Nioxin, a Proctor and Gamble Company, is a salon professional hair care brand specializing in hair thinning. In my household, The Nioxin Intensive Therapy Recharging Complex Supplements is a daily must as a vitamin and hair supplement. These horse pills with a wheat-like after taste have mysteriously disappeared. A month ago clearance signs went up in the salon/store I frequent but the product was never re-stocked. I’m looking for a new place to get my fix however I noticed the pills were slowly disappearing.
I use Nioxin because it’s a great source of vitamins and it promotes hair growth by drawing blood to the areas of the scalp that may be lacking.
In an Mz Mahogany Chic interview with actress Paula Jai Parker, “I take Nioxin pills religiously…I take Nioxin pills in combination with Centrum vitamins and it really works. My hair grows fast and my nails grow long and strong.”
I totally agree with Ms Parker. I have noticed healthy hair and stronger nails since taking Nioxin in 2011. There are many YouTube videos and mixed reviews on the internet but I can only tell you my opinion.
Back to the topic at hand. Frustrated with the apparent disappearance, I went to the Nioxin website. To my surprise any mention or trace of the pill was gone. I immediately and frantically searched for Noxin recall and pictured myself in a wheelchair hunched over drooling because of a bad drug. Whew! No recall in sight. I contacted Nioxin and was provided with the following statement:
The Nioxin Intensive Therapy Recharging Complex Supplement is currently unavailable because it is being repacked and reformulated. There is no health risk to the existing product on shelves. The new formula is sure to be an improved version of the old one. It will be release sometime in fall.
Fall! That’s a long time to go without my
little huge hair vitamins. If you Google Nioxin hair supplements you will find some online retailers that claim to sell it. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, buy these pills online, not even on Amazon. There are ‘fake’ pills out there, lord knows what it will do to your body. Especially since the real pills makes the hair grow ALL OVER your body LOL. The real pills can only be found in stores that are on the store finder list located on Nioxin’s website.
In addition to the supplements, there are six Nioxin systems. The 3 parts of each NIOXIN system – cleanse, optimize, treat – work together to help nourish the scalp and give you thicker, denser-looking hair. Shampoo, Conditioner, and Scalp Treatment.
I will save my bottle so I can do an extensive comparison when the new version comes out. Do you use Nioxin? What other Hair Supplements have you tried??
UPDATE: 6/27/2012 9:31 PM
The Nioxin Intensive Therapy Recharging Complex Supplements is back on the Nioxin website boasting a new look. Nioxin is only sold to partnered beauty salons and supply stores so don’t get disappointed when you realize you can’t order a bottle for yourself. I assume the new formula is available but now has to trickle down to the stores we knew carried it prior. Unfortunately there is no way to tell when that will be and there is no mention of the ingredients. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: 9/27/2012 8:45 PM
It’s fall. Looked on shelves… No Nioxin. Looked on the website…No Nioxin. Wait huh? The new bottle has magically disappeared once again. This can’t be happening. I’ve actually stopped taking hair supplements since this fiasco started but I’m still curious as to what is really going on? I know you are. Well hold on to your seat and read this statement…
Thank you for writing us and your patience as we work to provide updates in real time. In keeping with P&G’s founding principles, Wella, the salon professional channel, is committed to producing safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation. This year Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs recommended discontinuing all products that contain Biotin and Horsetail extract. As a result, Wella Company is discontinuing NIOXIN Recharging Complex (vitamins) product line. We thank you for your understanding and continued support of NIOXIN.
Uh oh followed by a confused feeling quickly consumed me. Biotin? Even Dr. Oz mentions taking Biotin. Maybe its the combination with Horsetail extract sort of like Fen-Phen. Back in the day, people were taking Fen-Phen (fenfluramine Fen, phentermine Phen) to lose weight. It was working wonderfully and people were seeing results until they discovered the combination of the two drugs was directly causing heart attacks and death. Phentermine alone however is safe and is still being prescribed. One can only wonder if this is the case and if so, what are the harmful effects of mixing Horsetail extract with Biotin? Well there was no recall per say, what’s left of the old batch is being sold until all bottles become extinct (or expired). I still have one lonely unopened bottle in my medicine cabinet. I think I will hold on to this one as proof in case my hair suddenly falls out (knocks on wood).
What are your thoughts? Chime in below.