The Eyebrow growth cycle can last 12-15 weeks. If you are trying to grow your eyebrows back in a natural healthy condition due to over plucking or excessive hair removal this will help you understand the process so you can get started on your journey to full natural eyebrows.
First, stop waxing and toss the tweezers. Too much waxing, tweezing or threading can damage your eyebrows. In order to train your eyebrows to grow, you will need to understand the eyebrow growth cycle. Every single piece of hair on our body has a three phase growth cycle for the hair to reach it’s maximum growth capacity. Eyebrows have the slowest growth rate then any other area on our bodies. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length and fullness of the hair.
Phase 1 - Anagen is the hair follicle active growth phase. During this phase the root of the hair divides rapidly adding hair to the shaft. This phase determines the length of the hair. It can last between 30-45 days.
Phase 2 - Catagen is a short transition stage that occurs at the end of the Anagen phase.The Catagen phase cuts the hair off from its blood supply and from the cells that produce new hair. The growth stops and the hair follicle shrinks. This is when some hair will shed and fall out. As soon as the follicle is complete in the Catagen phase then it will move on to the last phase.
Phase 3 - Telogen is the resting phase and lasts for 2 - 4 months. Approx. 14% of the hair is in the resting phase. During this time the hair does not grow and remains inactive. The hair stays attached to the follicle while the dermal papilla stays in a resting phase below.
At the end of the Telogen phase the hair follicle re-enters the Anagen (= growing) phase. The dermal papilla and the base of the follicle join together again and a new hair begins to form.
While you are attempting to grow your eyebrows back try using an Eyebrow Rejuvenator that has nutrient rich oils to nourish and grow the hair follicles.
Medications/Drugs and certain diseases such as Cancer or Thyroid can cause eyebrows to take longer than the initial 12-15 weeks to grow. Be patient and don’t give up on your dream brows.