A lot of money can be spent on trying out serums and formulas that have been designed to either stimulate new eyebrow hair growth or condition the hair that is already there. But it is possible to give your eyebrows a health boost by using one of the many home remedies that have been unearthed over the years.
There are many different possible home remedies that are used to improve a sparse or thinning eyebrow. In the course of this article we will firstly list the various regular household items so that they can be quickly read. Further down the page we examine each of these products or remedies more closely to explain the qualities that give them their hair restorative capabilities.
- Almond Oil
- Castor Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil & Lemon Peel
- Essential Oil Blend (Rosemary oil, lavender oil, thyme oil, sandalwood oil and olive oil)
- Fenugreek Seeds
- Vitamin E
Everything listed above are rich in certain vitamins and minerals that are required for strong and healthy hair growth. Applying them to the sparse eyebrow area can result in an improvement in the creation of new hair. But it can also be a long and fruitless process.
While these remedies may or may not work for every specific case the heartening fact is that by using any of these as a treatment there will be no adverse reactions.
So what is it in each of the items listed above that gives them the capability of improving your brows? And exactly how should they be used and applied? Read on and we will explain each one more fully.
Almond oil is a great remedy for the rejuvenation of dry and flaky skin. Around two thirds of the oil is comprised of oleic acid which is an omega-9 fatty acid and around 30% is comprised of linoleic acid which is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. Both of these fatty acids are a very good source of nourishment to the skin and when it is applied to areas where hair growth is usual it can help to strengthen the hair roots.
Aloe vera is one of those plants that contain many beneficial components that can be used to improve the body’s general health. It contains enzymes that will help to unclog blocked skin pores to help to increase the effectiveness of the hair follicle. Aloe Vera is responsible for keratolic action which breaks down the sebum and dead skin cells to improve hair growth.
A very effective hair conditioner can be made by blending together aloe vera with coconut oil for a moisturizing effect while also cleaning away the sebum that might be preventing the hair from growing as lushly as it should.
Castor oil is made from the castor bean and it is a triglyceride made up of oleic, ricinoleic and linoleic acids. The ricinoleic acid component makes up 90% of castor oil and is a very effective anti-bacterial agent. It is also rich in omega-9 fatty acids and when it is applied to the skin of the brows it nourishes the hair follicles. At the same time the humectants properties of castor oil hold moisture in the area that is being treated. The effects of rubbing the castor oil on the skin where sparse hair growth is evident will help strengthen and thicken the hair and help to make conditions conducive to growing new hair. Find out more about castor oil and eyebrow growth here.
A study has been completed that has demonstrated that the use of coconut oil is beneficial for the growth of hair. It has proven that the oil has a high affinity for hair proteins and penetrates the hair shaft to help make it stronger. It was found to reduce the level of protein loss from the hair giving it a longer life to extend the growing period for each hair strand. More details about this study can be found here.
Just as with the hair on the top of your head, your eyebrows can also become thin and brittle and treating them with regular applications of coconut oil will ensure they will continue to grow strongly to maintain an even thickness. The chemical in coconut oil that provides the beneficial qualities is lauric acid which is a natural anti-bacterial agent.
It may seem strange to suggest that smearing egg on your face is a good idea for improving the looks but as a means of improving the quality of the hair follicle, applying a beaten egg yolk to the area can make a difference. The reason that it is a recommended home remedy is because of the protein content that is useful in building strong and healthy hair. Dab some egg yolk on the area with a cotton bud and leave it in place for 20 minutes to half an hour before removing. As an additional hit of protein, cook and eat the unused egg white that you separated from the yolk
Fenugreek seeds may be used by grinding them into a paste and applying the resultant mixture directly to the brows. It can be applied before going to bed at night very effectively. It is also the type of ingredient that works well when added to other remedies such as onion or almond oil. The use of fenugreek seeds will help to strengthen the roots of the hair and strengthen the hair follicles which will in turn encourage the hair to grow stronger, last longer and look better. It is also known under the name Methi. Crushing the fenugreek seeds and adding coconut oil will also bring very good results in a matter of weeks.
There are many suggestions made when it comes to various home remedies that lemon peel is a good way to help thicken the hair growth. In a lot of instances the lemon peel is combined with coconut oil which is said to be very effective.
If you would rather a quick, cheap and easy method of attempting to improve the look of your eyebrows you could simply cut a slice of lemon and rub it over the eyebrow area making sure the lemon does not get into your eyes. As long as the citrus does not irritate the area it is a treatment that you should apply every night before going to bed.
Like the onion suggestion and possibly the idea of using lemon, smearing milk over your eyebrows might not appeal to all people. The reason why it can help is due to the protein content in the milk. By dipping a cotton ball into milk and painting the eyebrows with it as the last thing at night will provide nourishment to the hair roots and help with the health of the follicles.
There is really no need to adhere to a strict daily regimen when using milk. Applying it more than once a day will not result in any adverse side effects. Leave the milk in place for 20 minutes to half an hour and then rinse it off.
This one is going to sound particularly unusual but the use of onion juice to grow hair on the eyebrows is actually a remedy that a lot of people have used to good effect. The ingredient that is doing all the work here is sulfur, which is abundant in onion. By crushing up the onion and applying it to the thin or bald parts of the eyebrow with a cotton ball you should expect to see the newly stimulated hair growth in a few weeks. Rather than live with the smell that is eventually going to pervade your senses, leave the onion on the treated area for up to half an hour and then wash it off with a warm soapy solution.
There are a number of different suggestions as to the effectiveness of using Vaseline or petroleum jelly on eyebrows in order to coax stronger growth out of them. What Vaseline will do is moisturize the area and ensure any moisture is locked in for longer. This will then have a positive effect on any existing eyebrow hair that already exists. There is no evidence that applying Vaseline to bald or thinning eyebrows will promote new growth.
Technically speaking the use of Vitamin E as a treatment for eyebrow growth is not a home remedy because it is naturally occurring in the body and can be sourced through a healthy diet. But Vitamin E can also be added as an external treatment to help enrich the skin and the hair follicles on and around the eyebrow area. It is available quite readily as a cream that can be simply applied at the end of every day. If you feel that you aren’t getting enough Vitamin E from your daily intake of food it is possible to include a supplement which will boost your supplies to ensure hair growth is strong and the hair lasts longer.
Find out more about the effect that different vitamins have on eyebrow growth here.
As with all home remedy ideas we must add a disclaimer that the ideas that have been put forth on this page should not be considered advice. They are merely observations of methods of eyebrow growth that have been tried and found to have worked for some people. It is always the best option to consult your physician before taking matters into your own hands with any kind of home treatment.