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With big brows a trend that’s not going anywhere any time soon, how to get thicker eyebrows is the question on everyone’s lips. So, what do you need to know?
First things first, step away from the tweezers. There’s grooming your eyebrows to find the perfect shape for your face, and then there’s plucking your eyebrows within an inch of their lives – even less. Whether you’re a tweezer, waxer or threader, you may want to reconsider the strength of light you use when you’re grooming your brows. According to experts, brows are best tended to in soft dull lighting. And here we were, thinking the complete opposite.
If you have too much light, you tend to over pluck; so next time you have a date with your tweezers, try turning down the light or plucking them in the late afternoon.
When it comes to the best tools for the job, we love Rubis’ classic model, which can extract even the thinnest and shortest hairs. These are literally used to make Rolex watches, so you know they’re good.
How to get thicker eyebrows with Vaseline
In order for your hair to grow, it needs to be in an environment that promotes hair growth. This means, your skin needs to be well hydrated and nourished. Enter Vaseline. Known to create a sealing barrier, this jelly also locks in moisture to help speed up your skin’s natural recovery process.
In fact, according to quite a few claims, Marilyn Monroe used to employ Vaseline as her skin saviour and ended up with quite long facial hair. Proof that it helps hair grow. Simply clean and dry the area. Then, apply Vaseline over them 3 -4 times a day.
How to get thicker eyebrows with oil
Oil promotes hair growth much like Vaseline, by creating a barrier that locks in moisture. But, it also increases circulation while stimulating cellular metabolism. This, in turn, promotes hair growth. Any oil can be used, so try olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, even castor oil. Simply apply on your brows before you go to bed and let it go to work.
How to get thicker eyebrows with eyebrow growth serum
If you want to get really clinical, apply a brow growth serum daily. Elizabeth Arden’s brow enhancing serum contains an exclusive triple peptide complex, boosted by vitamins, botanicals and hair conditioners, to support your hair’s natural renewal cycle. Within 2 weeks, you’ll notice a difference in the amount and strength of your brow hair. Similarly, RapidBrow Enhancing Serum, is boosted with a unique blend of fortifying proteins, stimulating peptides and nourishing ingredients designed to help condition, restore and repair the appearance of your eyebrows in 60 days.
How to get thicker eyebrows with make-up
First, work out the best eyebrow shape for your face. Then, outline with an eyebrow pencil, like Benefit’s Precisely My Brow, by drawing a line underneath your brow. Using the same pencil, fill in sparse areas with small hair-like flicks. Now, use an angled brush and a similarly coloured pressed powder to define the shape of your brows. Try to not fill in the inside corners of your brows too much, or make the end points too harsh. Finally, brush through with a spoolie to pick up any excess powder, blend lines and create a natural look. Help define with a concealer on the underneath of your arch.
How to grow out your eyebrows
We get it. Growing out your eyebrows can seem daunting. No one really wants to look like Burt from Sesame Street. But, this is the only way you’ll get thicker eyebrows. Brows grow in a three to four month cycle, so step away from the tweezers for at least 12 weeks. Yes, your brows will look weird at first, but stick it out.
Groom them daily with a spoolie to promote growth in the right direction. Then, after 12 weeks, you can pluck the ones that aren’t anywhere near your brow line. But leave any that are close to that area alone. Even if you think you’ll pull them out later. Your brow hairs will start to come in strong around the four month mark.