Growing Back Your Brows

Growing Back Your Brows

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See? Not cute.

Whether we realize it or not, eyebrows are important. You look like an alien without them. Last time I checked, that’s not really a look people go for. Of course, eyebrows have trends just like everything else, from super-thin to super-full. I’m looking at you, Cara Delavigne. But, in reality, you want brows that frame your face properly, no matter what the trend is. And sometimes that means growing your brows back in. The wait might be agonizing, but I promise the results are worth it!

There are several methods for growing eyebrows back, and you may have to try a few different ones before you find the one that works for you. You can also take supplements to aid the process, such as biotin or a Hair, Skin, & Nails vitamin, but please note that I am not a medical professional and should you decide to try these supplements, you are doing so at your own risk. I will say, though, that I take both of these supplements, and along with helping other things, I’m fairly certain that they help my eyebrows too.

One method for growing brows in is to put castor oil on them every night. Let me just say that I’m not so sure about this method. I’ve never tried it but a few people have told me that it works. At least if it doesn’t work your brows will be well moisturized!

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MUCH better.

A more proven method is to use an eyelash serum, like Rimmel Lash Accelerator serum or the L’Oreal lash serum. I personally beefed up my brows using the Rimmel serum, and I highly recommend it. If you felt the need, you could use a higher strength one like Latisse or RapidLash. I’ve heard they work just as well. It just depends on what you’re willing to spend.

Another high strength option is to get a bottle of men’s Rogaine and apply it to your brows with a clean mascara spoolie or a small toothbrush. I would advise though to get the men’s Rogaine and not the women’s, as it has stronger active ingredients. I’ve heard that Rogaine can be a little drying, so make sure to moisturize the application site well. I personally haven’t tried this method, but I have seen several success stories on YouTube showing before and after. As with any of these methods, as long as you’re diligent and use these products every night, you should see some results.

A trick that seems to have worked not only for me but for some other people I’ve spoken to is to “stimulate” your brow area. Take a brow brush, or, my personal favorite, a clean silicone mascara wand, and brush through your brows in the way you want them to grow. I’m not really sure why this works, but it does. Nifty, huh?

Of course, once your empty hair follicle turns into an empty pore, there’s no way to make hair grow from it again without getting brow transplants. You read that correctly: BROW TRANSPLANT. If you have the time and the money,¬†and your brows are in dire need of help, go for it. Just do your research first and find a good facility to perform the procedure. I happened to read an article on brow transplants, and even though it took time for them to start growing in the right direction, the end result was really flattering. So if that seems like a good alternative for you, go for it.

Do any of y’all know any good tips or tricks for growing in brows? If so, please leave them in the comments! I’d love to read them! And if you try one of these brow growth methods, let me know how it goes! Full, gorgeous brows never go out of style, so¬†embrace them!

–Skye