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  Life   Health  12 Jun 2018  Beat the Brow angst

Beat the Brow angst

Published : Jun 12, 2018, 12:24 am IST
Updated : Jun 12, 2018, 12:24 am IST

Loss of eye-brow hair can be a nightmare. With these natural remedies, thick and luscious brows are just a step away!

Picture of Tyra Banks used for Representational purposes only
 Picture of Tyra Banks used for Representational purposes only

Thick eyebrows have always been in demand. Thick, well-shaped eyebrows can enhance your look, while thin and sparse eyebrows can make you look older and dull. Many people end up with eyebrows that are too thin because of over plucking, threading or waxing. Sometimes, thin eyebrows occur as a result of the aging process, nutritional deficiencies, poor cosmetic application or medical conditions like hypothyroidism, eczema and alopecia areata. Medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can also cause hair loss, including on the brow line. If your eyebrows are too thin, you can easily solve this problem with the help of some natural home remedies. Here are a few ways to grow thick eyebrows naturally. Some celebrities who have had to deal with loss of eye brow hair are Viola Davis, Tyra Banks, Neve Campbell and others.

Castor Oil: Castor oil is one of the most effective remedies to boost the growth of your eyebrows. It contains proteins, vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants that nourish the hair follicles and promote hair growth. Plus, it is helpful in resisting any micro organisms that hamper eyebrow hair growth. Soak a cotton swab in pure castor oil and apply it on each eyebrow. Massage gently for two to three minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes or overnight. Wash with warm water and a mild cleanser. Do not use castor oil if it causes irriation or burning.

Coconut oil: To enjoy dense and impressive eyebrows, you can use coconut oil. The various proteins, as well as nutrients like Vitamin E and iron in coconut oil, promote healthy and thick eyebrows. It can also help make your eyebrows darker. Massage few drops of warm coconut oil onto your eyebrows for two to three minutes and leave it over night. Wash it off with warm water.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is also good for your eyebrows. Being rich in Vitamin E, olive oil can help your eyebrow hair grow faster and thicker. It will also help keep it dark-hued. Massage your eyebrows with warm olive oil for five minutes before going to bed. Leave it on overnight, then rinse it off with warm water the next morning. Alternatively, prepare a mixture with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and a few drops of honey. Apply it on your eyebrows and massage for a few minutes. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

Onion Juice: Onion juice aids in faster and denser growth of eyebrow hair. The juice has sulphur that improves the production of collagen tissues required for proper eyebrow growth. Also, it strengthens the hair follicles. Massage into the eyevbrows the juice of one small onion for five minutes. Let it dry on its own, wash it off with a mild cleanser and cold water.

Egg Yolk:The hair of the eyebrows is made up of keratin protein, and egg is a great source of protein. Thus, it can help improve the health of your hair, which in turn will make your eyebrows thick. Apply a swab of beaten egg yolk onto your eyebrows. Leave it on for 15 to 20 and wash it off with cold water.  

– The writer is a cosmetic surgeon. Disclaimer: Always check with a cosmetic surgeon before going ahead with this procedure

Tags: eyebrows, medical treatments, deficiencies