How to grow thick brows naturally

Text: Boipelo Jean Chababa; Photography:

How to grow thick brows naturallyIf you are as in tune with the beauty world as we are, you would already know that achieving the perfectly shaped brow is the number one craze. Not only does it give you a more youthful look but is also one of the most notable features on your face that with the perfect shaping technique can create striking and unforgettable character.

But what if like many out there, you hardly have much eyebrow to work with? We’ve all seen those cringe worthy selfies of over-filled brows which can frankly discourage one from including them in your beauty routine.

Don’t give up yet! Luckily there are many ways to help grow your brows naturally using ingredients from your own kitchen.

If you’re looking to get fuller and healthier brows, these five home-made remedies will do the trick!

1 Coconut oil

You Will Need

  • Coconut oil
  • Cotton swab

What You Have To Do

Dip the cotton swab in the oil and apply on your eyebrows 3 times a week before bed and rinse off with a face wash in the morning.

How it works

Because our eyebrow hairs are made up of proteins, the lauric acid present in Coconut oil reduces protein loss and makes your brows stronger acting as an anti-microbial agent. This prevents further damage to your brows and stimulates them to grow faster.

2 Egg Yolk

You Will Need

  • 1 large egg
  • Cotton swab

What You Have To Do

Break 1 egg and separate the yolk from the whites and beat the yolk until it’s thick and creamy. Then apply it on with the cotton swab. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. You only have to do this treatment once or twice a week until you are satisfied with the results.

How It Works

Eggs are a great source of protein and will help boost the keratin levels in your brows. This helps improve the health of your hair and stimulate stronger and thicker growth.

3 Aloe Vera

You Will Need

  • Aloe Leaf

What You Have To Do

Peel off the outer leaf of the aloe and scoop the gel out. Massage the gel into your eyebrows with your fingers until it gets absorbed. You can store the rest in the fridge for later use. Because Aloe Vera gel is non-sticky, it gets absorbed fast and be applied several times a day.

Why This Works

Aloe vera contains a compound named aloenin which also promotes hair growth and circulation without irritating the skin.

4 Onion Juice

You Will Need

  • 1 small onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Cotton ball
  • 2 Small bowls
  • Cotton bud

What You Have To Do

Chop the onion and put the pieces in a blender and strain the juice into the bowl. Use the cotton bud to apply the juice to your eyebrows and keep it on for only an hour. Dilute 2 spoons of lemon juice in the same amount of water then wipe off the onion juice with a cotton ball. Try this solution every second day until you are satisfied.

Why This Works

Onions are a rich source of sulphur, which prevents loss of hair and stimulates hair growth. Using he lemon juice to remove, gets rid of the strong onion smell.

5 Flaxseed Oil

You Will Need

  • Flaxseed oil (also known as Linseed oil)
  • A clean old mascara wand

What You Have To Do

Dip the clean mascara wand into the oil and brush it onto your eyebrows. Keep it on overnight and rinse with face wash and warm water the next morning. Incorporate this into your daily routine until you achieve your desired results.

Why This Works

The essential fatty acids that are present in linseed oil help with strengthening the hair follicles and can help you achieve thicker eyebrows.

Are your brows now thick and luscious but need a little grooming? Learn how to perfect your look with The ABCs of shaping & sculpting your brows 

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