Honey, I use Rogaine but I'm 67! I started when I was in my early 60's and you do have to use it forever. I don't imagine you want to start so young.
I don't think you should use Rogaine for what you are describing. There must be some other way to regrow your hair after extensions and flat ironing. Won't it just grow back in time if you are gentle to your hair and scalp? Rogaine is more for hair loss due to illness or aging.
I'm awfully sorry to hear about your situation, but if you can possibly wait it out, even if you have to wear a wig, I think that would be better than putting a chemical like Rogaine for so many years. It takes several months to take effect anyway.
Please post back and let us know how you are doing.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high. Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Last edited by curlypearl; 09-23-2012 at 10:09 PM.