When you think of hair loss, you typically associate it with the hair on the scalp. However, it’s not uncommon to lose hair in numerous parts of the body, especially the eyebrows!
If you’re starting to notice your eyebrows aren’t what they used to be, below you’ll discover eight reasons why you could be losing them.
1. Over-plucking your eyebrows
By far one of the most common reasons women start to lose their eyebrows is over-plucking. Whether it be through plucking for cosmetic reasons or because of a medical condition known as trichotillomania, eventually the brows just stop growing back.
2. Underactive thyroid
If you have an underactive thyroid, eventually you’ll likely experience thinning of the eyebrows. It’s one of the later symptoms to show up with the condition, along with chronic fatigue and excessive weight gain.
3. Alopecia areata
A more severe form of hair loss, alopecia areata can cause sufferers to lose all of their hair, including their eyebrows and even eyelashes. With this condition you’ll also notice hair loss on other parts of the body.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy often experience complete hair loss all over the body. It’s worth noting other drugs can also have this effect.
It may be the least common cause, but that doesn’t mean you should completely rule out leprosy. Affecting the skin around the eyebrows, the condition is caused by the Mycobacterium bacteria and hair loss associated with it is usually permanent.
6. Nutritional deficiency
When the body doesn’t get the right number of nutrients, all kinds of problems can occur. Loss of eyebrows due to a nutritional deficiency may be uncommon, but it can happen.
While predominantly a skin condition, eczema can cause the brows to thin and in some cases fall out. You’ll also notice red, itchy skin around the area.
Hair thinning is often a result of the natural ageing process. Just like the hair on your scalp often starts to thin over time, the same occurs with the brows.
Overall, there are a staggering number of reasons why the eyebrows can start to fall out. The good news is, whatever the reason there are treatments available. SMP can help tattoo the brows back on for a permanent solution, or you could even opt for a brow transplant.