Nutri-Ox Shampoo for Chemically-Treated Hair
2014 Packaging Contains New Formula-DOES NOT WORK
I started using this product as a generic (i.e., cheaper) alternative to Nioxin, a salon shampoo and conditioner. I have loved it for years because its active ingredients kept my seborrheic dermatitis at bay. An added benefit is that it made my hair look and feel great. Like Nioxin, Nutri-Ox conditioner has a minty smell and feels cool like a peppermint on my scalp. (I'm not sure which ingredient has this effect.#
Others have used it for thinning hair, but I did not have that problem. My hairdresser always remarked that I had thick, strong hair, especially for someone my age #40-something#.
Well, in the spring of 2014, Naturelle changed the packaging of the shampoo to a taller, thinner bottle and the conditioner to a shorter, fatter bottle . But - worse than that - they have changed the formula of the shampoo and conditioner as well! It does not smell or feel the same on my scalp. I noticed this right away, but hoped that it would still work to control my seborrheic dermatitis.
Over the time that I was using Nutri-Ox products, I started taking medication that has "hair loss" as a side effect. I never had that side effect, probably because I was using Nutri-Ox the whole time. Well, at my next hair salon appointment, two months after the formula change, my hairdresser told me that she noticed that my scalp had never been in such bad condition - redness and irritated areas - and my hair was significantly thinner. #She had no idea that I had effectively changed shampoo and conditioner due to the formula change.# It turns out that 50% of my hair had fallen out! I had also noticed that my scalp was totally pink-red every day and my scalp just hurt - if I touched my hair the movement of the hair shaft and follicle made that part of my scalp hurt like it was being scraped by a wire brush.
Fortunately, I had some of the old formula at my friend's house and I have been using that 90% of the time for the past 3 weeks. The redness and tenderness went away, and my physician said that she sees new hair growth. #I can see it, too, in patches that were totally bare and along my hairline. It is quite noticeable on the previously-bare patches that now look like newsprint - part brown/black and part white.# For now, I am going back to the salon formula, Nioxin System 3 Shampoo and Conditioner.
I have not used any other Nutri-Ox products.
Naturelle - you are not fooling anyone. If you change the product, your customers WILL notice, and we will stop buying your product.
July 7, 2014
Love this product
Love this shampoo. I have read the other reviews on how some people have noticed their hair drying out..... In addition to the shampoo I also purchased the conditioner(maybe that's why my hair isn't drying out like some reviewers have stated). I love the results. My hair has always been dry, but do not feel this shampoo dries it out. After using the shampoo, conditioner and serum My hair feels so soft and looks shiny (i'm old to have shiny hair too) Stopped using hairspray also because my hair just feels soooo good. I love touching my hair because it's so soft and clean feeling.
As far as new hair growth??? I have no idea if that part of the product works, but I will continue to use this product because it makes my hair feel so youthful.
June 21, 2014
Dried my hair out
I had to return this product. It made my hair really dry and frizzy,
March 10, 2014
Love how it helps keep the color vibrant. You will see the difference.
February 28, 2014