Does Nioxin have any side effects?

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  1. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    The woman at the salon trying to sell it to me told me it doesn't do anything chemical or hormonal, but as I understand it, hair loss is hormonal and hair loss treatments therefore work to modify hormones and chemicals... right?
     
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    Where do you get your nails done bro? :greddy:
     
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    Main side effect commonly seen in most users are lighter wallets...
     
  4. Falconer

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    i was getting my hair cut at supercuts :dunno:
     
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    not sure what nioxin is.

    i use nizerol anti dandruff shampoo, lots of people say it helps with minimal hair regrowth and stunting hairloss.

    can't say its done much of either for me, but so far its the best anti-dandruff shampoo i've used. just gotta condition your hair more, b/c it dries it out :faggy wave emoticaon:
     
  6. Falconer

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    Nioxin is supposed to "unclog hair pores" which is supposedly responsible for hair thinning.

    I always thought it was related to DHT or testosterone or something.

    People online swear by it, tho. I just wanna make sure it's not gonna fuck up my sex drive or shrink my balls or something.
     
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    fuck it , just shave your head bro
     
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    no it doesn't at all.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Buy some finastride and get some swollen sore nips like me dude, it's awesome.
     
  10. Falconer

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    i have an enormous, pale head.

    And now that I'm all skinny I would look like a grey alien chemo patient if I shaved my head :hs:
     
  11. Falconer

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    i bought some. i will let you know how well it works or not.
     
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    nioxin is just a minty shampoo. Hairloss is a hormonal. The reason people beat off to nioxin is that it opens up the hair pores which make your rogaine more effective. It also just feels good.
     
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    this. i tried the shampoo and it smells/feels nice. i tried the treatment crap, and I swear that it made me lose focus on my lifts. my other bro tried it and he had no problem he said...so it might be a case by case thing.
     
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    nioxin tends to be very drying.

    nizoral shampoo is MUCH more effective for preventing hair loss.... it is hormonal, though systemic uptake is minimal (dont use a tea trea or peppermint based conditioner or hair product before or after though, because those things will increase systemic uptake)
     
  15. Falconer

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    so after a few weeks i swear this stuff is making my hair even thinner.

    they said that might happe before it starts working tho. i'll give it til the end of the month.

    it might be time to shave my head :hs:


    but i'd do a mohawk first :bowdown:
     
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    mohawk ftw
     
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    get some nizoral.

    also get a good hydrating conditioner (especially if continuing to use nioxin, use after or instead of nioxin conditioner-- so if using nioxen conditioner you will be double conditioning.
     
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    Ive used it, didnt regrow any hair, but stopped it from falling out.
     
  19. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    theres your answer
     
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    dont use that shit, it made my hair fall out more than ever. fuck all the otc shit, go to the doc and get propecia
     
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