How to Keep Eyebrow Hair From Falling Out


Things You'll Need

  • Creams and oils
  • Androgen supplements
  • Cortisone shots
Eyebrows. (Image: Ingram Publishing/Ingram Publishing/Getty Images)

All hair grows through phases. Telogen is the shedding phase and can last three to four months. As new hair grows underneath the old hair, the old hair eventually falls out. The hair cycle becomes shorter for people as they age, with the new hair being not as strong as the older hair falling out. Eyebrow hair will grow back only 20 times before the hair follicle gives up, which can cause eyebrows to look patchy as the hair is plucked or falls out in different places. Autoimmune diseases such as alopecia can also result in loss of eyebrow hair: the body actually views the hair follicle as bacteria and works to destroy it. Even so, there are several things you can do to keep the eyebrow hair you have.

Step 1

Change your diet—this is the easiest thing you can do to stop your eyebrow hair from falling out. Avoid junk food and make sure you are eating enough fruits and vegetables filled with vitamins and minerals. Also try eating beans and nuts, which contain the pure protein needed for healthy hair follicles.

Avoid junk food.
Avoid junk food. (Image: Nikolay Trubnikov/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 2

Lower your stress level. Getting your body to fully relax at different points during the day will help you keep your eyebrow hair.

Meditation lowers stress levels.
Meditation lowers stress levels. (Image: IvanMikhaylov/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 3

Moisturize your skin in the eyebrow area. Creams and lotions will keep the skin from drying out. This is especially helpful when your skin has been damaged by long-term cosmetic use. Some moisturizers such as emu oil and commercial products like Folligen Cream may even stimulate hair growth.

Moisturize your skin.
Moisturize your skin. (Image: Valua Vitaly/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 4

Check your androgen levels. Low androgen levels can cause hair follicles to become inactive. Androgen levels become lower as we get older, particularly in women who have gone through menopause. There are androgen supplements you can take to overcome this problem.

You may need androgen supplements.
You may need androgen supplements. (Image: Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images)

Step 5

Get a cortisone shot. It will allow hair to come back when it's been lost because of an autoimmune disease like alopecia or lupus. The shot works best for eyebrows when it is given directly where the eyebrow hair grows.

Get a cortisone shot.
Get a cortisone shot. (Image: overcrew/iStock/Getty Images)

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