From Hair Woes to Hair Wow! Nioxin Review and Giveaway

I have never been known for fluffy flowing locks. As a teen I used to look at my friends who had thick, lustrous, and curly hair and dream that someday I would wake up with hair that had body. Hairdressers would tell me I had thin hair, but lots of it. I always wondered what they were seeing that I wasn’t. I made my hair work, and I use that term loosely, by using copious amounts of hairspray, curling irons or always wearing my hair up. 

Thin and limp hair is just something I lived with, but after each pregnancy my hair would go from looking limp and thin to downright thinning. I hated brushing my hair because I couldn’t spare another strand and inevitably I would come away with a handful when I was done. After my 4th baby and serious thyroid issues my hair issues peaked. I never went out without something on my head, becoming well-known for my do-rag collection. I had every color of the rainbow and one to match every outfit. I finally decided that if my hair was short maybe no one would notice how thin it had gotten. 

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I hated my hair.

75 per cent of new moms notice more hair shedding than normal after childbirth.  It is part of the many changes a woman goes through during pregnancy.  It’s not uncommon to go from thick, shiny hair before pregnancy to see it quickly transform to thin-looking, limp hair weeks after giving birth.

When the opportunity to review NIOXIN  as a #PGmom came up I jumped at the chance. I’m so very glad I did too. In just 2 weeks of washing my hair every other day it looks fluffier and fuller. While it is a pricey collection of hair products the results I have seen make spending it worth every penny (nickel?). 

Before and After NIOXIN

NIOXIN is the #1 choice of hair stylists to deliver fuller, denser-looking hair and I can see why. The difference is obvious in these two photos taken just about 2 weeks apart. I was sent the NIOXIN System Kit to review  which includes a cleanser, scalp therapy and treatment. You can also add NIOXIN DiaMax to your hair care routine. DiaMax is a daily leave-in treatment that increases the thickness of each hair strand by up to 4.5 per cent after one use.

NIOXIN works by creating the optimal scalp environment for your hair to grow stronger and easier by removes follicle clogging residues that leaves that scalp feeling cleaner and refreshed. It also provides thicker looking hair by increasing the fullness and strength of each strand of hair. Since starting the system I have noticed less post shower fallout and my hair really does look amazing.

P&G has generously given me a NIOXIN prize pack to give away. The NIOXIN giveaway (valued at $105*) includes the following products:

To enter to win leave me a comment telling me about your hair woes. For one bonus entry share this giveaway on your favourite social media channel. One bonus entry given per site shared on – must leave a new comment with a link for each place shared.

The Giveaway ends May 26th, 2014. By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

Congrats Angela M!

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. Michelle L says

    My hair woes would be thinnning hair esp in the right back corner of my head. I think I’m balding…..
    I’d appreciate having Nioxin! Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Michelle L says

    My hair woes would be thinning hair esp in the right back corner of my head. I think I’m balding…..
    I’d appreciate having Nioxin! Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. Dreena says

    My hair woes: it is becoming thinner with age. I hope that this product can help!

  4. Natalie says

    How much would I love this? Let me count the ways!

    As a kid, I had luscious blonde hair. But as soon as I hit puberty, it started thinning (and darkening) like crazy. Now whatever I do, blowdry my hair upside down, using thickening products, my hair looks good for 5 minutes, then it’s like a balloon popping. *pooft* I’d love to win this! Thank you!

  5. Andrea B. says

    Prior to having kids, my hair was thin. After having my last in 2004, more just fell out and now it is really fine. I would love to win these products because I need all the help I can get for my hair to look more full. Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

  6. caryn s says

    My hair seems lifeless and full of split ends. I inevitable wear my hair in a ponytail daily as a means of dealing with my messy hair!

  7. Monique L.S. says

    The texture of my hair has changed since having a baby. And product builds up on my hair.

  8. Julie F says

    I have extremely fine hair, the hairdressers always perform magic so I have a hairstyle that looks good, but it always fall flat within half an hour of leaving the salon!

  9. Anne Taylor says

    When I was younger I had such thick gorgeous hair and now that I’m 50 (gasp) I notice my hair falls out alot, especially when I wash it!


  10. Maegan Morin says

    Im not gonna lie, I dont want to win this for me. I want to win it for my Mom. Ever since she started taking chemo treatments a few years ago her hair has been thinning and its limp and lifeless. I would love to see if this would help her at all.

  11. Victoria Ess says

    My hair is depressingly thin, and has been thinning since my mid-twenties.

  12. Erin W says

    My hair has been thinning since I was about 25. However, it got thicker when I got pregnant! Alas, It’s now been 2 years, and my hair has started to thing again :(

  13. Wendy hutton says

    As being in the 50’s I have noticed my hair is getting thinner, its always been real fine and limp and very hard to do anything with it.

  14. says

    I lost all my hair due to medical treatment and it is growing back very curly and thick, which is a big change for me! My husband keeps saying his hair is thinning so I would love get him to try this and see what he thinks.

  15. Lori Bazan says

    I had radiation therapy for thyroid disease and half of my hair fell out. I use to have the thickest hair but now its still very thin. I would love to try these products!

  16. Ira says

    My hair woes are exactly as yours! Short haircut helps though. But it’s hard to find the time to maintain it.

  17. Nancy T says

    My hair, like yours, is fine and tends to lay pretty flat. I use a volumizing mouse but it only lasts for a couple hours before my hair falls flat again.

  18. jan says

    I too have thin hair and would have hairdressers say the, ‘but you have lots of it’. I do? Most products simply weigh it down – even those that say they won’t – and no I am not applying too much as my sister (with wavy, thicker hair) insists.

  19. Victoria K says

    I just had my third baby and I would love to try this product. My hair is thinning and I’m concerned as I get older it will happen more.

  20. Robyn L says

    hair was thinning somewhat and then along came Cancer and Radation. Lost more then and every washing I
    do there is hair collected in a filter in my sink. Even have a almost bald spot at the back.

  21. Brenda Penton says

    My have polycystic ovarian syndrome and one of the symptoms is thinning hair and hair loss. I’ve been losing a lot of hair in the past year and anything that grows back is a lot thinner

  22. Debbie W says

    My hair line seems to be receding a bit. I blame menopause and could really use this type of product.
    (Debbie W)

  23. Lisa L says

    My hair sheds really easily. I have been experiencing more significant hair loss at the very top of my head, which I think really sucks because you can see it very easily!

  24. Angela Mitchell says

    My hair gets so frizzy and wavy when it’s humid or it gets a little wet when it’s raining. It’s also ridiculously tangly and it’s such a pain to brush out in the morning.

  25. Jeannie says

    My hair woes has always been fine hair and now it has included thinning. I want volume!!

  26. Leah Lucas says

    As I am getting older I find my hair getting thinner especially at the front.

  27. Pam says

    several months after I had surgery I noticed clumps of my hair falling out, I didn’t realize this could happen after you have surgery but it can.

  28. Jenn says

    My hair is thinning a lot for some reason and it’s not the same. as a few years ago.

  29. M James says

    My hair is thinning.. I have great diet so I know its not that contributing to it, would love to try Nioxin !!

  30. darci says

    getting the gray and the change in texture, where did the bounce and shine go!!!!!!!!