How To Thicken Your Eyebrows Naturally

by Pooja Karkala

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 a list of home remedies that can help you flaunt those thick eyebrows.

These remedies can help make your eyebrow hair stronger and thicker, and some of them may 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, here are some facts about growing eyebrows faster. The usual growth rate of the eyebrow hairs is more or less 0.16 mm per day. Hence, you need to be patient while trying the home remedies or taking care of your brows through regular practices.

Here are the ways to increase the growth rate of your eyebrows.

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

1. Castor Oil

Castor oil is one of the most effective remedies for getting thicker eyebrows. Anecdotal evidence suggests that castor oil can aid hair growth. However, there are no scientific studies to prove this effect.

You Will Need

Organic, cold-pressed castor oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Massage a few drops of castor oil onto 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

Apply castor oil every day.

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

The hair on the eyebrows is made up of proteins. Coconut oil can help reduce protein loss from hair (1). The lauric acid present in it acts as an antimicrobial agent (2). This prevents further damage to your brows and stimulates them to grow faster.

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.

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3. Olive Oil

Olive oil contains oleuropein, a phenolic compound that helped in hair growth in mice studies (3). Hence, it may also help in making your eyebrows thicker.

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

Do this once a day.

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

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4. Almond Oil

Almond oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that help in nourishing and strengthening hair (4). Hence, it may also help in encouraging hair growth on the eyebrows, making them thicker.

You Will Need

Almond oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Massage the oil onto your eyebrows in circular motions.
  2. Keep it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.

How Often Should You Do This

Apply it every day.

Caution: If you are allergic to almonds, avoid almond oil as 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

Aloe vera contains a compound named aloenin that promotes hair growth (5). This can help thicken eyebrows.

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 until it gets absorbed. Store the rest in the refrigerator.
  3. Keep it on for at least 30 minutes.

How Often Should You Do This

You can do this several times a day.

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6. Onion Juice

Onion juice can prevent hair loss and aid hair growth (6). As onion has a pungent smell, it is best to use lemon juice to remove all traces of the smell.

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.

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7. Vitamin E Oil For Eyebrow Growth

Vitamin E oil promotes hair growth and strengthens fragile hair (7). It contains tocotrienol, an antioxidant, and helps reduce any stress that may be restricting hair growth. Hence, it may also help promote the growth of hair on your eyebrows.

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

Do this every night before going to bed.

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8. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil nourishes and unclogs clogged hair follicles, which can make your eyebrows grow faster.

You Will Need

Jojoba oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Massage a few drops of jojoba oil onto your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on overnight and wash your face in the morning.

How Often Should You Do This

You can use it every day.

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9. Egg Yolk

Egg yolk is a rich source of biotin that helps your hair grow faster (8), (9). Hence, it may also help in promoting the growth of eyebrow hair, making it thicker.

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 until 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

You can use egg yolk on your eyebrows 2 to 3 times a week.

Caution: Egg yolk may clog pores and lead to acne. Hence, do not use this remedy if you have acne-prone skin.

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10. Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary oil has been found to have an effect on hair growth. It stimulates blood circulation and cell division, causing fresh hair growth (10).

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. Massage your eyebrows gently 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.

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11. Milk

Milk contains essential vitamins and minerals (11). These can help in contributing to nourishing the hair follicles and making your eyebrows thicker.

You Will Need

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • Cotton ball

What You Have To Do

  1. Soak the cotton ball in the milk.
  2. 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

Do this every day.

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12. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds have been considered an important component of hair care. Fenugreek extracts were shown to promote hair growth in mice studies (12). Hence, they may help enhance eyebrow hair growth as well.

You Will Need

  • 1/4 cup fenugreek seeds
  • Water

What You Have To Do

  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  2. Grind into a fine paste and apply it to your eyebrows.
  3. Keep it on for 30-45 minutes and rinse with warm water.

How Often Should You Do This

Use this 2 times a week.

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13. Tea Tree Oil For Eyebrow Growth

There are no direct studies linking tea tree oil to hair growth. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that tea tree oil can unclog pores and prevent the build-up of dead skin cells and chemicals on the eyebrows. This can, in turn, encourage hair growth on the eyebrows.

