Make Eyebrows Thicker

There are no quick fixes to making eyebrows grow in thicker and fuller, but here are some suggestions that may help.

Fashions change from year to year, and along with new clothing styles come new hairstyles, makeup techniques, and yes, even eyebrow styles.Looking at fashion photos over a number of years, one notices a marked difference in the way women have treated their eyebrows.At one time, pencilled-in, ultra-thin eyebrows were all the rage, and then, a few years later it seemed that the "natural" look was in fashion.

Constant plucking and shaving takes a toll on the hairs in this delicate area.Eyebrow hairs are also damaged by overuse of makeup and even the fluids used to remove makeup. Women facing menopause often notice a thinning of eyebrow hair as well.Additionally, many women who have undergone chemotherapy treatment lose not only the hair on their heads, but their eyebrows and eyelashes as well. It is no wonder that many women want to know how to make their eyebrows grow in thicker.

There is no magic cure to restoring one's eyebrow hairs to their full, natural appearance.These hairs grow more slowly than any other hair on the human body, and it takes nearly 60 days for a single eyebrow hair to regenerate.But, if left untouched, the hair will grow back.


To allow the eyebrow hairs to grow back, though, you have to stop plucking them.This may seem obvious, but even trying to shape them as they grow can slow down the process.So, put away the tweezers and let nature take its course.

But are there actually products that can help speed up the process? A search of the Internet yields a number of sites advertising products designed to promote thicker, fuller eyebrow growth.One website advises use of a special cream followed by an emu oil treatment.Another promotes a special potion that is "guaranteed" to work.Most likely, these products are heavily oil-based and serve to lubricate the skin. Plus, they can be very pricey.

But fear not, a great substitute for these high-priced products might be right in your kitchen closet.While your eyebrows are growing in, try putting a little olive oil on them every night.You may not notice a change right away, but there are people who actually claim to see a difference within a week. Castor oil is also recommended for the same purpose.Some people claim that retinoic acid (Retin-A) acne cream applied to the eyebrow area also promotes growth.

There is also a school of thought that promotes the use of minoxidil topical solution (the active ingredient in Rogaine) on the eyebrows. This product works on the hair follicle, which, over time gets smaller.The chemical enlarges the follicle and promotes thicker growth.A word of caution, though, minoxidil slows down the growth process, and although the hair will grow back, using this product will prolong the process.This solution should be applied lightly with a cotton swab to the region.Follow up with an application of petroleum gel or a special eyebrow gel available at most cosmetic counters.

If all else fails, there are cosmetic surgeons who are actually performing hair-transplants to the eyebrow area.This is a lengthy procedure and is performed over the course of several months. First, the natural eyebrow is shaped and then background color or micropigmentation is performed.Finally, complete hair follicles are removed from the scalp.Depending on the density desired, between 50 and 100 hair follicles are removed.Then, the hairs are implanted following the natural line of the brow. After the patient is healed, usually 8-10 weeks after implantation, the individual hairs are dyed, creating the appearance of a thicker brow.

No matter what solution you select, keep in mind that healthy hair growth is often a reflection of one's diet.Food choices affect every part of the body, and eating a balanced diet can help maintain hair follicles.Excessive smoking and drinking can have an adverse affect on hair as well.Sometimes, simply improving one's diet can make all the difference in the world.

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