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Alyssa Milano, 51, says Nioxin helped her hair loss — find the right kit for you

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Nioxin and Nutrafol are mainstays in Alyssa Milano’s fight against hair loss. (Getty)

Whether you’re suffering from post-COVID hair loss (like Charmed star Alyssa Milano) or you’ve been dealing with thinning hair for years, shedding is an uphill — and often discouraging — battle. Hair loss affects millions of men and women, but you don’t need to spend a fortune on in-office treatments to put up a good fight. There are plenty of at-home regimens you can try first, and, according to Milano, one brand is so effective that you may never need professional help: The Nioxin anti-thinning hair system.

After publicly sharing her hair-loss story on Twitter, Milano found the help she needed in a few bottles. She praises Nioxin products (and Nutrafol supplements too) for helping “tremendously” with hair loss. And she’s not alone: These products have found fans in shoppers who say the treatments have helped curb their own hair loss and revitalize their manes.

Designed for a range of hair types, the Nioxin haircare system is designed to purify the scalp and promote thicker, fuller hair growth. Every System Kit contains a three-product base to help thicken hair: cleansing shampoo, which removes sebum and any environmental residue that may be clogging hair follicles; conditioner, which helps protect hair against breakage and control the balance of moisture in locks; and a leave-in treatment, formulated to leave hair thicker and appear fuller.

Don’t forget to check out our list of the best shampoos for thinning hair for other lock-loving faves.

Each Nioxin System Kit is made with a specific hair type and concern in mind, and you’ll get better results by choosing the one that suits your needs. Take this quiz from Nioxin, which divides its systems into three categories, to find your match.


If you don’t color or chemically treat your hair and would like to combat light thinning, System 1 is the kit for you. 

$24 at Walmart


System 2 is formulated for hair that has not been colored or chemically treated and has more progressed, pronounced thinning.

$52 at Amazon


If you have color-treated hair and want to combat light thinning, System 3 is the kit for you.

$24 at Walmart


System 4 is Alyssa Milano’s go-to. This kit fights more-progressed thinning in color-treated hair and includes an additional thickening spray.

$62 at Amazon


System 5 is designed to combat light thinning in bleached or chemically treated hair.

$23 at Walmart


If you have bleached or chemically treated hair that suffers from more-progressed thinning, System 6 is the kit for you.

$70 at Walmart

Alyssa Milano isn’t the only fan of Nioxin — over 18,000 reviewers on Amazon alone have given the various kits five-star ratings.

“Great for thinning hair,” gushed a satisfied shopper. “I love this brand, and for thin hair, it’s wonderful; smells amazing and helps [with] my hair growth and thickness. If you have never used Nioxin, you should!”

“Finally, a product that really works!” exclaimed another impressed user. “Just one use of this product made a big difference with my hair. I battle excessive dry hair and have tried so many products, including salon products, and never got the results I wanted or needed. This will be my forever hair-care product!”

“This product has been great,” shared a third fan. “Less hair found in [my] brush. Seems to be working great with less hair loss.”

Of course, some reviewers wish they got more for their money. “After using this product for one month so far, I can honestly say I see a huge difference in my hair. It looks normal again!” said a final buyer. “And feels almost as thick as it originally was! Would purchase again. My only complaint is that the three-month supply looks more like 1.5-2 months.”

Want to try Alyssa’s other hair-rescuing go-to? Check out Nutrafol:


Our writers dubbed Nutrafol the best overall hair growth supplement for women, writing that “Nutrafol Women’s Balance is a little pill that delivers mighty results thanks to a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, plus botanicals like horsetail, marine collagen, and solubilized keratin. Nutrafol’s hair growth products are formulated to address the root causes of hair thinning and loss: hormones, stress, lifestyle, metabolism, nutrition and aging. As a bonus, many of its nutrients will support your overall health, including lowering stress and helping you sleep.”

$85 at Amazon

“Nutrafol restored my faith in restoring my hair loss,” said one positive review of many.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.


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