Perfectly shaped eyebrows are frames to your face and personality. We are aware of how thick and bold eyebrows have become a rage and yet not too long back; pencil-thin eyebrows had dominated the style industry before.
Over the years, you may have seen eyebrow trends fluctuating, from over-arched and thin to full and fluffy. Hereat, you have probably fallen victim once or twice to tweezing too much hair, as well as tinting, continuous rubbing while washing the face, permanent makeup, and much more that might have affected your eyebrows' health over time.
Eyebrows can thin out, or just stop growing, much like the hair on your head. You can experience thinning eyebrows or eyebrow alopecia for any number of reasons. Read on to find the root causes and possible treatments below.
Like all hair, the loss of a few eyebrow hairs per day is normal. The hair on our body and brows goes through a growth cycle that is – replacing the old hair with the new hair.
But irregular brow hair loss or thinning brows due to stress, alopecia, male or female pattern baldness issues or other medical causes is not healthy. It is best to see a specialist or certified dermatologist if you think that your case might be extreme.
There are multiple reasons why you may lose eyebrow hair. Here are some of the more common ones.
The loss of eyebrow hair is more common in people older than 50 years.
Although less common, some genetic conditions can cause eyebrow hair loss. These may include ectodermal dysplasia, Netherton syndrome, and male and female pattern hair loss.
Thyroid hormone imbalances may cause brow hair to fall out. This is associated with both hyperthyroidism (an excess of thyroid hormones) and hypothyroidism (deficiency of thyroid hormones).
It’s not a misconception that stress will cause your hair to fall out – and it involves eyebrow hair. The disorder, called telogen effluvium (TE), is triggered by high stress and anxiety and can lead to thinning eyebrows and hair loss. It happens because stress can shake up hormone levels in the blood.
Certain autoimmune diseases that can result in eyebrow hair loss include alopecia areata, alopecia frontal fibrosing, and lupus erythematosus discoid.
Atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis are common skin disorders that can cause itchy rashes and loss of eyebrow hair. It can be challenging for hair to grow where inflammation is present, and this is common with all types of eczema on the scalp, including seborrheic dermatitis. If you have seborrheic dermatitis or eczema on your scalp, any hair loss or bald patches are likely to be temporary.
Any deficiencies in nutrients that could induce hair loss on the scalp can have the same effect on your eyebrows. These include deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc, calcium, biotin, vitamin B12, and vitamin D3.
It was once thought you couldn’t grow back your hair when eyebrows were shaved or lost. However, your eyebrows will grow back unless you have an underlying medical condition that causes your hair loss.
Though there is no magic trick to get your eyebrow hair back overnight, there are some things that can improve the process and help thicken it. And nothing can work any better for this than following two natural remedies.
Castor oil has been used for centuries as a natural hair loss home remedy and has become popular in recent decades for eyebrows and eyelashes.
No experimental studies have been conducted to show that it can regrow hair, but the key compound in castor oil – ricinoleic acid – has been related to hair regrowth. It can at least keep your brows moisturised, which can help prevent breakage.
Coconut oil acts as both a moisturiser and a conditioner for hair. It is perfect for improving blood circulation. The omega fatty acids contained in coconut oil work to protect hair from breaking. Within coconut oil, the different proteins, as well as nutrients such as vitamin E and iron, promote healthy and thick eyebrows.
It is an over-the-counter (OTC) topical drug that is available in male and female versions. Over several months, it can restore hormonally stunted growth.
By reducing inflammation and immune response, corticosteroids in either topical, injectable, or pill form may be used to treat alopecia areata, eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis – common causes of hair loss in eyebrow hair.
The topical application of these chemicals can be useful for hair loss. They help elicit an allergic response that will stimulate hair growth.
This alternative therapy can relieve alopecia areata, likely by reducing hair follicle bulb attacks, thereby stimulating circulation.
It is an anti-inflammatory drug – a natural anthraquinone derivative – that is commonly used to treat psoriasis. It is often prescribed to those with hair loss from an inflammatory process.
Nutritional supplementation with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids is effective mostly for women’s hair loss caused by the lack of nutrient elements.
An endocrinologist may prescribe medications such as thyroid-stimulating hormone, estrogen, or testosterone for hair loss in eyebrow hair cases caused by hormone disturbances.
An eyebrow transplant is a permanent solution and close to removing and replacing scalp hair. It involves removing a portion of skin with ample hair follicles and transplanting hair shafts into the sparse eyebrow region.
It is normal to experience mild hair loss in eyebrow. However, an underlying medical condition may cause thinning eyebrows, eyebrow hair loss, or prevent them from adequately growing in. Treating eyebrow hair loss is easy and they will grow back most of the time, but how quickly they grow will depend on your age, hair care, and overall health.
You might need a little patience, stop plucking and waxing, change your diet, and take some supplements or prescription medicines. For further management, please consult a certified dermatologist.
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