How To Care For Hair Loss - It Applies To Brows And Lashes Too


What is the cause of hair and eyelash loss?

There are a variety of reasons your brows and lashes may be thinning or falling out, just like you may experience with the rest of your hair. In fact, most people will experience hair loss of some form in their lifetime. Factors that impact your hair growth include diet, age, stress hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or menopause), medications and chemotherapy. What you may not have known is that even the seasons can impact your lash and brow growth.

It’s important to talk about hair loss because it is so common and affects so many of us. No matter where you are in your hair loss journey, it’s important to know there are many tools out there to help you look and feel the way you want. This includes your eyebrows and eyelashes. Whether you’re looking to strengthen hair follicles or just enhance the appearance of your natural lashes and brows, here are some ways to help you achieve the lash and brow look you desire, even if you are experiencing thinning hair issues.

How to care for your hair follicles

Although lash and brow hair loss are inevitable, incorporating some simple changes in your day-to-day routine and mindset can slow the process and protect your follicles:

  • Diet — food plays a huge part in the health of your hair follicles. Eat anti-inflammatory foods. Green tea, garlic, spinach, cherries and olive oil are just a few of the anti-inflammatory foods that can help stimulate hair growth.

  • Avoiding excess sugar could help prevent high blood sugar levels that can be damaging to hair follicles.

  • Remove your makeup. Failing to remove your makeup at the end of a long day can cause clogged pores and can make it hard for new hair to grow. This is why cleaning your face and lashes every day is essential for keeping your pores and skin clean. This enables lash and brow hairs to remain strong and leaves room for new hairs to grow.

  • Exfoliate and moisturize daily. When your skin is dry and starts cracking, germs and bacteria can enter your skin more easily and affect the ability for your brows to grow. Keep your skin healthy by exfoliating your eyebrows, followed by applying moisturizer to restore the area. This is especially important in the cold months, when the air tends to be drier.

  • Keep your stress levels low. Stress can affect us in so many ways. One major way is that it influences our hormone levels. When this happens, there is an imbalance in the hormone levels, and this can cause hairs to fall out prematurely. We know it’s impossible to avoid all stress in life, but it’s OK to say no to things that you know may add undue stress to your life. Put yourself first and prioritize the moments, people, and events in life that bring your health and joy.

How to fill in thinning eyebrows and eyelashes

Once you’ve implemented ways to further strengthen and support your brows and lashes by improving the health of your follicles, you can take steps to achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of by either getting lash extensions, a lash lift, tinting your eyebrows and eyelashes, or using makeup. Lash extensions that are applied to natural healthy lashes, in a healthy and clean manner, will allow you to skip or at least reduce the amount of makeup you apply to your face each day.

A lash lift is another great, lower-maintenance option for enhancing the appearance of your natural lashes, even with a less than full lash line, by giving them a lift that will last up to eight weeks. This will also steer you away from having to use tools such as lash curlers that can tug at your follicles and cause damage and more lash loss.

Tinting your eyebrows and eyelashes is a good option as you are waiting for your hair to return to a pre-loss condition, to restore some color to your lash or brows and make them appear fuller and look more robust. This can also last four to eight weeks and is low maintenance.

Finally, you can always use makeup, such as brow pencil or gel, to fill in your brows during hair loss. Just choose a color that matches your natural shade and use a brow brush to blend in the color and fill in any gaps. When blending in, try moving the brush in upward motions rather than straight across your brows to give them a thicker appearance.

Hair loss can be a challenging experience, leaving you feeling vulnerable and concerned about the changes in your appearance. But using your support system and utilizing tools and services available to you will help you overcome your hair loss journey and achieve the look you desire with safe, effective and relaxing beauty treatments. If you are undergoing treatments or on prescribed medication, you should always consult with your doctor prior to doing any services. But always remember, no hair loss can take away your shine.


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