If you notice that your eyebrows are thinning, you are not alone. Even though it’s overlooked by a lot of people, eyebrow hair loss is a serious problem that affects approximatley 3 million of people in America. If you’re one of them it’s important to know why you are losing hair and what you can do about it. And even if you’re not loosing eyebrow hair but you’re concerned that you might will, read through this article to learn more about what you can do to prevent it and a few tipps to cover it up.
Covered in this article:
- Causes of eyebrow hair loss
- How to prevent it
- What to do if they’re falling out
Causes of Eyebrow Hair Loss
If you want to treat your hair loss it’s important to understand why you’re loosing hair in the first place.
There are a lot of activities in your daily rountine that could affect your eyebrows in the long term. The most common cause is over-plucking. If you try to shape your eyebrows keep in mind that exessive plucking can lead to permanent loss. Also, eyebrow make up could affect your hair, such as exessive use of eyebrow pencil or constant eyebrow rubbing when using a brow pencil.
Eyebrow hair is just like any other hair on the body. That means anything that could possibly affect scalp hair can also affect it. Take poor diet for example. A lack of proteins, minerals (ex. iron) or vitamins can lead to hair loss and affect your eyebrow hair too.
There are also a lot of medical conditions that can lead to eyebrow hair loss. These are the most common: Hypothyroidism, Atopic Dermatitis (especially people with sensitive skin), Alopecia Areata or Hansen’s disease. If you feel that you might suffer from one of those, please ask a doctor for medical advice.
Also take in account that as with any other hair aging may lead to some hair loss, which most likely can’t be helped.
Honestly, there is not much you can do to prevent eyebrow hair loss expect be more sensitive about you treat them. Go easy on the picking, and make sure that you’re getting enought nutritients. Try to avoid stress as this can lead to hair loss in the long term as well. Also if you’re taking any medication, check if there are any side effects related to hair loss.
You can also look at the other articles on this website, such as preventing hair loss with coconut oil which is applicable to eyebrows as well.
What to Do If Your Eyebrows Are Thinning?
Just like scalp hair, it’s normal to lose a few hairs on the eyebrows. It can happen on a daily basis. Most of the time, you won’t even notice it. But if you feel that they’re thinning latley, look at the reasons listed above and try to figure out why you’re loosing hair. Over-plucking? Stop doing that and look how it affecty your eyebrows. You’re not on a well balanced diet? Improve your nutrition and see if that helps. There are also a lof of products on amazon that supplement vitamins especially for thick hair growth. Maybe you can try out one of those.
If that all doesn’t help and you’re not able to identify the cause, see a doctor. Especially if you’re loosing hair quickly.