We've all had at least one eyebrow emergency at some point, whether it was a failed attempt at an at-home DIY wax, a sneeze that caused you to shave off half your eyebrow off, a botched salon visit, or worst of all, you're suffering from hair loss. Either way, we're sure you probably quickly took to the internet to see just how long you'll have to live with your eyebrow mishap.
While having to walk around with brows that you don't totally love may suck, we're here to give you all the important information on how to help fix the botched or thinning brows you're dealing with. Not to mention, it gives you a clear time frame for how long you'll have to wait for your brows to be back to normal.
It may be a bit more challenging to get your brows back to normal when it comes to hair loss. Obviously, if you just over-plucked or waxed, we could give you a solid period as to when you should expect your brows back bushy again.
Hair loss is a different story, and that's because you could be losing your hair for many reasons. Here at TatBrow, we want to help you figure out why you're losing your brows and exactly how you can get them back!
Do Eyebrows Grow Back?
Hair growth isn't one size fits all; it is dependent on tons of different variables. Age, diet, and overall health all play huge factors in whether or not your eyebrows will grow back and or if they will grow back as full as they were before.
Most of the time, your eyebrows will grow back, but the regrowth speed depends on the person.
Eyebrow regrowth has a lot to do with how you lost your hair in the first place. Hair regrowth from waxing is going to grow back much slower than shaving. Not to mention, hair loss from a medical condition or certain medication can be very difficult to pinpoint regrowth speed or chance of any regrowth at all.
For instance, if you're suffering hair loss from Chemotherapy, hair loss and speed of regrowth will vary from person to person.
How Long Does Regrowth Take?
We can't give you a surefire answer as to when your eyebrows will be back to their normal, natural selves. Still, we can help you try and narrow down a fairly accurate time frame.
First off, you need to know that eyebrow regrowth is dependent on exactly how you lost the hairs there in the first place. We're going to walk you through each case scenario to help you find out when you'll have your babies back again!
Why Are You Losing Your Brows?
Of course, the first thing you want to figure out is why you're losing your brows. But before anything, we want to assure you that there is nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone goes through hair loss issues at some point in their life.
Hair loss can occur for many different reasons, but some of the most common ones are:
- Nutrient deficiency
- Thyroid issues
- Stress and anxiety.
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Overplucking or excessive use of makeup
Hair Loss From Aging
You could be losing your hair for a multitude of reasons, but a very common reason for hair loss is aging. We know nobody wants to admit it, but there is nothing to be ashamed of; it's just a way of life.
Hair loss from aging doesn't necessarily have a treatment as you can't control how your body reacts to old age. However, that's not to say there aren't ways you can combat your thinning brows.
There are tons of ways you can get your brows looking full again, whether that's with tinting microblading or just good old fashion makeup; the fix is as easy as can be.
Hair Loss From Nutrient Deficiency
If you know your hair loss isn't from aging, and can't imagine it is for any of the reasons listed above, then there is a good chance you may have a nutrient deficiency.
Nutrient deficiencies can be difficult to pinpoint, so it's key to evaluate your entire diet. A few questions you should ask yourself are:
- Am I eating three balanced meals a day?
- Am I getting plenty of fruits and veggies?
- Am I getting all the needed vitamins and minerals to aid good hair growth?
When you're fueling your body, you need to pay attention to what vitamins and minerals you're consuming and which you're not. Many people suffer from nutrient deficiencies, so it's nothing to panic over, but it should be fixed. Remember: always see your doctor if you’re concerned!
Common vitamin and mineral deficiencies that may cause your hair loss are vitamin A and zinc deficiencies, as a lack of either of those can slow cell regrowth. Those two aren't the only deficiencies that can cause hair loss. Here is a broad list of other vitamins and minerals you should make sure you're getting into your daily diet.
- Biotin (B-7)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamins E, B-12, and D
- Omega-3 fatty acids
The best way to correct a nutrient deficiency is by adding foods to your diet with those vitamins and minerals your body is craving.
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in foods like fish, nuts, and seeds. Fruits like watermelon and spinach are rich in iron. You can get all the vitamin C you need by eating oranges, peppers, and strawberries.
