If the thin brow trend has you shaking in your millennial boots, then you needn’t worry. This article is all about ways to strengthen, lengthen and grow your brows so they can be their full and fluffy best.
We cover a few tips on how to get thick eyebrows by promoting healthy hair growth and semi-permanent – permanent cosmetic treatments.
How To Get Thick and Fluffy Brows
Use an Eyebrow Growth Serum
You might have an extensive serum collection for every sort of skin concern; however, did you know that there are also products available to help promote eyebrow hair growth?
With consistent use over time, these specialised brow growth serums can encourage brow hair growth by providing hydration and nourishment to your existing hair. They are often formulated with ingredients such as peptides, biotin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins to encourage healthier hair production so that your eyebrows appear thicker and fluffier.
If you’re after fuller eyebrows, consider switching out your regular eyebrow gel with a nourishing eyebrow serum.
Consider Brow Microblading or ‘Feathering’
One cosmetic way to achieve the appearance of thicker eyebrows is with microblading.
Microblading is a relatively new, semi-permanent procedure that replaces the need for daily eyebrow struggling and makeup application. It works by adding tiny hair strokes of pigment to the brow line with a small handheld tool.
This method allows professionals to create a natural and realistic look that can last up to 1-3 years. Those who opt for microblading will benefit from perfectly groomed, lush brows all day, every day, without having to worry about smudging, fading or reapplying cosmetics throughout the day. It is time efficient and provides permanent results, so you can be confident in showing off thick and fluffy brows.
I have personally had my eyebrows microbladed and found it made a significant difference in the fullness and thickness of my brows. Be aware that it can be a painful procedure, and while it’s only semi-permanent, definitely do your research. Read reviews and check before & after photos. You may have heard of brow-tattooing horror stories so finding the right salon is essential.
Luckily for Beauty Space readers, I have delved into my selfie collection to show you how microblading can significantly change the shape and fullness of your brows. I have a much more defined arch and greater overall height and thickness from getting the procedure every few years.
Other things to note are that your brows will look very dark post-treatment, but they fade after a week or so, and the procedures can cost anywhere between $300 – $1400, depending on where you go.
Give Them Lift with a Brow Laminate
Brow lamination is another option for achieving the appearance of thicker and fluffy brows. The process work whereby a brow technician applies a chemical solution that softens the hair follicle and allows them to reshape and lift the brow hairs, creating a lifted, fuller look similar to the TikTok soap brow trend.
The benefit of a brow lamination treatment is that it enhances your natural brows and is a non-invasive, non-permanent treatment for those not ready to commit to micro-blading. The treatment can last up to eight weeks, making your brows one less thing to worry about in your morning routine.
While you are likely to get the best results seeing a brow specialist, there are also at-home kits you can try.
Invest in a Good Cosmetic Eyebrow Kit
This is, of course, a temporary option, but a good eyebrow kit can allow you to shape and fill out sparse hairs to give the appearance of thicker brows.
- Use an eyebrow pencil to map out your brows – where they should start, where you want your arch to be and where you want the brow to end.
- Use an eyebrow brush to brush the eyebrow hairs upwards.
- Fill in your brows using the eyebrow pencil to make very light strokes (resembling fine hairs).
- Now you have filled your brows, brush them up once again.
- Set with a clear eyebrow gel.
Anastasia Beverly Hills are the experts when it comes to good brows. Their affordable Flully and Fuller-Looking Brow Kit has a trio of essentials to shape and style your brows. The kit comes with an Easy Blend Powder Duo for colour, a dual-ended brush for powder application and styling and a freeze gel to set everything in place.
Regular Application of Castor Oil
While you are not likely to see immediate results, regular application of castor oil for healthier and, in turn, thicker eyebrows and eyelashes through providing an added boost of moisture, hydration and nutrition.
Castor oil is full of proteins, fatty acids and Vitamin E & K, which work to nourish damaged or weakened hair follicles and support hair growth.
It also helps strengthen the brows by improving circulation in the follicles. In addition, castor oil can help darken your existing eyebrow colour over time, making any sparse areas look thicker and fuller. All you have to do is apply a few drops directly onto the skin or use an applicator brush to work the oil into the brows twice a day for at least 2-3 months.
It is important to note that there is very little scientific evidence to prove that it does, in fact, grow hair. However, it is a method many in the beauty community swear by for thicker eyelashes.
Along with castor oil, others turn to coconut oil and olive oil to nourish eyebrow hairs and ultimately promote healthy hair growth.
Exfoliate the Brow Area
Exfoliating your eyebrows helps to remove dead skin cells and other debris that can clog the pores and inhibit hair growth.
It also helps to stimulate circulation in the area, which can help promote healthy hair growth. Additionally, exfoliating can help to remove any excess oils or product buildup that can weigh down the brow hairs and prevent them from growing.
Massage the Brow Area
Massaging your eyebrow area can help stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow and nutrient delivery to the hair follicles. Massaging your eyebrows can also help to loosen any tension in the muscles around the hair follicles, which can promote healthy hair growth.
When you massage your eyebrows, use gentle circular motions with your fingertips for 1-2 minutes at a time. You can also use natural oils such as coconut oil or olive oil to massage your eyebrows, as this can provide additional nourishment to the hair follicles.
It’s important to note that massaging alone may not be enough to significantly increase hair growth if there are underlying issues such as hormonal imbalances or genetic factors. However, incorporating a regular massage into your eyebrow care routine can be a helpful addition to other natural remedies and healthy habits that promote hair growth.
Go Extreme with an Eyebrow Transplant
Yes, you read that correctly. Those looking for thicker, fuller brows are now turning to an eyebrow transplant for a more permanent solution to naturally thin eyebrows.
The process involves taking the hair from another part of your body (like the back of your head) and putting it on your eyebrows – similar to a hair transplant.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to grow thicker eyebrows?
If your thin brows are the result of over-plucking, then some of the above treatments may work in restoring brow thickness. The first step of course is to put the tweezers down!
It’s important to remember that some of us are born with naturally thin hair, both on our hair and our eyebrows. So it’s important to have realistic expectations of what a treatment or remedy can achieve.
That said, from my personal experience, I have been able to achieve the appearance of a thick and fuller brow through a combination of:
- Not plucking or threading
- Tinting brows
- Using a brow serum regularly
What are some natural ways to thicken eyebrows?
Along with castor oil, as we mentioned above, there are some natural treatments and remedies used to thicken and grow brows. The effectiveness of these ingredients may vary from person to person. Some may not see any effect or improvement at all.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that can penetrate the hair shaft and nourish hair from the inside out. It also contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties that can prevent infections in the hair follicles. Coconut oil may also help to strengthen hair and prevent breakage, which can promote eyebrow hair growth.
Olive oil contains vitamin E and antioxidants that can help to nourish and strengthen hair follicles, which can promote hair growth. It also has antibacterial properties that can help to prevent infections in the hair follicles.
Almond oil is rich in vitamins E and D, magnesium, and calcium, which can help to nourish hair follicles and promote hair growth. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids that can help to prevent hair breakage and improve the overall health of the hair.
Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes that can help to remove dead skin cells from the scalp, which can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation in the hair follicles and promote hair growth.
Vitamin E Oil:
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help to prevent damage to the hair follicles caused by free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation in the hair follicles and promote hair growth. Vitamin E oil can also improve blood circulation in the scalp, which can help to deliver nutrients to the hair follicles and promote hair growth.