Your eyebrows are most likely thinner simply due to age and hormonal issues. 

Let’s discuss making them thicker.

Do you ever look back at photos of you in your younger years and swoon at the way your eyebrows looked?

It’s like as soon as you got just that little bit older, something inside your body changed and your beautifully full eyebrows were casualty number one.

If your low-maintenance eyebrow routine has become so complex that you’re looking for a solution, we’re here to help.

Most Common Reasons Your Eyebrows may be Thinner

While we’ve highlighted the top three reasons why your eyebrows may be thinner, there’s no doubt that hair loss can be a complicated beast.

Always ensure you consult your doctor around any concerns or changes you may be experiencing.

  • Aging

Getting older sucks, doesn’t it.

The most common reason for your eyebrows getting thinner, is most probably just a natural side effect of your body’s natural aging process.

As your hair follicles age, they naturally look thinner and grow more sparsely.

  • Hormonal Issues

Changes to your reproductive hormones as you age are another related reason your eyebrows may be thinner. 

Just as women experience some level of hair loss from their scalp, the issue of thinning brows is interrelated to hormonal changes.

Any sudden hormonal changes, commonly occurring during menopause, can cause an abrupt thinning of your eyebrows.

  • Iron Deficiency

There’s no doubting the link between nutrition and hair loss and one of the most common reasons for thinning eyebrows is an iron deficiency.

An iron deficiency is a common cause of having not enough healthy red blood cells in the body (anaemia). 

Any low levels of stored iron in the body can contribute to hair loss and ultimately the thinning of your eyebrows.

How to Thicken Your Eyebrows

Now that you understand some of the most common reasons why your eyebrows may be thinner, it’s time to move onto finding some solutions for thickening them up.

Let’s jump right in.

  • Pluck Your Eyebrows Less

Our first solution may seem obvious on the surface, but try to simply stop plucking your eyebrows.

They don’t grow like they used to when you were younger, so your maintenance routine needs to change alongside your age.

Plucking your brows disrupts their natural growth cycle and by cutting back on your maintenance routine and letting your eyebrows naturally grow back for a few weeks, you will start to see better results.

  • Get Your Eyebrows Microbladed

Microblading is a semi-permanent method of making your eyebrows appear thicker.

It’s a technique to thicken your eyebrows in which a professional uses a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles to add pigment to the skin.

While microblading is a more permanent alternative to using makeup, it’s not as permanent as a full eyebrow transplant.

  • Go for an Eyebrow Transplant

The most permanent solution to the problem of thinning eyebrows is to get an eyebrow transplant.

Most commonly, you’ll find that hair follicles are taken from the area behind both your ears and then the implants are added one hair at a time.

Tiny needles are used to conduct the transplant, minimising scarring on both your scalp and eyebrows during the procedure.

Eyebrow transplants are performed by a trained surgeon under only a local anesthetic, meaning that the recovery time is phenomenal, with no hospital stay required. 

Another benefit of eyebrow transplants is that they’re hassle free, ultimately saving you time and money in the long-run – no longer do you have to spend time filling in your eyebrows with expensive eyebrow makeup.

For more detailed information, you can read about eyebrow transplants from the experts at the Wimpole Clinic.