Why Do My Eyebrows Grow So Fast?

February 14, 2024

Eyebrows are one of the most prominent features on our face, and a thick, healthy brow is considered more attractive than thin ones. But, unfortunately, despite their popularity, thick eyebrows aren’t always easy to manage. They can grow quickly, can be unruly, and may look unkempt or patchy. If you have naturally thick brows, then you know what we’re talking about! Fortunately, there are many ways to encourage brow growth. In this article, we’ll share some natural methods for growing a thicker and fuller brow.

Eyebrow hair follicles have a natural hair cycle that consists of three phases: the anagen phase, the catagen phase, and the telogen phase. During the anagen phase, hair grows actively, then slows down and enters the catagen stage. Once the hair follicle is in the catagen phase, it will begin to shrink. Finally, the telogen phase occurs, where the hair will fall out, and the cycle will start again. When you shave, pluck, or wax your eyebrows, you pull out random hairs from the follicle, which disrupts this natural cycle and causes it to take longer for new hair to grow. This can also cause your brow hair to be thinner or less dense.

Generally, your brow hair will be at its fastest rate between the ages of 15 and 30, but it can slow down as you get older. Additionally, the hairs may become thinner, lighter, or less dense due to hormone changes, especially as you reach menopause.

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