April 3, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

How to Grow Your Brows Out the Right Way

Are tweezers taking over your life … or more specifically, your brows? We know the vicious cycle well. You swear  off tweezers for good, only to resort to plucking after the sight of stray hairs is too much to bear. Not this time! Set them down and take a step back because it’s time to grow out those arches the right way. If your eyebrows just keep getting thinner (no thanks to you!) there is still a way to get you those bold brows you’ve always wanted.

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Put down the Tweezers. We all know the cause of your current brow dilemma — it’s those tweezers and the horrifying mag lamp. When combined, these two tools can really do a number on your eyebrows (or lack thereof). You pluck and pluck and pluck some more only to turn the lamp off and realize your brows are barely there! Now what? Other than stepping away from the tweezers…

Have some patience. Unfortunately, they won’t grow back by the time you wake up, but they will grow back if you wait. And isn’t the idea of picture perfect eyebrows worth the wait? While it may only take about six weeks for some, it could take months (and up to a year) for them to grow back fully once they’ve been over-plucked.

Grow them in sections. The idea of bushy, straggling brow hairs may not sound so appealing, especially if you ever have to leave your house. If letting it all grow out isn’t your favorite option, neatly grow them out in small rows instead, only plucking stray hairs around the row you’re letting grow in. This will allow your brows to maintain shape and look groomed, while gradually getting thicker. 

Speed up the process. No waxing, no plucking — we’ve got that covered. But, taking your vitamins and maintaining a healthy diet will speed things along. Another option is to pick up a brow enhancing serum to encourage rapid growth and the overall appearance of thicker, fuller eyebrows.

Fill in the gaps. Growing them out doesn’t mean you have to deal with NO shape and sparse areas. Use a taming and sculpting brush like Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama to contour and tint your brows during this (difficult!) phase.

Conceal the stray hairs. Giving in can be tough once you notice more and more stray hairs coming in. Just remember, those unsightly strands will one day turn into beautiful brows! Until then, use a layer of concealer (try NYX Concealer Jar) to disguise the eyebrow stubble until you’re finally ready for reshaping!

Do you have any tricks up your sleeve on growing out your brows? Share in the comments below! 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.