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How To Thicken Your Eyebrows Naturally

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How To Thicken Your Eyebrows Naturally September 20, 2017

Your eyebrows define your face. Bold and thick eyebrows are all the rage right now, and everyone – from catwalk models to red carpet divas – is sporting them with great elan. Fuller arches can take years off your face and enhance your look. If you want to lay a claim to this look, you have come to the right place. We have the perfect list of home remedies that can help you flaunt those thick eyebrows.

If you have sparse and scanty eyebrows, you will agree with me when I say that most of the eyebrow products available in the market make them look drawn on, a.k.a fake. If you are always on the lookout for remedies to make your eyebrows thicker naturally, this article is for you. We are going to make your life easy and discuss different remedies on how to thicken eyebrows naturally.

These remedies will make your eyebrow hair stronger and thicker, and some of them will also aid fresh hair growth. Read on to know how to get thick eyebrows in just a few weeks.

How To Get Thicker Eyebrows

Well, before you start expecting an ‘overnight miracle’, let me tell you some facts about growing eyebrows faster. The usual growth rate of the eyebrow hairs is more or less 0.16mm per day. Depending upon it, you can grow your desired eyebrows anywhere between four and eight weeks. So, you have to be patient while trying the following home remedies or taking care of your brows through regular practices.

Now, here are the ways to increase the growth rate of your eyebrows significantly. There is no need to fork out tons of cash for insanely expensive serums and treatments when these simple home remedies can do a much better job.

Home Remedies For Thicker Eyebrows

  1. Castor Oil
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Almond Oil
  5. Aloe Vera
  6. Onion Juice
  7. Vitamin E Oil
  8. Jojoba Oil
  9. Egg Yolk
  10. Rosemary Essential Oil
  11. Milk
  12. Fenugreek Seeds
  13. Tea Tree Oil
  14. Sesame Seed Oil
  15. Linseed/Flaxseed Oil
  16. Hibiscus
  17. Lavender Essential Oil
  18. Curry Leaves
  19. Petroleum Jelly
  20. Lemon
  21. Coconut Oil And Lemon Peel Mix
  22. Sesame Oil, Lemon Juice, And Rosemary Oil Blend
  23. Coconut Oil, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, And Tea Tree Oil Tonic

Here Are Growth Solutions For Your Brows

1. Castor Oil

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You Will Need

Organic, cold-pressed castor oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Massage a few drops of castor oil into your eyebrows with your fingertips.
  2. Keep it on for 30 minutes.
  3. Wipe with a makeup remover, and wash your face with warm water.
How Often Should You Do This

To have fuller eyebrows in as less as six weeks, make sure you apply castor oil every day.

Why This Works

Castor oil is one the most effective remedies for getting thicker eyebrows. It promotes hair growth and also ensures that each hair strand is thick and strong (1).

Caution

Pure castor oil may cause irritation, hives, and rashes if you are allergic to it. Make sure you do a patch test before using it.

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2. Coconut Oil

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You Will Need
  • Coconut oil
  • Cotton swab
What You Have To Do
  1. Dip the cotton swab in the oil and apply it to your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on overnight. Rinse with a face wash in the morning.
How Often Should You Do This

You may apply coconut oil on your eyebrows every day, but using it even a few times a week can have substantial results.

Why This Works

Your eyebrows are made up of proteins. Coconut oil reduces protein loss and makes your brows stronger (2). The lauric acid present in it acts as an antimicrobial agent and prevents infection of the hair follicles (3). This prevents further damage to your brows and stimulates them to grow faster.

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3. Olive Oil

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You Will Need

Extra virgin olive oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Pour a drop of olive oil on your fingertip and massage it on your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on for a couple of hours and wash it off with face wash and water.
How Often Should You Do This

This needs to be done at least once a day to see results in a matter of weeks.

Why This Works

Olive oil contains vitamins A and E that help in the growth of hair. Vitamin E nourishes each hair strand while vitamin A stimulates the production of sebum, your body’s natural oil, which helps with hair growth (4).

Caution

Make sure you use extra virgin olive oil since it is unrefined and untainted by chemicals.

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4. Almond Oil

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You Will Need

Almond oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Massage the oil into your eyebrows in circular motions.
  2. Keep it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.
How Often Should You Do This

For best results, apply it every day.

Why This Works

Rich in vitamins A, B, and E, almond oil nourishes hair and stimulates hair growth (5).

Caution

Almond is a common allergen. If you are allergic to almonds, it can cause a number of issues such as itching, swelling, and gastrointestinal and respiratory problems. A severe allergy may result in anaphylactic shock.

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5. Aloe Vera

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You Will Need

Aloe leaf

What You Have To Do
  1. Peel off the outer leaf of the aloe and scoop the gel out.
  2. Massage the gel into your eyebrows till it gets absorbed. Store the rest in the refrigerator.
  3. Keep it on for at least 30 minutes.
How Often Should You Do This

Aloe vera gel is non-sticky and gets absorbed fast, so it can be applied several times a day.

Why This Works

Aloe vera contains a compound named aloenin that promotes hair growth (6).

