Eyebrows Losing Hair: Causes and Natural Solutions

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Eyebrows Losing Hair: Causes and Ingredients to Help Growth

When we notice that our eyebrows are losing hair, it can be a scary and disappointing experience. As it so happens, this is not an uncommon thing to experience, and there are a variety of reasons why it can happen.

Eyebrows can frame the face in a way that no other feature can. The help bring expression to our interactions, help us convey interest, sadness, or understanding.

It’s highly likely that anyone reading this is a human but for the sake of thoroughness, let’s define what an eyebrow is, and its purpose: An eyebrow is an area of short hairs above each eye that follows the shape of the lower margin of the brow ridges of some mammals. In humans, eyebrows serve two main functions: first, communication through facial expression, and second, prevention of sweat, water, and other debris from falling down into the eye socket.

Our Eyebrow Growth Serum is a fantastic choice for encouraging eyebrow growth. It’s chock full of important natural, proven effective ingredients, some of which are listed above (and a lot more).

Eyebrow hair loss can be as simple as recovering from over plucking, or as complicated and serious as a hormonal issue or chemotherapy. Below we’ve listed some common reasons why eyebrows might lose hair.

“You must never underestimate the power of an eyebrow.” – Jack Black

Eyebrows Losing Hair: What Can Be the Causes?

Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. The immune system mistakenly recognizes part of your own body as the enemy and attacks it. Alopecia areata targets the hair follicles from which individual hairs grow, slowing down or halting hair production, thus causing eyebrows to lose hair.

Nutrient deficiencies: The human body requires nutrients, including energy sources (carbohydrates, proteins, fats), amino and fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Some of these sustain and influence hair growth, so a deficiency in any one of them could cause hair loss. A lack of vitamin A or zinc can slow cellular growth and hinder the production of moisturizing sebum (oil).

Eczema (atopic dermatitis): Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that causes itching, redness, oozing, and irritation. It is prompted by an oversensitive immune system and can show up as a one-time flare-up or an ongoing condition. Because hair follicles are embedded in skin, eczema may interfere with proper hair growth.

Seborrheic dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is usually an ongoing condition. Scientists believe it is caused by a fungus or by an overproduction of oil in the skin. Seborrheic dermatitis leads to dandruff, even in the eyebrows.

Tinea capitis (ringworm): Tinea capitis, known as ringworm, is also fungal. It produces red, itchy, raised, ringlike patches, along with oozing and blisters. When these patches appear over the brows, the hair usually falls out, leaving a bald patch.

Thyroid issues: Thyroid disease is a common cause of eyebrow hair loss. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism. When this gland produces too much or too little of a hormone, your body falls out of balance, disrupting a number of normal processes. This includes causing the eyebrows to lose hair.

Persistent plucking or overuse of makeup products: Over-plucking your eyebrows creates minor trauma, and eventually the hair may stop growing in that spot. Harsh makeup may cause similar damage when used for extended periods.

Chemotherapy: To battle cancer, chemotherapy is designed to go after all rapidly dividing cells. This includes hair follicles. Its why hair falls out in clumps when people undergo this treatment.

Our Eyebrow Growth Serum is a fantastic choice for encouraging eyebrow growth. It’s chock full of important natural, proven effective ingredients, some of which are listed above (and a lot more).

“The raising of an eyebrow, how you do it, when you look, how you look. All of those things are physical.” – Chevy Chase

Natural Ingredients to Look for When Your Eyebrows are Losing Hair

Castor Oil: While the average human hair follicle grows just over a centimeter a month, some claim anecdotally that using castor oil once a month can spur growth three to five times the normal rate. Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid—a type of fatty acid found to fight inflammation. When applied to the scalp or lash line, it's purported to enhance the health of the hair follicles and, in turn, promotes hair growth (as well as protect against hair loss).

Coconut Oil: When combined with other ingredients, coconut oil can strengthen brow hairs, nourish skin where eye brows grow, and help create a healthier hair follicle for growth. If you’ve been following the benefits of coconut oil in general, you’ll note that it’s a great anti-inflammatory and full of nutrients – which makes it a perfect fit for encouraging eyebrow hair growth.

Glutamine: The body's demand for glutamine is also increased during times of stress and when the body is under physical strain. Glutamine is built from glutamic acid. This builds the hair by delivering sulphur which is necessary for hair growth.

Grape Seed Extract / Proanthocyanidins: An extensive hair study by Japanese researchers showed that proanthocyanidins extracted from grape seeds not only stopped hair loss but increased the growth of hair cells by over 200%.

Jojoba Oil: Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc. Because it strengthens hair, it is also thought that jojoba oil can prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness. The idea behind this is that the oil moisturizes hair follicles, which prevents dryness that leads to hair loss.

Horse Chestnut Extract: Because of it's ability to reduce inflammation, it is known to have the ability to help create healthier hair follicles and thus a better chance of hair growth.

Saw Palmetto: Research on whether saw palmetto works to help treat hair loss. An extract of saw palmetto berries may block 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT.

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil has powerful cleansing, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. When used topically, it can help unplug hair follicles and increase hair growth.

Our Eyebrow Growth Serum is a fantastic choice for encouraging eyebrow growth. It’s chock full of important natural, proven effective ingredients, some of which are listed above (and a lot more):


With this valuable information regarding eyebrows losing hair and the causes, we're hopeful that with the right actions and ingredients you'll have thicker, healthier eyebrows in no time.  Our Eyebrow Growth Serum will definitely help you on your journey.

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Jeanette @ Claribelskincare.com

I'm a formulator and skin care expert, wife, parent, and fur baby mom. I specialize in active ingredient research and studies, and share that information with you via our blog and products. Please reach out anytime you have questions!

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