Bushy brows trend: DIY serum to grow sparse and thin eyebrows

Not everyone is blessed with naturally thick eyebrows. Here are some tips to grow back hair in your thin and patchy brows.
castor oil for eyebrows
Apply castor oil to get the eyebrows of your dreams! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shifa Khan Published: 14 Feb 2022, 16:00 pm IST
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They say brows before bros, for a reason! Perfectly shaped eyebrows give your face dimension and depth and highlight your eyes beautifully. As Indians, most of us are genetically blessed with a fuller-looking set of brows. However, some ladies with sparse and thin eyebrows do a lot to jump on the bushy eyebrows trend.

Your genetic constitution affects your eyebrow hair growth, much like the hair on the rest of your body. It is difficult to grow them naturally but not impossible. However, a little care for your eyebrows may reflect sooner than you think.

To elaborate on the ways to grow thick eyebrows, HealthShots spoke to Dr Vidushi Jain, a Renowned Dermatologist.

“Medicine responses, skin disorders, hormonal imbalance, or an overactive immune system are among the many causes of brow loss and sparse hair. Decreased brows can also be caused by nutritional shortages, physical damage, or stress. It can sometimes heal on its own over a long period of time, or it can be treated with drugs prescribed by a dermatologist. However, certain home remedies are considered as primary help in restoring the hair on your eyebrows.” says Jain, a Medical Head at Dermalinks.

“Who doesn’t want their hair to grow in a healthy way? I’ll say no one. And we overlook the importance of diet and lifestyle in promoting healthy hair growth, which is the cornerstone for beautiful hair. I recommend four key elements to my patients that can improve the health of their eyebrows,” adds Dr Jain.

4 ingredients that can help you achieve a set of fuller looking and bushy eyebrows:

1. Garlic:

Garlic is high in keratin protein, which promotes hair growth.

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Garlic has some health benefits for sure. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Coconut oil:

Coconut oil is rich in moisture, which is necessary for healthy hair.

3. Castor oil:

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Castor oil helps to increase hair density.

4. Tea tree oil:

It keeps your hair smooth and helps it grow longer.

Here’s how to prepare the eyebrow serum using these ingredients:

  1. Take 15 to 20 drops of garlic juice in a bowl. You can grate or grind the garlic and press it in a muslin cloth to extract the juice.
  2. Pour two tsp coconut oil to it.
  3. Add a tsp of castor oil
  4. Now, using a dropper, add five drops of tea tree oil.
  5. Mix it all to combine.
  6. Transfer the oily concoction in a dopper bottle.

Here’s how to use this in your eyebrow beauty routine

  1. Clean your face using a mild cleanser.
  2. Pour 2-4 drops of this serum on your finger tips.
  3. Rub your finger tips together to warm up the serum a bit.
  4. Carefully, without spilling, apply it on to your eyebrows.
  5. Gently massage the serum in to your eyebrows.
  6. Leave it on all night and wash it off the next morning with lukewarm or room temperature water.
  7. Avoid spilling any content into your eyes. If this serum comes in contact with your eyes, wash it off immediately.
  8. Always do a patch test first on your inner elbow. If irritation occurs, avoid using it on your eyebrows.

Nutritional tips to grow bushy eyebrows:

The best thing you can do to boost hair growth is to ensure that you have a balanced diet. With a special focus on foods that are high on proteins like lean meats, pulses and dairy, your hair health will thank you. Also, try to incorporate natural sources of biotin like sweet potatoes, egg yolks and millets in your diet to boost hair growth.

Sweet potato can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism.
Switch to these natural sources of biotin for health hair growth on eyebrows. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Things to remember before shaping your brows

Try to grow out your eyebrows completely before shaping them. Fix an eyebrow threading or waxing appointment, only when your eyebrows are grown to max. This will help your stylist to figure out the actual hair growth pattern of your eyebrows. Brief her precisely on how you want your eyebrows to look. Considering your brief, she may leave a hair or two around the sparse patches in your eyebrows.

However, the natural way may take time to reflect some serious growth and impatience may invite itself in. So, you can always fake it till you make it! By the time, you can opt for camouflaging your eyebrows into a thick and fuller look. Temporary camouflaging techniques like using eyebrow pencils, eyebrow stencils or brow setting gels and powders may work.

Up your brow game with these styling tips! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

In case, your eyebrows make or break your look, you can also decide to try a semi-permanent camouflage procedure called microblading. In this procedure, a colour pigment is deposited in your eyebrow area like fine strokes of tattooed hair. The results from this can last for up to three years.

Well, if undergoing a painful procedure raises your eyebrows literally, we would suggest you take a deep breath and try the DIY eyebrow serum suggested here. There’s no better way than this to grow your eyebrows naturally, Ladies!

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An aesthete and a skincare junkie, Shifa spends most of her time cooking delish food while wearing a sheet mask. At HealthShots, she creates high-octane content that can leave you all a little intrigued! ...Read More

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