Monthly Archive: May 2013

Thinning Eyebrows? – 7 Ways To Combat

There is nothing worse than sparse, thin eyebrows (well, there is, let’s be honest….but this article is about eyebrows!)

Thick and full eyebrows can really help to improve the overall shape and look of your face, while also making you look young and fresh.

Unfortunately, trends of the past could now be working against you.thinning eyebrows

In the past, thin eyebrows were in style so this possibly led you to over wax and pluck your eyebrows. This can make it very difficult for you to grow your eyebrows back in thick again.

If this is you, perhaps you have considered something to fix them but have no idea where to even begin. You may have even resorted to filling in your eyebrows with pencil because you were at a loss for what else to do.

The problem with filling in your eyebrows with a pencil is that this can actually make you look older and worn out.

What you need is to figure out a way to make your eyelashes grow again, but how?


Causes of Eyebrow Thinning

 There are a wide variety of factors that can prevent your eyebrows from growing  long and thick like they used to.

The first and most common cause is over waxing and over plucking.

Second is Genetics, this could be the root of your eyebrow issue & is very little than can be done to prevent it’s effect so you need to focus on how to cover it’s effects

Third could be a thyroid condition, which may require further medical condition. If you have noticed a rapid change in the condition of your eyebrows, you should contact a medical professional so that he can determine if this is the case.


What Can Be Done?

 The good news is that whatever is causing your eyebrows to be thin and sparse, there are a huge variety of treatments available for you.

The hard part can be narrowing down these many treatments and determining which is right for you.

There are pros and cons to each of the treatments for eyebrow enhancement. In order to choose which works the best for you, it is important that you learn as much as you can about each one.

Below are the pros and cons of each of the most common eyebrow treatments.


Combat Method #1: Refrain From Over Waxing and Plucking

This is the easiest one as you effectively do nothing…by stopping the main thing that was probably causing you to be in this position in the first place!

Of course you cannot just let your eyebrows grow wild, but when you are getting your eyebrows waxed be sure to ask the esthetician to give you a full, natural look.

By avoiding over plucking, you can prevent future thinning and hopefully allow eyebrows to grow back to their former thick and full state.


Combat Method #2: All-Natural Remedies

There are some all-natural remedies that you can apply directly to your eyebrows in order to promote faster and thicker growth. These natural remedies work to stimulate the hair follicles, which promotes growth.

One example of an all-natural remedy that can be applied directly to the eyebrow is Vaseline just carefully apply it to your eyebrows.

You can also use certain essential oils in the same way. Experiment with different ones to determine which works best for you.

In a previous review we did for a product called ‘Idol Lash’ (See our Idol Lash Review Here)which is an eyelash enhancer, one of it’s ‘side claims’ was that it worked on eyebrows as well, we didn’t really find any further information in respect of how much etc (follow the link to read our Idol Lash Review). Like I said in the main review, if you have tried this please let me know how you have got on (good & bad) and I will update my review of Idol Lash….I have never had ‘thin eyebrows’ so it would be unfair of me to comment!


Combat Method #3: Eyebrow Growth Serums

Eyebrow growth serums are an ever growing popular method for growing fuller, longer eyebrows. Unlike eyebrow growth pills, this method is topical and you apply the serum directly to the affected area.

eyelash enhancingThe best thing about this method is that there are brands available which only contain all-natural ingredients, so as long as you use the product correctly you do not have to worry about any negative side effects.

It has also been shown to be extremely effective in many cases.

The only real side effect is if you are clumsy enough to accidently get any in your eye!.

You also need to be diligent about applying the serum daily in order to see the best possible results.

Although it is not a serum, it should also be mentioned that some people have reported success from using ‘Hair Loss’ Treatments. There are no end of brands & makes on the market…..some are aimed at just men & just women…some for both

We have started doing a separate article on this already but is taking quite some time as there are so many of them. So if this interests you in anyway, we have outlined some of the better know products with links to their official websites/official stockists so you can research some more yourself!…..good luck & please let us know your thought & we’ll try & incorporate them in our forthcoming article:

Provillus         Minoxidil


Combat Method #4: Lifestyle Adjustments

There are also some diet and lifestyle adjustments that can be made which have the potential to encourage the growth of longer and thicker eyebrows.

In terms of lifestyle adjustments, stress is one factor that can slow hair growth.

While stress can be unavoidable, you can fix this by finding ways to deal with and reduce your stress. This can include anything from physical activity to taking five minutes a day to sit down and read – anything that works to reduce your stress is great. Whilst you are sitting  down you may as well enjoy a nice glass of wine!! that is what I do combat stress…..& I’m sure my eyebrows are better for it!

Stress is a whole ‘can of worry worms’ & can lead to much more than sparse eyebrows! So if you think you are stressed get looking on Google for Blogs & Websites that can give far more info/solutions than my measly ‘exercise/read a book/have some wine’ contribution!


Combat Method #5: Diet Adjustments

When it comes to diet adjustments, one of the easiest ones to make is to consume more fruits and vegetables.

These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can encourage growth of all hair on the body (shame we can’t pick & choose!)

Juicing, Steaming & Eating Raw are the ideal way to go, as this works to improve digestion & keeps far  more of the nutrients, vitamins & minerals  intact for you to absorb.


