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Friday, June 16, 2017

Nioxin System 5 Hair Thinning Kit Review: Week 1

Earlier this week on Instagram Stories, I mentioned trying out the Nioxin System 5 Hair Thinning Kit and thought it would be a good idea to show the results on a weekly basis. In my Why You Need to Give Your Hair a Break post, I talked about my damaged hair and how it's beginning to thin at the crown and while giving up heat has done wonders, it was time to kick it up a notch. I did some research and read some amazing reviews about Nioxin products and thought I should give their hair thinning kits a try. Nioxin claims to make your hair thicker, denser, healthier, and prevent hair fall out in 30 days. The kits are available at Ulta and currently on sale for $33 and coupons qualify so make sure to download the Ulta app for some extra savings.

Nioxin products come in "systems" which depends on what your hair type is and the level of thinning you're experiencing. I went with System 5 which is for medium to coarse hair, chemically treated (unfortunately these products do contain sulfates despite saying this), and normal to thinning hair. Below you can see the different systems that are available for your hair type which makes it a more effective brand in my opinion since they realize that not all hair types and thinning is the same.

Each kit comes with Cleanser Shampoo (10.1 oz), Scalp Therapy Conditioner (5.1 oz), and Scalp Treatment (3.4 oz). While I originally wanted to just buy the Scalp Treatment, the smallest size is $25 so I thought it was a great deal to get the shampoo and conditioner as well and many reviews mentioned that using these three products together was much more effective.

Now it's only been one week since I've been using these products so there wasn't much as far as thickness goes. Reviews say to use the products everyday but I don't wash my hair on an everyday basis and instead stick to 2-3x times a week so that's how often I used the shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo has a light peppermint smell and foamed nicely and really made my hair feel clean while the conditioner was moisturizing yet didn't weigh down my roots. I was pleasantly SHOCKED by the shampoo and conditioner since I didn't LOSE ONE STRAND OF HAIR in the shower while washing it out. Normally I have clumps come out in the shower and then when I'm combing it I have even more hair fall out which was alarming. This result has never happened with any other products that I've used so it's a big difference for me.

Now for the scalp treatment, you simply spray it on your scalp after washing your hair and when it's still damp. On the days that I didn't wash my hair, I still used this product everyday and simply made my hair wet with a spray bottle. This product also smells like peppermint but it's still light and easily fades away in seconds. Since it's a leave-in product, I was afraid that it was going to make my crown sticky and have some sort of residue but I was surprised to find that it simply dries into your hair, doesn't leave any stickiness, and you can still style it the same way that you always do. Some of the side effects are a slight tingling feeling which I liked since at least I know that it's working as well as some slight redness near my temples.

Overall, I haven't seen any results other than my baby hairs growing at a faster rate (they started to grow once I stopped using heat so I'm not sure if it's the lack of heat or these products). But my hair does feel much more cleaner compared to other products I use and feels a lot fuller. A lot of the reviews that I said that people started seeing results in 2 weeks so hopefully by next week we'll see a difference.

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