Chemotherapy is an extreme treatment where there is a high probability that you will experience severe hair loss. Hair loss can occur not only on the scalp, but also on the eyebrows and eyelashes. How quickly do your eyebrows grow back after chemotherapy?
This article provides more information about eyebrows after chemotherapy.
- 1 What are the chances of my eyebrows falling after chemo?
- 2 When do the eyebrows fall out during chemo?
- 3 Regrowth eyebrows after chemo
- 4 The eyebrows are falling out for the second time, how is this possible?
- 5 Painting the eyebrows after chemo
- 6 Eyebrow wigs
- 7 Eyebrows after chemo dye
- 8 Eyebrow Tattoo After Chemo
What are the chances of my eyebrows falling after chemo?
This depends primarily on what kind of chemotherapy you get. If your doctor tells you that you are at risk of extensive hair loss or even total hair loss, this can also happen to your eyebrows and eyelashes. However, we must say that you have a chance of this happen. It is not the case that everyone who loses head hair immediately loses eyelashes and eyebrows. Sometimes, for example, eyebrows only become thinner.
When do the eyebrows fall out during chemo?
Falling out your eyebrows during chemotherapy often happens after your head hair falls. The moment you run out of hair, you can quickly see your eyebrows thinning. In some people, however, this only happens at the end of chemotherapy. There are even people who have suddenly noticed hair loss in their eyebrows only a month after the last chemo treatment.
Tip: Your eyebrows can itch or irritate during this process. If you find this annoying, consult your doctor to see if dehydration could be a cause. By moisturizing the skin around the eyebrows, you can relieve the itching a little.
Regrowth eyebrows after chemo
When do you get your eyebrows back after chemo? This varies from person to person. Sometimes your eyebrows fall out at the end of the chemo and grow back in a month. For others, it can take up to two months for the eyebrows to grow slightly.
Tip: Have 6 weeks passed since the last chemo treatment? Then you can use Biotulin eyeLASH XXL to support your eyebrow serum. The product is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids to nourish the eyebrows and make them look fuller and healthier.
Once daily applying eyeLASH, her eyebrows become stronger and more flexible again. Read more about this in our description of the eyebrow serum.
Eyebrows look different after chemo
Do your eyebrows look wilder and are your hair scattered everywhere? This may also be due to the fact that your eyebrows need to “get used” to the growth cycle again. Possibly the natural curvature is not yet there, or the hair is simply in the wrong direction. You can use an eyebrow gel to get these hair back in shape.
The eyebrows are falling out for the second time, how is this possible?
It may happen that your eyebrows fail for the second time after waxing. This is because your eyebrows need to “get used” to the growth cycle they are now going through again after chemo. The process of growing, resting and falling out has been forced to its knees by chemotherapy. This gives you a good chance that your eyebrows will return around the same time.
However, this also means that after 6 to 8 weeks they will all fail again at about the same time. This means that your eyebrows may look thinner again after the first recovery period. This is not a cause for concern, but cosmetically it can be a little less beautiful. The best way to bridge this period is to maintain existing hair well with an eyebrow serum to support recovery as much as possible.
Note:Some people receive hormone therapy for breast cancer. As a side effect, the drugs that affect the hormone balance can cause hair loss. Therefore, be sure to read the package leaflet or ask your doctor. An eyebrow serum will not be able to counteract the effects of this drug. It is best to wait until you no longer need this medicine.
Painting the eyebrows after chemo
Do you want to paint your eyebrows during the transition period after chemo? Then there are a few tips to make your eyebrows look as natural as possible. Kelsey Black shows how she paints her eyebrows in this vivid video. She herself has alopecia,so she has no eyebrows at all. Through ornate work with eyebrow stencil, brush and pencil, she creates a beautiful eyebrow in no time. It takes some practice, but when you have the spin out, you have two beautiful eyebrows in ten minutes!
Tip: This type of drawing of eyebrows can also be used if you have some eyebrow hair or bald tufts.
If you find drawing too much work, an eyebrow wig could be a solution. These eyebrow wigs are available in different colors and shapes and you can stick with special glue in the place of your actual eyebrows. In the video below by Beauty Insider they show some examples.
Tip: Glue can irritate the skin in the eyebrows. The glue can also attract the fragile eyebrows that grow new when you remove the eyebrows. Repairing your eyebrows may take longer. Ask about the advantages and disadvantages of a forehead bar or your doctor before you start using the eyebrow wig. If necessary, perform a patch test in advance to see if you are allergic to the glue at all.
Eyebrows after chemo dye
Do you still have eyebrows after chemo, but are they lighter or thinner? Then the eyebrows can be colored, can be a solution. We have to say that color is a big hit on your hair. So it can happen that eyebrows can fall out a little faster because of the color. So think carefully for yourself if your eyebrows can handle this method and contact your doctor if necessary.
Tip:Do you think the color is too strong, but do you want to update your eyebrows? Then an eyebrow angel could be a nice middle ground. You then apply the eyebrow gel once a day to model your eyebrows and give color. The GrandeBrow Fill is a finely tinted brewing gel, available in the colors light and dark.
Eyebrow Tattoo After Chemo
Don’t you have to raise eyebrows every day? Then you can also choose to have your eyebrows tattooed. If you choose this solution, we recommend that you research well in advance for a good tattoo artist who already has experience with tattooing eyebrows. Someone who can put on a nice sleeve doesn’t have to be an eyebrow expert! It is a separate art to tattoo eyebrows in a natural way.
Tip:There are also people who have their eyebrows tattooed just before the chemo. You still have your natural hair, so your tattoo artist can see very well where the tattooed lines should go.
Tip:You don’t have to get involved in a permanent tattoo. A semi-permanent tattoo is also quite possible. Microblading is used to make small incisions in the skin, into which pigment is then applied. This will take about 2 years, after which you will have to have it reset. But you can only have your eyebrows back there and you don’t need to repeat it.
Do you have any tips for drawing, updating or styling your eyebrows after chemo? We would like to hear it! Send us an email or leave a comment, then our team will respond as soon as possible.