Welcome to all the “eyebrows over-pluckers”! I have some good and bad news for you. Bad one: if you’re here, it’s probably because you messed up your brows. Good one: I have tips for you on how to grow back your brows!
For some reasons I started to over pluck my eyebrows when I was about 15 (waaaay too early by the way). And unfortunately, the more you do it, the less your hair grow back, which is obviously annoying. I’ve had a hard time trying to fix this eyebrows mess, but I think I can finally say that I’m seeing the end of the tunnel. This is why I decided to share with you a few tips I used to help grow my brows back!
My makeup look
1. Forget the tweezers
This is probably the hardest one, but also the most important. Don’t use the tweezers and slowly let your hair grow back. At some point, you’ll certainly want to pull out the fresh new little hair that are growing everywhere else than where you really need them, but don’t do it. I’ve heard that brows have a cycle of growth and by removing only one hair, you can disrupt the whole cycle. Therefore, the other hair won’t grow back as quickly and well as it should.
2. Cutting isn’t a good idea either
While I was trying to forget the existence of tweezers, I still couldn’t stand having these hair growing back everywhere (for esthetic reasons of course). To overcome this “problem”, I thought I could cut these hair at the root with small nail scissors. I mean, cutting isn’t plucking, right?! Well, the problem is, cutting doesn’t help either. So based on my experience, don’t do this either, just leave your brows alone!
3. Castor oil and coconut oil
Or should I say: LIFE SAVERS. Theses oils are a miracle! Castor oil is a thick oil that doesn’t really smell good but is vers efficient in stimulating hair growth, while coconut oil is more liquid, smells less, yet offers the same effect. You can find castor oil in pharmacies and coconut oil in food stores at affordable prices. Regarding castor oil, it’s said that we shouldn’t use it everyday, so try not to abuse of it.
As for how I use these oils, I simply put a generous amount on each of my previously cleaned brows with a Q-tip right before going to sleep, passing on the brows several time to make sure the oil gets well into my skin. You can also apply it with an eyebrow brush (brushing will stimulate the growth) or with your fingers. It’ll work during the night and, surprisingly, sometimes you can already see small hair showing up after only one use!
I did this regularly every other day for about three months and saw amazing results. Now I’m still using it from time to time, but only when I feel like it’s needed. By the way, I also use it on my hair sometimes, it works very well too!
4. Stop touching
First of all, touching your eyebrows too much can damage your hair and make them fall off. Moreover, you may be annoyed by the baby hair growing back, which could easily make you want to grab the tweezers and do something you’ll regret. Conclusion: don’t touch!
5. Time and patience
Last but not least, it takes a long time to get your brows back, even with these tips. While I’m writing this, it’s already been 15 months I’ve been applying all these tips on a daily basis. And although it’s much better now than it used to be, I still want more. My case was serious though haha, it might be less long for you 😉 But yeah, you’ll have to make an effort and be patient. It takes time, but it’s worth it in the end!
These are all the tips I tested and approved. I know how difficult it is to grow your eyebrows back, but if that’s really what you want: use these tips and time will do the rest.