How to Grow Eyebrows

Written by on March 7, 2023

Eyebrows are a defining feature of your face.  They can make your face look more symmetrical and structured.

For this reason, many women trim or shape their eyebrows regularly. However, regular plucking and trimming can lead to thinning eyebrows, and losing eyebrow hair can be a distressing situation.

A number of factors may lead to thinning brows, including alopecia areata, fungal infections such as tinea, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), nutritional deficiencies such as kwashiorkor, hypothyroidism, and atopic dermatitis.

Certain skin diseases that cause itching and irritation, such as psoriasis and eczema, can also lead to eyebrow loss. A few diseases, such as hypothyroidism and atopic dermatitis, can cause a distinct type of eyebrow thinning in the outermost part of the eyebrow.

Chemotherapy for cancer can also lead to hair loss all over the body including the eyebrows. Moreover, people of some race have naturally thin brows that do not grow much due to their genetics.

Note: Hair regrowth may take time, around 3–6 months. But in conditions where there is permanent loss of hair roots such as post burn or discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), hair regrowth might not occur. In such cases, hair transplantation can be sought by consulting a dermatologist.

Fortunately, several natural remedies can accelerate hair growth in the eyebrows and make them thicker.

Disclaimer: Make sure to do a patch test on your elbows to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients used here. Stop using if any of these remedies cause irritation or a burning sensation.

Home Remedies for Eyebrow Growth

Here are a few simple ingredients you can use at home to encourage the growth of your eyebrows:

1. Apply castor oil

castor oil application can help stimulate eyebrow hair growth

Castor oil is a well-known remedy for hair growth. It contains several nutrients such as proteins, antioxidants, and antimicrobial agents that help give you thicker eyebrows. It also contains ricinoleic acid that helps nourish your hair.

How to use:

Method 1

  1. Dip a cotton bud in castor oil.
  2. Massage it on your eyebrows for 5 minutes
  3. Let it rest overnight or for at least 20 minutes before washing it off.

Method 2

  1. Mix 1 tbsp of castor oil, ½ tbsp of coconut oil, and a few drops of almond oil.
  2. Massage this mixture on your eyebrows and leave overnight.

Daily use of castor oil may bring noticeable changes in as early as 4 weeks.

2. Massage with coconut oil

coconut oil usage can help promote eyebrow hair growth

Coconut oil is an age-old remedy for hair growth. It is rich in several nutrients such as vitamin E, protein, and iron, all of which help promote hair growth in follicles.

Coconut oil also contains lauric acid, which exhibits antibacterial properties that help prevent and cure infections.

How to use:

  1. Take a few drops of coconut oil and massage it on your eyebrows for a few minutes.
  2. Let it rest overnight.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning.
  4. Repeat daily for a few months.

3. Use onion juice

onion juice can help stimulate hair growth

Onions are rich in sulfur, which helps stimulate hair growth. Onion juice also contains vitamin B, vitamin C, and other minerals that nourish the hair follicles, giving you strong and thick hair.

How to use:

  1. Massage fresh onion juice onto your brows.
  2. Let it rest for at least an hour.

4. Apply aloe vera gel

aloe vera gel can help boost eyebrow hair growth

Aloe vera is very beneficial for your skin and helps moisturize it. Aloe vera gel is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe the skin.

Aloin is a natural substance present in aloe vera gel that is responsible for aiding hair growth.


How to use:

  1. Squeeze out fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe vera leaf.
  2. Massage it on your brows.

5. Apply raw milk on your brows

raw milk application can help boost eyebrow hair growth

Milk is high in protein, vitamin D, and calcium that makes your hair strong and thick. Milk promotes hair growth in follicles by nourishing them.

How to use:

  1. Dip a cotton swab or ball in milk.
  2. Apply it to your eyebrows before bed.

6. Give egg yolk a try

egg yolk can be used to nourish eyebrow hair and help them grow

Egg yolk contains keratin and biotin that nourish eyebrow hair and help them grow.

How to use:

  1. Separate the egg yolk from one egg and beat it till it turns creamy.
  2. Apply this egg yolk to your brows.
  3. Wash it off after half an hour.

7. Apply jojoba oil

jojoba oil helps nourish your hair follicles

Jojoba oil nourishes your hair follicles and helps unclog them to make your hair grow faster. It is a humectant that seals in moisture for healthy hair.

How to use:

  1. Apply a few drops of jojoba oil onto your eyebrows and let it rest overnight.
  2. Wash your face in the morning.

8. Massage with olive oil

massage your eyebrow hair with olive oil to help it grow

Olive oil contains vitamins essential for hair growth such as vitamins E and K.

How to use:

  1. Mix 4–5 drops of olive oil and 3 drops of honey.
  2. Massage this mixture on your brows.

9. Use fenugreek seeds mask

fenugreek seeds mask can help stimulate eyebrow hair growth

Fenugreek seeds contain nutrients that help in hair growth, such as protein, nicotinic acid, and lecithin. Fenugreek seeds also help in reactivating dormant hair follicles.

How to use:

  1. Soak 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  2. Grind them into a paste and add 1 tsp of coconut oil and 2–3 drops of almond oil. Mix them well.
  3. Apply this mask to your brows before sleeping. Let it rest overnight.
  4. Rinse it off with warm water in the morning.
  5. Repeat every other day for best results.

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