All About Nioxin: What You Need to Know

Each year, millions of men and women endure the frustration of hair loss. Thinning hair or hair loss can be attributed to any number of factors: stress, illness, chemotherapy, hormone fluctuations, genetics, dehydration, diet, and more. Some reasons are within your control, some - not so much. 

Fortunately, the hair growth industry is always evolving and improving upon products. One product to emerge with exceptional results is Nioxin. Nioxin offers products developed to thicken hair, promote healthy hair growth, cleanse and nouish the hair and scalp, and disguise hair loss.

With the ingenuity behind this hair care and growth system, many Nioxin users are seeing noticeable results after just one use. However, those who have not tried or wish to try the Nioxin products still have questions regarding which products to use, if and when they should start using Nioxin, and, most of all, if Nioxin will work for them. In this article, you will learn:

  • What each Nioxin product does,
  • Which Nioxin product is right for you,
  • Whether or not you can use Nioxin during chemotherapy,
  • And other hair loss and hair regrowth tips.

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Nioxin Products and Their Uses

We’ve included a list below of some of the most recommended Nioxin products. 

 

Nioxin 3 Piece Hair Care Kit System

Nioxin System 2 - Hair thickening shampoo, conditioner, and treatmentNioxin System 2 - Hair thickening shampoo, conditioner, and treatment
Nioxin System 4 - Hair thickening shampoo, conditioner, treatmentNioxin System 4 - Hair thickening shampoo, conditioner, treatment

This system comes equipped with a 90 day supply of three products: Cleanser Shampoo, Scalp Therapy Conditioner, and Scalp & Hair Treatment. Each product is specifically designed to both protect and thicken hair strands while also removing any follicle clogging sebum, fatty acids, and environmental residues from both the scalp and hair. System 2 is designed for those with natural, untreated hair experiencing progressed thinning, while System 4 is designed for those with color-treated hair and progressed thinning.

This product is recommended for: 

  • Those growing hair back after chemotherapy treatments are complete
  • Women with thinning hair due to genetics, medications, or stress who want to thicken hair and disguise hair loss
  • Those who want to add thickness to fine hair
  • Women who want to strengthen weak hair strands
  • Women seeking increased damage protection
  • Those who want to detox and cleanse the scalp from environmental factors and other follicle build-up 

Nioxin 3D Thickening Spray for Texture and Volume

Nioxin 3D Thickening Spray for Thinning HairNioxin 3D Thickening Spray for Thinning Hair

The 3D Thickening Spray adds both hold and texture to each hair strand, creating a flawless, fuller look. It’s recommended to use this product in conjunction with the Nioxin 3 Piece Hair Care Kit System 2 or 4. 

This product is recommended for: 

  • Women with thinning hair due to genetics, medications, or stress who want to add thickness or disguise hair loss
  • Those looking to add thickness to fine hair
  • Adding extra body and volume to your style
  • Including just the right amount of hold to keep your style looking fabulous

Nioxin Diamax

Nioxin Diamax Hair Thickening TreatmentNioxin Diamax Hair Thickening Treatment

Nioxin Diamax increases the diameter of each hair strand which adds noticeable thickness to hair. Other ingredients included also make hair feel sleeker and more manageable. 

This product is recommended for: 

  • Women with thinning hair due to genetics, medications, or stress who wish is to add thickness to hair or disguise hair loss
  • Those who want to add noticeable thickness to fine hair
  • Women seeking a sleek, voluminous look for their style
  • Those who want to protect hair from breakage - Specifically for growing longer healthier hair

Nioxin Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser

Nioxin Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser - Hair thickening dry shampooNioxin Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser - Hair thickening dry shampoo

This dry shampoo does something other dry shampoos do not: rejuvenates hair with a lightweight formula that also adds a thickening agent to each strand. 

This product is recommended for:

  • Freshening up the hair and scalp between washings
  • Prolonging the fullness provided by the Nioxin 3 Piece Hair Care Kit System
  • Enhancing hair density and fullness

Nioxin and Hair Loss from Chemo

Can I use hair growth products during chemo?Can I use hair growth products during chemo?

I am going through chemo. Can I use Nioxin?

We recommend waiting until your treatment is complete to begin using any Nioxin products. These products (as well as all other hair growth products) will not promote hair growth during chemotherapy, as the chemotherapy drugs kill the cells that cause hair growth. Instead, during chemo we recommend using Alra Mild Conditioning Shampoo to keep your scalp clean and healthy, and Alra Therapy Lotion to soothe and moisturize dry, irritated skin on the head and body.

Alra Mild Conditioning Shampoo for Cancer PatientsAlra Mild Conditioning Shampoo for Cancer Patients
Alra Therapy Lotion - Intense Moisturizer for Cancer PatientsAlra Therapy Lotion - Intense Moisturizer for Cancer Patients

The optimal time to begin using any Nioxin product is after your final round of chemotherapy is complete. Many people have advised beginning the Nioxin system before hair growth occurs. This will condition and nurture your scalp in preparation for upcoming hair growth. Several post-treatment Nioxin users reported great results, specifically mentioning hair came in thicker than before they began treatment.

I just finished chemotherapy. What Nioxin product should I start with?

The Nioxin 3 Piece Hair Care Kit System 2 is the perfect product to use after completing treatment. The included shampoo, conditioner, and scalp & hair treatment help cultivate a healthy scalp to ensure hair grows in substantially stronger and thicker. Adding in other Nioxin products after hair begins to come in will help to make the new hair growth even thicker and healthier.


Other Hair Growth Tips

Tips for healthy hair growth and hair lossTips for healthy hair growth and hair loss

Know Why: Before using Nioxin products, it’s best to know the root cause behind your hair loss. As previously mentioned, hair loss occurs for a number of reasons including illnesses such as alopecia, stress, hormones, dehydration, or your diet. Visiting your doctor should be the first step in determining where the real issue lies. 

Proper Nutrition: Making sure your body is properly nourished should also be a vital step in healthy hair growth. On top of using the Nioxin products, take measures to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Folic acid, iron, and A, B, and C vitamins can help provide healthy hair growth. Specific foods such as avocados, spinach, blueberries, and sweet potatoes are perfect for keeping you and your hair looking and feeling fantastic. Other foods such as salmon, oysters, and eggs also provide protein your body needs to thrive. Click here to learn more about diets that promote heathy hair growth.

Stress Relief: If stress is the culprit, try taking up relaxing practices such as yoga or meditation. Including a hobby is another way to ease daily frustrations and squeeze in a little “me” time. Learn more about stress relief here.

Other Options: If you do have thinning hair, hair pieces like toppers as well as head coverings like scarves and hats can fashionable and comfortable options to disguise hair loss and restore confidence!


To Sum Up….

Nioxin provides several fantastic products targeted at both skin care for your scalp and hair care for people affected by hair loss or thinning hair. Most people see noticeable thickness, even after the first use. Many post-chemotherapy patients have seen fabulous results using Nioxin products and have stated they would recommend the product to others just out of treatment as well. Adding healthy foods to your diet, including stress relievers in your day, and using the Nioxin hair care system and products are fabulous for building up a healthy head of hair.

 

Have you or someone you know tried out the Nioxin products? Tell us what you think in the comments below! Click here to shop all Nioxin and hair thickening products.