Hey guys, I'm young and I've been dealing with severe Accutane-induced hair loss for over a year now. I've lost 70% of my amazingly thick Hispanic hair. I am so, so depressed. I'm moving to the US to start university, so I've decided to take the plunge and start 5% rogaine foam, which is what my derm recommended. He told me that since I don't have signs of Androgenetic Alopecia (the loss is completely diffuse so I believe him.. seems like chronic TE), I can stop the minoxidil after 1-2 years. So, I'm using it to "jumpstart" my hair cycle and "coax my hairs into the growing phase". I don't know how minoxidil works, nor do I know if he's just telling me pseudoscience. However, ALL my blood levels are fine and my ferritin is high, yet this is just not resolving.. so I need to try something. I'm so, so terrified that Accutane has put my hair into non-stop shedding cycle, and that my hair will continue rapidly deteriorating until I'm in a wig at 21.Can't believe I went against my gut instinct and took this medication, knowing the risks. Question: I have bought peppermint oil and want to incorporate it into my routine. I will apply the rogaine in the morning after washing my hair. Could I apply a hair mask containing peppermint oil to my head while the old rogaine is still on my skin, then wash my hair and then apply the new rogaine? I'm praying I don't experience heavy shedding from starting the rogaine. Fingers crossed. I'll be updating here. I'm also taking L cysteine and L lysine, zinc, D3, B12, biotin.