Combat Method #6: Cosmetic Procedures

There are some cosmetic procedures available.

The biggest upside to this method is that the results will be instant and extremely noticeable.

The downside is that these procedures are often extremely pricey and should only really be used as a last resort when nothing else has worked.


Combat Method #7: Eyebrow Growth Pills

There are many brands of these pills on the market to choose from.

This method is generally effective and it does not take too long to see results.

There are a couple of downsides to this method as well.

You have to take the pill regularly in order to maintain the results. Once you stop taking the pill, the results will probably not last.

This therefore can be very expensive in the long run.

There can be painful and uncomfortable side effects. These can include abdominal pain, headaches, and in extreme cases can even change the colour of your eyes by changing the pigmentation. If you experience any side effects while taking eyebrow growth pills, you should discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately.

Thanks for reading.

Since writing this article, I have stumbled across a YouTube clip that I thought you might find useful…it’s a tip as to where your should grow your eyebrows from…it’s simple but very informative!


Want to read more? Take a look at our post about Beauty Tips, taken from 4 really good articles


Discovering The Secrets To Longer, Thicker Eyelashes…..

Thicker Eyelashes

There is nothing worse for the appearance of your eyes than thin, brittle, short eyelashes.

Many factors can prevent your eyelashes from growing long and thick from genetics to using mascara and failing to properly remove it.

No matter what is causing your eyelashes to look thin and brittle, you have probably considered finding a way to improve their appearance. Millions of women across the World have tried countless different methods to improve the look of their eyelashes.

Thick, long eyelashes make you look youthful and really accentuate your eyes, improving the overall appearance of your face.

What you are probably wondering is what method is right for you?

It is important to remember that everyone is different – so a method that works great for one person might not work at all for others.
Before deciding on what method you are going to go with to help your eyelashes to grow long and thick, it is important that you do your research on the different methods available so that you can rest assured that you have chosen the best one for your individual situation.


All-Natural Methods

There are many all natural methods that can be used to make your eyelashes grow longer and thicker. They include things like:

Using a better mascara that does not rip out your eyelashes and cause them to break when you remove it.

Try applying Vaseline to your eyelashes using a washed off mascara brush. Doing this will nourish the hair follicles of your eyelashes, causing them to grow stronger. This will prevent them from becoming brittle, and they will be stronger and less likely to break.

Making some changes to diet is one method that is commonly used to improve eyelash quality. By including more fruits and vegetables in your diet, you can increase the amount of vitamins and minerals that your body is taking in, which makes all hair including eyelashes grow more quickly.

The good thing about these all natural methods is that you are not going to experience any of the negative side effects associated with other methods. The downside is that the results from these methods will be quite minor, so if you are looking for big improvements you will need to use a more effective method.

Here is a YouTube video packed with natural tips to getting longer eyelashes….some good stuff in there:


‘Non-Natural’  Forms of Treatment

More extreme forms of treatment are also available to improve the length and thickness of your eyelashes.

There are 3 different types of treatment specifically designed for this:

Topical Solutions – Those applied directly to the area. 

Those that are consumed orally.

Actual Eyelash Extensions.

The good thing about these treatments is that they will help you to obtain quick and noticeable results. The downside to more extreme forms of treatment is that they do have some negative side effects associated with them.

Topical eyelash treatments do not come at a risk of any severe side effect…but they may cause eyes to become irritated, itchy, or dry.

Orally consumed eyelash treatments can cause more severe side effects. They can change the pigmentation in your eyes, which can actually turn blue or green eyes blue. They can also potentially cause rashes, nausea, and in some rare cases serious stomach conditions.

More extreme treatment is to get eyelash extensions. The good thing about this method is that the results will be obvious and instantaneous, but there are also some downsides. The first is that a procedure like this is extremely expensive. The second is that these results will not be permanent.


Choosing the Method that is Right for You

To choose the method that is right for you, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

The first thing that you should consider is the severity of your condition.

If your eyelashes are extremely thin to the point that they are almost non-existent, you will probably need to seek a more extreme form of treatment such those which are applied directly to the eyelashes in order to really see noticeable results.

If, however, you are just looking to make your eyelashes slightly longer and thicker you will probably be fine with all natural treatment methods.

You should also take price into consideration. Set a budget on how much you are willing to spend on better eyelashes and stick with it.

While topical treatments are relatively affordable, some more extreme treatments such as eyelash extensions can be extremely pricey. You should also take side effects into consideration.

Each of these treatments has its own set of potential side effects, some more extreme than others. You need to ask yourself what level of side effects that you are willing to risk to attain longer, thicker lashes.

thicker, fuller eyelashes

Want To Take This Further?

One of the products that fall into the ‘Topical’ solution is a product called Idol Lash……we know this as we have reviewed it in a previous article & we are currently in the process of reviewing another similar product (more news to follow in further posts).

If you want to read more & be taken to the article please click the link – .

If you are past the whole ‘Will I, Won’t I?’ & want it, please click on the following link we have found to make sure you get the most from your order:  Official Idol Lash Website  as this will take you direct to their official website & the best ‘Deal’ we were able to find on the web (there’s nothing worse than buying…..& then finding elsewhere that you could have got more!!)

What to read about Idol Lash before you buy? – Read Our Review HERE

Thanks for reading.