Hormonal problems are top of the list of causes of hair loss in women. An underactive thyroid is more likely than an overactive thyroid. So the first thing I would suggest is another thyroid-function test at your GP. Eight years is a long time, and just because your thyroid was working well eight years ago doesn’t mean it is still OK. There is a long list of drugs that can interfere with hair growth, so if you are taking anything at all, you should read the small print carefully. Another possible problem is seborrhoeic dermatitis. This causes dandruff, together with oily, flaky skin and itchiness, which can cause hair loss. If you don’t get a solution from any of these routes, I would give yourself a six-month trial of vitamin and mineral supplements – poor hair growth is sometimes sensitive to deficiencies. You could also try massaging the brow area with regular-strength minoxidil lotion, used to treat male baldness. But you might end up with bushy eyebrows, so beware.
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