just want to share the good news and maybe give some hope to people who suffer from hair loss. half of my family (father side) are bald, at 30+ they were already smooth on top (type VII). well i'm in my 30s and i have/had hair loss at the crown (type III Vertex), a circle like hair loss at the back of my head, it was pretty evident, also a tiny bit of thinning in the front. i read on the internet that apparently Nizoral 2% shampoo may have similar effects to Minodixil as a side effect of the medicine in the shampoo (Ketoconazole, which is a mild DHT blocker too) apparently could make hair thicker by increasing the diameter of the hair, grow new hair in bald spots etc it was worth a try since it was cheap compared to Minodixil or finisteride. been using it for 2 month, 3 times a week (wet hair, apply shampoo, leave it for 5 min and wash thouroughly). let me tell you the crown has filled with new hair and it's darker thanks to the new hair and the "circle" is far smaller now, also the front hair has gotten thicker too with brand new tiny hair growing in the spots that were kinda empty! my friends and my mom are quite surprised. i'm not saying it will work for everyone, but if you're suffering from hair loss, maybe you should try this shampoo, it worked wonders for me! if you live in the US you might need to get it by prescription, otherwise its over the counter.