Hair is thining, does rogaine (minoxidil) work?

Rogaine (minoxidil) loss. Hair thinning has many causes: hormones, thyroid, nutrient deficiencies, medications, etc rogaine (minoxidil) is used for androgenetic hair loss in men & women. Androgenetic hair loss is uncommon in 20 yo women. Please have hair loss evaluated by your dermatologist. Significant hair regrowth happens in 30% of people that use rogaine (minoxidil). Rogaine (minoxidil) is best at maintaining the hair you have.

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My eyebrows and hair fallout a lot and my eyebrows don't grow back atall or grow really fast. I even used rogaine (minoxidil) to grow my eyebrows &didn't work.

Alopecia areata. You probably have a form of alopecia areata which is very severe. It is called loke shh totalis or universalis depending upon whether or not your eyelashes have fallen out in addition. You need to see a dermatologist preferably one who specializes in the treatment of hair problems to see if there's anything that can be done about this. Read more...
See your doctor. In some cases, hypothyroidism (low thyroid activity) can cause hair loss from your head and eyebrows. Please see your physician for evaluation of thyroid function and overall health. Read more...

Will rogaine (minoxidil) work if loss of hair is due to stress?

To some extent. Rogaine (minoxidil) is intended for hereditary baldness, but it can be helpful in cases of temporary hair loss, by "jump starting" the regrowth. Just ignore the paragraph in the package insert that says your hair will fall out again if you stop using it; that's only true for hereditary baldness. Read more...