The Main Reasons for Eyebrow Hair Loss or Thinning
The importance of your eyebrows is often underestimated. Your brows are essential to your beauty, framing your face, helping to accentuate your eyes and really bring out your natural beauty.
Change the trim or shape of your eyebrows and you will instantly see how important they really are to your looks.
Sadly, many people suffer from eyebrow thinning or hair loss and aside from permanent makeup or drawing in your brows, people believe there is little you can do. Below are some of the causes of hair thinning and more importantly, their remedies:
Eyebrow thinning is sometimes the result of lacking the necessary nutrients your body needs, like vitamins D, E, A, L-lysine, B vitamins and iron. Vitamins D, E, and A help support and stimulate hair growth. Vitamins D, A and E are present in spinach, eggs, fish, almonds, sunflower seeds, kale, bell peppers and carrots. Iron can be found in whole grains, beans, legumes and meats. B vitamins are needed for healthy metabolic functions and for coping with stress which can also cause hair loss. Legumes, leafy green veggies and whole grains are rich in B vitamins. L-lysine is an amino acid which also helps prevent excessive hair loss.
There are certain medications within the chemotherapy process that lead to hair loss. There is normally the presence of hair loss after 2 to 3 weeks of treatment, but hair starts to grow back again months or weeks after the treatment is completed. The medications used for chemotherapy which lead to hair loss are vincristene, taxol, ifosfamide, etoposide, cyclophosphamide, carboplatin and adriamycin. A separate hair loss treatment is not often considered however, since the hair grows back after the completion of the treatment, but taking natural remedies that strengthen your immune system can reduce hair loss effects.
This refers to an autoimmune condition wherein the body attacks by mistake the hair follicles which causes extensive or patchy hair loss including the eyebrows. This calls for naturopathic treatments such as nutritional support that include Vitamin D and B supplements, acupuncture and topical treatments containing essential oils of rosemary, lavender and thyme.
Generally, ageing causes hair thinning. For women, as they age their estrogen hormone levels drop, increasing their susceptibility to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in hair follicles. Hair growth cycle is shortened by increased levels of DHT, which leads to thinner hair. To have healthy hair cycles, it is important to have healthy estrogen levels. Nutritional support may be taken from Calcium-D-glucarate, indole-3-carbinol and broccoli extract (sulforaphane).
Also called eczema, atopic dermatitis can attack any part of the body which also includes the skin where the eyebrows are to be seen. It involves itchy, red patches which have the tendency to become inflamed which can later cause thinning of the eyebrows over the said patches. Food sensitivities or topical irritants can be the cause of eczema. The way to eliminate eczema is by first determining food sensitivities then avoiding such foods after. There is also temporary relief in medicines and topical creams which contain marshmallow and chickweed roots.
Finally and one of the main reasons why brows become sparse is due over tweezing the natural brow shape in our teenage years. This affects the early growth of hair in adolescence and later in life leads on to sparse or no brow hair at all. Those ladies that enjoyed the 70’s will remember tweezing to copy Twiggy’s brows or even shaving off the entire brow and redrawing a thin hooped surprised expression!
One of the recommended treatments for eyebrow hair loss is permanent makeup, which you may also see known as semi permanent and micropigmentation. If carried out by a qualified experienced technician the results can be life changing. Permanent eyebrow prices vary and reflect the level of expertise and location of clinic from £350-£700. Normally this includes a top up to use within three months just to carry out any perfecting. Just do your researching and this article may help with your research.
If you’re worried about thinning eyebrows or would like further information, contact me today and see what I can do for you.