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How to Get Thick Eyebrows

Two Methods:Redefining Eyebrows With MakeupGrowing Out Your Eyebrows

The style trend right now is thick eyebrows, but unfortunately all of us weren't born with full, dark eyebrows, or over the years we've plucked them so much that they won't grow back. Either way, you can improve your eyebrow shape and thickness through some natural remedies or by creating a look with makeup. If your goal is to grow your eyebrows out, just remember that it may take some time so be patient in this process.

Method 1
Redefining Eyebrows With Makeup

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    Decide what your eyebrows should look like. Before you apply any makeup, you'll want to determine what will look the most natural on your eyebrows and the shape you want to achieve. To find the right length for your eyebrows use a pencil or something straight and make a line reaching from the outside of your nose to the outer corner of your eye to your eyebrow -- this is ideally the length you will want your eyebrows. [1]
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    Brush your eyebrows. Using a spooly brush, brush your eyebrows upwards, following the angle of your brows, starting with the thickest part of your brow and brushing to the end of your eyebrow. This will allow you to see where your brows are uneven or sparse. [2]
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    Use an eyebrow pencil. If you are looking to create the appearance of thick eyebrows, pick an eyebrow pencil similar to the shade of your eyebrows or a little darker, and lightly fill in your eyebrows in the areas that your hair is more sparse. Use short, dash-like strokes to mimic your eyebrow hairs. [3]
    • Make sure you do this so that it looks natural. You want the pencil to fade in with the rest of your eyebrows. Don't just draw on eyebrows -- blend them in.
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    Apply a powder. After you have filled in your eyebrows with pencil, pick your desired powder color (if you are looking for darker eyebrows use a darker shade and if you are trying to lighten up your eyebrows choose a lighter shade). Using an angled brush, dab the tip into the powder and then apply by wiggling it into your brow. Do this until you have the definition you want. [4]
    • Be careful not to fill in too much in one area -- you're just trying to create the most even brow.
    • After you have the desired color and thickness, run a brush through your brow to smooth it out and to give it your desired shape.
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    Hold your eyebrows in place. You may have achieved the look you want, but in order to keep it throughout the day you might want to apply a clear or colored gel. Run the gel along the shape of your eyebrows to hold the hairs in place.
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    Trace your eyebrows with powder. The final step to achieving thicker, darker eyebrows is by highlighting them on your face. Taking a fluffy brush, dip it in translucent powder and then brush around the perimeters of the brows, tracing their shape. This will define the edges even more and make your eyebrows look sharp. [5]

Method 2
Growing Out Your Eyebrows

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    Lay off the tweezers. One of the best ways to help your eyebrows grow back is by refraining from using your tweezers until you have the desired thickness. It can be tempting to tweeze those stray hairs, but you'll only continue to carry on with your current eyebrow shape if you don't let them grow back. It takes about six to eight weeks for eyebrows to grow back so try to be patient. [6]
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    Exfoliate your brows. Use an exfoliating sponge or a soft brush daily to remove dead skin cells from your eyebrows and to stimulate the hair follicles. Taking the sponge or brush, make soft, circular motions on your eyebrows.
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    Make sure you are getting the right nutrients. If your diet is lacking in vitamins and nutrients that you need to retain a healthy body, this could be one of the contributions to your lack of hair growth in your eyebrows. Try to keep your diet rich in Vitamin B, omega-3s, iron, protein, and zinc and always make sure you are drinking enough water. You can also take a Vitamin B supplement like Biotin to help hair growth. [7]
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    Apply castor oil. Castor oil is an old remedy that helps stimulate eyebrow growth. Soak a cotton swab in castor oil and apply to your eyebrows each night. Leave the oil on overnight and in the morning wash it off with some cleanser. Changes may take place in three to four weeks.
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    Use coconut oil. Coconut oil has many great benefits, one of which is that it's a natural moisturizer, and it also has the ability to speed up hair growth. Apply coconut oil to your finger tips and wipe on eyebrows, leaving overnight. In the morning, wash with warm water. [8]
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    Create an olive oil and honey mixture. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and thus can help stimulate hair growth. Measure out 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and mix with a few drops of honey. Massage mixture into your eyebrows for a few minutes. Allow the mixture to set on your eyebrows for 30 minutes and then wash off with warm water.
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    Apply milk to eyebrows. Because milk is high in Vitamin D, a nutrient that promotes hair growth, it can be beneficial to apply to your eyebrows. Dip a cotton ball in a glass of whole milk and apply to eyebrows, leaving the milk until it has dried. Then, rinse off with warm water. [9]
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    Use growth treatment. If waiting patiently for your eyebrows to grow out or using natural methods hasn't produced any results, you can use a growth treatment to stimulate your hair growth. There are a number of growth treatments you can purchase for your eyebrows, so with adequate research you should be able to find one that corresponds to your desired thickness. [10]
    • Some growth treatments have been proven to work better than others. If you have done a lot of damage to your eyebrows by over tweezing, you may need to invest in a higher quality product. Latisse, Rogaine, and Viviscal are all popular treatments.
    • Keep in mind that while some treatments and serums are applied directly to eyebrows, some are consumed. Those consumed may help hair growth in your eyebrows, but they can also stimulate hair growth on other parts of your body so be prepared for this before you begin taking any treatments.
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Things You'll Need

  • caster oil
  • olive oil
  • milk
  • coconut oil
  • cotton swabs
  • eyebrow pencil
  • eyebrow gel
  • makeup brushes
  • powder

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