I won't lie to you, dear Byrdie readers—I wasn't the most remarkable kid. I couldn't draw, I couldn't really tell jokes, and I was never the one who succeeded in pinning the tail on the donkey. That being said, I was gifted with one extraordinary quality: killer eyebrows. Of course, when I was growing up in the '90s, thick brows weren't cool. In fact, most of my friends spent their Sunday afternoons plucking away until their arches were razor thin.
Those days, however, are long behind us, and now bold brows are back and bigger than ever. If you got a little overzealous with tweezing in your youth, you might find growing your brows out to be a challenge. With the right products on hand, it's possible to get them thicker naturally. We recommend giving these remedies a month of daily use to see a noticeable change. Since they're largely oil-based, acne-prone readers may want to scale usage back to once or twice a week. Keep reading to learn how to make your eyebrows thicker naturally.
Bursting with vitamins A, B and E, almond oil is an amazing product when it comes to stimulating hair growth. Try swiping a little on your brows in the mornings and evenings with a cotton ball to see its full effects.
Your grandma doesn't keep an excess of this in her medicine cabinet for nothing. Petroleum jelly is intensely moisturising and will keep your brows from becoming dry and brittle. Since petroleum jelly is thicker than most of the oils listed here, scale back usage to no more than twice a week.
Olive oil is an incredibly multidimensional product. It can be used in your beauty routine as everything from a face wash to a hair mask. Like almond oil, olive oil is rich in vitamins A and E, which help stimulate follicle growth. Massage a drop of oil into your brows, and leave in for one to two hours before thoroughly washing out.
Coconut oil, like olive oil, is a useful hair product because of its ability to absorb into the hair shaft. You may already be using coconut oil as a remedy for dry skin, but you can also apply a small amount to your eyebrows using a cotton swab for a naturally thicker brow.
With an abundance of proteins, vitamins and antioxidants, castor oil is another option for naturally fuller brows. Leave it in for 30 minutes nightly before gently removing with warm water.
Aloe vera is intensely hydrating and can be used for a variety of beauty purposes. Unlike some of the other remedies on this list, aloe vera isn't oily, so this is a great option if you're acne-prone. The secret little ingredient here for hair growth is aloenin. Apply nightly and rinse off in the morning for the best results.
While you're waiting for these remedies to kick in, these are the best pencils for faking bushier eyebrows.