Have you ever considered what you might look like if you didn’t have eyebrows? Some people get the opportunity to find out first hand what they might look like without eyebrows, when they lose eyebrow hair. This happens more commonly in women then in men. What are the causes?
What Causes women to start losing our eyebrows?
In order to prevent or treat eyebrows, you must first understand what has caused it. There are many causes for this condition, and in most cases, you will need your doctor’s help in determining what has caused your eyebrow hair loss.
Many women and some men actually pluck their eyebrows or have them waxed. When over plucking is done, or over waxing, the hair is gone – but it generally does grow back. The more often plucking or waxing is done, the longer it takes for the hair to grow back, and it could eventually stop growing back.
Some eyebrow loss is caused by medical conditions that result in hair loss. You should realize that any medical condition that can cause hair loss can cause you to lose your eyebrows as well, because eyebrows are hair. Such diseases include Lupus, Eczema, and Alopecia Areata.
Medications can also cause hair loss, resulting in eyebrow loss. Medications used for chemotherapy are well known for this. Many people don’t realize that medication for thyroid disease can also cause hair loss. Other medications that have the potential for hair loss include birth control pills, blood thinners, medication for seizures, medication for arthritis, and even aspirin.
How to Prevent Eyebrow Hair Loss
There is really only one case where you can prevent eyebrow loss, and this is in the case of over plucking. Use a great deal of care and caution when plucking or waxing eyebrows, with the understanding that doing it too often, or over a long period of time can result in the hair not growing back.
In the case of medical conditions and medication, there is really nothing that you can do to prevent losing your eyebrows. The only thing that you can do in this case is to accept that it is going to happen or has happened, and plan for treatment or alternatives.
Loss of Eyebrows in Women Alternatives
In most cases, you can use an eyebrow pencil to add the appearance of eyebrows. Another alternative is to have your hair styled to cover the forehead where it isn’t obvious that you have no eyebrows. There are some natural remedies that you can try as well, such as using castor oil, olive oil, or coconut oil on the brow.