What to Do About Your Thinning Eyebrows


Eyebrow hair loss is a very real problem. It is often caused by the things you did to your eyebrows when you were younger. Shaping the eyebrows has always been popular. Plucking them or waxing the eyebrows causes the hair to eventually quit growing back. The ending result is either very little eyebrow hair or none.

What Causes Eyebrow Hair Loss?

This can be seen in older women, who have been plucking or waxing their eyebrows all their life. Constantly plucking the eyebrows damages the hair follicles. After a certain period of time, the eyebrows just do not come back. This can result in a problem for women who are particularly vigilant about doing this when they are younger.

The eyebrow hair loss can be minimized by only occasionally plucking. Leave most of them natural and only go after stray hairs here and here. In some cases, it is too late and you are already experiencing the loss of eyebrow hair from too many years of waxing or plucking. When this happens, there are few alternatives.

Using an Eyebrow Pencil

The eyebrows can be penciled in if you do it lightly. The natural color should be used and they should not be heavily drawn. The overdoing of eyebrows will end up looking garish.

This is one of the mistakes women make when using an eyebrow pencil. If you consider why you were plucking or waxing your eyebrows in the first place, does it make sense to draw them back heavily? They should be very lightly penciled in to match any remaining eyebrow hair.

Following the natural line of the eyebrows is another aspect when you fill in the eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. Too high on the brow line makes you look as if you are in a perpetual questioning mode. Too low will make you look like you are really having a bad day.

Sometimes eyebrow hair loss is due to certain hair loss problems. There are some problems that cause hair loss over the whole body. If this is the reason for your hair loss, it may only be temporary. However, the fact remains that you have to have eyebrows right now. So the only solution is to use an eyebrow pencil to draw in your eyebrows.


Take the time and care to choose colors that are appropriate. You will need an eye pencil and powder in order to fill in sparse eyebrows. These will stick to the skin that is around your eyebrows. Pick out a soft eye pencil that isn't one of the waxy ones. You should choose an eye pencil shade in one shade lighter. If your hair is on the fair side use a darker color. Pick a powder that will match.

An eyebrow pencil will help you fill in any areas which are too sparse. To start you'll have to adjust the thin eyebrows with a pencil. If you want to fill in any light or sparse spots with eye liner, you should use light and short strokes. If you do this it will be obvious that you are coloring in your eyebrows. You never want to fill your whole brow with color. Don't fill in any areas other than where it's really needed or your brows will appear unnatural. Be sure that there are no sparse spots visible. Make sure that you don't draw defined lines with your eye pencil, this is unwanted. In order for your eye pencil to create the illusion of hair, be sure to make your strokes light and short.