Have you recently noticed some changes in your thick, lustrous hair? Is it perhaps not as full of body as it once was? It might have been this way for the last few months, or years even...hair loss and thinning is more common than you think.
On the road to facing your new hair challenges and progressive thinning, you would have likely come across many hair care products and hair loss treatments - one of them being Nioxin products. But with many options to choose from, which Nioxin System is right for you?
You see when it comes to thinning hair, every case varies between individual men and women. There are various causes, hair types and different levels of hair loss which in turn, mean different solutions to treating it.
In this blog, we are going to help you determine the roots of your hair concerns as well as which Nioxin System you should be using.
The various causes of hair loss
Thinning hair can be the result of many factors - let's break it down with the six different reasons you might be facing these hair challenges.
1. Genetic factors
A common cause of hair loss and thinning is an existing family predisposition. This is often triggered by age-related hormone changes caused by the conversion of testosterone to a toxin known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is inherited from your parents. For this reason, hair loss caused by genetic factors are experienced later in life.
2. Stress and trauma
Copious stress can result in increased levels of testosterone production, which then converts to DHT, interrupting the hair growth cycle. Additionally, stress and trauma tend to constrict the blood supply through our capillaries which then restricts oxygen and nutrient uptake to hair follicles. Stress related hair loss can therefore be temporary, however if you find yourself in high stress situations regularly it can become a more chronic issue.
3. Health issues
There are various underlying health issues that may be contributing to your hair loss. For women, this may include natural hormonal changes due to pregnancy or menopause, alternatively it may be a breakdown in the thyroid and its ability to produce the necessary hormones for hair growth.
4. Environmental factors
We are exposed to air and water pollution as well as chlorine, metals and minerals on a daily basis. If these types of environmental pollutants are left on our scalp or hair, it can contribute to thinning.
You may be taking medication to treat your present health concern, however, this medication may be contributing to your hair loss. Our hair follicles are extremely sensitive to changes in our bodies. Therefore, any kind of hormone medication, steroids or medication for diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease or acne can contribute to thinning hair.
Finally, as with many health concerns, our diet plays a significant role. Amino acids, biotin, iron, protein and zinc all contribute to healthy, thick hair - if your diet is lacking in these nutrients, it can have considerable effects on the growth of your hair.
A guide on which Nioxin System to use for your hair
As hair loss experts, Nioxin have created six specially formulated systems for treating the various levels of hair thinning. We’ve broken down why you may be experiencing hair loss, but now let's get into the solutions and determine which Nioxin system you should be using (the real reason you’re all here right?).
Your hair is natural (no colour or chemical treatments) and you’re experiencing little to no thinning. Put simply, you want to give your healthy hair a boost. Which Nioxin system do you need? Try Nioxin System 1.
Nioxin System 1 will amplify your hair texture, strengthen hair strands and protect against hair breakage, leaving you with denser-looking hair, a healthy scalp and a natural shine.
Your hair is natural (no colour treatments here) but you’ve noticed that it’s starting to thin out, it's limp and has visibly lost volume and lusture - you need Nioxin System 2.
The Nioxin System 2 hair treatment is designed to deliver thicker, fuller hair as well as protect hair with progressed thinning against future breakage. Hair will feel more resilient and healthy.
You’ve coloured your hair before and are looking to give it some extra body and shine. Hair is either lightly thinning or not at all. Give Nioxin System 3 a go.
Nioxin System 3 leaves coloured hair more vibrant and full. Formulated to remove environmental residue, fatty acids and sebum that is clogging the hair follicles, this hair treatment will restore moisture balance and offer colour protection.
You’ve coloured your hair and have since noticed you have less of it. Hair is visibly thinning, and you’re wondering if the colour was even worth it! Which Nioxin system do you need? Try Nioxin System 4.
The result of Nioxin System 4 is thicker and more vibrant hair. It will remove follicle-clogging sebum and environmental residue, while restoring moisture balance and colour protection. In addition, it will also restore your hair’s fullness.
Nioxin System 5 provides the same results as system 3, however is specially formulated for coarse and thick hair - think of it as a more concentrated formula. Hair will look fuller and more hydrated.
You have coarse and thick hair, well at least you used to, until you started noticing it progressively thin out. Whether you did or didn’t have a chemical treatment, you simply just want to help your hair get back to its original full and happy self - you need Nioxin System 6.
Discover visibly smoother, voluminous hair. Nioxin System 6 removes follicle-clogging baddies, restores moisture balance just like system 4, however is more concentrated for chemically treated, coarse hair.
How to use Nioxin System hair treatments
By this point, you know why you may be experiencing hair loss and which Nioxin System you should be using to treat it. Now let's talk about the actual process.
Each Nioxin System kit includes shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment.
Step 1. Start with your chosen Nioxin System shampoo. Gently massage it into your hair and scalp, and then rinse well.
Step 2. Take your chosen Nioxin System conditioner and apply it from your scalp to the ends. This conditioning process is different to usual conditioners which usually instruct to apply just from the mid lengths to ends - so be sure to condition your entire head and hair lengths.
Step 3. Leave your conditioner in for 1-3 minutes then rinse.
Step 4. Give your recommended Nioxin System scalp treatment a shake then apply evenly to your entire scalp. Do not rinse.
Thinning hair can be challenging, however knowing which Nioxin System treatment is right for your hair can make all the difference. No matter which Nioxin System you need, we guarantee the results you’re looking for and you can find them right here at Oz Hair & Beauty. Shop Nioxin shampoo, conditioner and intensive treatments online today!