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What are Nioxin hair products?

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Nioxin hair products are a line of hair and scalp treatments marketed to women with thinning hair. The line includes a three-part system that treats thinning hair at the scalp as well as individual products that thicken and condition the existing hair.

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Nioxin hair treatments claim to treat scalp conditions that may affect hair growth. The company says its scalp conditioning products help remove oil and debris that could clog follicles. Other products in the Nioxin line focus on conditioning and thickening the existing hair to give the appearance of a fuller head of hair.

Nioxin's hair products are available without a prescription and have not been approved by the FDA. WebMD notes that only one hair loss treatment, Minoxidil, has been approved by the FDA. Nioxin's products may improve the appearance of existing hair by adding thickening agents to it, but Nioxin does not claim to increase the actual growth of hair.

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