Many of us are still recovering from the beloved razor-thin ‘90s brow trend, feeling impatient as fuller, bolder brows are not only the new trend but also a look that will likely stick out as a timeless staple.
While getting too tweezer-happy is easily the biggest culprit when it comes to thin eyebrows, there are other factors that can cause them to shed. Nutrient deficiency can impact both hair structure and growth, which requires a doctor having a look at both your medical and dietary histories. Genetics can also play a big role in the growth pattern or lifespan of your hair.
The good news? Whether you’re someone who’s over-plucked your arches to a fine line at some point in your life or had hair inexplicably get sparser, you can choose from more options than ever available before to help grow those brows back. There are steps you can take to restore the health of your eyebrows and get back to your fluffiest, thickest archest yet. Keep reading for our best tips.
1. Invest in New Products
If you’re dealing with hair loss on your eyebrows, you can’t solve the problem without the right products to accelerate growth. One product in particular that will do you wonders is an eyebrow serum that can condition your arches while also treating the issue. Keep in mind the best growth serum for eyebrows will not only tackle eyebrow hair loss, but it will also prevent it in the future.
That’s exactly what our vegaBROW Volumizing Serum does—and why it’s become such a fan favorite. Its bioactive ingredients, including red clover, mung bean, curcumin, and magnolia bark, have been shown to reduce inflammation. This powerful blend also works to extend the anagen (growth) phase of the hair growth cycle and anchors hair follicles to prevent future hair loss. The natural formula is both safe and effective, and provides the nourishment needed for continuous hair growth.
2. Be Mindful of Ingredients
We totally get it—ingredient lists can be complex and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
By now you’ve likely heard the wonders biotin can do for hair; on the flip side, having a biotin deficiency can be linked to hair loss. Our eyebrow serum’s natural formula contains an exclusive Polyphytobase Complex with biotin, which works in synergy with other ingredients such as red clover and mung bean. Red clover has shown to help slow down the production of DHT, an androgen that promotes male sex characteristics including body hair, but can also lead to hair loss. Mung bean is a good source of protein, vitamin B6, magnesium, and other nutrients that help inhibit inflammatory cytokines. These are just a few of the nourishing ingredients found throughout our hair-growth products—and there’s plenty more where that came from! The main takeaway? Do your research.
3. Experiment With Makeup
While you’re aiming long, set your brow-growth sights near with a quick temporary fix: makeup! Using a fine-tip eyebrow pencil to fill in sparse areas is an easy way to create hair-like fibers that won’t look unnatural. To get a closer look at the natural shape of your eyebrows and to spot any unevenness, first brush your eyebrows upwards with a spoolie brush. "The goal is to really have the most even brows, but try not to overly fill in the inside corners of the brows or make the end points too harsh," makeup pro Nico Guilis, tells Elle.com. If there are any harsh lines once you’re done filling them in, use a spoolie brush to blend out the color.
You can follow this up by using a clear eyebrow gel to keep any unruly hairs in place or brush up your brows for a bushier look. For a more dramatic look, use a brow pomade or brow powder and angled brush to fill in your arches.
- Use a spoolie brush and brush the eyebrow hairs upward.
- Use a small, angled eyebrow brush for application.
- With very light hand pressure, start by applying the product at the base of the eyebrows, brushing from the center of the brows out towards the ends.
- Continue brushing the pigment throughout the brows with light strokes, eventually making your way to the top of the eyebrows.
- Once you reach the inner corners of your eyebrows, use the lightest pressure as you’ll want less pigment here.
- With a small shader brush, blend out any harsh lines and soften up the overall look.
On the other hand, if you’re a bit more low-maintenance when it comes to your beauty routine, a tinted eyebrow gel gives you a simple one-and-done approach to fuller brows.
- Using the applicator included with your eyebrow gel, begin by brushing the color onto the middle of your eyebrows out towards the ends.
- Using the leftover pigment on your brush, brush the eyebrow gel onto the beginning of your brows at the inner corners towards the center.
- If the overall pigment is too intense, use a clean spoolie brush to blend it out.
4. Take Daily Supplements
Incorporating a supplement into your everyday routine is a great first step to take towards getting stronger, thicker eyebrows. Finding the best hair-growth supplement doesn’t have to be difficult—because we did the homework for you!
Vegamour’s Lovestruck Biotin Gummies are formulated with an array of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your eyebrow goals. They contain biotin, folic acid, vitamins A,C,E, and zinc. This combination works together to protect the hair from free radicals, stimulate keratin production, and maintain hair tissue growth and repair.
5. Consider an In-Office Treatment
If you’re not getting the results you need elsewhere, it might be time to take a more serious approach. There are both cosmetological and alternative medicine options that can help change the state of your scant eyebrows. One of the most popular approaches to getting fuller brows now is microblading. The semi-permanent tattoo technique is done by a trained professional who draws in your brows to resemble natural hair. Microblading has grown in popularity over the last few years and it can last for up to a year, and in some cases even 18 months.
A newer technique, eyebrow lamination, has now hit the scene and has likely graced your Instagram feed already. The technique originated in Russia and involves chemically straightening your eyebrows so that the hair is smoothed into a vertical direction. The result is fluffier, fuller brows, minus the tattoo-like procedure of microblading.
Another surprising technique for achieving thicker eyebrows is acupuncture. Yes, you read that right! Believe it or not, in some cases, acupuncture has successfully helped eyebrow hair loss by stimulating circulation. This helps restore the hair follicles and reduces any inflammation that can directly affect hair growth.
At the end of the day, getting your brows back into tip-top shape is going to take patience and commitment. You won’t see a change overnight, or even in a few days, but the waiting game is so worth it. Remember, stay away from the tweezers for a minute!