Plucking eyebrows are a teenager’s rite of passage.
Nevertheless, I have tried to persuade my teenage daughter from not taking on this age-old practice, without success.
You know the old saying, your eyes are the windows to the soul. I say your eyebrows are the window to the soul.
I mean really, when you talk to someone, are they really looking at your eyes?
Shaping your eyebrows can make many desired looks. You can look angry, surprised, stressed, happy or relaxed.
When you realise a certain eyebrow look, such as the surprised look. Hasn’t been doing you any favours over the past few years, its time for a change.
Your brows can make you look older or younger.
If you, like me, have spent many years plucking eyebrows, you will be familiar with the different looks one can do. With or without any intent in mind.
Trying to regrow eyebrows, well that’s a whole other journey. Fortunately, there is a way to help the growth process.
Plucking Eyebrows How To Regrow Naturally
No brow hair will grow back quicker when you’re standing in front of the mirror plucking them back out.
There will be setbacks, and you will pick up the tweezers again. Just like someone who will start smoking again.
You will have to assess your habit and know when you continue to keep plucking, it becomes a choice and not a habit.
I know, as hard as it may seem, you have to quit plucking eyebrows, like a smoker.
Drink plenty of water daily is important for helping eyebrows grow back faster. Every part of your body, every hair particle needs water.
I have often come across prenatal vitamins often recommended as a way of helping improve eyebrow growth quicker. I have never tried them, so I can’t comment. I do question if they would actually work.
Maybe along with a healthy diet and plenty of water, these types of supplements may help.
Vitamin E is good for hair regrowth as is, including plenty of amino acids into your diet. You can try maca powder, it has a reputation for improving hair growth.
The best natural product I think you can use is castor oil. It is a thick, beautiful natural oil, often used as a carrier oil. Massage the oil into your brows and watch them grow!
Massage olive oil or coconut oil into your brows and leave on overnight.
Eyebrow Growth Treatments
There are many other ways to improve eyebrow growth. You can buy an eyebrow serum.
The serum is supposed to stimulate the hair follicle and produce another one. If you have plucked eyebrows for years, you could be lucky enough for one of these to work.
Do they work? I have no idea, I have yet to try one.
If you are not sure which serum to buy. Here is a review of some of the serum brands available by totalbeauty.com Editor’s Picks.
I think eyebrow serum is just a lot of marketing hype.
You can use a soft toothbrush or the brush end of a brow pencil. Massage the eyebrows in a gentle circular motion.
Help invigorate growth by giving them a scrub next time you exfoliate your face.
If you find after years of plucking eyebrows you have gaps when the hair follicle grows. Brushing can sometimes help stimulate growth.
I have noticed an improvement in the thickness of my brows with brushing.
If you have a lot of eyebrow hair loss, you can consider eyebrow transplants or have them tattooed.
A friend of mine has had her eyebrows tattooed as she lost them all due to thyroid problems.
Eyebrows Have A Function
Eyebrows keep flying debris out of the eyes and protect them from the sun.
Subsequently, they do add to a woman’s appearance.
They are very versatile, you can dress them up or down, depending on the look you are trying to make.
During the 80’s I was a definite candidate for the over plucking eyebrows. I continue to this day to lament, and if I can help it, not pluck on impulse.
What many of us women today, did not realise at the time, is constant plucking only succeeds in many of the hair follicles not growing back.
Think of Clara Bow a 1920’s actress, Gene Harlow and Carol Lombard from the 1930’s who all had very thin eyebrows.
At the time is was quite fashionable.
Unfortunately for us women who want thicker eyebrows, the wait can seem almost impossible.
Eyebrow hair follicles can take anywhere up to 64 days to grow back. This is a lot slower than hair growth on the head.
It’s a long wait and patience definitely needed.
Shaping Your Eyebrows With Constant Plucking Can Stop Growth
Do eyebrows grow back?
Sometimes, depends on how long you have plucked for. You could be one of the lucky ones to regrow eyebrows as they were years ago for you.
For those who love to pluck, they won’t grow back as they once were.
The hair follicle may grow back in bits here and there. You will end up filling in the gaps with an eyebrow pencil.
Funnily enough, constant plucking and shaping your eyebrows are a strange, kind of satisfying thing to do.
The eyebrow pencil has now become my best friend, as long as I don’t overdo it. I can, at least, look like I have the brows of yesteryear.
This takes practice, although I am pretty sure I have it under control.
I wonder now, as I look back, with my constant plucking eyebrows, how there is anything left to pluck.
How is it, I did not completely destroy the growth of every single eyebrow follicle.
A girl I used to know when I was younger, plucked out all her eyebrows, and had to draw a line in the shape of an eyebrow.
Shaping Your Eyebrows With Products
Besides the most popular choice, of an eyebrow pencil, there are a few other ways of achieving thicker brows.
You can use an eyebrow powder, like the pencils, the powder comes in a few different shades.
You can pay around $5 from eyebrowz.com, $23 from Sephora.com or a Chanel powder for $65.00.
Invest in a good angled brow groomer brush, Revlon sells brow brushes for around $5 and again, you can pay anywhere up to $25 from amykernahan.com
Get yourself a brow shaping gel.
I use one every day, they give your brows a thicker, polished look. This is one makeup product l I can not live without.
Usually I buy the Ardell brow sculpting clear gel from Priceline here in Australia, it is around $7.00, you can buy it in a brown and almost black.
Be careful when buying Ardell brow sculpting online, I have seen it advertised for up to $22, this is ridiculous, then you need to add postage on top.
It is the essential eyebrow product for brows. Instead of plucking eyebrows you can spend your time brushing them into a nice shape.
Elizaeyeshop.com sell brow shaper gels $25.
Bobbybrown.com.au natural brow shaper $44.
Milanicosmetics.com brow shaping clear $4.49.
Osmotics lash and brow enhancer $48.
Marie Claire Magazine has chosen Osmotics as one of the best 12 beauty product breakthroughs.
If you have come across a great treatment for helping to regrow eyebrows, please share your discovery.
Until then, say goodbye to the tweezers and enjoy not plucking eyebrows forever!