Hi everyone, I wanted to share my story in case it’s of use to anyone in a similar situation. Background Age 27 (as of April 2018) Norwood 2.5ish Problem Area Hairline and temples. Health Lifestyle Active enough to not consider my lifestyle sedentary, No known health concerns. Physique Average, slightly thin. Drugs/Alcohol Non-smoker, Light drinker, no recreational drugs. Regimen Minoxidil Foam 5% (Rogaine) Start Date January 2018 Application Method Twice daily at the hairline. Sides None. Ketoconazole Shampoo 2% (Nizoral) Start Date April 2018 Application Method Twice -scratch that- Once weekly, focused on hairline. Leave in for 5 mins. Sides Dry hair at application site if conditioner isn't used after rinsing out the nizoral. Every man in my family is bald. Growing up I hoped I would get lucky and somehow be spared, but when I looked in the mirror at age 25 and noticed my hairline starting to look ragged I knew I was done for. …or so I thought. After spending two years depressed, I decided I would try to do something about my hairloss. In late January 2018, I started using minoxidil. I didn’t really notice any increase in shedding, but around week 5 I looked in the mirror and saw some tiny, colored hairs down the sides of my temples. I wasn’t sure if I just hadn’t noticed these before, but in a couple weeks there were more tiny hairs along my hairline. I know it's really early days, but two and a half months in I’m very happy with my progress so far. I’ve tried taking pics, however my inability to get a sharp photo somewhat downplays the regrowth. Regardless I’ve attached three photos of my right temple. The first is from 1 month in, and the second and third are from 2 months in. (The third is from a different angle.) None of the small hairs existed at baseline. Over the next 8 - 12 months I plan on introducing the rest of the Big Three into my regimen. I’m going to do this slowly because I want to make sure I fully understand how my body reacts to each product before I move onto the next. I’m planning on introducing Nizoral into the mix around month 8, and finasteride around the 1 year mark. Anyways, I feel like I’ve had the typical positive-but-average results that people don’t really bother writing about on hair loss forums. Just thought I would share my story to help fill in that void.