How to… tackle thinning hair

Worried your hair isn’t as thick as it once was? You’re not alone – whether it’s through age, hormones or stress, 50 per cent of us are concerned about thinning hair. Yet it remains a topic not many of us feel comfortable talking about. And if you don’t talk about it, how do you find out the best way to tackle your thinning hair? Who can you turn to?

We’ve raised this issue in the past with our hairdresser and she pointed us towards Nioxin – a brand we didn’t previously know a lot about and now can’t imagine NOT knowing and using. The brand has been helping those with thinning hair for more than 25 years, so it know its stuff and yet the core of the brand remains relatively simple, but effective: three-part System Kits formulated to tackle the issues of derma (scalp environment), density (hair volume) and diameter (strand thickness). There’s a System Kit for every stage of hair thinning (even if you just have fine, coloured hair, there is one for you), and include a shampoo, conditioner and a treatment.

Caring for coloured, thinning hair

In the past, we’ve had to choose between what we were concerned about the most: thinning hair or our hair colour, but Nioxin recognised the need for a colour-safe treatment for thinning hair and has launched 3D Colour Lock service and Scalp Protect Serum. Both have to be carried out in a hair salon (find your local Nioxin one HERE) and the first one is applied immediately after the colour process, sealing in colour, neutralising residue and strengthening weak, thinning hair, while the Scalp Protect Serum is applied before your colour is carried out, protecting the scalp during the colouring process and reducing breakage at the roots by up to 28 per cent.

Keen to keep the good work going once you’re home? The new Nioxin Density Defend is a lightweight leave-in strengthening foam for coloured hair that has been shown to reduce breakage by up to 93 per cent,* while also improving the vibrancy of your hair colour.

Thicker, fuller hair with zero compromise on colour?
Now you’re talking…

Ready for your close-up?

To know what your hair specifically needs, it’s paramount you have a Nioxin consultation. The salon will magnify the view of your scalp using the Nioscope 2.0 consultation tool that goes onto their smartphone (nifty), and they will then be able to provide a personal regime recommendation, as well as store before and after photos so you will be able to spot the difference as your hair becomes stronger and fuller-looking.

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