Yes, eating all those foods is a step in the right direction. They will give you lots of those needed vitamins and minerals; however, sometimes, it's a good idea to start taking a multivitamin daily. A multivitamin will ensure that you'll get all your needed nutrients no matter what you eat that day.
Hair Loss From Skin Conditions
If you're dealing with hair loss from a skin condition, it can be very frustrating. The rate you lose your hair and the rate that it grows back is dependent on what kind of condition you're dealing with.
If you suffer from skin redness, itching, and severe irritation, you might eczema. Eczema can be a one-time flare-up or an ongoing issue you'll have to deal with repeatedly.
Eczema causes your skin to become very dry, so you must be adamant about applying moisturizer multiple times a day. You can consult with your dermatologist to suggest a good quality moisturizer that will ensure your skin is getting all the attention it needs.
Psoriasis can affect hair growth as it's an autoimmune disease that causes skin cells to multiply too quickly, which causes red and scaly patches all over the body.
Hair Loss From Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are very common reasons for hair loss. Everybody has their fair share of stress in their lives, but sometimes your stress levels and anxiety are heightened. Most of the time because of reasons out of your control.
There are tons of ways you can combat stress or anxiety, but the easiest way is to figure out what is causing it. If it's something out of your control, like your job or workload, it can be harder to find a solution.
You most likely can't just up and quit your job. We bet asking for a lesser workload might not be feasible, so we want to suggest certain activities that reduce stress and better your mental health.
Exercise is a great way to reduce stress. You may enjoy an early morning jog or a sunset bike ride, but either way, implementing some sort of physical activity into your daily routine is a great start.
Taking a day or two a week that you set aside as “me time” is a good idea too. You can go get your hair done or a mani-pedi. Maybe even watch the sunset by yourself, so you can properly collect your thoughts.
It’s the little things that will make a world of difference; sometimes, you just need some TLC.
How Long Does It Take To Grow Back When Waxed?
If you're having issues with your eyebrows but not because of hair loss, then we have answers for you too. Sometimes we just have a bad salon visit or a failed attempt at a DIY at-home brow wax.
If you've had a waxing mishap and are stuck rocking ultra-thin pencil brows, then we're sure you're dying to know how long it'll last.
Unfortunately, waxing is one of the best forms of hair removal as it removes the hair from the root. Therefore, the regrowth will take a few weeks. If your eyebrows were completely waxed off, it could take upwards of six months for them to grow back to their natural state.
That may feel like a lifetime from now, but don't stress, there's no need for you to walk around with early 2000s brows when you can use eyebrow fillers and gels to get them looking on point again.
The makeup industry is worth billions and billions of dollars, and there are so many products to choose from—you're bound to find something that works for you and your eyebrow situation.
How Long Does It Take To Grow Back When Threaded?
If you’ve gotten your eyebrows threaded a bit too thin recently and are itching to know when they’ll be back to normal, then you’re in luck; we have all the answers for you.
Eyebrow threading is one of the less permanent hair removals, so you won’t have to deal with those thin brows for more than two to six weeks! The hair will most likely grow back patchy at first as threading removes the hair from the root, but they should be just as full as they were before after the full six weeks.
How Long Does It Take To Grow Back When Shaved?
If you’ve had a shaving mishap with your brows, you’ve most likely shaved off a decent amount. Don’t feel bad; we all slip up sometimes!
Luckily for you, shaving is the least permanent form of hair removal, so you should have your brows back to normal in no time. But when we say no time, we mean three to six weeks—so kind of a long time.
You’ll need a way to fill in your brows until they’re back to normal. But don’t stress it too much; at least this will help you better your brow-filling game a bit.
Having issues with your brows is never fun; whether you’re struggling with hair loss or a simple salon mishap, they can be a serious pain in the butt. Hair loss can be one of the most frustrating as it’s sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly why it’s happening.
We provided tons of reasons as to why you may be suffering from eyebrow hair loss, as well as certain ways you can fix your thinning brows. We always suggest that a healthy and balanced diet should be one of your first steps!
No matter why you lost your eyebrow hair, TatBrow can help you fill in your brows to look full and natural while you wait for your hair to grow back. Our Microblade Pen and Micro Precision Pen can add realistic brow strokes. And don’t forget to apply our Brow Enhancement Serum to speed up the hair re-growth process!