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12 Ways To Get Naturally Thick Eyebrows (No Sharpies Needed!)
Thin or non-existent eyebrows can hide the natural beauty of a woman. Don’t believe it? We have two words for you: Frieda Kahlo. Natural eyebrows accentuate the eyes and cheekbones. Although some women prefer to pluck their brows to the thinness of a pencil line, most women prefer naturally thick eyebrows plucked to their perfect shape.
You might see some models still sporting those thin, sharpie enhanced eyebrows, but thick eyebrows are back in fashion. Audrey Hepburn, Jennifer Connelly, and Elizabeth Taylor are all perfect examples of women who knew how to sport naturally, thick eyebrows, which kept them looking young and beautiful for many, many years.
Want to regrow your own natural eyebrows thicker and more quickly than you imagined possible? We have 12 great ways that you can do exactly that! Keep reading for simple, natural ways to get those gorgeous thick eyebrows and put those sharpies back in the office where they belong.
1. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds are rich in protein, nicotinic acid, and lecithin, which stimulate hair growth. Fenugreek seeds also help to rebuild hair follicles that often get damaged from excessive plucking. To use this method, soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in some water for at least five hours, preferably overnight. Strain and then grind the soaked seeds into a thick paste. Mix in just a touch of coconut or almond oil and apply the paste to the eyebrow area just before bed. Leave this mixture on overnight, then rinse off in the morning with warm water. Repeat three times each week and you should see results in about two months.
2. Castor Oil
Castor oil is a very old folk remedy that has been proven to regrow hair, including eyebrows. Castor oil is inexpensive and can be found in almost every grocery store or pharmacy. Simply dip your fingertip in castor oil and apply it directly to your eyebrow area each night before bed. Leave the oil on overnight and wash it off each morning. You should see results in about three or four weeks.
3. Egg Yolk
Our eyebrow hair is made up of keratin protein. By adding more protein to the eyebrow area, you can strengthen the existing hair and stimulate the growth of more hair. Egg yolk is a terrific source of protein, which will improve the health of your eyebrow hair. Separate the yolk and white from one egg. Beat the yolk until it is thick and creamy. Dip a cotton swab into the yolk and apply it over the eyebrow area. Leave this on for 20 to 30 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. Repeat two or three times each week for best results.
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4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is well known for its ability to stimulate hair growth. Using coconut oil on the eyebrow area will also stimulate your eyebrow hair to grow as well. Coconut oil can speed up the growth of your eyebrows for thick, beautiful brows you can be proud of. Apply coconut oil directly to the eyebrow area and leave it on overnight. Wash your face as you normally would in the morning.
5. Onion Juice
Not the best-smelling method, but onion juice is absolutely incredible when it comes to re-growing hair, whether it be the hair on your head or your eyebrows. The sulfur compounds in onions stimulate the production of collagen, which is necessary for eyebrows to grow in thicker. Onion juice will also strengthen the hair follicles. Grind a small onion and extract the juice from either your juicer or your blender. Using your fingertips, massage the juice into your eyebrows for about five minutes. Be careful not to get any juice in your eyes. Allow it to air dry naturally, and then wash off with a mild cleanser. Repeat each day and you should see results in three to four weeks.
There are three main vitamins which help to give you thicker, faster growing hair; vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. You can take a supplement, but getting your vitamins from natural foods works faster and is better absorbed by the body. You can find vitamin A in foods like carrots, lettuce, and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C is found in oranges, red bell peppers, strawberries, lemons, and broccoli. Last but not least, vitamin E is found in olives, almonds, spinach, and peanuts. Eat plenty of these foods each day to stimulate the growth of thick, beautiful eyebrows.
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7. Olive Oil
Olive oil is not only good for your skin, but it is good for your eyebrows as well! Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which helps your hair grow thicker and faster, as well as keeping your eyebrow hair full of color, which is good news for older ladies who find they are growing more white or grey eyebrow hair! You can massage your eyebrow area with olive oil for about five minutes each night before bed. Another method you can try is to mix half a teaspoon of olive oil with a few drops of raw, organic honey. You can also massage this mixture into your eyebrow area each night before bed and leave it on overnight. Wash it off with a gentle cleanser in the morning.
8. Aloe Vera
This is another substance that is good for the skin and will stimulate hair growth. Aloe vera gel will give your eyebrows a nice shine when used regularly. The gel from aloe vera leaves will improve hair growth and nourish the hair follicles. This can also restore and repair the damage caused by excessive waxing or plucking. Rub some fresh aloe vera juice on the eyebrow area each night and leave it on overnight. You can wash it off in the morning with a gentle cleanser.
Lemon is rich in vitamins C and B, folic acid and other nutrients that are vital to growing thicker eyebrows. Slice a fresh, organic lemon and rub it over your eyebrow area. Allow the juice to penetrate the area for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse off the area with warm water. Be careful not to get any of the juice in your eyes. Repeat this once each day and you should see results in about three to four weeks. It’s important to note that if you decide to use this method, you should avoid direct sunlight for at least two hours after this application, unless you would like lighter colored eyebrows!
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10. Exfoliate The Skin
It is vital that you exfoliate your skin while trying to grow thicker eyebrows. Exfoliate three times each week in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells and improve the blood circulation to the area. Don’t scrub too hard! Many people find that using a baby’s hair brush is gentle enough to exfoliate but isn’t so harsh that it can harm the eyebrows you already have.
11. Essential Oils
Besides coconut oil and castor oil, there are other natural, essential oils that can stimulate the natural growth of eyebrow hair. Some good choices are lavender essential oil, rose essential oil, and lemon essential oils. Rub a few drops of the oil of your choice into the eyebrow area each night before bed and leave on overnight. Wash off with a gentle cleanser the next morning. Repeat each night and you should see results in four to six weeks.
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This might sound strange, but milk can help you grow eyebrow hair due to its high level of protein and other nutrients that nourish hair roots. Use whole milk, not skim or low-fat milk. Dip a cotton ball in some whole milk and gently rub it over the entire eyebrow area. Allow the milk to dry completely, and then rinse off with warm water. Repeat once or twice each day for best results.
- Avoid pressing the eyebrow area too hard if you use an eyebrow pencil
- Get at least seven hours of sleep each night
- Drink plenty of water to keep your hair and eyebrows hydrated
- Massage the hair follicles under the eyebrows each day using a gentle, circular motion in the direction of the air growth
- During the day, break open a vitamin E capsule and rub the oil into the eyebrows to keep them moisturized
- Use a minimal amount of makeup on your eyebrows. It dries out the hair and causes it to fall out.
- Avoid over plucking or over waxing your eyebrows