Nioxin vs Nutri Ox – What’s best for hair loss?

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If you’re losing your hair or it’s thinning for whatever reason, then you’re in the right place. Hair loss can be a disturbing thing, and it’s important to understand why you’re starting to lose your luxurious locks. Only then can you determine the best way to combat this, and decide whether Nioxin or Nutri Ox is the best option for you.

Whilst many of the hair loss products featured here are very different, this can’t be said for these two. They’re extremely similar in their ingredients and results, so ultimately it’s down to you which you decide to opt for.

Nioxin vs Nutri Ox – The Main Differences

Nioxin System 3 Scalp + Hair Shampoo - Hair Thickening Shampoo For Damaged Hair with Light Thinning, 33.8 fl loz (Packaging May Vary)
  • PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND SCALP CLEANSER SHAMPOO for color treated hair with light thinning Award: Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Winner Favorite Thinning Haircare, 16 consecutive years
  • NOURISH SCALP FOR STRONGER HAIR plus relieves tightness and tension from dryness
  • MOISTURIZES AND CLEANSES DRY SCALP and chemically treated hair for thicker, fuller looking hair


Traditionally, Nutri Ox is considered as a cheaper alternative to Nioxin. The big powerful brand behind Nioxin enables them to charge whatever price they really want, which is pretty much how anything works. Nutri Ox do not have the big name brand behind them that Nioxin do (Nioxin is owned by P&G, the biggest corporate company worldwide).

Nioxin is often twice the price or more of Nutri Ox, depending on where you go to buy these products. For this reason, Nutri Ox is the better option for budget buyers.


Both Nioxin and Nutri Ox are applied in in a completely different way. Whilst you apply Nioxin through shampooing your hair, Nutri Ox is usually applied by shampooing then by a few sprays after you’ve showered.

It’s hard to say which of these methods is more convenient. I mean, you’re going to be showering and washing your hair anyways, so that’s not going to be an issue. But, you can’t really complain about a few sprays after the shower too much either, so I don’t really think either of these methods is particularly inconvenient.

Depending on what type of Nioxin it is that you’re using, you’ll want to consider how you apply this to your hair. If you have coarse hair, you’ll likely be able to apply this more thoroughly than if you have thinning hair.


Whilst they do have some of the same ingredients, there are some differences between the two. The main two ingredients in Nioxin are both primarily used in sunscreen – this is because they’re designed to help protect your scalp and help cleanse it. In Nioxin’s case, this is so your hair has a nice environment to grow in.

Nutri Ox however, is made up of many of the top ingredients that we associate so commonly with hair growth formulas nowadays. Yep, this means the usual suspects like Nettle Extract and Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract (yes, this is a common found ingredient in hair loss products!).

Results (which is best!)

Now I know what you’re thinking; you just want to know which one of these two you should buy! Well, it’s a pretty easy decision for me to say, but it does depend on your circumstance.

As these two shampoos are strikingly similar, the obvious choice is to go for Nioxin – if you can afford it, that is. Nioxin has stood the test of time, and has been around for more than 30 years since it was first incepted. Much like Red Bull has dominated the energy drink market, Nioxin has been one of the front runners in the hair loss shampoo market for many years now. You don’t do that unless your product really works.

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In saying this, Nutri Ox is a cheap alternative to this that you might want to consider. Whilst it doesn’t have the same branding as Nioxin, it is available at a fraction of the price – so if money’s an issue, you may want to opt for Nutri Ox over Nioxin.

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