How Do I Encourage Eyebrow Growth?

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There are a number of reasons that may cause a decrease in eyebrow growth, ranging from dietary deficiencies, stress, or the excessive use of colors and dyes. Identifying the problem and choosing an applicable solution is often the quickest way to reverse the problem. Common methods used to stimulate eyebrow growth include the supplement Biotin, physical stimulation using a spoolie with some castor oil, and changing your diet. Another option that will provide a temporary solution is the use of makeup to simulate a fuller eyebrow.

Biotin is a vitamin B12 supplement known to spur eyebrow growth, readily available at your local drug store. Try to select a bottle that is free of preservatives and other substances that may hinder its performance. The amount of biotin that needs to be consumed will vary depending on the severity of the hair growth and the amount of biotin per pill. The recommended dosage can usually be found on the back of the package or bottle. As with any use of supplements, it is a good idea to first check with your doctor.


There are also natural sources of biotin that can be found in different foods. Eggs and fish are full of the nutrient, so making them a dietary staple will help to promote eyebrow growth. Vegetarians also have several options that will be able to supply the body with ample amounts of biotin, including most dark, leafy greens. These will have large amounts of vitamin B12, so adding collard greens, spinach, and romaine lettuce to your diet is a natural way to increase hair growth.

Consuming biotin will help promote eyebrow growth from the inside, but make sure that you take care of the eyebrows from the outside, no matter how sparse they may be. Avoid tugging or rubbing the eyebrows at all, except for massaging the area with a spoolie twice a day. Dipping the spoolie into some castor oil and rubbing this into your eyebrows until it is completely absorbed can aid in the development of hair density. Oil from the castor plant has been known to help create a healthy, stable environment on the skin for healthy hair growth.

There are a number of temporary fixes for sparse eyebrows as well. Simply penciling them in with an eyebrow pencil that matches your natural hair color can give the illusion of thicker, fuller eyebrows. Many eyebrow pencils are available that can deliver antioxidants right onto the skin, promoting hair growth. In addition, using individual fake eyelashes can help to fill in bare areas, but be careful with the use of adhesives to attach them, as it may irritate the bare skin.


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Post 2

A spoolie is just like a clean, mascara/eyelash wand.

Post 1

What the heck is a spoolie?

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