Some women have naturally sparse eyebrow hair. Others have hair loss from medical conditions such as cancer or alopecia, and some have it as a result of medications like chemotherapy. Eyebrows can also be lost from years of tweezing, plucking and waxing. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to get permanently thicker eyebrows. Only one method could truly be considered minimally painful and that would be tattooing the eyebrows onto the skin. The results may take a while to appear, but once they do they will be permanent.
Start a diet. This may sound strange, but diets that are well balanced and full of protein helps facilitate quicker hair growth. During this time do not pluck or shape your eyebrows. It is very important to let them grow to their full potential if you want them to be thick. Plucking and shaving the eyebrows has a detrimental effect over time. Wearing makeup for long periods of time can also damage the skin around the eyebrows.
Use lubrication on your eyebrows. Beware of schemes that try to part you from your money with promises of thick eyebrows. Castor oil and olive oil make eyebrows grow longer and thicker, but it is a slow process. It is better to try many cheaper eyebrow growing lubricants than spend a great deal of money on something that won’t work. Products such as Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum and Billion Dollar Brows also claim to facilitate eyebrow growth.
Get an eyebrow tattoo. You will need to meet with a consultant before you have the procedure done so you can discuss your options and what you want your tattooed eyebrows to look like – down to their very color! Eyebrow tattoos are carried out the same way as regular tattoos. Some artists prefer to use a tattoo gun while some just use the needle manually for fine detail work. The ink is deposited under the skin and it will give the full impression of a thick pair of eyebrows. Sometimes light anesthesia is administered to help with pain and soreness during the procedure.
Megan Allyce Snider is a freelance writer who has contributed to a variety of websites. Snider holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jacksonville State University and an Associate of Arts in liberal arts from Muscatine Community College. She has also studied German and English at Shorter College.
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