Hair or hair is a continuation of the scalp, made up of a keratin fiber and made up of a root and a stem. In the head there are about a million, being between 100,000 and 150,000.
While we can have between 400 and 500 average follicles on the eyebrows and, between 150 and 250, on the eyelashes. It grows during cycles of several stages. Which we know as:
- Anagen (growth phase)
- Catagen (involution phase)
- Telogen (rest phase)
Normally there is a balance between the number of lashes that are in the anagen phase and those that are in the telogen phase. So the normal thing would be to lose between 130 and 230 eyelashes a year. In the case of the eyebrows, as the cycle is slightly longer than that of the eyelashes, the loss is around 300 hairs per year.
However, as the years go by, a slowdown of the metabolism usually occurs. What causes an imbalance of the different processes of the organism. Normally, the number of follicles is reduced and the hair grows more slowly. So the vital balance between the anagen and telogen stages is lost. Then the fall of the eyelashes is greater than the growth of the new ones.
In the case of the eyebrows, the hair will grow a certain amount of times. Then the follicle will become inactive. For this reason, the eyebrows lose density, as hyper-depilations are carried out that are too severe. That is why we must take extra care with our eyebrows when plucking them.
But ... Why other reasons do we not grow more hair on our eyebrows? Apart from hyper-hair removal, the most frequent are: medications, hormonal changes, diseases and micronutrient deficiencies. In addition to this, the incorrect use of makeup or low-quality products on the eyelashes help to decrease them.
A healthy diet, proper cleaning, avoiding exposure to ultraviolet rays and the daily use of XiC Enhancer are the perfect allies for proper care.