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Common Reasons Why Eyebrows Stop Growing

Eyebrow trends can vary, but at present, the focus is on thick, luscious brows that we can carefully coif to the style and length we want.

However, because there are so many causes for thinning brows and eyebrow hair no longer growing, thicker eyebrows are for many people the exception rather than the rule.

There are so many reasons for this, so here are just a few of the most common, and what you can do to help your brows out.

Overzealous Plucking

For many many years, thin eyebrows were the trend, and as a result, so many people reached for their tweezer and plucked every stray hair out that they could.

Unfortunately, the plucking action can cause a lot of damage to our brow follicles, stopping them from growing back and leaving us with thinning brows when we do try to grow them out.

There are a few options at this point, from enhancing serums to semi-permanent tattoos and microblading to fill in the gaps.

Nutrient Deficiency

Our hair growth is heavily dependent on several nutrients that we need to make sure are in our diets, with hair loss being a telltale sign of a vitamin or mineral deficiency.

The most common of these include iron, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, biotin (aka vitamin B-7) and zinc.

If you think you have a deficiency that might be causing an issue with your brows, it may be worth consulting your doctor to see whether a diet change or vitamin tablets could help.


It’s pretty clear to see that many of us have had more to feel stressed about lately, and this stress can not only cause problems for your mental health, but it can affect your eyebrows too.

Essentially, what stress does is disrupt the natural process of hair growth, leading to more hairs falling out than were supposed to.

The best way to fix this is to try and find the root causes of stress and see if you can help reduce them or try relaxation exercises such as mindfulness meditation.

For more information and advice about microblading in Hull, get in touch today.

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