you probably were experiencing the infamous “anti-androgen shed” that many many finasteride and dutasteride users get in months 1-2, only to see their hair start to be noticebly thicker by months 7-12.
I once used nizoral on a wrist for three months and left it on for several minutes in the shower each time, about three times a week. The left wrist got hairier and had longer hair-----which suprised me because I expected it to just have an anti-androgenic effect and for their to be less, not more hair there. Its both an anti-androgen and hypertrichotic.
Whatever the creams (or mousses) instructions are…it woudl probably be best to simply follow them.
Nizoral is the one thing at our grocery stores that can be used hassle free with some science behind it besides minoxidil. I think it would be a constructive part of anyone’s reginime. It does have a ‘drying’ effect on hair. Your hair follicles will be making less sebum and less of that sebum will be on your follicles as you touch and brush your hair throughout the day…so it will make the hair “lighter”
Those regrowth pics are amongst the finest produced by any treatment thusfar.