Behind the Brand
How can Nioxin help thinning hair?
Years of research have gone into the development of this product designed especially for fine, thinning hair. While some systems simply camouflage thinning hair by bonding fibres onto hair strands for the impression of thicker hair, Nioxin is a complete range of products which combine to strengthen, nourish and repair hair right from the foundation, the scalp.
At Nioxin, the saying is 'scalp health creates hair health.' Nioxin products build a healthy scalp enabling uncompromised new growth for thicker, stronger hair. The scalp is to hair like a canvas is to a painting - it needs to be clean, clear and provide a flawless foundation from which to create a beautiful result. The Nioxin shampoo creates that flawless foundation by removing follicle-blocking debris such as excess sebum, product build-up and environmental residue from the scalp.
For people with coloured hair, the Scalp Protect Serum is specially designed to protect the scalp from irritation ensuring it remains strong and healthy and isn't damaged by the colouring process.
Other products in the Nioxin range contain ingredients to protect the hair and minimise breakage, amplify hair texture and reduce hair loss.
Which Nioxin System is right for me?
Each Nioxin System contains three products, a cleansing shampoo, a scalp revitalizing conditioner and a scalp and hair treatment. The conditioner should be gently massaged through the hair from the scalp to the ends and left for up to three minutes before rinsing out. The treatment needs to be shaken well before being applied to the entire scalp, and should not be rinsed out.
These three part systems are developed for natural hair, coloured hair and chemically-treated hair and within each of those categories the products treat hair which is at the stage of either light thinning or progressed thinning.
It is easy to choose the three part system best suited to your hair type and degree of thinning as they are numbered from 1 to 6 as follows:
The Nioxin 3 Part System No.1 is for natural hair where light thinning is occurring. No.2 is for natural hair with progressed thinning.
The Nioxin 3 Part System No.3 is for coloured hair with light thinning and No.4 is for coloured hair with progressed thinning.
The Nioxin 3 Part System No.5 is for chemically-treated hair with light thinning and No.6 is for chemically-treated hair with progressed thinning.
The comprehensive Nioxin range also includes a selection of products to boost your scalp and hair health and your hair's fullness, health and vitality. Choose from the 3D Expert Care, Instant Fullness, Intensive Care and Styling product ranges for beautiful, thick and healthy hair.
Can Nioxin help to create thicker hair for women?
Yes, you can use the same Nioxin products for both men and women. The Nioxin scalp and hair care systems are formulated to promote a healthy scalp and combat the causes of thinning hair. It effectively helps create fuller hair and improved scalp health in both men and women.
While baldness is often perceived to be the domain of men, thinning hair certainly affects both sexes. Causes include:
1. genetic factors generally involving age-related hormonal changes,
2. stress and trauma,
3. health issues and hormonal factors including pregnancy and menopause,
4. environmental factors such as pollutants, chlorine, metals and minerals,
6. nutrition and a diet deficient in iron, zinc, protein, amino acids and biotin - all of which are required for healthy hair.
With so many factors contributing to hair loss, it is no wonder that 50% of men and women experience thinning hair.
How often to use Nioxin shampoo?
With any cleansing product the rate of use is dependent on your hair's needs, your hair type and your lifestyle. Cleansing with the Nioxin shampoo regularly will help to reduce the build-up from products and oils on the scalp, thereby improving scalp and hair health and fullness.
It is recommended that you use Nioxin shampoo, conditioner and leave-in scalp treatment on a daily basis at least for the first six weeks to see results, and on a regular basis thereafter as required to maintain a clean and healthy scalp.
The Nioxin Cleanser in designed to be used in conjunction with the Scalp Therapy Revitalising Conditioner and the Scalp & Hair Treatment products. To achieve the best results use all three products with regularity and consistency.
Does Nioxin cause hair loss?
Nioxin is formulated with ingredients which deep cleanse the scalp and fortify the hair with rich nutrients for nourished, strong, healthy hair. Regular use of the Nioxin cleanser will reduce a build-up of follicle-blocking excess sebum, product residue and environmental pollutants which inhibit hair growth and contribute to thin, broken and damaged hair.
While it is uncommon, it is possible to experience a small degree of hair loss initially within the first week or two, as the scalp is effectively cleansed of built up sebum and residues, and hair that has been trapped by blocked follicles are released. With the benefits of increased blood flow and nutrients to the scalp as well as the removal of built-up follicle-blocking sebum, hair follicles subsequently experience the ultimate in growth conditions. They are encouraged to become stronger and healthier, resulting in fuller hair and reduced thinning and breakage.
Does Nioxin regrow hair?
Nioxin provides the hair with an optimum environment for regrowth. It creates a healthy scalp - the best foundation for happy hair follicles - which means reduced hair damage and breakage, and more resilient hair with increased density and diameter for fuller hair.
The shampoo's ability to remove excess sebum from the scalp and hair is beneficial because sebum contains testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, the production of which Nioxin effectively works to inhibit. Dihydrotestosterone is a hormone commonly known as 'DHT' which has been linked to hair loss and male pattern baldness.
What are the active ingredients in Nioxin?
Nioxin is scientifically formulated and contains a range of purifying, nourishing and active ingredients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, along with botanical extracts and herbs.
B vitamins have been shown to be an important ingredient in a formula for healthy hair. The Nioxin range enriches the hair with vitamins B5 (pantothenic acid), B9 (folic acid), B3 (niacin), B7 (biotin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (in synthetic form cyano-cobalamin) and B1 (thiamine).
The cleansers in the Nioxin range contain zinc, an active ingredient in dandruff treatments and a key ingredient for the removal of residue from the scalp. Zinc also inhibits fungal growth on the scalp, reducing itchiness and irritation as well as flaking and scaly skin associated with conditions such as dermatitis. A dry, irritated and itchy scalp commonly leads to thinning hair and hair loss.
Nioxin also contains essential co-enzymes such as Q10 - a supplement which has been shown to have powerful antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. In the Nioxin formula Q10 supports blood vessels and stimulates increased circulation to the scalp for increased hair growth.
Peppermint oil and white tea extract are included to aid the cleansing and rejuvenation of the scalp. White tea extract and peppermint oil along with kukui nut oil also protect and condition the hair, enhancing shine, adding hydration and helping to reduce moisture loss.
Sun damage to our skin also extends to our scalp. The Nioxin formula contains SPF15 sunscreen protection to prevent UV rays from damaging the scalp.