• Anybody tried Nioxin after chemo for hair regrowth?

    Asked by TXHills on Friday, January 8, 2016

    Anybody tried Nioxin after chemo for hair regrowth?

    My sister can get me a discount on the Nioxin line of hair care stuff like shampoo and conditioners. I haven't used it because I don't think it will help. The problem is in the hair follicles, not the hair itself. The hair emerging from those follicles the first few months was affected by chemo and no shampoo can change that. Any experiences or different opinions on this?

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    • Maddy61's Avatar
      Maddy61

      I'm not sure what nioxin is but I used rogaine for women. Wow! What a difference it made. I have this one area in the front of my scalp that has been thin for a few years. It was growing in thin also. I used that stuff and it made a huge difference in about 4 weeks.

      over 2 years ago
    • lujos' Avatar
      lujos

      Some years ago, I used the Nioxin line on my very fine, thin hair -- long before I even knew I had cancer. It made no difference then, so I'd think it would be unlikely to now. Sorry! Xx

      over 2 years ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I used shampoo and conditioner to help thicken my hair. I am not sure of the name, but it was something like Biota. I thought that it worked. When I was done with it, I gave it to my son who's hair is thinning. It helped him, too. As you know, these items aren't cheap, but if your sister can get you a discount, it may be worth a try for a bottle of each to see if you get any results. I also take Hair, Skin & Nails pills everyday. Not sure how much they help the hair, but they definitely work for my nails and skin. Good luck. Take care.

      over 2 years ago
    • Mikilog's Avatar
      Mikilog

      Yup, I used nixing after my chemo bout in 2013 and I was very happy with it.

      over 2 years ago
    • Mikilog's Avatar
      Mikilog

      Gosh,meant to say nioxin

      over 2 years ago
    • Gin's Avatar
      Gin

      My friend and hair stylist recommended the Nioxin line when I was going through Chemo 16 years ago. It is a high quality product and I am still using it today. It certainly will not do further damage, so why not give it a try?

      over 2 years ago
    • lujos' Avatar
      lujos

      I used a natural (I.e. no SLS) moisturising baby shampoo on mine, figuring that my scalp and new hair needed something gentle and nurturing. I think it helped, as mine grew back thicker than before post chemo. Goes to show that we're all different!

      over 2 years ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      My sister, who happens to be a hair dresser, got me some Aveda natural shampoo, conditioner, and scalp stimulation solution when I came off chemo in 2013. Not sure if it actually caused further hair growth, but it certainly didn't hurt. When I first was growing my hair back, I loved how the conditioner fluffed up my baby fuzz, and I knew that if the products didn't promote the growth,they would keep my brand new hair healthy. I also used a hair/skin/nails supplement and Vitamins D, E, and A. While on chemo, I babied my hair, or what was left of it with Johnsons Baby Shampoo and washed my hair every alternating day. I also patted my head dry instead of rubbing it. I say go for the discount and start using it; you never know how much it might help that new beginning hair of yours. Hope it all grows back quickly and is better than it was before you lost it! HUGS and God bless.

      over 2 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I did use Nioxin. I don't know if it helped or not, but at least I felt like I was doing something.

      over 2 years ago
    • barbaraanne's Avatar
      barbaraanne

      My hairdresser got the shampoo & conditioner discounted thru their supplier for me. My hair came back thicker. My hair by the right temple was thinner than the other side, but it all came back. If any thing it tingled my scalp ( not in a bad way) perhaps that's what made it grow faster and thicker? Worth a shot.. Good luck

      over 2 years ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      I got a discount for Nioxin from a friend. I used it even after my hair fell out. It grew back in evenly and a bit wavy. I don't know how you tell if the product worked or not since you don't know what would have happened without it. Doesn't try to try it.

      over 2 years ago

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