We all know eyebrows frame the face, which is why bold brows like those belonging to Lilly Collins and Cara Delevigne are so popular — not to mention gorge! But what if you had an unfortunate incident with a pair of tweezers that turned your brows into a pair of caterpillars or went through a skinny eyebrow phase like most ’90s girls did? Is it possible to regrow your over plucked brows?
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The short answer is YES. Thick, beautiful brows can definitely be yours. All you need to do is be patient and follow the tips below.
1. Toss the Tweezers
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Step away from the tweezers. Same goes for the waxing strips. Give any hair removal a total break for at least six to ten weeks. Yes, it will stink. Yes, you will want to cave in and reach for the tweezers probably after, like, week two. Don’t! Stay strong. You got this.
2. Pay Attention to Your Diet
Proper hydration and a nutritious diet that includes iron, vitamins C, D, B6 and keratin will help with the health and growth of your hair. This means getting in your 6-8 glasses of water per day, as well eating plenty of brightly colored salads (think spinach with red and yellow peppers), as well as eggs, salmon and some dairy.
3. Make an Appointment with a Brow Expert
It might seem counterintuitive to visit a brow threading technician in the midst of your growing out phase, but an expert can actually look at your brows, check out the shape and tweak what’s necessary. They’ll also determine how much hair can actually grow back in, which will help with your overall shape. It might also be a good idea to tint any finer strands to give the illusion of thickness and fullness.
4. Use a Brow Oil
There are a number of eyebrow enhancing serums that help to stimulate hair growth, while also keeping the remaining hairs nourished. You might want to try Browfood Brow Enhancing Gelfix ($24) which not only defines and groom brows, but is also infused with a powerful peptide blend to support long-term brow rejuvenation.
5. Stay Away From Pencils
When growing out your brows, you’ll also need to reconsider your makeup routine. Skip the brow pencils because their hard edges will destroy the hair that’s already there, and you might end up with more gaps in your brows. Use a powder instead and apply with a soft brush. It’s important to remember your brow hair is a lot more delicate than the hairs on your head, so nice and easy does the trick. The Brow Powder Duo ($23) from Anastasia Beverly Hills is a good option.
6. Go All Natural
Easy eyebrow hacks can also be found in natural home remedies. For example, get an egg and separate the white from the yolk and beat the yolk. Then soak a cotton ball or swab in the egg yolk and press it onto your eyebrows for 10-15 minutes. The same can be done with milk or onion juice!
Above all: be patient. After 12 weeks, visit your brow expert and prepare to love your brows!