Is there a way to grow eyebrows back after they’ve thinned? Well that depends on the reason for your thinning eyebrows.
There are times when it is near impossible to grow eyebrows back such as when you’ve over-plucked or when you’ve continuously plucked the same hair from the same follicle. In this case, what makes it difficult to then grow your eyebrows back is the fact that the hair follicle tends to become smaller in these cases, no longer allowing you to grow back eyebrows in the same spot.
If you find your eyebrows thinning after menopause, or even all but disappearing entirely, then that is a different story altogether. Sometimes this is a part of the aging process and it is rare to grow eyebrows back in such cases.
Then there are times when your diet may be lacking essential nutrients or perhaps you’ve gone through chemotherapy. It is then possible to grow eyebrows back.
The first step to maintaining your eyebrows, getting your eyebrows thick and healthy, or attempting to grow back eyebrows that have thinned is to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of protein, and pay special attention to foods high in vitamins A, B, C & E. These vitamins stimulate hair growth and certainly cannot hurt in your attempt to grow eyebrows back.
Those wishing to grow back eyebrows naturally can try some home remedies. One very old home remedy that has been shown to grow back eyebrows is good ol’ castor oil. Warm a small amount of castor oil and gently massage it into your eyebrows. Allow it to remain there overnight. Repeat this in the evenings until you start to notice your eyebrows growing back.
While there is no guarantee that castor oil will help grow back eyebrows, it’s an all-natural remedy that certainly can’t hurt. Olive, almond and coconut oils have also been said to help grow back eyebrows. The castor oil will help grow eyebrows back thicker & longer whereas the coconut oil will help grow eyebrows back thicker & faster.
Another natural method for coaxing your eyebrows to grow back is to massage your brows gently, bringing blood to the surface and stimulating your hair follicles. How will that grow back eyebrows? It isn’t a guaranteed solution, but stimulating the hair follicles encourages faster growth. Gently massaging your eyebrows each evening before bed and each morning in the shower could grow back eyebrows quicker than you’d expect. The key word here is gentle.
Not a home-remedy fan? You could try to grow back eyebrows by using eyebrow hair growth serum such as Lumigan or Latisse. These products have shown tremendous results in growing back eyebrows and eyelashes and improving the hairs and lashes that already exist.
Lastly, if all else fails to grow back the eyebrows that you so miss, you could try using a small amount of hair growth medication such as minoxidil. However, use extreme caution when applying medication so as to avoid getting any in your eyes. While it would be wonderful to grow back eyebrows, you don’t want to do so at the risk of damaging your eyesight.
If you’ve tried the treatments above and still cannot seem to grow eyebrows back, you may want to accept the condition of your eyebrows and turn to compensating techniques instead. You can give the illusion that you’ve grown eyebrows back by getting a permanent tattoo. A less permanent version of this would be to have an eyebrow stencil professionally applied. They won’t grow eyebrows back but will give an illusion that lasts for years.
And, as with all beauty dilemmas, if you are trying without success to grow back eyebrows, you can simply experiment with makeup such as eyebrow pencils and mascara. For best results, use a spiral brush and apply in upward strokes.
For professional guidance in applying makeup, or to take advantage of the permanent makeup options, contact Mac Med Spa, Salon & Medical in Milford, Massachusetts. Our professionals are highly skilled in the techniques that will give you the illusion that you’ve grown back your eyebrows.