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Can Your Eyebrows Grow Back?

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Over-plucked, badly tweezed and uneven eyebrows? Join the club because you ain't the only one! We all have faced the situation at some point or the other in our lives, which brings us to the real question - can your eyebrows grow back?


To find the answers, we did a lot of research and scoured through the internet. And here is what we found.

Unlike hair on your head, your eyebrows do not grow just as quickly. Each person has an individual growth rate, wherein if for one person it may grow out quickly, for others it can take anywhere between 3 and 6 months.

Your hair goes through three phases of growth - The Anagen phase, the Catagen phase and the Telogen phase. More like growth-fall-growth-again phase.

And when you repeatedly pluck out the eyebrows, the cycle gets disrupted. This is especially so for certain areas, where you keep ripping out hairs. Stunting growth. Often triggering a condition called traction alopecia, semi-permanent loss, which makes twice as hard to grow back hair.

What you need to do? Stop plucking eyebrows altogether. Even if you have bushy-wild-caterpillars for eyebrows for a while, deal with it. It will be all worth it! For skinny eyebrows is 90's, thick dark eyebrows is what is in!

For that added nudge, here are 6 home remedies to grow your eyebrows that show results!

Castor Oil

castor oil

Packed with proteins, and fatty acids, castor oil stimulates the hair follicles, promoting hair growth.

Dip a cotton pad into castor oil, apply it to your brows. Massage it using the soft bud of your fingers for a minute or two. Leave it on overnight. Repeat the process every night, until you see a noticeable difference.

Onion Juice


Onion packs a powerful punch of sulphur, which promotes the production of collagen tissues, which in turn regenerates the new hair follicles.

Peel, dice and extract the juice of an onion. Apply the juice liberally to your eyebrows. Make sure it doesn't go to your eyes. Let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse it with cold water. Repeat it daily for 3 months.



Your eyebrows are composed of proteins, and egg is packed to the brim with proteins, which makes it your best friend.

Take egg yolk in a bowl. Keep beating it until you get a fluffy consistency. Using a mascara wand, apply two to three coats to your eyebrows. Let your skin absorb its nutritional properties for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it clean with plain water. Repeat once every day, until you see a positive difference.

Almond Oil

almond oil

Being a good source of vitamin E and antioxidants, almond oil stimulates blood flow, improves oxygen supply, allowing the hair follicles to absorb the nutrients better, promoting growth.

Take a pinch of petroleum jelly, add 5 drops of almond oil to it. Mix until it blends. Apply a thin coat to your eyebrows and lashes. Do this every day for a few months, and you will be surprised with the results.

Aloe Vera

aloe vera

It contains antioxidants and aloesin, which stimulate hair growth. Massage your brows with freshly extracted aloe gel. Apply this herbal mask for thicker brows every day, for quick results.

Coconut Oil

coconut oil

Coconut contains a high ratio of lauric acid, which can make growth twice as faster. Mix 1 teaspoon of coconut oil with a few drops of lemon juice and massage it to your eyebrows. Leave it on overnight. Use these natural ingredients for thicker eyebrows as often as you like.

Read more about: eyebrows, hair growth, almond oil, onion
Story first published: Monday, November 28, 2016, 9:00 [IST]
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