Therapy Conditioner for Thinning Hair and Scalp Problems

Nioxin Scalp Therapy Conditioner

I’ve been using this on my itchy, flaky scalp for a few weeks now and have felt a pleasant difference. It’s possibly the only conditioner that I’ve ever been able to use all over my scalp and hair – most would be far too greasy. It has a strange minty, burny sensation that I have become quite addicted too – perhaps this is what Head & Shoulders feels like, but I would have no idea about that having never used Head & Shoulders. (The reason for this? Some advice I once had about stripping out unwanted hair-dye: “wash with Head & Shoulders and leave it in for a minute before rinsing out. It’ll strip that colour right away!” Great.)

Nioxin isn’t cheap, but it has done a great job of soothing the old head-skin. My hair looked shiny and in great condition after each use which I was surprised about because it didn’t feel at all silky or slimy when it was in the hair before rinsing! If I may be so bold, I could recommend this as a good product to wean the man onto if he is wary of ‘proper’ conditioners. It has been designed for ‘fine, thin-looking hair’ (a delicate subject, I know) and it relieves scalp tightness and tension, yet it doesn’t weight down the hair or look greasy. The packaging is also passably masculine!

In short; great for all-over conditioning of fine, thin hair without making it oily. I’m not sure that this is actually a dedicated ‘dandruff’ conditioner, but then I don’t actually have dandruff, I just have an occasionally yuk-feeling scalp. Nice to be able to treat it with a non-clogging, non-greasing formula that actually leaves hair shiny and roots clean!

Nioxin System 1 Scalp Therapy Conditioner, RRP £21.50 but is £17.20 with free delivery at LookFantastic HERE!

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  1. July 26, 2011 / 12:16 pm

    I swear by La Biosthetique shampoos but am open to trying different conditioners & this one sounds good. I’m just coming to the end of my amazing Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Sensitive Soothe Conditioner so tempted to try this.

  2. Aoife
    July 26, 2011 / 11:46 pm

    Haha, that isn’t what Head and Shoulders feels like at all. It feels like nothing but shampoo. BUT now I don’t want to use it anymore because of the dye thing! I only use it because it seems to clean my oily hair without stripping it. I feel that I can use it every day without damaging my hair. But evidently its damaging my colour so I’m going to switch to my second-fave, the VO5 shampoos.

    • admin
      July 27, 2011 / 10:16 am

      @Aolfe – ha! Don’t take my word for it if you love it so much! I have just always been told to steer well clear! xx

  3. petrina
    July 27, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    I only use Nioxin shampoos n conditioners now as they are the only ones that help with an irritated scalp plus prevent hair thinning (!) I’ve notice a greatly decreased hair breakage n a lot less on my brush so albert happy. Also love using all over my scalp n the minty sensation ( though ive changed systems now for winter au so it smells diff)

  4. Marie
    July 28, 2011 / 3:33 am

    I love the feeling of this conditioner, so freeesh!! I was introduced to it when I was a kid because I used to have psoriasis (I know gross, but maybe it can help someone:)) in my hair and this is the only thing that would help it go away. It leaves your scalp feeling soo good so if anyone suffer from psoriasis I suggest you give it a try :)

  5. Brittany Harrison
    September 12, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    I used to have thinning hair, and then it happen to my husband, He used to use Nioxin, but it was too drying for me, and it would strip my hair color. I
    fell in LOVE with the Shielo Volume shampoo cause it was great for my hair, and actually helped strengthen it. I absolutely love this stuff. It is well worth
    the money spent on this product.

    I use the Shielo Volume system even though my hair is not thinning anymore. My husband has been using it, and while he does not like the smell (vanilla –
    which i love!), I have noticed that his hair has gotten stronger.

  6. mark a
    July 29, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    I’ve used the Nioxin system #1 but its was REALLY drying on my hair and scalp and that is NOT good for maintaining hair. I switched to the Shielo Volume Shampoo and for over 2 months and I am pretty sure it has helped thicken my hair. And Shielo doesnt dry it out like Nioxin.

    Can’t tell if the Shielo Shampoo has actually done anything for the growth itself, but the existing hair has definitely become considerably easier to work with and healthier looking.

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