I have been using Nioxin off and on for the past several years. It is very effective. My hair shed a lot (even though I have incredibly thick hair) this helps to minimize hair in the drain. It comes in a nice package and is available in different sizes. I would recommend this for anyone who has any type of hair loss or dandruff - it works for that too! My hair is color treated so I always purchase spicific for that (thete are other options too).