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How to Grow Eyebrows Fast

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Thick brows are all the rage these days, but they don’t happen overnight. If you’ve been grooming your eyebrows for a long time, you probably don’t have much to work with. There is good news: you can grow beautiful brows fast! With a little patience, the right products, and a bit of effort, you can stimulate your hair follicles and regrow your eyebrows quickly. For best results, you can use more than more method at once.

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Coating Your Eyebrows Overnight

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    Select the product you’d like to use. To speed up the growth of your eyebrows, you need to seal in moisture while you sleep. There are many products that can achieve these ends, some of which you probably already have at home.[1][2] Some great options include:
    • Castor oil -- Castor oil contains proteins that encourage growth, but may irritate skin.
    • Olive oil or Coconut oil -- Either of these oils seal in moisture to encourage growth. They are natural and inexpensive.
    • Petroleum jelly -- Petroleum jelly will help seal in moisture. Avoid using petroleum jelly if you have oily or acne-prone skin or you might break out.
    • Eyebrow growth serum -- Growth serums contain vitamins and peptides to encourage growth. These work very well, but it can cost anywhere from $20-80 per bottle.
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    Perform a patch test. Before you slather a product on your eyebrows and go to sleep, it is advisable to test the product on a less visible area of your skin. Put a bit of the product on the back of your wrist or the side of your neck. Wait 4-6 hours. Check to see if there is any redness, irritation, or rash. If there is, discontinue your use of this product.[3]
    • It is best to test each product one at a time, to avoid confusion.
    • Growth serum, castor oil, and petroleum jelly more commonly cause skin irritation than oil or coconut oil, but you could have an allergic reaction to any of them.
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    Wash your face before bed. Cleanse your skin in the evening, paying extra attention to the area around your brows. Rinse your face with cool water, making sure all of the facial cleanser has been removed.[4]
    • Whatever facial cleanser you normally use will work fine.
    • Don't forget to exfoliate your skin a few times a week after you wash it.
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    Apply the product to your brows. If you are using growth serum, use the applicator provided to apply this to your brows. If you are using any other product (castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or petroleum jelly) move a dime-sized dollop around in your fingers to warm it up, then apply to your eyebrows with your fingers.[5]
    • Massage helps to stimulate hair growth, so spend a minute or 2 really rubbing the product in.
    • If you don’t want to use your hands, you can use a cotton swab to apply the product instead.
    • Avoid getting the product in your eyes. If you do get it in your eyes, flush them with water.
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    Wash your face again in the morning. When you wake up, cleanse your face thoroughly. Be sure to carefully wash the product from your eyebrows. Rinse your eyebrows, and the rest of your face, with cool water.[6]

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Stimulating Brow Growth

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    Stop grooming your eyebrows for at least 12 weeks. It can take up to a year for your brows to fully grow in, but the first few months is the hardest part. Commit to leaving your brows alone for 12 weeks. Avoid plucking, waxing, threading or otherwise grooming your brows during this time.[7]
    • Use eyebrow pencil and/or powder to fill in patchiness as they are growing.
    • Apply concealer around your eyebrows to cover stubble.
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    Comb your brows with a spoolie brush daily. Combing your eyebrows helps to stimulate growth. Purchase a spoolie brush from your local beauty supply store, and use it to gently comb your brows daily. This also helps you to manage your brows if they begin to look unruly.[8]
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    Exfoliate your brow area 3 times a week. Exfoliating your eyebrow area also stimulates the follicles and encourages growth. Purchase a facial scrub or make your own. After cleansing, apply your scrub of choice to your eyebrows and the skin around them. Move it around in circles. Rinse the product off completely.[9]
    • Make sure that the product is completely removed from your eyebrows.
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    Eat foods that encourage hair growth. Foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins E and A, and lactic acid are all beneficial to hair growth. Try to include more foods that contain these vitamins and acids in your diet.
    • Salmon, walnuts, brussels sprouts, spinach, and kale all have omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, and spinach are all high in vitamin A.
    • Almonds, avocados, tomatoes, olives, and broccoli all contain high levels of vitamin E.
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    Eat foods rich in biotin. The B vitamin called biotin is excellent for helping your hair grow. Eat foods high in biotin and/or consider adding biotin supplements to your diet. Adults should try to consume 25-30 mcg per day.[10] Some foods high in biotin include:
    • Eggs - 8 mcg per egg
    • Yogurt - 4 mcg per 1 cup (240 ml)
    • Salmon - 4-5 mcg per 4 ounces (110 g)
    • Almonds = 14 mcg per 0.25 cups (59 ml)
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    Exercise daily to improve your circulation. Daily exercise will get your blood pumping and increase the circulation in your body, which can help your hair grow faster. Daily exercise can also help distribute your hair's natural oils, which can make your hair healthier and encourage new growth.
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    Manage your stress. Stress can cause all kinds of side-effects in your body, including slowed hair growth. If you are under a lot of stress, take some steps to try and reduce it. If your stress level is severe, consider consulting a therapist. Some methods of stress management include:
    • Meditation
    • Yoga
    • Massage
    • Journaling
    • Talking to a friend
    • Going for a walk
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    See your doctor. Hormonal disorders, allergies, other health conditions can lead to slowed hair growth or even hair loss. Additionally, certain medications can lead to hair-related side effects. If you this might be the case for you, visit a doctor to find out.

