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Topic Title: Does Nioxin cause hairloss?
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Created On: 01/16/2004 10:05 PM
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 01/16/2004 10:05 PM
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EricVr
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I have been using Nioxin shampoo for about a month and I seem to be losing more hair. Has anyone had the same experience??? It may be that I stopped using Minoxidil 5% about two months ago but the monoxidil didn't seem to do anything and I only used it for about five months.
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PS Ignore the previous post. I accidently hit enter after typing the title...
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 01/17/2004 10:19 PM
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 01/17/2004 10:46 PM
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I definitely think Nioxin caused me to lose more hair. I'm female and have been shedding hair for the past 2 years. Last June, I started Nioxin's 3 step system for chemically treated hair. At first I thought it was working because I believed I was seeing less hair in the shower drain. As time went on my shedding got worse. I finally got sick & tired of using Nioxin because aside from the fact that the shedding continued my hair was also becoming dry as hell! I switched back to a salon bought moisturizing shampoo & conditioner but I continued to use Nioxin's spray on treatment. The spray is suppose to help scalp circulation so I figured it couldn't hurt. Big mistake.

My hair was still shedding big time. My mother who was also using Nioxin had said she thought the Nioxin spray was making her hair fall out more so she stopped using it. She said after she stopped, her hair quit falling out. At the time, I didn't really pay much attention to what she said. Finally after becoming really scared of all the hair I was seeing in the drain, I decided to stop using the spray. To my surprise, my shedding actually began to decrease. To this day, I still don't shed as much as I did as when I was on Nioxin,but I'm just really ticked off at the fact that I may have experienced a faster rate of unnecessary hair shed for the 3 1/2-4 months that I actually used those products.
 01/18/2004 01:50 AM
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That's interesting. I thought that I was maybe losing my mind after assuming that Nioxin was the cause of my abrupt hairloss. Maybe it is also MPB, but the shampoo definitely didn't make it any better. My scalp seemed to get dryer when I started using Nioxin.
I just found this web site (hairlosshelp) the other day and learned that Nizoral is a great shampoo to use in fighting hairloss. I just started using it the other day and my dandruff has gotten much better.
Can Nizoral actually help fight hairloss?
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 01/19/2004 08:22 PM
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Yes! I am a 26 yo guy and NIOXIN caused extensive drying and itching of my scalp along with more hair loss. I then started using Nizarol especially since ketaconozole has shown some hair regrowth in studies. However that also causes drying itching and hair loss however it is better than Nioxin. I have to use a mild shampoo or a really good moisturising conditioner....
 01/20/2004 06:32 PM
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I tried Nizoral 1x and that dried my hair out excessively. I even used a moisturizing conditioner after I shampooed and that didn't even help. Your hair ends up looking like straw. It took a couple of days for my hair to recover after I washed w/ it. My sister uses Revivogen shampoo & conditioner. I tried it 2x. It makes your scalp feel cleaner and it doesn't dry your hair out as much.
 02/14/2004 08:26 PM
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I also have a very dry scalp and noticed that Nioxin made my hair and scalp worse. The best shampoo that I've found is Bioxin by Mill Creek products. It's the ONLY shampoo that doesn't dry my scalp out. The only problem is that after using it for 4 to 5 days my scalp needs another shampoo to break it up but unfortunately I can't find one. Nizoral also dried my scalp out and I couldn't use it. Can anyone recommend a shampoo that doesn't dry your scalp out? I think I've tried every shampoo but maybe there is actually one out there that I didn't try. thanks
 02/16/2004 01:20 PM
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gonzo1
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HI guys

I have been using Reviogen and alternating with Tricomin. Revigogen is a lot less expensive, Neither of them dry out the scalp and tricomin uses copper pepptides, which is supposed to stimulate hair growth. AS I am loosing my hair at the front, i have been using folligen cream for the front and temple areas. Some people don't like it as it is a copper peptide cream and i wouldn't advise for blond hair (it can turn it green!) BUt i have found that it has stimulated some shafts and has left my scalp in better condition. HOwever, as I say, some people say that it has no effect on them and made their scalp worse - it is back to the luck of the draw and how you react as an individual to these products. B the way, Folligen has bever stained my scalp or couloured my hair in anyway. Apply at night and wash off in the morning

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 02/17/2004 12:26 PM
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I'll be the devil's advocate here and say that I think Nioxin is a good shampoo and conditioner. Leaves my scalp feeling pretty clean with that nice minty sensation.

I don't think there's anything in it to cause a shed let alone a full blown loss.

Ultimately, I think it's got a lot of good stuff in it. At least as far as promoting a healthy scalp. Not sure of any DHT blocking stuff.
 06/21/2004 01:17 PM
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indyhair
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I'd say no to the Nioxin and yes to the stopping of Minox.

If you're not using anything and were basically relying on Nioxin to stop your hairloss, there's your answer.

All-in-all, Nioxin is a good shampoo w/quality ingredients. A good scalp cleanser and a good conditioner.

Not sure of its worth in blocking DHT, but I like it as a shampoo.

Not sure what you're using to battle MPB, but, no shampoo alone will do it. Period.
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