8 Ways To Regrow Eyebrows Naturally

Safe and commonly trusted home tips to help you get thicker and shapely brows.

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Some of us are blessed with naturally thick and wonderful eyebrows. But some of us need the help of eyebrow pencils and products to give us a more pronounced eyebrow. Luckily, there are a few ways to regrow your eyebrows naturally over time.

Eyebrows define your face and give you personality. They are also the best way to express your emotions and keep the sweat away from your eyes. This article explores some of the natural ingredients often used to regrow and regenerate your eyebrows and a few tips to maintain healthy eyebrows.

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Each of an individual’s eyebrows has an average of 250 hair strands.

What Causes Eyebrow Hair Loss?

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Just like the hair on your head, your eyebrows too can become thin and stop growing with time. A number of factors could be held responsible for thinning brows and hair. They include:

  • Nutritional deficiencies – Deficiency of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B7, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids is associated with thinning hair.
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fluctuating hormones
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Advancing age
  • Medical treatments like chemotherapy
  • Persistent plucking of eyebrow hair
  • Overuse of harsh makeup products

Medical conditions that may cause your eyebrows to thin include:

  • Alopecia areata – It is an autoimmune disease that can cause random spots of hair loss.
  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia – It can cause scarring of the scalp and balding.
  • Eczema or atopic dermatitis – It is caused by an oversensitive immune system and triggers severe inflammation of the skin.
  • Psoriasis – It is an autoimmune disorder that causes rapid multiplication of your skin and is also capable of clogging hair follicles.
  • Contact dermatitis – This condition is caused by direct contact with an allergen or irritant.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis – It is caused by a fungus or overproduction of oil in the skin and can lead to dandruff and subsequent hair loss.
  • Ringworm – It is caused by a fungus called tinea capitis and appears as ring-like patches on the skin’s surface. The hair in the affected area often falls out.
  • Thyroid issues like hyperthyroidismi  XA condition where the thyroid gland makes and releases higher levels of the thyroid hormone than your body needs. and hypothyroidismi  XA condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone for your body’s needs. are also associated with hair loss in general.
  • Hansen’s disease or leprosy is another condition that is characterized by sores and hair loss all over the body.

According to a study published in the JAMA network, the prevalence rate of alopecia areata had increased from 0.199% in 2016 to 0.222% in 2019. Furthermore, the yearly incidence of alopecia areata 100,000 person-years was 91.46 in 2016 and 92.90 in 2019 respectively.

Factors like infections and skin conditions, an overactive immune system, or hormonal imbalances can cause thinning of your eyebrows.

If the loss of your brow hair is accompanied by other symptoms like balding, lesions, or sores in the affected area, it is best to seek medical intervention immediately to rule out the possibility of any serious underlying medical condition.

However, if you are dealing with mild to moderate thinning eyebrows, give the following home remedies a shot.

Home Remedies To Regrow Your Eyebrows Fast

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1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Amla has a proliferative effect on the Dermal Papilla cells in human hair follicles (1). It is, therefore, a wonderful remedy for treating thinning eyebrows.

You Will Need
  • 5-6 Indian gooseberries (amla)
  • 1 glass of water
  • Cotton swabs
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the Indian gooseberries (amla) into small pieces.
  2. Bring them to a boil in a glass of water.
  3. Switch off the stove and allow the solution to cool.
  4. Apply the mixture to both your eyebrows with a cotton swab.
  5. Leave it on until it dries.
  6. Rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

You may do this 1-2 times daily.

2. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds possess hair growth promoting activities and are thus widely used in the treatment of thinning hair and hair loss (2). Hence, they can also help with thinning eyebrows.

You Will Need
  • ½ cup of fenugreek seeds
  • Water (as required)
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak half a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  2. Grind the seeds the next morning to form a thick paste.
  3. Apply the paste to your eyebrows and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

You may do this once daily for best results.

3. Onion Juice

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According to a study published in the Journal Of Dermatology, onion juice can aid the regrowth of hair lost due to alopecia areata (3). Hence, it may give similar results when it comes to your thinning eyebrows.

You Will Need
  • ½ onion
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the onion with a little water to form a thick paste.
  2. Apply the onion paste to your eyebrows.
  3. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

You may do this once daily.

4. Yogurt

Regular consumption of yogurt is associated with enhanced hair growth (4). Try adding more yogurt to your diet to grow your eyebrows back.

You Will Need

A small bowl of probiotic yogurt

What You Have To Do

Consume a small bowl of probiotic yogurt.

How Often You Should Do This

You may do this once daily.

5. Egg Yolk

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Egg yolk contains water-soluble peptides that have hair growth-promoting properties (5). These properties may also be used for treating thinning eyebrows.

You Will Need
  • An egg
  • Cotton swabs
What You Have To Do
  1. Separate the yolk from the egg.
  2. Using a cotton swab, apply the egg yolk to your eyebrows.
  3. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and rinse it off with water and scented soap.
  4. You can also eat 1-2 whole eggs daily for additional benefits.
How Often You Should Do This

You may do this once daily until you notice an improvement in your condition.

6. Green Tea

Green tea is a rich source of useful polyphenolsi  XNaturally occurring organic compounds found largely in fruits and vegetables with disease-fighting properties. that have significant effects on hair regrowth (6). These activities of green tea can also help with thinning eyebrows.

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon of green tea
  • 1 cup of hot water
What You Have To Do
  1. Add a teaspoon of green tea to a cup of piping hot water.
  2. Steep for 5-7 minutes and strain.
  3. Drink the warm tea.
How Often You Should Do This

You can drink green tea 1-2 times daily.

