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Overplucked? Here's How To Grow Sparse Eyebrows Back

Posted by Ellie Swain on May 26th 2023

Overplucked? Here's How To Grow Sparse Eyebrows Back

There once was a time when thin, over-tweezed brows were in. But now, full, bold, Cara Delevingne-esque brows are what many of us strive for.

Whether you spent years over-plucking your skimpy brows or have naturally thinning eyebrows, there are fortunately some ways to help those hairs grow back.

If you’re looking for ways to add volume back to your brows, you’re in luck. Keep reading to learn the secrets behind full-bodied brows.

Get A Medical Diagnosis

First, if you’re worried about having thin eyebrows, it’s a good idea to seek a proper diagnosis from a doctor. There are various possible causes of thinning eyebrows, otherwise known as hypotrichosis.

These causes can be related to:

  • Age
  • Hormones
  • Nutritional
  • Autoimmune-related hair loss (e.g., alopecia areata)
  • External causes, including over-tweezing, waxing, plucking, or mental disorders like trichotillomania

It’s essential to seek a correct diagnosis because it will determine how your lack of eyebrow hair should be treated.

Use An Eyebrow Growth Serum or Conditioner

Investing in a high-quality eyebrow growth serum is a great way to grow thicker brows. Choose a serum or conditioner that includes ingredients known to trigger healthy hair growth, like keratin and soy proteins.

Use your growth serum or conditioner as part of your nightly beauty routine, applying it before bed so it works its magic while you’re fast asleep.

The Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner is an excellent option. This physician-developed conditioner targets the visible signs of eyebrow aging for fuller, more luxurious brows.

The award-winning serum contains BioPeptin Complex®, packed with peptides, lipids, biotin, and green tea extract. These ingredients work together to condition and strengthen brows, protecting them against breakage while enhancing flexibility and shine.

Woman Applying RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner

Apply An Oil

If you’d like to try a natural remedy to grow your brows, castor oil or olive oil are excellent options. Apply one of these oils to the brows to stimulate hair growth for fuller brows.

Castor oil thickens eyebrows and adds some oomph to your lashes too. Olive oil can also strengthen the hair.

What’s more, olive oil is affordable and easily accessible. The chances are you probably have some sitting on your kitchen counter right now.

Whether you opt for olive oil or castor oil, make sure you choose a product that’s 100% organic. Castor oil is a great place to start, as you can use it on various areas of the body, including your scalp, hair, elbows, and cuticles. It’s a win-win!

Woman Applying Oil to Brows

Moisturize Your Brows

We tend to moisturize our face but often avoid our brows. But hydrating the brows is just as important.

Keeping the skin around the eyebrows helps prevent hair loss while encouraging growth. And why should our brows miss out on the pampering, after all?

Keep The Tweezers Away

It can be tempting, but try to put away the tweezers. As we may have established already, tweezing can permanently damage your hair follicles, meaning hair might not grow in those spots again.

Even if you’ve already over-tweezed, avoid doing any more damage. Over-tweezing or plucking can even cause scarring over time if it’s done aggressively, which you might not be able to correct. Once the hair follicle is ruined and replaced with a scar, you can’t regrow hair from it.

The most common mistake people make is tweezing the hair in the wrong direction. Each strand is linked to a teeny blood vessel that keeps it healthy and helps it grow back if the hair is removed. Once that vessel is ruptured, the hair can’t return.

If you plan to tweeze your brows, ensure you do so correctly. Pull the skin tight with one finger and then remove the hair in the direction it’s growing. Usually, that direction is upward or toward the temple instead of straight out.

You might also want to get your brows professionally tweezed to prevent any mishaps at home. And let’s be honest; the professionals will probably do a much better job.

Invest in Microblading

For guaranteed thick brows, consider microblading. Microblading is a newer professional treatment that involves creating tiny incisions in the skin and depositing pigment in them. This process creates natural-looking, hair-like strokes in the brow area to create the illusion of volume. Trust us, it really works!

For someone struggling to achieve denser brows or looking for an easy way to have perfectly shaped brows year-round, microblading is absolutely worth considering.

Microblading can be an excellent investment as the results can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on your skin type and other factors.

But if you’re not too sure about microblading yet, you can discover more of our brow pimping products here.