19 September 2012

Nioxin Treatment at Peter Mark, for thicker, fuller hair


 
My friend and I were lamenting recently that our hair has lost its oomph. Mine is noticeably thinner than when I was younger – I’m just lucky I had a helluva lot to start off with. But the Nioxin treatment at Peter Mark promised to help restore my mane to its former glory, so I was all over that like …well, like a beauty blogger on a brand new treatment, really.

Except Nioxin's not exactly new - it was developed more than 20 years ago, for hair for that’s lost its volume. Inspired by skincare regimens, Nioxin is designed to improve scalp health and restore a thicker, fuller look to the hair. The treatment is hugely popular in the US, where it’s won the Stylist Choice Awards for the past 10 years!

The first part of the treatment was a little disconcerting.  Using a device called a nioscope we took a a very close up look at my scalp, magnified to 200% - that's it in the top left photo! This highlighted a few issues like product build up around some of the hair follicles, which was targeted in the next step – the treatment.
Nioxin Scalp Renew is basically a micro dermabrasion treatment for the scalp,  that removes product build-up, increases circulation, cleanses the scalp and promotes stronger, thicker and healthier hair. It’s a refreshing mint scented cream that is massaged in – this bit was heavenly, I love an aul’ head massage- and left on the hair for 10 minutes.
 
After this my hair was blow dried and I was prescribed a specialised shampoo, conditioner, and leave in scalp treatment to use at home. There are six varieties available and as my hair is coarse and thick but has noticeably thinned, I was prescribed #6.

While I was a guest of Peter Mark, the Nioxin treatment is generally priced at €19.90 and the product kits at €32.20. If you buy both together the cost is just €39.50, which strikes me as really good value. While I haven’t noticed any huge increase in volume or fullness just yet, my hair definitely feels stronger and healthier since I’ve been using the products at home.
Have you tried Nioxin before and if so, what were your thoughts? Is it something you’d like to try in the future? And if you have any other tips for adding volume, I’d love to hear ‘em!

19 comments:

Adele said...

I need this in my life!!! I have fine hair, so any type of product like this I'm all for!
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little t said...

Sounds really good- I want to try this!

fluff and fripperies said...

I haven't been using the products for the recommended 4 weeks yet but so far, so good - like I say, no noticable difference to volume but my hair does feel and look a lot healthier.

Anonymous said...

I've never tried this product. As of now my hair is thick and I even have to thin it occasionally. It's always good to know though what options that are out there for the day that I need additional volume.

Bravoe Runway said...

I have very thick hair but this is something my Mom would be interested in. She said after having kids her hair was much thinner and didn't grow back the same.

Sam said...

i most definitely need to try this out, my hair needs so be rescued by Nioxin!

Mary Tee said...

I've tried Nioxin and actually done a few review posts on my blog about it. For me, the shampoo did work, as towards the end of the 4 week trial period I did notice some new hair growth, but unfortunately it left my hair dry and tangled. But I only used the shampoo on it's own and not the 3 part trial kit, so maybe it would make a difference if used in combination with those. Not something I'd buy again, but the trial kit might be something I'll be giving a huge hint for people to buy me for Christmas LOL! x

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

like you, my hair was thicker when i was younger. now with it being chemically treated and colored its not so much. i always wondered about Nioxon products :) i've never heard anything bad about them, but never anymore to make me want to go out and buy it. i love that they evaluated your hair and determined what you needed. looks like great products! thanks for sharing this. I wish they would send me some products. hahaha
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Leslie said...

My husband uses the shampoo. He keeps using it so I guess he thinks it helps. I'm interested in this treatment! My hair is thinning :(. I'm going to look in to this!

SadeeStyle said...

i have very thin hair i really need something like this thank you honey for the lovely review
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Head massages are so lovely. I find that dry shampoo works well to add some volume to my hair.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Anonymous said...

fine hair is the bane of my life!

Eimear Mc Keown said...

Wasn't expecting it to be that cheap! Brilliant, might treat myself closer to Christmas...so I can wow a few ex boyfriends with my luscious mane when I inevitably bump into them in the local pub, shudder!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I have thick out of control curly hair, I wish it was finer and less crazy, but that's ok. I never heard of this before and the price is great. Your hair looks super xo

Emma said...

That's really good value, I love the idea of examining your scalp to see what you hair issues are, I definitely don't have thin hair but I do love a bit of volume! Your hair looks so sleek in the photo, very interested to read more about this!

Emma x

Coco said...

My hair is looking worse too, I blame the chemical treatments which make me a blondie with dry hair and irritated scalp. Now I'm trying an exfoliating shampoo from Garnier plus an intensive repair mask from Avon. A healthy diet is also very important, and you could try mIneral supplements to make your hair stronger and thicker. In my opinion your hair looks great by the way!xo

Anonymous said...

Now that is something I would need to try!
I have never been blessed with strong and thick hair (even when I was a young one, it just laid flat), but with all the colours, bleach, more colour etc it is something my poor hair would certainly like!

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