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  • Question
    Can I get my eyebrows to grow back?
    Laura Martin
    Licensed Cosmetologist
    Laura Martin is a Licensed Cosmetologist in Georgia. She has been a hair stylist since 2007 and a cosmetology teacher since 2013.
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    Yes, but it may take up to a year for them to fully recover from over-plucking. In the meantime, tweeze as little as possible, especially during the first 8 weeks, and use natural oils like coconut to condition them.
  • Question
    How fast do your eyebrows grow back?
    Laura Martin
    Licensed Cosmetologist
    Laura Martin is a Licensed Cosmetologist in Georgia. She has been a hair stylist since 2007 and a cosmetology teacher since 2013.
    Licensed Cosmetologist
    Expert Answer
    Everyone's growth cycle is different, but on average it will take 3-6 months to see significant regrowth. If you've just shaved, within 6-8 weeks you should see something resembling your original style, but allow time for your eyebrows to fill in.
  • Question
    Do I need to sleep faced-upwards if I want to leave it on overnight?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, not really. It doesn't take much time to be absorbed, so it isn't as oily as you might think, and you can sleep however you like.
  • Question
    Will olive oil work on the hair on my head?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. It is naturally hydrates and easily washes out. It is good to leave in overnight; just sleep with a towel on your pillow or head.
  • Question
    I'm using coconut oil, but I don't see any improvement! Why?
    Cecilia Flores
    Top Answerer
    Coconut oil doesn't make hair grow, it moisturizes your hair so it won't snap as easily. Jojoba oil helps hair grow.
  • Question
    How can I make my eyebrows thicker?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Sadly, you can't make the hair grow in thicker, and you can't make a hair follicle grow where it wasn't in the first place. However, you can fill in your brows to make them look thicker.
  • Question
    Is it good to use castor or coconut oil for my eyebrows if I have acne-prone skin?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, but in moderation. You don't want to pack it on since acne prone skin already has built-up oils. If you use a small amount and make sure to apply it only to the eyebrow area, then you should be just fine.
  • Question
    How can I make my brows grow within 4 weeks if I shaved them with a razor?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    To grow your eyebrows quickly, apply castor oil with a mascara wand every night.
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    Things You'll Need

    • Olive oil or coconut oil
    • Petroleum jelly
    • Eyebrow serum
    • Face wash
    • Facial scrub
    • Spoolie brush
    • Biotin supplements and/or biotin-rich foods

    Article SummaryX

    To grow eyebrows fast, try massaging coconut oil or olive oil into your brows before bed to seal in moisture and help them grow faster. Leave the oil in overnight, then wash it off with cool water the next morning. Each day after you wash your face, comb your brows with a spoolie brush from a beauty supply store to stimulate growth and keep your brows looking tidy while they grow out. Also, try eating foods that are beneficial to hair growth, like almonds, spinach, and avocados. For tips from our Beauty reviewer on how to exfoliate your eyebrows to get maximum growth, read on!

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