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.
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.
The 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:
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!
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