Hair Loss: Why It Happens & How To Manage Thinning Hair With Nioxin

Hair Loss: Why It Happens & How To Manage Thinning Hair With Nioxin
This post is in partnership with NIOXIN. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

A few years ago I complained to my mother-in-law about my thinning hair after I had all the kids. I had never had hair loss before and she showed up at my door like a hair fairy with Nioxin and just said: “trust me”. 

It was during that time that I fell in love with the Nioxin system and how it made my hair and scalp look and feel. 

Reasons Why Men and Women Suffer From Hair Loss

I have always been surprised when I have seen people, even young people, with thinning hair. When I was younger I always assumed that it was something that happened with age and I was surprised that there were a lot of factors in play when it came to hair loss. 

You Got It From Your Mama (or Papa) – some of us get blessed with a gene from our parents that just triggers hair loss through natural, age-related hormonal changes. 

Stop Stressing – We all know that stress (and trauma) are no good but they actually up levels of testosterone, which converts to DHT and interrupts the hairs growth cycle.  Even worse stress can constrict the blood supply through the capillaries essentially shutting down oxygen and nutrient absorption and vitamins to the hair follicle.

We Are What We Eat – Healthy hair happens when the body has an ample amount of amino acids, iron, protein and zinc, all of which can be depleted with popular protein shake diets plans.  

Hair Loss: Why It Happens & How To Manage Thinning Hair With Nioxin

Make Your Health A Priority – For women, they need to be aware that pregnancy, menopause and thyroid disease can all affect the hormonal balance which has hair loss implications.

It’s Environmental – It is hard to control the environmental impact on our hair loss as it seems to be out of our reach. Between the pollutants and toxins in our air and the water we wash our hair with leaving damaging chlorine, metal and minerals on our scalp and hair, we need to take as many precautions as we can. 

Pharmaceuticals – It is important to remember that anything that disrupts your hormone levels, including birth control, can affect to thinning hair. Also, steroids, specific chemotherapies and medication for blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and even acne will affect your hair loss. 

What Early Warning Signs of Hair Loss to Look For 

If you knew early on that you were more susceptible to early hair loss would you live your life differently? I knew that excessive hair loss (say 100 or more hairs) per day would not regrow at the same rate but I was not aware that having too much body hair for a man would lead to early hair loss on the head, did you?  In a woman, if we start all of a sudden having an excessive amount of body hair that can also show that there is a hormonal imbalance in play which can cause early hair loss. 

Something else that was news to me was that acne and an oily scalp are also indications of hormonal imbalances that could potentially cause premature hair loss. 

For me, I think a lot of my hair loss issues happened because of pregnancy, a thyroid issue, low iron and of course stress compounded over time. During that time I was in way over my head and it wasn’t until I got all of the above things under control that I stopped losing handfuls of hair in the bath.  Even though I am past the worst of it my hair is still very thin and having a solution like the NIOXIN system in place really makes a lot of difference in my self-esteem and how I go about my daily business.

The NIOXIN Difference

The first time I used the NIOXIN system I didn’t want to wash it off of my hair. You are immediately met with this cold minty feeling on your scalp and the more you clean your hair the more this intoxicating minty aroma fills your shower. I take my showers extra hot so the sensation of this shampoo and conditioner cooling my scalp left me wanting more. 

I know I am not alone since 50% of the people worldwide who have experienced thinning hair have been somehow helped by NIOXIN’s commitment to innovation which is supported by research.

Since 1987 NIOXIN has been helping hair that looks thicker, fuller, and denser by treating the scalp with skincare methods. It really takes the saying “work with what you have” and takes it to the next level leaving both men and women with hair that looks beautiful and boosts their confidence. 

I really appreciate that NIOXIN makes it so easy for you to pick the right products with their online hair and scalp consultation tool. In just a few minutes you know which of the six 3-part systems will help give you your best head of hair. It also has a whole array of products to take care of you after you have left the shower from styling products to deep treatments. 

For more information on NIOXIN and to find out how it can help you get your confidence back with a great head of hair, head on over to their website.


Hair Loss: Why It Happens & How To Manage Thinning Hair With Nioxin

We have teamed up with our friends from NIOXIN to give 3 of our readers the chance to win a 3-part system of their own. Even if you don’t have thinning hair this system will get your hair and scalp in tip-top shape. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and will end on June 7, 2019. Good luck!

