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Why are my eyebrows so thin?

At the Harley Street Hair Clinic we not only offer the revolutionary FUE hair transplant procedure, but we also offer FUE eyebrow restoration treatment for those with little to no eyebrows. We often get asked questions regarding why their eyebrows are so thin.

When it comes to hair loss, many people will automatically think about the hair on their head and not even think about their eyebrows. The truth is a large number of people also have to deal with hair loss on the brow area, leaving them with very thin and in some cases, no brows at all.

Today we’re going to look into the different reasons you might have experienced hair loss around the brow area.

Poor Diet

The hair in the eyebrow area is just like the hair on your head. This means your eyebrow hair could be affected by the same cause that affects the hair on your head. Poor diet is one example.

The daily nutrition our body gets plays a huge part in the health of our hair, your hair is comprised of the second fastest-growing cell in your body, and all of these hairs need support. Hair loss issues can arise from a deficiency or an excess of certain nutrients in your diet, something that can, in turn, be fixed.

An example of this is an iron deficiency can cause hair loss, whereas, too much vitamin A can also cause hair loss. It is important to eat a balanced diet to give both your hair and body the nutrients and vitamins needed to keep your body and hair healthy.

A good diet including a good portion of protein (fish, chicken, lean meat, eggs) as well as a good portion of complex carbohydrates (whole wheat bread, pasta, brown rice), as well as a mixture of fruit and vegetables, could help improve the health of your hair.

Medical Condition

There are quite a few medical conditions that can cause hair loss of the scalp and it can also trigger problems with eyebrows too.

Hypothyroidism, a condition where you have an underactive thyroid gland causing it not to produce enough hormones can cause hair loss on the scalp and brow area. One main medical condition that can lead to hair loss is cancer those with cancer might have to undergo chemotherapy – a treatment that has a range of side-effects, including hair loss.


One of the biggest reasons for thin eyebrows could be down to something as simple as over-plucking. Although the current trend shows thick, full and defined eyebrows a decade ago it was much more fashionable to have very thin brows, which caused many women to over pluck.

Continually plucking the same area of hair can lead to weakening in the follicles and this damage can results in hair growth completely stopping.

How to fix thin eyebrows

There are a number of ways to fix thin eyebrows, including utilising makeup or even opting for a permanent solution in the form of an FUE eyebrow transplant. Below we’ve listed a number of solutions to your thin eyebrows.

Let them grow out

If you’re looking to completely recreate your eyebrow shape to get the perfect brow for your face shape it’s important to let them grow. Growing your eyebrows out for around six to eight weeks will give you a lot more hair to play with. You might be tempted to get the tweezers out and tackle the excess hair but try not too, you’ll be grateful in the end.

Get them groomed regularly

You’ve let your brows grow out for almost two months now and your eyebrows are looking much fuller (but not in a good way) now its time to get them groomed. We recommend visiting a reputable beauty salon and getting your brows waxed or threaded, a professional will be able to advise you of what eyebrow shape will frame your face best and ensure they get your brows as perfect and even as possible, something that can be hard to do on yourself.

Once you’ve got your brows in the perfect shape it’s important to keep up with getting them waxed, threaded or plucked regularly. Once you’ve got the overall shape down it can be easy to pluck the stray hairs that start to grow outside of your brow shape, or you could visit your local salon every four weeks and get them to keep up with your desired shape.


Microblading is a technique that makes your eyebrows denser and very natural looking. The expert uses a specially designed blade to create very fine hair like lines with pigment. They carefully draw the hair on your eyebrow one by one before they apply the pigment. A follow-up is needed one month after your appointment and although no special care is required, you will be going for a brief touch-up once a year. It is similar to SMP eyebrows as it uses pigment to give semi-permanent results. However, it can be more expensive than SMP eyebrows although they both use a pigment based technique and the results last for more or less the same amount of time.

SMP Eyebrows

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is technique where hundreds of tiny pigments are added onto the eyebrows to replicate follicles and help enhance density. This technique is successful in making your eyebrows look thicker and fuller. It is also perfect in covering any eyebrow scars you might have. SMP works well on darker eyebrows with at least a few hairs. Otherwise, the result will look unnatural and the SMP will be too obvious. SMP eyebrows is a good option if you want something more permanent with little maintenance every year. At Harley Street Hair Clinic we have had some amazing and totally natural results using the SMP eyebrow procedure. If you want to enquire, our experts can give you personalised advice and talk you through the most suitable options for your eyebrows.

Make up can be a temporary fix

Now that your eyebrows are in the shape that you want you might want them to look more defined or fuller, this is something makeup can help with.

There are so many different brow products on the market from powders to gels to help fill our shape and even eyebrow gels with fibres in to make your eyebrows appear fuller. You can easily grab a few products to help fill in your eyebrows to your desired shape and fullness, however, this is only a temporary fix and once you remove the makeup your eyebrows will return to their natural shape.


Thin eyebrows are extremely common but the good news is there are a couple of treatment options to help you restore a bold and defined brow once again. At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we offer two revolutionary hair restoration procedure that are designed to create fuller eyebrows for those with thin eyebrows, and we can even create eyebrows for those with no hair.

FUE eyebrow transplant

Our FUE eyebrow procedure is perfect for those who have little to no hair on the brow area. Using our revolutionary FUE procedure we’re able to transplant hair from the scalp to the brow area.

The procedure can work towards building a completely new eyebrow for those with no hair at all and can also be used for those with thin eyebrows to create thickness and more definition. As real hair is used the results are realistic and natural looking.

Advanced Trico Pigmentation

Advanced Tricho Pigmentation is another treatment option that could help restore a much fuller, natural looking brow. ATP is a pigment delivery system offered exclusively at the Harley Street Hair Clinic that has been built from the group up with the purpose of replicating hair follicles and hair strokes.2

Our treatment is highly advanced and can work towards building upon an already existing brow. The treatment can also produce a natural looking brow for those with no hair.

If you would like more information on our treatments please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.

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