How To Make Your Eyebrows Grow Faster
October 26, 2015
If you want to get a sense of how patient a person is, look no further than her eyebrows. All those stray, sparse hairs located in places that would drive the average woman bananas is a surefire sign you’re dealing with a woman who is trying to grow out her eyebrows so that they’re on fleek. Yes, it’s time-consuming and a true test of will power and resolve, but it can be done. Celebrity eyebrow specialist Elke Von Freudenberg, who has worked with Kate Moss, Angelica Huston, and many other celebs, provides tips on how to make your brows grow faster.
Stop plucking. “The hardest, yet easiest way to get brows growing back is to simply stop waxing, tweezing or threading for at least three months,” Freudenberg says. The key here is to practice patience, particularly if you’ve been tweezing or waxing for years and are noticing your brows are hesitant to grow back the way they once did. Freudenberg’s advice is to wait–it may take several months for a brow you thought you lost forever to reappear.
Exfoliate. Freudenberg says, it’s important to remember to exfoliate your eyebrows with a product like Elke Brow Scrub, which removes dead skin cells under and around the brows so that brows can grow through the skin easier. Another added benefit of scrubbing nightly with the exfoliant is that the scrubs gets your circulation going, which can also encourage new growth.
Latisse. Yep, the same prescription treatment most commonly used to help eyelashes grow longer, fuller, and darker can also be used to promote eyebrow growth. It’s simple to use and requires you to do little more than add a few drops to sparse areas in your brows. The key to growing them, however, is to be consistent with the product. Your eyebrows will only grow as long as you continue to use it.
Eyebrow enhancing serum. You’ve probably also heard of brow-enhancing serums, many of which contain proteins designed to strengthen brow hair, as well as ingredients (often herbal) that are said to prevent hair loss and promote new growth. When possible, avoid serums that contain prostaglandin, which may irritate eyes and cause other side effects. BROWFOOD Phyto-Medic Eyebrow Enhancer is one example of a solid serum that is applied nightly using a mascara wand. Many users say it helped grow back their brows–though it can take about a month to see a difference, so don’t expect an overnight miracle. Another popular serum on the market is Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum Advanced, which contains an advanced Pentapeptide chain, vitamins, and botanical extracts and is meant to be used twice daily. Again, you’ll have to be patient to see results.
Castor oil. If the idea of putting a product with chemicals you can’t pronounce so close to your eyes makes you uneasy, lots of women and men swear by castor oil, which may not smell like a bed of roses, but is an all natural, affordable hair strengthener that can be used on the brows, lashes, and scalp. Apply it at night and hold tight for a few weeks to see if it works for you.
Hair transplant. Lastly, if you feel like you need a more drastic solution because you’ve lost more than a few eyebrow hairs over the years, hair transplant surgery for brows is an option. At Bosley, small hairs from above the ear are removed and transplanted in the eyebrow area. The procedure takes about 2-3 hours and the result is far more natural to tattooing your brows.