Why does eyebrow hair grow back even when pulled out by the root?

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Why does eyebrow hair grow back even when pulled out by the root?
The eyebrow is a prominant feature on the face (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Jóhann Gulin)

The reason we have eyebrows isn't clear. Their functional purpose may be to keep the sweat and rain out of our eyes since it would be difficult to keep your eyes open if sweat kept getting in. For many, eyebrows provide nonverbal communication or represent another aspect of beauty.

Eyebrow Regrowth

Eyebrow hairs grow back if there is no damage done to the hair follicle during either tweezing, waxing or threading. Hair continues to regenerate in cycles and will continue to grow as long as you are healthy.

Times it takes to grow back

Many factors play a roll in how long it takes for eyebrows to grow back. If your diet is healthy, you will grow healthier cells inside and out, according to WebMD. Foods rich in protein and iron can make a difference, according to nutrition and hair experts. After waxing, tweezing and plucking you eyebrows, it will take about 60 days for them to grow back. However, you will most likely see growth in as little as 3 to 4 weeks.

Reasons why people pluck or remove them

People pluck their eyebrows out for various reasons. However most do it for cosmetic reasons to shape the eyebrows and make themselves look more attractive.

Reasons why they don't grow back

The eyebrow will not grow back if the hair follicle is damaged by either electrolysis or laser treatments which permanently damage the dermal papilla in the skin.

Is there anything to make eyebrows grow back?

Sometimes over plucking your eyebrows damages the follicle so that it won't produce another hair. Rogaine, vitamins or a healthy diet won't bring them back. Though some beauty treatments promise to grow thick eyebrows, that claim has not been substantiated.

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