Sharond in for Katie for Wednesday Hump Hair Day!…
Years ago I was losing my hair at a rate that had me very concerned. After going to the doctor to see if anything was wrong and getting a clean bill of health, I really feared I was following in my aunt’s footsteps who had lost all her hair including eyelashes and eyebrows. I quickly started researching products to help as I was planning to go down fighting. One product I found was the Nioxin line of hair products. I bought the complete set, used them faithfully, and still my hair filled the drain. I was soon diagnosed with thyroid disease and a little Synthroid corrected the hair loss problem. The one product of the line I still use today is the Nioxin Scalp Therapy for normal hair. I hope this information is helpful; perhaps my success is due to thyroid medication but I have heard positive and negative comments about this item.
When we think about it, our scalp is really an extension of our facial skin and we all know the amount of money and time we spend on caring for that. Like our facial skin, our scalp is susceptible to everything we come in contact with every day such as toxins, air pollutants, chlorine, sunlight, minerals and water pollution which can affect the skin and contribute to thinning hair and aging the scalp. Nioxin Scalp Therapy is advertised as a product to keep your scalp healthy.
Nioxin Scalp Therapy is a light blue, almost turquoise-colored thick liquid. The first thing you notice is a quite strong minty fragrance. The instructions tell you to massage into your hair and scalp and leave on for 1 to 3 minutes. After about a minute you notice a slight tingle that feels so wonderful on your scalp. I enjoy the tingling almost as much as the mini scalp massage given by my hairdresser. After rinsing and towel drying, your hair is easy to comb out so this item does have some detangling ingredients. I feel my scalp is more moisturized, less dry and has just a healthier feel after using it twice a week. My hair does have a slight minty scent for about a day after use. It isn’t strong; however, people I am talking to have commented that I smell like mint, while others say my hair smelled so clean. This is something to keep in mind if you want your perfume to be what people notice first.
The natural ingredients in Scalp Therapy read like a health food store essential oil shelf: Salvia, aloe, yucca, calendula, geranium and melissa to just name a few. I didn’t notice any mentha or fragrance in the ingredient list, so I am unsure where the strong mint scent comes from. You can buy Scalp Therapy in several different sizes and formulas at most salons, drug stores and internet sites. I find that my shoulder-length hair requires a quarter size amount to thoroughly cover the hair and still have enough to massage into the scalp. My husband, who has lost most of his hair, loves the way Scalp Therapy cleans the scalp and removes the hair follicular “bumps” that come from male pattern baldness. Another added benefit my hairdresser told me about is that this product makes a wonderful shave cream for your legs. I haven’t gone back to ordinary shave cream since. I love multi-tasking products that really work and this one does!