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How to Make Eyebrows Look and Grow Thicker

Updated on November 9, 2015

Where are My Eyebrows?

Nothing adds beauty to your face like nicely shaped eyebrows.

I'll admit it. I have thin eyebrows. They look like someone shaved a skinny caterpillar after a few glasses of wine.

It's partly my fault. I plucked them even when I really didn't need to. Skinny brows were in style. How was I to know that Brooke Shields would burst on to the scene and suddenly it was cool to have hair above your eyes?

It's also not my fault. My mother, and my grandmother, and my grandmother (judging by the old photos) suffered from sparse eyebrows.

I'm also getting older. What's not sagging is thinning.

Thin eyebrows may also be caused by thyroid problems. There is more helpful advice on that subject coming up. It;s really important information if your eyebrows are thinning mostly on the outside, you constantly feel cold or you struggle to lose weight.

Fortunately there are plenty of products on the market designed to help grow eyebrows back and plenty of cosmetics to give the appearance of a thick , arched and beautifully shaped brow.

Reclaim Your Eyebrows

The first step is to stop plucking your eyebrows. Period.

Well, maybe if you have a unibrow that stretches from one eye to the next, you could thin it out. But, that's absolutely it!

If your eyebrows are long, you can use an eyebrow comb and small scissors to cut the hair shorter. In fact, that may help to make your eyebrows thicker.

Ultimately, thick and well shaped eyebrows are the goal. Eyebrows frame the eyes and give balance to your face. Beautiful eyebrows help make you look young. Thin straggly or almost non-existent eyebrows are very aging.

Grow Them Back

There are a number of products on the market designed to stimulate hair growth.

Many of them specifically target the eyebrows,

The key is to use them religiously and be patient.

They do take time to work.

These are the products with the best customer satisfaction reviews. Pick one and follow the directions faithfully for 4-6 weeks.

Take a "before" picture to help track your progress.

Choosing the Right Makeup

While your eyebrows are growing out, apply makeup to give the appearance of brows.

It's important to have a well defined shape and you may have to experiment to find what works best for your face.

You can try out different shapes with inexpensive stencils that are available in most drugstores and cosmetic counters.

Choose good quality, long lasting products. Simply drawing on a brow with a greasy pencil will look fake and hard.

You may also want to choose a shade lighter than your hair color for a softer look.

Benefit Cosmetics Speed Brow
Benefit Cosmetics Speed Brow

Natural tinted brow gel

Sets, tames and tints

Quick, effective and very easy to use

 

Enjoy This Video on Thin and "Wonky" Eyebrows

Your Eyebrows and Your Thyroid

If your eyebrows are thin, it may be caused by a thyroid problem.

If the ends are extremely thin, or even balding, that is a symptom of an underactive thyroid.

Other symptoms include:

Inability to lose weight

Feeling cold

Constantly feeling tired

Depression

Skin problems

Does this sound like you? If so, ask your doctor for a thyroid function test.

A word of caution however...many standard tests do not signal thyroid problems, even when they exist.

There are a lot of great books that will help you get a handle on any thyroid problems, including natural treatments.

There may be a surprising side-effect of a healthy thyroid...EYEBROWS!

What have you found helpful for thin eyebrows?

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    • tonyaalves3 profile image

      tonyaalves3 

      5 years ago

      I wish I had that problem. My eyebrows are thick and brushy.

    • MEDerby profile imageAUTHOR

      MEDerby 

      5 years ago

      @Melissa Miotke: Thanks melissamio....You wouldn't want to trade would you? lol

    • Melissa Miotke profile image

      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I actually have the opposite problem- bushy eyebrows:)

    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Thanks for the information. It was helpful I hope can get someone to help me with my eyebrows.

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      AnimalHouse 

      5 years ago

      This lens provides a very helpful advice. Thank you for sharing!

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