Hair Loss, Your Thyroid, and Eyebrows!

We all lose hair every single day. People can shed as much as 100 hairs per day across their entire scalp. For most people, these hairs are replaced over time. However, for those with thyroid disease, these hairs are replaced much slower, if at all. If you are experiencing hair loss due to thyroid disease, or another medical problem, microblading is the answer!

The life cycle of a hair goes through three stages. The first stage, the growth phase, is called the Anagen phase. During this time, hair is actively growing. At any given time, about 90 percent of the hair on your head is in this phase. The second phase is the Catagen phase, which is the transition phase. During this phase, hair stops actively growing for three weeks. Less than 1 percent of the hairs on your scalp goes through this phase at a time. The final phase is the Telogen phase, where the hair prepares to shed. It is pushed out of the follicle and falls out. About 50 to 150 Telogen hairs are shed per day for the average person.

Those with a thyroid condition may experience these phases differently. You may have diffuse hair loss or thinning across the whole scalp. You may also have changes in hair texture. Those with hypothyroidism may have dry or coarse hair, while those with hyperthyroidism have extra-soft or fine hair.

The hair on your scalp isn’t the only hair affected by a thyroid condition. The hair on your eyebrows can also be sparse and uneven. People who have hypothyroidism specifically may notice hair loss in the outer third of the eyebrow, which is the thinnest part of the brow that points toward the ears.  Just because you have eyebrow hair loss doesn’t mean you have a thyroid condition, but you should see a doctor if you have any concerns. If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your eyebrows, microblading can offer the solution you are looking for. Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that involves the application of pigments to the eyebrow area. These pigments are applied in small, hair-like strokes that resemble your natural brows. You can wake up every single day with full and symmetrical brows, thanks to microblading.

To book a microblading appointment at Flash Brows by Heather Gordon, get in touch with us! You can call us at 972-804-4555 to schedule your appointment right away.