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What Causes Thinning Eyebrows?

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• One of the most common cause of thinning eyebrows in women is hypothyroidism. This is a condition where the thyroid gland functioning goes down. This leads to decreased levels of thyroid hormone in the body, causing various problems, especially those that affect the skin and hair. One such symptom includes the loss of hair from the scalp and the face. The hair becomes brittle and falls off easily. At times, the outer third of the eyebrows may completely fall off! • One of the causes that can lead to permanent loss of hair includes constant eyebrow waxing and threading. This is because there is something known as traction alopecia. In this condition, due to the hair constantly being pulled out, it starts to fall out on its own. This is also seen in ballerinas who tend to tie their head hair in very tight buns, which causes hair fall. • Endocrine disorders can also lead to loss of eyebrow hair. This is seen in cases like pregnancy and when women are on long term birth control pills. • ... more
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