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Shampoos, sprays, and concealers Share your opinions and experiences about various shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and concealers.

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Old 08-14-2003, 01:34 PM
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Hello everyone,

I was encouraged to ask this question when i read a post that basically said one should have multi-pronged attack on hair loss, good point, i felt the same way and hence this question..

to all experts out there, who are already into using, learning, testing, etc. - Which is the best shampoo to prevent hair loss ( or regrow is even better, although i dont think one exists for this!)

Is Nioxin the best? or are there any other out there equally good ?

Does Nioxin improve the health of the existing miniaturized hair ??

Any help is appreciated, thanks

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Old 09-29-2003, 02:25 PM
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I've been using Nioxin Cleanser (Shampoo) (every day); Nioxin Scalp Therapy (every other day); and Nioxin "Cytonutrient" Treatment (leave-on foam) (every other day I don't use Scalp Therapy).

I had a HT on July 31. I am on Propecia and been using Rogain 5% once a night.

Regarding Nioxin, I would say, it's a great shampoo. It surely does add a lot of 'weight' to the hair and probably thickens up a bit too. Mine was thin, flat and very light hair. After been on Nioxin, I can definitely say my hair doesn't fly off when I step out in the wind. The shampoo feels great and I can style as I want. My hairloss has been significantly low (may be due to propecia). But whatever, this combo works and I am continuing it.

Looking into the ingredients, it seems Nioxin has all the ingredients believed good to the hair. I have just ordered my second set from www.sn2000.com today.

I also started using their "Power Hold Spray" - but after only one application has stopped it. It makes the hard too 'hard' and probably brittle too. I would recommend Nioxin shampoo anyday.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:46 AM
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I noticed my hair thinning about 6-7 years ago. I remember running my fingers through my hair and having a bunch of it fall onto the bathroom counter. That really freaked me out so I started using Nioxin. That was the first thing I looked into. I believe it helped with the daily shedding. My hair kept thinning, but not at the previous fast rate. Other than trying propecia for about a month five years ago (don't like taking meds,) Nioxin has been the only treatment I used, and still do. Again, the thinning still occured, only slower, and at the beginning of this year, I received my first HT.

It definately wouldn't hurt to try it and see, especially if you want to "attack" it from all angles (propecia, rogaine, shampoos, etc...) There are other shampoos you may try like NANO and Nizoral.

I do like the way it leaves my hair. It appears thicker, and it leaves my hair and scalp feeling really clean. I've tried other shampoos, but it's harder for me to style it without Nioxin.

Of course this could all just be mental, but I feel good using it and that's fine with me.

I use the cleanser and scalp therapy everyday.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-12-2003, 07:03 PM
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Nioxin, is working well for me. I've been on propecia and Rogain for 6 yrs now and about 5 months ago I started getting additional "fallout", that's when my hairstylest suggested Nioxin. I use the shampoo, scalp therapy conditioner, the cytonutrient leave on every other day and rotate with the basic nutrient on the hairline. It took about a month, then I noticed my fallout lessening, and my hair just feels so much "cleaner" and smoother than before. As far as for hairloss-- I dont know about that claim, but I believe it is the best product on the market for hair nutrients and therapy. Buy it on the web and save a bundle.
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Smoothy- Where on the web would you reccomen buying Nioxin?

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Old 11-23-2004, 12:47 PM
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Glad to hear that you are having success with Nioxin. For me, the benefits were kind of limited to a great shampoo and conditioner, but well worth the money just for that. I will be getting back on it after I finish my current bottle of L'Oreal Vive.

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Old 11-25-2004, 08:03 PM
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www.sn2000.com is the place I buy Nioxin.
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:49 AM
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DidDo with Bayareht-- www.sn2000.com is the best prices that I have found.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:18 PM
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It's good to hear that Nioxin has helped you guys volumize your hair. Now I am looking into trying it out to see if it helps me with my hair. My main purpose of using it to make my hair follicles more helthier, decrease the shedding, and add volume.

Currently I use Head & Shoulder Shampoo and conditioner (extra fullness). I guess it works okay, but i can't compare that with Nioxin since I haven't used it yet.

Robert: How did L'Oreal Vive work for you? I see lot of commercials on TV. Does that shampoo really work?

Also, question for vets:
Is there any negative impact if you stop using NIOXIN shampoo, conditioner & scalp therapy?

I am planning on buying the economy kit which is
1- 6.8oz Bionutrient Treatment
1- 10.1oz Bionutrient Cleanser and
1- 10.1oz Scalp Therapy.

Also, has anybody tried 'Follicle Booster', 's NioSpray', 'Lift Volumizing Mist' products by Nioxin? I might be interested in NioSray.


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Old 07-06-2005, 03:42 PM
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kg007,

First of all, I want to make it clear that I utilize Nioxin NOT for any medicinal benefit, but for its' cosmetic benefits. I cannot say that I can attest to its' scientific claims. I am not saying that they are untrue, I am simply stating that I am not relying on them for any purpose other than cosmetic.

L'Oreal Vive makes no pretense as to its' purpose. It is totally cosmetic. It does do a good job, too; for the money. For ~$4 a bottle, you really cannot go wrong.

The only negative impact from stopping useage would be that you would stop seeing the cosmetic benefit. Since I shaved my head to a #1, I haven't really used it all that much (no need) but when it starts to grow back out I certainly will.

That economy kit is good if you want to try it out without dropping ~$20 on just the cleanser and scalp therapy, but I personally think that the "Bionutrient Treatment" is a waste of time and even more of a hassle than minoxidil. As a matter of fact, I have 2 or 3 under my bathroom sink just sitting there from past economy packs I bought simply because the salon didn't have the large bottles.

I am unfamiliar with the rest of the Nioxin line.

Hope this helps,

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