Beauty | December 21st 2016

Is It Possible to Grow Back Your Eyebrows?

We’ve all been there. You tried to get your eyebrows waxed at a new salon, or maybe you tried to do it yourself, and now you’re left with pencil thin brows. But don’t panic — we’ve got you covered. This guide will answer all your questions on how to grow back your brows.


Don’t Touch Them

It may seem obvious that if want your eyebrows to grow back you should not touch them. But when they’re growing in, it can take way more willpower than you’d expect to resist the urge to clean up your browline. Like most body hair, your eyebrows grow on a roughly 28 day cycle. This means that it takes 28 days for your eyebrows to grow back to the point where they can be plucked again.

If you don’t want to run the risk of having patchy eyebrows for a month, you can try to grow your brows back in rows. You should still only tweeze or wax your brows once a month, but each month you’ll let another row of hairs start to grow back in. It’ll take a bit longer to get back to your natural size, but the in-between will look a lot neater.

While you’re waiting, you can use BBROWBAR’s eyebrow powder to fill in your brows to make them seem fuller. You can find the right shade to match your brows with a range from light brown to black. Or you can try one with a strengthening formula like LashFood’s ‘Phyto-Medic’ eyebrow enhancer, which uses a special formula to promote hair growth and reduce irritation to the hair follicles.

Change Your Diet or Use a Supplement

Feel like your eyebrows just aren’t growing back fast enough? Some simple diet changes can do wonders, and introducing a supplement can make all the difference. B-complex vitamins, along with vitamins C, D, keratin and even biotin are all useful in promoting hair growth, all over the body. Find foods that are naturally rich with these vitamins: eggs are great source for biotin, kale for keratin, and salmon for vitamin D. If you don’t want to change your diet, then a vitamin supplement should do the trick. Just remember, these vitamins encourage hair growth all over — including your head and legs.

Want to target your eyebrows specifically? Castor oil contains many of the vitamins and nutrients needed to stimulate growth and strengthen your eyebrows. Just use an eyebrow brush or cotton swab to apply it directly onto your eyebrows. Make sure to clean up any excess oil from around the eyebrow area to avoid stimulating hair growth where you don’t want it. There are also products like Illamasqua’s ‘Brow Build’ that contain castor oil and biotin, so you can fill in your eyebrows and stimulate growth in one smooth step.

Stimulate Growth

Some people might find that their hair growth cycle is a bit stunted. This isn’t permanent, but you’ll need to do more than just wait it out. In these cases, exfoliating the brow area can help stimulate hair growth. Using a soft (and clean) toothbrush, gently massage the area with the bristles. This loosens dead skin cells from the follicle and improves circulation to the hair follicle.

You can also use an eyebrow razor to create similar effects. By shaving the areas you’re trying to grow back, it will stimulate the area to promote hair growth. Shaving the area will bring more of your natural oils come to the surface which aid in hair growth.

Don’t let an eyebrow shaping mishap ruin your look. With these tips, you’ll be able to grow your beautiful brows back
thicker than ever.