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  1. Anne Taylor
    May 17, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    I have always had issues with my scalp and hair; I’d love to try these products!

  2. Emily
    May 17, 2019 / 4:34 pm

    I haven’t hear about NIOXIN until now but I would so love to try because my hair is in desperate need of some rescuing and TLC :).

  3. Jenn E
    May 17, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    My hair has been slowly thinning and I’d love to try Nioxin to hopefully remedy that – these sound like amazing products.

  4. Anita Harris
    May 17, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    I started to see hair loss after I gave birth to my second baby and it continues now. I would love something that would help eliminate this problem as I already suffer from thin hair to begin with.

  5. lisa rumolo
    May 17, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    my hair is very fine and thin and it would be nice to gain some volume!

  6. Natalie B
    May 17, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    Ever since having twins 6 years ago, my hair has thinned so much! Thank you for sharing this information!

  7. Julie
    May 17, 2019 / 5:27 pm

    I had a surgery three years ago and hair loss was a side effect. Then in November of 2018 had an emergency surgery and my hair is stsarting to fall out again but its so thin I can’t afford to lose much. Would love to try this shampoo.

  8. margo b
    May 17, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    I really need to learn more about his product, I don’t think I’ve seen it anywhere tho, where is it sold?

  9. Shirley OFlynn
    May 17, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    I would love to try Nioxin because I started to notice my hair thinning a few years ago and it is very fine as well. It would be fantastic to have added volume and thickness to my hair.

  10. Linda Bragg
    May 17, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    years ago I had psoriasis at my front hairline and it was sore and cracked with some bleeding. Also I was having some hair loss, more than the normal daily loss one gets. At the time I was going though a lot of stress and also was close to menopause. I wasn’t sure which was causing all this but at the time, I owned a hair salon and a salesman came into my shop and introduced me to NIOXIN. Normally I am not sold and it was going to cost me to set up a display to promote the product. I was interested and he gave me several samples of the product. I don’t promote anything unless I have personally tried myself to give an honest opinion. Well, I used it that night and believe me I called him to come back and I wanted it in my salon. My psoriasis on my scalp and skin was clear. No redness, soreness, or no more cracking. And my hair stoped falling out with the treatment. I loved it. I cannot say enough good about this product. Now, just because it worked for me does not mean it would work for everyone. I cannot predict that but without giving it a try, one will never know. After about 6-8 months of use on and off I discontinued use and started using other products. My skin and hair have been ok ever since. Not entering the contest but just had to add how wonderful Nioxin products are. I am retired now after 40 plus years. 🙂

  11. Shirley
    May 17, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    These products sound amazing someone in household has thinning hair and I would love these awesome products to keep my hair healthy

  12. Melinda
    May 17, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    I have fine hair and as I age I am losing more hair. I would like to try Nioxin.

  13. Marilyn Croucher
    May 17, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    Would love to win and give this product a try. My hair is fine to start and is thinning everywhere, especially at the front.

  14. Amanda M
    May 17, 2019 / 5:38 pm

    I’ve always had fine straight hair. Even my hair dressers always comment on how thin it is 🙁 after 2 kids I feel like I’ll be bald by 40! Would love to give this a try.

  15. Sandra F.
    May 17, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Haven’t heard about this brand but nice to know there are products that work for this issue.

  16. Janet M
    May 17, 2019 / 6:01 pm

    I don’t have hair loss but I would love the benefits of the scalp therapy.

  17. Ricki911
    May 17, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    I’ve constantly to this day have issues with my scalp and thinning hair even at 30!

  18. Tara
    May 17, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    I think my husband would really like this shampoo. My hairdresser uses it often and she loves it.

  19. Caryn s
    May 17, 2019 / 6:20 pm

    I have had thinning hair for a while now and I would love to try Nioxin to see if it helps!

  20. May 17, 2019 / 6:20 pm


  21. Melanie Centis
    May 17, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    I miss my thick hair. I’ve had a lot of hair loss in the last 4 years 🙁

  22. Pat Drouillard
    May 17, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    I had short hair for 11years,and now my hair is at my shoulders . Every time I brush my hair or put my fingers through my hair it breaks off. Not sure if this product would help.

  23. Vicki Hill
    May 17, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    My hair has been falling out for over two years.

    I am willing to try almost anything at this point.

