There are many viewpoints on them and many different fashion fads based on them, so no one can say that eyebrows are unimportant. They accentuate the human face and set the overall look. This article was written for those that are not satisfied with the state of their eyebrows and want them to be bushier, denser and overall thicker. This may make them seem more focused or increase the impact of the first impression they make, it all depends on the individual in question.
Men, you should also take additional heed because the contents of this article can also be used to strengthen and thicken your beards or mustaches and make them silky smooth.
Presented below are simple home treatments and methods that without the use of costly pharmaceuticals will help you in the eyebrow department. Most of them require dedication and repetition, but if you stick to them the results should be very satisfying.
Sometimes it is not the matter of changing the eyebrows, but only redefining how they should look. By skillfully using makeup, the way your eyebrows are presented can be changed to the best effect. Brush them up and then use in succession: an eyebrow pencil, powder matching your desired color and then a gel (colored or colorless depending on your preferences) to ensure that the eyebrows stays the way you wanted for the day. This is a short term solution to make your eyebrows look better for a day or a week, but for a true change you should try one of the methods below to strengthen your eyebrows.
2. Castor oil
One of the most popular and effective substances used for thickening the eyebrows is castor oil. Simply applying it daily for a few weeks will improve the situation measurably, provided you always keep it on the eyebrows for at least half an hour before rinsing with water and a mild cleanser. You may also leave it overnight for an added effect. Vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidant contained in this oil work splendidly on regenerating eyebrows.
3. Coconut oil
As an alternative to castor oil, coconut oil contains more vitamins and iron and so works slightly differently with the same aim of healthy and thick eyebrows. It may even darken them a bit. We recommend daily massages of your eyebrows by using your fingertips coated with a few drops of this oil. Keeping it up for a few minutes and leave it overnight should bring expected results in a month or two.
4. Fenugreek Seeds
These seeds are rich in nicotinic acid and lecithin, both substances very useful in speeding up hair growth. A tablespoon of them soaked overnight in water should be mashed into a paste and applied to your eyebrows for at least forty minutes. Rinse it off with warm water afterwards. Using these seeds in this way two or three times a week for a two months should bring noticeable results.
5. Aloe Vera
This plant is excellent for moisturizing your eyebrows and strengthening the hair follicles. It could also nourish your skin around the area it is used on. After extracting the fresh gel gently massage it into your eyebrows and leave it there for half an hour. Rinse with warm water. You can achieve best results by repeating this treatment daily for at least four months.
Milk is not only good for strengthening your bones, but also for nourishing your hair’s roots. Although those allergic to this white liquid should stay away from this method, simply using a cotton ball to apply milk to your eyebrows is a very effective tactic. Allow it to dry naturally before rinsing with water. There is no limit to the amount of times you can use this method, besides common sense, so feel free to do it daily or even more often.
This flower not only smells great and looks beautiful, but recent research proved that fresh paste from the crushed hibiscus applied to eyebrows for half an hour daily will stimulate hair growth. The reasons for this are complex, but suffice to say that enzymes and trace elements contained in this plant strengthen the hair follicles. Effects should be plainly visible after a few weeks of daily repetitions.
Lemons contain many vitamins and have so much different uses that it is no surprise that they can also be used for thickening and nourishing the eyebrows. The abundance of vitamins, folic acid and other nutrients contained in lemon juice makes it one of the most accessible and effective substances for eyebrow thickening. Simply placing a small quantity of lemon juice on your eyebrows for around twenty minutes before washing it off will bring excellent results. Daily repetitions are the best course of action, although remember to avoid exposing your eyebrows to strong sunlight for two hours after using the lemon juice. Unless of course, you want to have brighter colored eyebrows.
9. Olive oil and honey
A mixture of one half tablespoon of olive oil and a few drops of honey will be full of vitamins, especially E, and is easy to use comfortably. Apply it for half an hour before washing with warm water. Remember to massage it in for a few minutes for better results. Daily repetitions will ensure that your eyebrows show signs of swift improvement.
10. Jojoba Oil
Sometimes your hair follicles try their best to grow but some sort of obstruction in the pores blocks them. One of the best ways to unclog these pathways is to use jojoba oil. Simply massage a few drops of it into your eyebrows and leave it overnight. This way all your other efforts to thicken your eyebrows all be more effective.
After using these methods your eyebrows should look a lot better and ensure that you make a striking first impression. Remember to trim them a bit, after all there is a difference between a nice hedge and a wild bush.
In case the effects of one of them are not to your satisfaction (unlikely but possible) try others or mix them in any combination.