A few decades ago it seemed that the amount of people who had hair loss was minimal and was mostly due to genetics. But now, hair problems are rampant and the numbers of drugs that claim to help with hair problems are also rampant. The markets are flooded with these drugs and it is of course hard to decide what to try. Here we will discuss one such hair loss prevention system called Nioxon. We ultimately want to answer the question: does nioxin work? Keep reading to see how the drug works, what is made of, and if there are any side effects. Hopefully, there will be enough information here to help you make a decision.
An overview of Nioxin
Nioxin isn’t one product; it’s a whole range of products that targets specific hair problems. You can use Nioxin to arrest hair fall, to add more volume and thickness to hair, to get a healthier scalp and cleaner hair and the like. They help with both male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. These products don’t claim to help with hair regrowth though. Their claim is to give you healthier hair. But users of these products have shown signs of growing hair and improved hair texture.
The effectiveness of Nioxin is a rather subjective issue. It largely depends on what your current state is. If you are totally bald, then probably Nioxin will not be able to grow it all back. It can handle mild to moderate baldness and receding hairlines. There are stronger products that can specifically target your problems more strongly. So before you start with this drug, start with getting your expectations right.
How does Nioxin work?
This is probably the most important question on your mind right now. Nioxin ensures that your hair follicles receive their share of nutrients and oxygen from the blood stream. After the product is applied to your scalp, the blood circulation to the hair follicles is stimulated. People recommend that you apply Nioxin to your hair and mostly the affected area, and then comb your hair from back to front. So just bend your head down and start combing from the nape of your neck to your forehead. That will aid blood circulation. In fact, you can try this even now and see your hair fluff up when you turn your hair back. Combing hair in a direction other than the one in which they grow helps growth. This is actually a simple trick you can try.
Nioxin products are usually available at salons and parlors, but you can also buy them from online retailers, such as Amazon. They have a whole range from cleanser to shampoo to even conditioners. However, you need to know what type of products will suit you better. The cleansers help your scalp attain the right pH balance that makes it conducive for hair to grow. The shampoo cleanses the hair of any dirt particles that may be blocking the hair follicles and irritating the scalp. Finally, the conditioner gives your hair that look, the feel, and the shine. It ensures that proteins and nutrients reach your hair from the outside. All of them have botanical ingredients and soothing properties. This is the reason why Nioxin has been minimally reported to showing any kind of side effects.
A very significant part of the Nioxin treatment is also the dietary supplements that go along with it. It is proven that what goes inside you always, in terms of nutrients, reflects on your hair, nails, and skin. So if your hair is falling, nails are becoming brittle, or if your skin is breaking out, something is wrong with your diet intake. So before you make any other changes in your lifestyle, pay special attention to the food and see what happens. More often than not when you target a problem from the root, the effects are rather quick!
What are the ingredients of Nioxin?
There are of course the usual solvents and solutions that go into making shampoos and conditioners. But the ingredients that make the difference to your hair are ginseng, honey, lemon, prune, silk amino acids, proteins, among others. All these provide the necessary nutrition to the hair follicles and help them become bigger and stronger. To obtain longer hair, you need large hair follicles which Nioxin aids in.
Your hair has a life cycle. So after growing to its full length, it goes to its resting phase that is typically a six to eight month period. After this, the hair falls out and thus for your hair to grow to its full length it needs more adequate nutrition. These ingredients help with the hair life cycle and prolong it without making the hair weaker. Stronger hair will not fall as easily.
After how long does Nioxin work?
This is where your expectations will come in. Nioxin will show different effects depending on existing condition of your hair. If you are going to use it over a longer time period, then it will show more improvement than if you were to use it for a shorter period of time. These products require time and patience so do not give up quickly. Give it some time. The average timeline for usage is three to six months. But if you want to see some lasting difference, 12 months is recommended.
If your hair problem is not the loss of hair but rather more to do with texture and strength of hair, Nioxin will show results faster. Growing back hair obviously takes more time than improving the health of existing hair. That means you may see results in as little as 10 days! Yes, it is that quick. And if you want to see hair regrowth, give it at least two months time, before you start seeing visible results.
In spite of all this info, there will be many more pamphlets and brochures out in the market that will confuse you. Therefore before you start with any of these drugs, read other people’s testimonials and also ask your doctor. However, since Nioxin is mostly just a shampoo, anyone can use it without much side effects. So give it a try.