  24. Debbie Paisley
    May 17, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    Over the last several years my hair has started to thin. It used to be so thick and healthy but now as each year goes by it get thinner and thinner, Would love to try this out, thanks for the chance.

  25. Lisa Z
    May 17, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    I’ve never heard of Nioxin before and am beyond exciting to look more into it and perhaps try it!

  26. May 17, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    I am very excited to try it as my hair is thinning in the middle.

  27. Sandra Dufoe
    May 17, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    I am in the same boat seems as I age my hair gets thinner and thinner. Really could use these products.

  28. Catherine Almond
    May 17, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    I need a treatment plan such as this because I have hyperthyroidism and my hair is thinning as a result. My hair is so important to me and this would give me self confidence.

  29. wendy hutton
    May 17, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    I would love to try this as I have always had very fine hair, and with aging and menopause by hair is getting very thin and this sounds wonderful

  30. Irene Powell
    May 17, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    I would love to try this product as my hair is so thin and can not do anything with it.

  31. Laurie
    May 17, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    I would love to try this as I have this problem

  32. Lynda Cook
    May 17, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    I haven’t tried it, but my mother was losing her hair and was told to give Nioxin a try, well it worked great for her, it’s been a few years now and she only uses it once in awhile now, but I would love to give it a try my hair is so fine and thin, and I lose a lot of hair everyday, so hoping something like this would work for me, thanks for the chance!!

  33. Irene W
    May 17, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    I would like to win it for hubby to try….
    Thanks for the chance..

  34. Florence Cochrane
    May 17, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    My hair is getting very thin as I age. After I shower there is so much hair in the tub. This sounds like a product that I should be using.

  35. Tracy Morin
    May 17, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    I am excited to try it because of the positive reviews. Being able to make an improvement so effortlessly is very inticing.

  36. Donna L.
    May 17, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    I’m excited to try it because my hair is thinning and falling out .

  37. Lori Walton
    May 17, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    My hair is very thin. I’m hoping these products will thicken it a bit.

  38. Anu Chopra
    May 17, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    I want to try it because I have thinning hair too and would love some more thickness and volume!

  39. Nicole Bonomo
    May 17, 2019 / 9:17 pm

    I’ve been dealing with thinning hair for awhile now. Would to see if this product works wonders for me too!

  40. Heidi P
    May 17, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    Heard that this is a great product.

  41. Heidi P
    May 17, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    Heard that this is a great product. Have seen it advertised

  42. Janice Cournoyer
    May 17, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    I had sepsis and a few months after, I lost a lot of my hair. It is so discouraging.

  43. Carol McCann
    May 17, 2019 / 9:42 pm

    My hair is indeed of TLC Can’t find a good quality hair product My hair has been thinning over the last year Would love to try your product

  44. Carol McCann
    May 17, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    My hair is indeed of TLC Can’t find a quality hair product My hair has been thinning over the last year Would love to try your product

  45. Jonnie
    May 17, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    I would love to try this out because I notice so much of my hair around the house. It seems like I’m losing a ton lately, maybe this could fix my issue.

  46. Michelle W
    May 17, 2019 / 9:58 pm

    The cool minty feeling sounds awesome. I’d love to try it to see if it would thicken my locks ?

  47. Serena
    May 17, 2019 / 11:19 pm

    My hair has always been super fine. I have heard about this product in the past but have yet to try it. Would love to win and finally give this product a go!

  48. Tina L.
    May 17, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    I noticed my hair has been thinning out the last couple years, so hoping Nioxin will help.

  49. Linda watters
    May 17, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    I have a pile of hair….now. But my mother’s hair is very fine and thinning. I would love to try these products. Maybe I could keep my thick hair!

  50. Elizabeth
    May 17, 2019 / 11:36 pm

    In the last year my hair has been really thinning and I am scared. My hair has been my love and the texture, and thickness is not the same. I will run my fingers thru my hair and get a small fine pile of hairs. This has been for a year..as I was sick prior..but it’s not getting better. I am 55 yrs old not that old to lose my darn hair ?
    I would love to try Nioxin and hopefully it proves to work

  51. Tannis W
    May 17, 2019 / 11:36 pm

    Your experience with this product sounds great! I would love to see what it could do for my thin hair.

  52. jan
    May 18, 2019 / 12:07 am

    My husbands once thick, beautiful hair is leaving him and my fine hair, which cannot afford any loss, is starting to thin. Ahhh! Would love to find out if NIOXIN could save what is still there.

