Nioxin Dermabrasion Scalp Treatment – Review
I love facials! I make sure that I get a facial done at least once a month. Now the facials I do are always for my face because that’s the only facial I was aware of and have ever got done. Until recently, when Wella Professionals invited me to try their scalp facial aka Nixon Dermabrasion Scalp Treatment.
What? A scalp facial? What is it? How do you do it? I had the same questions when I first heard about it and after getting it experienced, I can safely answer all your queries.
Nioxin Dermabrasion Scalp Treatment:
Nioxin- #1 selling salon brand for thicker fuller looking hair now in India Thinning hair is a highly common occurrence with more than one in two people across the globe experiencing some level of thinning. However, for something that affects so many people, there is a shocking lack of helpful, clear and consistent information and inspiration available surrounding what thinning hair is and why it occurs.
NIOXIN has developed the following new definition of hair thinning based on scientific, stylist and consumer insights.
Thinning Hair = A Poor Scalp Environment + Fewer Hair Strands + Finer Hair Strands
THE POWER OF 3: INSPIRED SCIENCE INNOVATION
A close look at hair biology reveals three areas that can impact hair appearance and condition:
• Scalp and hair environment- Derma
• Hair growth cycles – Density
• The change of hair structure over time- Diameter
NIOXIN then approached the formulation of its products by linking the three components of thinning hair to these factors, and then formulating real science-based solutions with its 3 Therapies
– Derma renew service (Facial for scalp): cleansing hair and scalp to remove sebum and
– Density protect: conditioning and protecting hair to help reduce hair loss due to breakage,
– Density repair: by thickening each hair strand.
My Experience with Nioxin Dermabrasion Scalp Treatment:
Around two weeks back, I was invited by Wella to try out this recently launched treatment in India. Incase you are wondering, Nixon is a 25 years old brand which is popular across the world and have received many awards and recognition. So I knew I was in safe hands but me being me, I was very curios to know all about the new dermabrasion for scalp.
So I had my appointment at the Nalini and Yasmin Salon in Bandra. Upon reaching the salon, I was greeted by the Nalini herself and she was extremely sweet and kind to take me through the entire treatment herself. She gave me a little brief about the treatment to make sure I understand what I am getting done to my hair. She told me that Nioxin has been around since 1987 and was developed by founder, Eva Graham, after experiencing thinning hair following the birth of her first child.
Nioxin Dermabrasion Scalp Treatment is a salon only treatment which can then be followed by a at-home care regime. I believe that a salon treatment is a must since the experts can diagonize your hair & scalp condition and suggest the best system for you. Speaking about the systems, Nioxin’s three-part systems are designed for individual hair types. To choose a three-part system for you, your hair condition is matched with one of Nioxin’s 8 Nioxin systems as follows:
- System 1: for fine, natural (no chemical treatments like color, highlights, perms, or relaxers), normal to thin-looking hair.
- System 2: for fine, natural, noticeably thinning hair.
- System 3: for fine, chemically enhanced (color, highlights, lowlights, perms, or relaxers), normal to thin-looking hair.
- System 4: for fine, chemically enhanced, noticeably thinning hair.
- System 5: for medium/course, natural, normal to thin-looking hair.
- System 6: for medium/course, natural, noticeably thinning hair.
My hair condition was matched by system 5 which is for medium/course, natural, normal to thin-looking hair. So onto the treatment now, like I mentioned before the salon treatment is a three part system. My treatment was started by applying the Nioxin Derma Renew all over my scalp. I couldn’t help but notice the fresh mint-y scent and the cool sensation on my scalp. I was told the this actually helps in penetrating the product inside and helps in renewing the hair follicle. After the application, the solution was kept on my scalp for 10 minutes for penetration. A lot of people seems to keep it more than 10 mins due to the feel good factor but it is recommended to stick to the timings.
Post 10 mins, my hair was washed and rinsed twice using the Nioxin Cleanser followed by Nioxin scalp Revitaliser (read conditioner) and let me tell you guys, both the cleanser and conditioner feel super soothing on the scalp and the mint-y smell just makes me want to use this duo everyday in my shower. My tresses were then slightly blow dried as any heat treatment is not advisable post the treatment.
Honestly, I can’t speak about the hair growth factor since I just used it once and I didn’t have an issue with hair thinning anyways but I can definitely speak about my scalp condition. My scalp did suffer from minor dandruff which resulted in flaking and itching. After the treatment, I can confidently say that my scalp NEVER ever felt so clean and my hair never felt so smooth and silky. My scalp felt fresh and rejuvenated and also my hair strands felt stronger. I also had minor flaky scalp which seems to have disappeared post the treatment and hasn’t come back yet.
The best part about Nioxin is that there is a at home system, or series of products, that will benefit every type of thinning hair. Nioxin is designed to provide a healthy scalp and give your hair the best possible foundation from which to grow. Just like the health and look of your face is greatly dependent upon using the right products and cleansers, the look of your hair will significantly improve if you are properly caring for your scalp. The kit includes Nioxin Cleanser, Scalp Revitaliser and a Scalp Treatment and is priced at Rs. 2390.