Bold eyebrows are becoming more popular than thin ones, so it’s natural if you’re wondering how to get yours to grow again after years of plucking, waxing or threading. If you have naturally fine hair and thin eyebrows, there isn’t much you can do to grow your eyebrows. Chances are that the thinner eyebrows look good on you so don’t be a slave to fashion and waste your energy craving something that might not look good on you anyway.
How to Grow Your Eyebrows
However, if you have normal to heavy eye growth and want them to grow out faster, then there are indeed some simple steps you can take to achieve this. Note that the results are bound to differ from person to person depending on hair type, age, gender, rate of hair growth, diet, general health, etc.
Stop All Hair-Removal Methods
Only on your eyebrows, of course. Whether you have been plucking, threading or waxing to keep your eyebrows in shape, stop it all for some time until your eyebrow hair grows out fully. You’ll be amazed by how quickly hair starts to grow once you leave it alone, sometimes in as little as three days!
Massaging eyebrows gently with oil or Vaseline can help them grow too. Almond oil, castor oil, olive oil, vitamin E oil and coconut oil are all credited with growing hair faster, depending on who you ask. The truth is that it’s not the type of oil you use that makes the difference. When you massage the oil into your eyebrows, it improves blood flow to the follicles which will obviously aid faster growth. So use any good quality oil and you should see results.
Dip a Q-tip in your chosen oil, but don’t soak it or it’s going to leak all over you. Gently apply on your eyebrow in circular movements. Wipe or wash off after. You can leave it on if you want but there is a risk that you may break out if your skin is prone to it. You can safely do this two to three times a day but remember to limit your pressure as vigorous massaging can lead to breakage of hair.
Grab that Eyebrow Brush
Your trusty eyebrow brush can also help your eyebrows grow. Using circular motions, head down your eyebrow line in the direction of hair growth. This type of massage stimulates the follicles in the same way that an oil massage does.
Nutrition for Eyebrow Growth
As mentioned earlier, your health and diet make a huge difference in the speed and thickness of hair growth. If you’ve been eating a largely unbalanced diet, it’s not very likely that you can change your habits overnight. While you work on altering your diet, take multivitamin pills to provide your body with the nutrition it needs to function optimally. Here’s why that’s important.
Your body’s primary aim is to keep you alive. Your heart, brain and organs need quality nutrition to keep doing their job. So when you are not taking in the right kinds of food, your body will distribute the little nutrition it can lay its hands on to the vital functions of the body. The quality of your skin and hair are not imperative to survival so your body will send little to no nutrition in that direction, which is why so many people with yucky diets have skin and hair problems.
By providing your body with adequate amounts of nutrition, you are ensuring that there is enough for vital functions and plenty left over for your skin and hair too. By taking additional vitamins like A, C and E, you can boost eyebrow hair growth. But this is only a temporary solution and you should ideally be looking into making a healthy diet a way of life rather than a means to an end. This means eating more fruits, greens, grains, nuts and seeds. Also remember to drink more water so that the toxins which may impede growth are washed away from your body.
Hair Growth Serums
If you have access to and the resources for (rather expensive) hair growth serums, go for them. Some of them show incredible results while others work no better than if you’d left your eyebrows alone. The problem here is that what works for someone else may not work for you. If you don’t mind taking the chance, do your homework and research consumer websites for general hair growth serums that have the best consumer ratings before you make a purchase.
Yes, it’s as simple as waiting. Even if you do absolutely nothing, your eyebrows are bound to grow back on their own. It may take a month or two or maybe three if you have particularly slow hair growth, but eventually it will just do what it’s supposed to do if you leave it alone.
While you wait though, don’t forget to groom a little. Use an eyebrow brush to comb over eyebrows so that they look neat and don’t grow out at weird angles.
If you’re impatient, just use an eyebrow pencil to draw out an eyebrow in the length and thickness that you want. But don’t overdo it as it can appear obvious and that’s an unforgivable and rather pathetic fashion faux pas. Using an eyebrow pencil has another disadvantage in that it can block your pores with repeated use which may cause you to break out.
Follow the tips above and you will soon be sporting bold eyebrows with pride. Once your eyebrows have grown, head over to a reputed beauty salon and have an experienced beautician wax or thread your thicker eyebrows into a shape that suits your face.