  53. Tomara
    May 18, 2019 / 4:38 am

    I would love to try these products as they would give some life to my hair.

  54. amanda p.
    May 18, 2019 / 6:04 am

    Oh wow, this would be so nice to try, over the last few years I have taken notice that my hair is starting to thin, and when I shower I seem to loose a bit of hair down the drain.

  55. Elizabeth R
    May 18, 2019 / 8:34 am

    As I get older I have noticed some thinning of my hair so would like to try this product to see if it makes a difference.

  56. Christine Holliday
    May 18, 2019 / 8:35 am

    I sure need this! I took a prescription antibiotic called Ciprofloxacin a few years ago and lost about half my hair, among other things!

  57. Elena
    May 18, 2019 / 8:40 am

    I didn’t even know there was a product like this. My hair thinned out so much after having my kids and it’s never recovered

  58. JulieLynne McCann
    May 18, 2019 / 8:57 am

    I’ve never heard of these products, but my hair has been thinning for year now! Thanks for the chance to win

  59. Suzie B
    May 18, 2019 / 9:01 am

    I would love to try for my confidence of having my ‘old’ hair back!

  60. Susanne McCarthy
    May 18, 2019 / 9:37 am

    I don’t have thinning hair but I would love to have my scalp into tip top shape! My husband could use it as well to help with his thinning!

  61. Mark Martin
    May 18, 2019 / 10:03 am

    Hope it might work for guys.

  62. Maureen L Anderson
    May 18, 2019 / 10:18 am

    I used to have nice thick hair. It is getting sparse around the part.

  63. Rosanne Robinson
    May 18, 2019 / 10:20 am

    Thank you so much for this very informative review, I had never heard of NIOXIN before reading it. I would love to try it because as I’ve aged my hair has started breaking and falling out. It’s thinned out substantially the last few years and I’m looking for a product that would get it under control.

  64. Sarah
    May 18, 2019 / 10:36 am

    I would love to try Nixon because i have heard great reviews from people and I could usrthe help in the hair department. Thanks! 🙂

  65. Julie Barrett
    May 18, 2019 / 10:40 am

    Nioxin sounds amazing! I’m the same as you, I lose clumps of hair in the shower or when I brush my hair and it’s so disturbing. A few years ago I developed a patch of alopecia on my head and I freaked out! It’s not visible to anyone thankfully since I have long hair but I still hate it. It has grown in once and then the hair fell out again. Now it’s growing in for the 2nd time. The frustrating part is that there’s no treatment for it and no known cause. I think mine is likely caused from stress but I have no way to know for sure. I’d love to try Nioxin to see if it would help limit my hair loss and encourage new hair growth!

  66. Susan
    May 18, 2019 / 11:30 am

    I have been concerned about hair loss for quite a long time and am VERY interested in learning more about these products!

  67. Joanne
    May 18, 2019 / 11:48 am

    It would be helpful in deciding, to see how much the kits cost in Canadian dollars in this blog post. Thanks for the information on thinning hair.

  68. Silvia D
    May 18, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    I sure could use this product! I have very fine thin hair and NIOXIN sounds like a wonderful product! First time I have heard of it, thank you for the review!

  69. Darlene Demell
    May 18, 2019 / 2:31 pm

    I can see how nice it has been for you and your hair looks great. I am just beginning to experience some hair loss so I would love to try this. Thanks for the chance.

  70. Leah Mallory
    May 18, 2019 / 2:45 pm

    I am following a Keto lifestyle and have lost a considerable amount of hair in the weight loss transition. Would love to try these products

  71. Lara M
    May 18, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    Would like to try these.

  72. Catherine Robichaud
    May 18, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    I’ve noticed the last couple of years that my hair is really falling out fast. I used to have very thick hair and now it is thin and hard to control. I’ve had my thyroid checked and it’s ok so I’m not sure why it’s happening but I would love to get my thick hair back. This sounds like something that just may help me and I would love to give it a try.

  73. Sharianne Ducharme
    May 18, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    My mother needs this verybadly. She could benefit so much from it.

    May 18, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    I have Graves disease [thyroid} and have had thinning hair problems for some time. I would like a chance to try NIOXIN

  75. Kim Tanti
    May 18, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    My hair has been thinning for a while now. I am 60 and it is getting scary and i have to do something about it now.

