Losing eyelashes and eyebrows is a common problem. We’ve all had times when we looked in the mirror one day and suddenly noticed some gaps in either region. As you know, nowadays, having full, well-defined eyebrows is all the rage, and the look is acquiring a special kind of appeal.
But what do you do if yours are already thinning? The loss of hair from the eyebrows and eyelashes can have various causes that we’ll explain below, but rest assured that it’s almost always temporary, and with proper treatment you can recover. Pay attention to what you’ll need to do.
1. What is hair loss in the eyebrow or eyelash region?As we said earlier, losing your eyebrows or eyelashes is almost always temporary. But it’s important to first find out what’s causing it in order to identify the most appropriate course of treatment. Let’s look at some of the factors that could cause this problem:
There are times when you probably feel more stressed out than normal. Your metabolism changes, the levels of cortisol in the body fluctuate, and this affects lots of your body’s functions. It’s common to experience that annoying hair loss in your eyebrows and eyelashes.
Eczema or topical dermatitis
In the case of eczema, this is a more serious issue and the intervention of a dermatologist is needed. Eczema is a disease that usually causes chronic redness, itching, and discomfort. It also frequently affects the eyelid region, resulting in the loss of hair from the eyebrows and eyelashes. Follow your doctor’s advise: eczema should be treated with the proper medication, which should also stop your annoying hair loss problem.
Be careful with hair removal
Obviously we’re referring to tweezing or waxing your eyebrows here. Sometimes when you pull a hair out by its root, it can take longer than usual to grow back, and it could even take up to two weeks before you see that hair again. So you might be better off using caution when tweezing, and be careful not to overdo it. You should also keep in mind that hairs can only regrow a “finite” number of times before they disappear forever, so if you’re over-plucking those brows, you could even end up losing them.
Certain medications for arthritis, for example, can cause the loss of hair from the eyebrows or eyelashes. If you have any questions about the side effects of any medications you’re prescribed or are taking, check with your doctor. It’s worth it.
Changes in metabolism
As you age, your metabolism slows down and that makes it easier to suffer from little imbalances that lead to hair loss. The follicles are less stimulated, meaning that hair growth slows. Eyelashes, for example, tend to fall out faster than they can be replaced.
2. How can you treat hair loss in eyebrows and eyelashes?
- Increase your daily intake of folic acid, minerals like sulfur, and vitamins A, B3, and E. What foods can you find these in? Check out the following
- Brewer’s yeast
- Rosemary oil and castor oil: Both can be used and are easy to find, either in regular grocery stores or natural food stores. All you need to do is moisten a cotton ball with the oil and massage it into the brow every morning and evening. If you do this every day, it will stimulate the growth of your eyebrows.
Treatment for eyelashes
- Massage with olive oil: You can do this before you go to bed. Just moisten a cotton ball with a little olive oil and dampen the eyelash follicles themselves. It’s simple!
- Vaseline: When you get home in the evening, the first thing you should do is remove all traces of mascara and other makeup from your eyes and eyelashes. Then dab on a bit of Vaseline, massaging it in. This stimulates the growth of stronger, thicker lashes.
- Chamomile: How about we make a little chamomile tea? Pay attention to the following steps:
- 1 bag of chamomile tea, or 20 grams of the dried herb
- ½ cup of water (100 ml)
- Bring the water to a boil, and add the chamomile. Let it simmer until 15 minutes have passed. Let it cool slightly, but the tea should still be warm when you apply it to your eyelashes. Moisten the tip of a cotton swab, and swipe it across your eyelashes. Do this every day after removing your makeup.
- Castor oil: As you already know, castor oil is excellent for treating hair loss in this part of the body because it’s stimulates the growth of new hair. All you need to do is follow a simple ritual: every night, moisten a cotton ball with a few drops of castor oil and apply it using gentle pats around your eyelashes. In a few weeks, you’ll start to see results. It’s amazing!