Only some men or women are born with well-shaped and defined brows. The rest of us either have unibrows that need to be shaped, threaded or plucked and trimmed or scanty eyebrows. Scanty eyebrows are real problem attributes to causes such as stress, illness, medication, and genetic disorders.
Sometimes, an eyebrow may be shaped or plucked too thinly. Thick brows can be plucked to a point where you end up with sparse eyebrows. Shaping eyebrows is an art that requires professional skills. So, how do you thicken these scanty eyebrows? Read on to know all about the natural remedies that work well.
Home Remedies for Scanty Eyebrows
1. Castor Oil
One of the best remedies for scanty eyebrows is castor oil(1). Apply castor oil into the eyebrow well. Do this for both the brows. Leave this paste on till the next morning. Make sure the castor oil does not drip into your eyes. Next day, use a face wash for the best results.
Castor oil is one of the most useful remedies for thickening your brows. Since it comes packed with fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins, it helps to nourish the hair follicles. Castor oil must be applied each day on eyebrow roots for thick and robust hair growth.
However, do remember that in some people, pure castor oil can lead to hives, rashes, and irritation in the event of allergies. Ensure that a patch test is performed before using it. Black castor oil is excellent for natural hair growth.
[Read: Castor Oil for Eyebrows]
2. Cold Milk
For thick, lustrous eyebrows, try cold milk. Take the milk and apply it on both your eyebrows using a cotton swab. Leave this on for about 20 minutes. Then, wash it off and repeat twice per day for two months.
Milk is packed with naturally right ingredients, which is why it is used in so many beauty treatments. Milk contains essential and critical proteins like whey and casein. These proteins trigger and engineer healthy hair growth.
3. Olive Oil
Massage the eyebrows with olive oil for thickening hair growth. Massage the eyebrows in the same direction as the growth. The existing hair on the brow will appear darker and softer with the massage.
Olive oil is enriched in vitamin E and A, which triggers hair growth. Vitamin E nourishes each hair strand, while vitamin A facilitates sebum production. Sebum is natural oil in the body which improves hair growth.
4. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel works effectively when regularly used. The gel is a potent anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antioxidant. For these reasons, it is beneficial for your eyebrows. Aloenin found in aloe vera promotes hair growth.
This remedy has a chemical make-up similar to keratin. Aloe vera gel gets absorbed fast, and it is also non-sticky. It can be applied many times in a day. If you are facing sebum imbalances, due to which hair growth in the brows is scanty, aloe vera can set this right as well. It removes excess oil and opens the follicular pores, encouraging hair growth. This gel is excellent for thick or heavy brows.
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains lauric acid and MCFAs, which nourish the eyebrows. They facilitate hair growth and so, a coconut oil massage is generally recommended for thickening hair growth. Coconut oil also works as a moisturizer and conditioning agent for improving the circulation of the blood.
Fatty acids found in coconut oil work in tandem with natural proteins to prevent hair from breaking. Lauric acid acts as an antimicrobial agent, preventing hair follicle infection. Proteins and nutrients, such as iron and vitamin E also boost hair growth.
6. Fenugreek Seeds
Soak a teaspoon of fresh fenugreek seeds in water for 3-5 hours. Make a paste of this herbal ingredient and apply it on the brows at bedtime. Wash this off in the morning. You can even try mixing almond oil to the paste.
Fenugreek(2) is excellent for making the hair appear shiny and healthy. This natural cure helps in rebuilding hair follicles and causing new hair growth. Fenugreek seeds also contain nicotinic acids which are hair-growth stimulating proteins. Lecithin found in fenugreek thickens hair growth and makes eyebrows appear lustrous. Fenugreek can also be used effectively for sensitive skin.
7. Fresh Onion Juice
Fresh onion juice is smelly and pungent but triggers excellent eyebrow growth. The reason for this is because onion juice contains nutrients like sulfur, minerals, selenium, and vitamins B and C, which stimulate hair growth.
Faster and denser eyebrow hair growth is noticed because sulfur enhances collagen production for proper eyebrow growth. Follicular hair strength is also boosted. You can try adding lemon juice to onion juice to remove its pungent flavor.
[Read: Onion Juice for Hair Growth]
8. Egg Yolk
The yolk of eggs is rich in keratin which boosts hair growth. So, to thicken scanty eyebrows, try applying egg yolk with finger-tips or cotton balls and letting it dry for 15-20 minutes. After this, make sure you wash it off.
Eyebrow hair is made of keratin protein. All hair growth supplements use keratin. Besides this, brows also grow because of egg yolk’s biotin. Faster growth rates are observed for those trying egg yolk for thicker eyebrows.
9. Petroleum Jelly
This excellent remedy retains brow moisture, thereby improving hair growth. The petrolatum compound in petroleum jelly prevents moisture from escaping and ensures the skin is moisturized. This remedy helps the brows become fuller and longer. Repeat this each night till desired thick eyebrows result.
Lemons are potent antioxidants, rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, and other folic acids. They ensure eyebrows grow faster and stronger, as a result of this. The skin may burn a little while applying the lemon.
So, avoid this remedy if you have sensitive skin or allergies. If you don’t, go ahead and rub lemon juice onto your eyebrows. Allow it to dry within 10-15 minutes and wash it off using warm water. Put lemon peels into ¼ cup of pure coconut oil. Let this mixture remain for a minimum of 15 days. Once it is ready, apply this to the brows using cotton each night before sleeping. Wash it off the next morning.
The Bottom Line
Besides trying these tips and remedies, do opt for a proper diet and plenty of nutrition to keep hair growth in your body healthy and thick. Scanty eyebrows can be thickened using an eyebrow pencil for the short term. But if you are looking for a permanent solution, try these home remedies for the best results.