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6. Onion Juice

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You Will Need
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • Q-tip
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Chop the onion. Put the pieces in a blender and make a paste. Strain this to get the juice.
  2. Using a Q-tip, apply the juice to your eyebrows. Keep it on for an hour.
  3. Wipe it off with a cotton ball soaked in diluted lemon juice.
How Often Should You Do This

Apply onion juice to your eyebrows every alternate day.

Why This Works

Onions are a rich source of sulfur, which prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth (7). As onion has a pungent smell, it is best to use lemon juice to remove all traces of the smell.

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7. Vitamin E Oil For Eyebrow Growth

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You Will Need

Vitamin E capsules

What You Have To Do
  1. Break open the vitamin capsule and apply the oil present inside on your eyebrows.
  2. Massage for a few minutes and leave it on overnight.
How Often Should You Do This

Apply this every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

Vitamin E oil promotes hair growth and strengthens fragile hair (8). It contains tocotrienol, an antioxidant, and helps reduce any stress that may be restricting your hair growth (9).

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8. Jojoba Oil

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You Will Need

Jojoba oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Massage a few drops of jojoba oil into your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on overnight and wash your face in the morning as usual.
How Often Should You Do This

To get the most out of jojoba oil, use it every day.

Why This Works

Jojoba oil nourishes and unclogs clogged hair follicles, which can make your eyebrows grow faster. It also seals and protects hair, giving them a natural shine (10).

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9. Egg Yolk

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You Will Need
  • 1 egg
  • Q-tip or small brush
What You Have To Do
  1. Separate the egg yolk from the white. Beat the yolk till you achieve a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply it to your eyebrows with a Q-tip or a brush.
  3. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
How Often Should You Do This

It is recommended to use the egg yolk on your eyebrows twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

Egg yolks are a rich source of biotin that helps your brows grow faster (11).

Caution

Egg yolk may clog pores and lead to acne.

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10. Rosemary Essential Oil

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You Will Need
  • A few drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba or olive oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Add the rosemary oil to jojoba/olive oil.
  2. Gently massage your eyebrows with this concoction and keep it on overnight.
  3. Wash with a face wash in the morning.
How Often Should You Do This

This can be used every day, or on alternate days.

Why This Works

Rosemary oil has been found to have an effect on hair growth. It stimulates blood circulation and cell division, causing fresh hair growth (12).

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11. Milk

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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak the cotton ball in the milk.
  2. Gently massage your eyebrows with the cotton ball.
  3. Keep it on for 15 minutes and then wash with water.
How Often Should You Do This

For best results, do this every day.

Why This Works

Milk is believed to be good for hair growth as it contains many essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients (13).

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12. Fenugreek Seeds

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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup fenugreek seeds
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Oak the fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  2. Grind into a fine paste and apply to your eyebrows.
  3. Keep it on for 30-45 minutes and rinse with warm water.
How Often Should You Do This

This pack should be used twice a week for effective results.

Why This Works

Fenugreek seeds have been considered an important component of hair care. The proteins and nicotinic acid present in it stimulate hair growth. It also rebuilds the hair follicles, thus causing fresh hair growth (14).

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13. Tea Tree Oil For Eyebrow Growth

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 drops tea tree oil
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the essential oil with the carrier oil and massage this into your eyebrows.
  2. Leave it on overnight.
How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this every night for best results.

Why This Works

Tea tree oil is known to unclog pores, and this promotes fresh hair growth when applied to the eyebrows. It also prevents hair thinning and hair loss (15).

Caution

Essential oils like tea tree oil can sometimes cause allergic reactions because of their high concentration. Please do a patch test before using this oil.

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14. Sesame Seed Oil

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You Will Need

A few drops of sesame oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Massage the oil into your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on overnight and wash off with a mild face wash and cold water.
How Often Should You Do This

Applying sesame oil to your eyebrows every day will help them grow faster.

Why This Works

Healthy hair and hair growth are two factors that are enhanced by sesame oil (16). Use it regularly for amazing results.

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15. Linseed/Flaxseed Oil

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You Will Need
  • Linseed oil (also known as flaxseed oil)
  • Clean mascara wand
What You Have To Do
  1. Dip the clean mascara wand into the oil.
  2. Apply to your eyebrows and keep it on overnight.
  3. Rinse with face wash and warm water.
How Often Should You Do This

This should be done on a daily basis to see optimum results.

Why This Works

The essential fatty acids that are present in linseed oil can help you achieve thicker eyebrows (17).

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16. Hibiscus

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You Will Need

Hibiscus flower or leaves

What You Have To Do
  1. Crush the hibiscus flower/leaves and apply directly to your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on for 30 minutes and wash with warm water
How Often Should You Do This

You should use this daily for best results.

Why This Works

Research has ascertained that hibiscus extract promotes hair growth. Both the flower and the leaves work well, with the leaves having a slightly upper hand (18).

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17. Lavender Essential Oil

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You Will Need
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons carrier oil (jojoba or olive oil)
What You Have To Do
  1. Add the lavender essential oil to the carrier oil.
  2. Massage the mixture into your eyebrows.
  3. Keep it on overnight and wash it off with a mild face wash.
How Often Should You Do This

For faster results, this should be done daily.