  76. Arlene Mccurdy
    May 18, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    healthy scalp and hair

  77. Julie F
    May 19, 2019 / 7:12 am

    I have really fine thin hair so this would be perfect for me!

  78. Stephanie LaPlante
    May 19, 2019 / 8:31 am

    I’m excited to try it because over the years I’ve been on medication for a clinical trial. Although I don’t take those medications anymore, they have really made my hair thin. I would love to get the volume back that I used to have. These products sound amazing.

  79. Kym Schmidt
    May 19, 2019 / 11:41 am

    I need to try this product

  80. Lori L.
    May 19, 2019 / 2:58 pm

    I’ve definitely noticed a change in my hair over the past 5 years or so, now that I’m almost *gasp* 40, my hair isn’t as thick as it was in my teens and 20s. I’d love to try Nioxin, even if only for the cool, minty tingly feeling, love that! Thanks for the chance to try it out.

  81. Lori L.
    May 19, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    I can’t find @NioxinCanada on IG but I followed the main @Nioxin account!

  82. Laurie P
    May 19, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    I have incredibly thin hair, that is thinning as I get older, this would be something to try!

  83. Tammi L.
    May 19, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    After having my daughter at 35 my elastic went from barely making it around twice to it being too loose at 3 times around the ponytail. Now she is 16 and it easily does 4. Aging is hard, I’ve lost so much of my hair, I’ve gained a tonne of weight and my eyes are so hooded now that makeup is a waste of time. It would be great to at least get some hair back.

  84. Anna Ngo
    May 19, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    I have the exact the same issue, thank you for your post.

  85. Angela MacRae
    May 19, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    My hair has been thinning out over the years and it is always in our drains in our food in our floor everything. I hate that my hair comes out in handfuls and I would love to try this 🙂

  86. Emily
    May 20, 2019 / 4:05 am

    This seems like the answer to all my hair problems!

  87. MaryG
    May 20, 2019 / 10:44 am

    After having my babies my hair has become more and more thin and lifeless. Most days I don’t even know what to do with it. I’d love to try these products to see if they can revive my hair again.

  88. Wanda B
    May 20, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    I’m excited to try this because my hair is just starting to thin out a bit.

  89. Tainan Lu
    May 20, 2019 / 8:33 pm

    I would love to try Nioxin because my hair is very fine and thin

  90. Colleen Rose
    May 20, 2019 / 10:36 pm

    My scalp and hair have changed . Would love to try these products to restore their health Thanks for the chance

  91. Maritess
    May 21, 2019 / 12:22 am

    I have tried a few products to solve my thinning hair problem and it would be nice to try this out.

  92. Stephanie
    May 21, 2019 / 10:17 pm

    I would love to win because I’ve always wanted thicker hair and would love to try these products that sound so amazing!

  93. Nicole Jubleew
    May 24, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    I’m excited to hear there’s hope for thinning hair. I definitely need to check Nioxin out.

  94. Cheryl Grandy
    June 3, 2019 / 12:08 am

    I want to try Nioxin, because my hair seems to be thinning compared to how it used to be.

  95. Aggie
    June 3, 2019 / 11:29 am

    My hair is getting thin in places and the Nioxin system sounds like the thing to try to overcome this problem.

  96. June 6, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    i am completely bald on top,looks stupid

  97. JoKing
    August 1, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Glad to hear there is something out there that works.

  98. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 16, 2019 / 12:13 pm

    A very interesting post indeed. My hair loss is mainly age related I suspect. I do remember an aunt of mine suddenly had very thinning hair, this was definitely stress related as her daughter had been diagnosed with petit mals and they were continually getting worse and worse.

  99. Angela Duku
    October 6, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    good advice

  100. Sandra Dufoe
    December 13, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    Thanks for the info I realized my hair is thinning as I age.

  101. Victoria Ess
    December 19, 2019 / 6:14 am

    I’ve heard of this and heard great things about its effectiveness.

  102. Caroline
    November 30, 2020 / 5:26 pm

    I’ve heard great things about this line, but I haven’t yet tried it myself. Thanks for the thorough info.

  103. Kristin C
    November 19, 2021 / 8:34 pm

    Thanks for the information. I know a lot of people have suffered hair loss during the pandemic.

  104. November 21, 2021 / 1:12 am

    I know I missed the giveaway but these poducts sound amazing and I am going to check them out!