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March 2010



Nioxin And Hair Loss

Sorry for the lack of posts….been SO busy….

Anyways, I had to take the time to post this….shall we say…kind of embarrassing subject! I have noticed in the past few years, that I have been losing an inordinate amount of hair. I am not sure if it’s my imagination so if you know me, can you tell me????? Do i look like I have less hair now then I did before???

All I know is that after I shower there is a gob of hair in the drain and when I brush my hair there is hair all over the ground!! Last time I went home my whole family says I look like I lost hair. (You can always trust your family to tell you the cold, hard truth!) But when I ask boyrobot he says it looks the same and that I look fine….but he sees me every day so that doesn’t count.

Anyways, I am kind of freaking out here. Baldness does not run in my family. Maybe it’s the shampoo I am using? I do notice that I shed more hair with certain shampoos. The more I think about this the more I start noticing when my hair falls out. WTF.

So I started doing some research and I discovered….THIS:

It’s a shampoo called Nioxin and according to the reviews I’ve read it STOPS YOUR HAIR FROM SHEDDING.

Hello. Why is this news not everywhere. Do I not see balding men everywhere? I’m an engineer, trust me there are tons out there. This magic bottle could have saved them! Well at least according to the reviews. and here. and well just do a google search. The internet does not lie my friends, Nioxin FTW!

Upon further reading, I’ve discovered that Nioxin won’t actually grow out hair that you don’t have. Too bad, I was starting to imagine myself with long, luscious, thick hair that I have been dreaming about my whole life. It just keeps the hair you have from falling out! And this is not a new thing…many of the people using it have been using it for YEARS.

SO, now I am wondering….shall I become a Nioxin convert? It seems like the trick to this is to use it forever and never stop. I LOVE shampoos. I buy a different bottle every time! I just like variety. Trying new things. The thought of using the same shampoo everyday kind of saddens me.

BUT. Having no hair saddens me more.

Now tell me my friends (at least the ones that know me in real life). Is my hair thinning? Tell me the truth. I can handle it.


Comment from Louise
Posted: March 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Are you letting your hair grow out longer? Someone told me that all hairs has an “expiration date” so that if you try to grow your hair longer, it’s not that your hair stops growing past a point, but that it just falls out after X months or something. Maybe that’s why you’re seeing a lot of hair shed?

My parents used to think I was going bald in highschool because I was shedding so much! But I still have a healthy head of hair almost 10 years later, so obviously that’s not the case. I think it’s because I went from having short hair to just growing it out longer. That and thick, Asian hair seems to stand out more on the floor.

But now that I’ve read about this product, I’m wondering if *I* should take it.

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

Welcome to my world, my dear. Its a drab and dreary place, haunted by the sound of Taps being played on a bugle somewhere, for each fallen soldier of the scalp war. You hairline is no longer a biological marker, its a military FRONT!

But hey, the feminist in you should be thrilled! You ladies got to wear pants, and the vote. Its only fair that you should have to endure the scourge of all men, as well.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Louise – I have been growing out my hair! Maybe it’s time for a haircut…

Hakushaku – i am trying to stifle my giggles while at work because i really don’t want to explain this!

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm

If this Nioxin stuff worked, it would sell for the same price as liquid platinum, and would be considered so valuable that rappers would have necklaces and teeth made out of bottles of it.

Men would give up their children to grow back hair, trust me. So I’d be skeptical.

If you’re family mentioned the hair loss only after asking them, that doesn’t really count either. You know Asian families, always happy to put you down some how! But if they are mentioning it off hand, without prompting, then probably go see a dermatologist. Maybe its an allergic reaction to being married to Boyrobot….

Comment from che
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm

from the last few times i saw you, your hair looks the same to me… but i always considered you to have thin hair like most of us asians. alvin actually tried this shampoo a while back, but i dont remember what the results were. i think hair didnt fall out as much but i dont think it was like “wow” otherwise i think he wouldve bought another bottle. do you normally wash your hair in hot water?

Comment from pokebot
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I haven’t noticed either… I’m worried too. My mom’s hair is ridiculously thin. It’s like a third of mine. Are you SURE it doesn’t run in the family?

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm

cheryl – i do wash my hair in hot water! i know it’s bad because it can dry your hair out but does that lead to more shedding?

poke – that’s true..your mom’s hair IS really thin. my brother and sisters have so much hair though! maybe i should invest in this shampoo.

Comment from Kristen
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Although I haven’t seen you in awhile, I didn’t notice you having thinner hair than before. Another thing you might want to consider is prenatal vitamins. You’re going to want kids eventually right? Might as well start using em now. I know a few ladies that use em for healthy hair and nails. It’ll probably be healthier for you overall (depending on your typical diet of course). Most of the vitamins your body doesn’t need will be peed away so there isn’t much risk. Also I would recommend getting vitamins that are soft capsules (not hard tablets) so they’re absorbed easier. Good luck!

Comment from che
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

i dunno, i heard that hot water could possibly thin hair? maybe it dries out the scalp along w/ the hair. but kristen makes a good suggestion with the prenatal vitamins… but i know how you are about swallowing pills!!!

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: March 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Haha yeah, Kim swallow vitamins? Might as well ask her to swallow a live Chihuahua.

Comment from jia
Posted: March 18, 2010 at 8:29 am

Good review. I might actually start using this product. I know it’s available at walgreens, walmart, and so on, but where do u plan on buying it?
I have pretty thick hair, however it is a little worry-some when i see enough of my own hair on the bathroom floor to make a wig.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: March 18, 2010 at 10:16 am

jia – it’s at those other stores? i never noticed. i was planning on buy it at amazon (i have prime so no tax and free shipping) but I will check the other places and see how the price is.

Comment from RiSE
Posted: March 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I dated an Asian girl, her hair was always everywhere! But it never looked liked she was losing it?

Comment from Tran
Posted: March 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Hey, I have tried this product long time ago. It really depend on your hair type. It really doesn’t matter on how expensive the shampoo is, as long as it work for your hair type. Example for me, Suave shed less hair than Pantene. But don’t worry, long hair make you look like you are shedding a lot more than you really are. They said you are suppose to lose about 50 to 100 strands of hair a day. If you are still worry about it, like your friend mention prenatal vitamins is a good start to a healthy hair, nail :) I have been taking it for 8 years now :)