Gone are the days when highly plucked eyebrows were the fashion trend. The 90’s trend is far behind us now. Getting brows that look perfect can be difficult if you got sparse eyebrows due to overplucking, an underlying medical issue or the aging process. With the advent of 21st century, it is now possible to treat almost every medical condition, and this is no Achilles’ heel.
Thinning eyebrows are a distressing issue in themselves. There are many reasons why people can start to lose their eyebrows. Below, we mention some of these causes and the underlying symptoms you might have. I will explain some of the most effective methods to fix thinning eyebrows.
Causes for thinning of eyebrows:
● Nutrient Deficiency: Not having a balanced diet can affect more than just your weight and fitness. It can also affect your hair growth and dense nature of these hairs. A lack of vitamins A, B, D, and iron can be the prime reason your brows are thinning and falling out.
● Eczema: Also known as Atopic dermatitis, Eczema is a common condition of the skin that can make it itch and dry out. It affects about 20% of the population at present times and is far more common among kids than it is in adults. These dry patches and itchiness can also occur under your eyebrows and can cause the hair to thin.
● Hyperthyroid: The loss or thinning of the lateral eyebrows may also be an indicator of hyperthyroidism. The thyroid gland controls the rate of use of energy sources and protein synthesis by producing thyroid hormones. If your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, you feel tired, freezing in the cold, weight gain or you may lose your hair. If you are experiencing these symptoms along with weight gain and cold intolerance, it’s time to seek professional medical help as this can be a very serious issue.
● Spot Baldness: Also known as Alopecia areata, spot baldness is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to attack your hair follicles mistakenly. Although spot blindness usually takes place in the scalp, there have been instances of it happening on eyebrows too.
● Aging: As we age, our bodies generally experience a drop in estrogen hormones resulting in the shortening of hair growth cycle. This drop in estrogen levels also makes us susceptible to increased levels of DHT in hair follicles, preventing the nutrients from reaching your hair and resulting in hair loss. To prevent your eyebrows from showing signs of aging, consider the following advice:
1. don’t apply too much heat to your eyebrows
2. go easy with eyebrow makeup
3. try to prevent stress
4. make sure your skin is hydrated well enough
● Over-plucking: Tweezing is a seemingly safe method to groom your eyebrows but overdoing it can result in eyebrow hair loss. It can take up to six weeks to regrow one eyebrow hair. Thus extra care has to be taken while tweezing those hairs out.
Now that we know the underlying causes for thinning of eyebrows, it is time to look for some solutions.
How to Fix Thinning eyebrow?
Here are some of the top most recommended methods to fix thinning eyebrows.
Visit your doctor
First of all, you need to understand what the cause of your thinning eyebrows is in order to know how to treat them. Your doctor will check for underlying conditions like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiency, and hormonal imbalance. Your doctor can also tell you right products which will help regrow or mask thinning hair on your eyebrows. Visit a dermatologist for specialist advice and cosmetic options that are available.
Diet and supplements
Proper vitamins and supplements can evidently help in curing vitamin deficiency or eczema. Make sure you’re getting plenty of vitamins A, B and D by eating leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish, eggs and whole grains. If you have any deficiency in your diet, take the necessary supplements. Your doctor will also give you direction about what to eat and take for support.
If your eyebrows are more patchy than non-existent, a good brow product, be it pencil, pomade or gel should help you out. A pomade comes in many colors, so you’ll have to have very hard luck not to find one that doesn’t match your brows. But you have to take care as if you’re a novice when it comes to filling your eyebrows; the mistakes can be harder to erase.
If you would really just like to give your eyebrows a bit of a growth boost rather than a full-on regeneration, a growth serum, used in association with brow makeup during the day, might be just the thing, if you use the right one. Traditionally, it does not make the hair grow longer but make it appear denser by conditioning it. When looking for a serum, you have to be sure that these two ingredients are included: biotin and peptides. Without them, your eyebrows will not grow much. When applying the serum, apply it to the roots of your eyebrows, to promote new growth and stimulate the follicles.
Easy, cheap and quick, this method is great for making those light or patchy brows dense. Results can last for as long as up to six weeks, and you can choose how dark you want your eyebrows to be, although the beautician will often advise you on this subject.
Microblading is indeed one of the best things that you could do to your eyebrows. Not as terrifying as it may seem, microblading is one of the most advanced techniques for filling in sparse and patchy eyebrows for an appreciable length of time.
Using, as the name suggests, a very small blade, the technician will draw fine hair-like strokes on the brows, embedding a pigment like substance under the skin of your eyebrow hair and mimicking the natural appearance of your eyebrows.
As a semi-permanent solution, the results should stay put for up to three years, though you may need a touch-up or two within that time. This technique is becoming popular and growing rapidly, and it has already outshone tattooing as one of the most popular and realistic ways to achieve fuller and denser eyebrows. While tattooing recreates the penciled-in look, microblading is the most realistic recreation of eyebrow hair you can get.
If the reason for your sparse eyebrows is a nutritional deficiency, in addition to adopting a well-balanced diet, a key step to getting fuller brows is to thicken the individual hairs. You can use a good quality fiber gel for the same.
Hereditary hair loss can shorten the time that hair spends growing, causing the follicles to shrink. An eyebrow transplant permanently restores growing hair by using healthy follicles from a donor site on your scalp and transplanting them to an area where brow hair is weak.
A more permanent option is to look for cosmetic tattooing. Also referred a micropigmentation, the technique subtly draws on missing hairs in fine detail. It works by introducing a colored pigment, made of safe non-reactive substances into the skin with a very fine needle.
Just like the hair on our head, as we age the hair on our face age too. They can turn grey, become coarse and finally fall off. There are many eyebrow makeup techniques to fix this problem. Brands like Talika or Anastasia Beverly Hills will be the best pick.
You can also go for cosmetic tattooing, microblading and hair transplant whatever suits you. Those days are behind us when patchy eyebrows could not be treated. With advancements in medicine and technology, it is now possible and very much affordable to treat your light eyebrows and make them look denser.