Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 11:51 am

Eyebrow shape trends have moved quickly over the years. From thin barely there to dark arching wow brows then full natural brows. 

While the natural state of eyebrows may not have been a concern in the past, more women want fuller natural eyebrows now and you might suddenly be aware that your brows are actually thinning and shedding. 

Shedding eyebrows are not as uncommon as you would think, and there are a few reasons why this would happen even though you aren’t plucking them yourself. 

Nutrient deficeincies 

Nutrient deficiencies can cause hair loss. You might be more aware of hair loss on your head, but a nutrient deficiency could also cause eyebrow shedding. 

Your eyebrows could be thinning because you aren’t getting enough vitamin A or zinc from your diet. A vitamin A or zinc deficiency can slow down cellular regeneration, which would contribute to skin problems, lacklustre hair and thinning eyebrows. 

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Alopecia areata

Alopecia can cause hair loss. Celebrities like Naiomi Cambel and Gail Mabalane have publicly come out to share their struggle with hair loss after developing the autoimmune disease. 

 Alopecia is commonly known as a cause for head hair loss, but it can also affect the hair on other parts of the body including your eyebrows.

Thyroid issues 

An overactive or underactive thyroid can cause multiple issues in the body and its normal functions including disrupting hair growth. 

This disruption can seem to be more pronounced in areas where you already have little or sparse hair, like your eyebrows. 



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