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Alternatively, you can apply either coconut oil or tea tree oil daily to your eyebrows and leave it on overnight for effective growth.

7. Peppermint Essential Oil

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Peppermint essential oil shows noticeable effects on hair growth and can be used to treat thinning eyebrows as well (7).

You Will Need
  • 2-3 drops of peppermint oil
  • 1 teaspoon of any carrier oil (coconut or olive oil)
What You Have To Do
  1. Add two to three drops of peppermint oil to a teaspoon of any carrier oil.
  2. Mix well and apply the mixture to your eyebrows.
  3. Leave it on overnight.
  4. Rinse it off the next morning using a mild cleanser.
How Often You Should Do This

You may do this once daily for best results.

8. Olive Oil

Olive oil has oleuropein that may help improve hair growth and thickness (8). Therefore, applying it to the eyebrows may be useful.

You Will Need
  • 4-5 drops of olive oil
  • 2-3 drops of honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the olive oil and honey in a small bowl.
  2. Brush the eyebrows upwards for a few minutes.
  3. Use a clean spoolie and apply a small amount of the mixture on your brows.
  4. Use your fingertips to massage your brows for a couple of minutes.
  5. Leave it on overnight or rinse it off after 20 minutes with lukewarm water.
  6. You can use your usual cleanser to remove the oil.
How Often You Should Do This

You may do this once daily for the best results.

In addition to these remedies, herbal treatments using aloe vera may help hair growth., which may help in nourishing and thickening your eyebrows (9). Along with these remedies, you can take biotin supplements which may also help in stimulating and increasing the number of hair follicles (10). Make sure you consult your doctor before adding these supplements to your routine.

All these natural remedies are scientifically proven to help with thinning hair and hair loss and may thus show similar effects in reversing your thinning eyebrows as well. Here are some tips to help you maintain your eyebrows.

How To Maintain Healthy Eyebrows

  • Keep your eyebrows moisturized.
  • Scrub them gently every week.
  • Avoid plucking your eyebrows unnecessarily.
  • Massage your eyebrows daily.
  • Follow a healthy and well-balanced diet.
  • Manage your stress levels.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid using low-quality and harmful eyebrow makeup.
  • Stop medications that could be triggering your brows and hair to fall out.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Monitor your hormonal changes.
  • Keep a check on your blood sugar levels.

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Eyebrows play an important role in defining the face, and many prefer their eyebrows to appear thick, full, and well-defined. However, besides genetics, several other factors like age, hormonal fluctuations, nutritional deficiencies, certain medications, and medical conditions may result in thin or thinning eyebrows. If you have accompanying symptoms such as lesionsi  XAny abnormality or damage in the tissue of an organism that has different characteristics from the surrounding skin. , balding, sores, etc., with eyebrow hair loss, you need to consult a medical practitioner to check for any serious underlying issues. Otherwise, you may apply some of the home remedies for eyebrow regrowth as discussed here and follow tips like adequate hydration and a healthy diet to keep your eyebrows healthy and full.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to regrow eyebrows?

Your eyebrows may take anywhere between 8-16 weeks to regrow after being plucked. Remember, regrowing eyebrows can take time, but with patience and the right approach, you can achieve those thick eyebrows.

Are there any side effects of using castor oil on eyebrows?

Some people may develop an allergic reaction to castor oil. Castor oil can also cause felting of hair in some cases. Hence, it is recommended that you do a patch test before applying castor oil to your eyebrows.

Do plucked eyebrows grow back?

Plucked eyebrows usually grow back in 8-16 weeks. However, over plucking your eyebrows can cause them to fall out and also ruin their natural shape.

What is the best diet for thinning eyebrows?

Deficiencies in nutrients like omega fatty acids, zinc, vitamin D, and vitamin E are linked to different types of hair loss (11). Hence, you can figure out if your eyebrows are thinning due to any of the above deficiencies and avail treatment accordingly.
Foods rich in these nutrients include fatty fish, eggs, walnuts, tofu, shellfish, legumes, nuts, dairy, cheese, spinach, and avocado. Talk to your doctor if you plan to take additional supplements for these nutrients.

At what age do your eyebrows thin?

Eyebrows usually start thinning out in your 40s. However, it may not be the same for everyone.

Does coconut oil grow eyebrows?

Coconut oil may help grow eyebrows. It can penetrate the hair shaft better than many other oils and help keep the hair follicles moisturized (12). Since it also helps reduce protein loss from the hair, applying coconut oil regularly may help grow eyebrows.

Does olive oil grow eyebrows?

Olive oil is one of the most useful ingredients for promoting hair growth. The oleuropein in it may help regulate the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. Therefore, applying olive oil to your eyebrows may help grow them (13).

Can you repair damaged eyebrow follicles?

Yes, you can repair damaged eyebrow follicles with the help of a hair transplant specialist.

Key Takeaways

  • Certain hair loss or skin conditions, nutrient deficiencies, pregnancy, fluctuating hormone levels, stress, harsh make-up products, and certain medical issues can cause eyebrow thinning.
  • Use home remedies made with nourishing ingredients like amla, yogurt, egg yolk, and onion juice to manage thinning eyebrows.
  • Remember to massage and moisturize your eyebrows daily and avoid unhealthy practices like smoking, using low-quality make-up products, and plucking your eyebrows.

Learn how to grow back your eyebrows with this video! Get tips on the best products and techniques to help you achieve fuller, thicker brows.

References

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  6. The effects of tea polyphenolic compounds on hair loss among rodents.” Journal Of The National Medical Association. US National Library Of Medicine.
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