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 onto your eyebrows.
  2.  Leave it on overnight.

How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this every night.

Caution: Tea tree oil can cause allergic reactions as it is highly potent. Hence, do not use it undiluted. Also, do a patch test before using this oil

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14. Sesame Seed Oil

Healthy hair and hair growth are two factors that are enhanced by sesame oil. It contains essential nutrients that help promote hair growth (13).

You Will Need

A few drops of sesame oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Massage the oil onto your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on overnight and wash off with a mild face wash and cold water.

How Often Should You Do This

You can apply sesame oil every day.

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15. Linseed/Flaxseed Oil

The essential fatty acids that are present in linseed oil aid hair growth (14). This may help you achieve thicker eyebrows.

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 it to your eyebrows and keep it on overnight.
  3.  Rinse with face wash and warm water.

How Often Should You Do This

Do this daily.

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16. Hibiscus

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 (15). This may help promote thicker eyebrows.

You Will Need

Hibiscus flower or leaves

What You Have To Do

  1. Crush the hibiscus flower/leaves and apply it directly to your eyebrows.
  2. Keep it on for 30 minutes and wash with warm water.

How Often Should You Do This

Do this daily.

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17. Lavender Essential Oil

Both human and animal studies show that lavender oil can aid hair growth (16), (17).

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 onto your eyebrows.
  3. Keep it on overnight and wash it off with a mild face wash.

How Often Should You Do This

Do this daily.

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

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18. Curry Leaves

Curry leaves have been an integral part of Ayurveda and have been used to promote the growth of hair (18).

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 3-4 times a week.

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19. Petroleum Jelly For Thick Eyebrows

Petroleum jelly moisturizes the skin under your eyebrows and also nourishes it. This makes the hair on the eyebrows less prone to breakage.

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

Do this every night.

Caution: Do not use this home remedy if you have acne-prone skin as petroleum jelly can make your skin greasy.

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20. Lemon For Thicker Eyebrows

There is no scientific research to prove the hair growth-promoting effects of lemon juice. Lemon juice is thought to remove excess oil around the eyebrows and help more oxygen reach the hair follicles. This may promote hair growth on the 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 2 times a week.

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

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

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. Cover the bottle and place it in a cool, dark place for at least 14 days.
  3. Apply this infusion to the eyebrows with a cotton ball.
  4.  Wash it off the next morning.

How Often Should You Do This

Do it every night before going to bed.

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

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.

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 2 times every day.

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

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

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 shake it well after closing the cap tightly.
  2.  Dab some of this mixture on your eyebrows using the cotton ball.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with plain water.

How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this 1-2 times every day.

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These home remedies for thicker eyebrows are safe to use. 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.
  • Exfoliate the skin surrounding your brows with a soft-bristled brush to get rid of dead cells.
  • Follow a well-balanced diet that 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 eyebrow hair.
  • 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, which include eyebrow growth serum and eyebrow growth conditioner. It is important to confirm the absence of harmful ingredients before using these commercial products.

Most of the remedies discussed above aren’t harmful, but their efficacy needs to be established through research. As most of the studies have been done on animals, the same results may not occur in human subjects.

Also, try to understand the cause of thinning eyebrows. If you have naturally thin eyebrows, it is not a cause for concern. However, if you experience sudden thinning of the eyebrows, contact a doctor immediately to diagnose and treat the underlying condition causing it.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Is threading good for thick eyebrows?

Threading the eyebrows is a method to remove 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 they do not remove too much hair while threading.

Can plucked eyebrows grow back?

If 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 eyebrow hair to grow back after you have removed it by plucking, tweezing, or waxing.

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Pooja Karkala

Pooja is a Mass Communications and Psychology graduate. Her education has helped her develop the perfect balance between what the reader wants to know and what the reader has to know. As a classical dancer, she has long, black hair, and she knows the struggle that goes into maintaining it. She believes in home remedies and grandma’s secrets for achieving beautiful, luscious hair. When she is not writing, she learns Kuchipudi, practices yoga, and creates doodles.
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