To have thick, healthy brows, start treating them like you do your hair: moisturize, condition, and give them regular check-ups.
“There are many products on the market, but for thicker eyebrows apply castor oil daily. This is one of the oldest proven remedies,” says Jamila Paul, artistic and education director at Sisters Beauty Lounge.
Castor oil is full of vitamin E, essential fatty acids and other nutrients. Pros recommend exfoliating the area first, then brushing it on nightly with a clean mascara wand.
Also try a serum, Paul recommends. “For instance, Hi Brow growth serum stimulates healthy lash growth, and can give up to a 35 percent increase in brow density within six weeks.”
Other popular serums include Grande Cosmetics GrandBrow and RevitaLash RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner. These tend to add peptides, oils and vitamins to strengthen existing hairs and slow how quickly your own fall out.
If your brows just won’t grow, microblading is a popular option. But will it make your natural eyebrow hairs fall out?
“The short answer is no. If the technician works in the right depth, she won’t reach hair follicle roots,” says Mari Santos, founder of Maris Beauty and Academy.
“However microblading isn’t for all skin types. It tends to fade away faster on oily skin,” she adds.
When done correctly, this semi-permanent makeup can create full brows that last 18 to 24 months, notes Santos.