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Thicken Scanty Eyebrows

Written by Vanessa Jones
Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jan 12, 2013

Eyebrows define the lines of one's face especially eyes. When you thread or pluck your brows, the shape of your eyebrows can change your facial appearance.

Some of us are fortunate enough to be born with well defined and shaped brows, while the rest of us have thick brows or 'unibrows' which need to be trimmed, plucked, threaded or shaped.

Scanty eyebrows can be attributed to various causes - stress, medication, illness, and even genetic disorder.

Sometimes, you may pluck or shape them too thin. You have thick brows to start with but as you try to get the right shape you end up plucking too much. It is safer to shape them professionally at a salon for first time or two and follow up on your own by following the initial shape.

One of the first things to do when the eyebrows don't grow back is to immediately stop plucking or threading eyebrows and let them grow back to their full thickness again - if possible.


Dip your finger in castor oil and massage the eyebrow well. Do this for the other eyebrow as well. Leave it on and go to bed. Take care not to use too much oil as it should not drip into the eyes. Wash gently next morning with a face wash.

Here are some other home remedies to make your eyebrows grow -


If you are not into home remedies, you may fix your eyebrows cosmetically.

Brown eyeliner can be used to darken existing brows. Use small feathery strokes so that the eyebrows look well defined without the painted look.

Sometimes women get surgically implanted eyebrows but this can prove to be very expensive and painful.


Eyebrows in a man's face are also important; his thick brows can define masculinity and character. However, for men, it is best not to get too dramatic and keep away from curves and arches.

Too much of hair on the eyebrows can also pose a problem. Those who sport a caterpillar look can trim and tweeze a little to bring in uniformity and a clean groomed look.

If you are among those who don't want the unibrow look (where eyebrows grow abundantly and join in the center and seem like one long eyebrow), you can tweeze some hair out from the middle of the brow.
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