampoos currently have almost 15,000 reviews on Amazon, averaging a stellar 4.7 out of 5 stars rating. Note that the Nioxin cleanser shampoo systems 3-6 are for colored and bleached hair types.
Even more impressive, the system kits have a combined 22,800 reviews on Amazon. At an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5, this is pretty impressive for a shampoo and conditioner related hair loss product. Of course Amazon has a huge problem of fake reviews, so it is also good to check customer opinions on other sites selling Nioxin. The most popular of these include Wal Mart, Costco and Walgreens. Also check out the company’s Instagram.
Nioxin contains ensulizole, sulisobenzone, nettle root extract, niacin, biotin, numerous other B vitamins, and saw palmetto. The last mentioned is a leading natural dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inhibitor to reverse androgenetic alopecia. Also included are salicylic acid, peppermint oil and menthol. Most of these ingredients are unlikely to cause any significant side effects.
According to the company’s website:
“The Nioxin Cleanser Shampoo removes dirt, excessive oil and other environmental residues from the scalp and hair. “
Ultimately, this reduces hair shedding and supposedly makes existing hair thicker. Note that even the best dermatologist recommended hair loss shampoos will not regrow hair on totally bald areas of the scalp. In a majority of cases, the product marketing overpromises on results.