Why This Works

Research has shown that lavender helps with hair growth (19).

Caution

As with all essential oils, do a patch test before you use lavender oil.

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18. Curry Leaves

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You Will Need
  • A few curry leaves
  • Warm water
What You Have To Do
  1. Crush the curry leaves and soak them in a cup of warm water for a few hours.
  2. Strain the leaves.
  3.  Apply the concoction to your eyebrows and keep it on overnight.
How Often Should You Do This

Use this three for four times a week.

Why This Works

Curry leaves have been an integral part of Ayurveda and have been used to promote the growth of hair (20).

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19. Petroleum Jelly For Thick Eyebrows

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You Will Need

Petroleum jelly

What You Have To Do
  1. Apply the petroleum jelly on the eyebrows and leave it on overnight. Do not apply too much as it may stain your pillowcase.
  2. Rinse with tepid water in the morning.
How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this every night until you have achieved the desired thick eyebrows.

Why This Works

Petroleum jelly moisturizes the skin under your eyebrows and also nourishes it. It promotes the growth of healthy and shiny hair.

Caution

Petroleum jelly is high in oil content. If you have acne-prone skin, do not use this home remedy.

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20. Lemon For Thicker Eyebrows

You Will Need

A slice of lemon

What You Have To Do
  1. Cut a thick slice of lemon and rub it on your brows for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Rinse off the lemon juice after two minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a week.

Why This Works

The acidity of the lemon juice removes the excess oils and helps more oxygen reach the hair follicles (21). This promotes hair growth in your eyebrows.

Caution

Do not leave the lemon juice on for too long as it can lighten the color of your eyebrows with its bleaching properties.

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21. Coconut Oil And Lemon Peel Mix

You Will Need
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Peel the lemon and slice the peel.
  2. Pour pure coconut oil into a glass bottle. Add the sliced lemon peels to the oil. Now, cover the bottle with its cap and place it in a cool, dark place for at least 14 days.
  3. This infusion should be applied to the eyebrows with the help of a cotton ball.
  4. Wash off the next morning.
How Often Should You Do This

Do it every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

Lemon cleanses the clogged pores and improves air circulation to the hair follicles, whereas coconut oil provides the nutrients required for healthy hair growth.

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22. Sesame Oil, Lemon Juice, And Rosemary Oil Blend

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5-6 drops rosemary essential oil
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients well and apply the blend to your brows with a clean cotton ball.
  2. Wash it off after half an hour.
How Often Should You Do This

Do it twice every day.

Why This Works

You can easily prepare this natural blend at home to speed up the growth of your eyebrows. This remedy utilizes the benefits of these individual ingredients, as mentioned in the above remedies, to amplify the effect and get thicker eyebrows quicker.

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23. Coconut Oil, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, And Tea Tree Oil Tonic

You Will Need
  • 4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon tea tree oil
  • Cotton ball or Q-tip
What You Have To Do
  1. Pour all the ingredients into a glass bottle and give it a good shake after closing the cap tightly.
  2. Dab some of this mixture on your eyebrows using the cotton.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with plain water.
How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this once or twice every day.

Why This Works

This homemade eyebrow growth tonic will stimulate the growth of your brows to a great extent. The acidity of the lemon and lime juice cleanses the area and removes oil build-up from clogged pores. Coconut oil nourishes the skin and hair follicles, and the tea tree oil promotes fresh growth of hair.

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These home remedies for thicker eyebrows are safe to use and have shown results in the past. Use them on a regular basis and see the difference. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are aiming at getting thicker eyebrows in a short span of time.

Tips To Grow Eyebrows Faster

  • Do not over pluck your brows. It is also important that you stay away from frequent threading, waxing or tweezing.
  • Stop using any cream, lotion or other synthetic products on your eyebrows.
  • Take a soft-bristled brush and exfoliate the skin surrounding your brows to get rid of dead cells.
  • Follow a well-balanced diet, which is full of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.
  • Drink lots of water to flush toxins out of your body and aid the growth of your eyebrow hairs.
  • Try to avoid using eyebrow makeup as much as possible.

If these remedies are not your cup of tea, you can opt for commercial eyebrow growth enhancers available in the market, which include eyebrow growth serum and eyebrow growth conditioner. It is important to confirm the absence of harmful ingredients before using these commercial products.

Let us now take a look at a few frequently asked questions.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Is threading good for thick eyebrows?

Threading the eyebrows is a method to remove any excess hair and give your eyebrows an appealing shape. When you are trying to grow thick eyebrows, it is important to let your threading specialist know about it so that he/she does not remove too much hair while threading.

Can plucked eyebrows grow back?

When you repeatedly pluck your eyebrows, they will not grow back because the hair follicles are completely damaged.

How long does it take for eyebrows to grow back after plucking, tweezing, or waxing?

Usually, it takes five to six days for an eyebrow hair to grow back after you have removed it by plucking, tweezing, or waxing.

Now that you know how to get thicker eyebrows naturally, what are you waiting for? Natural remedies might take a little time to work, but they are effective and inexpensive. Do you know any other tips for thicker eyebrows? Don’t forget to share with us.

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