Beauty DIY: Super-simple and super-effective home remedies for thicker, darker and bolder eyebrows

Now even science has proven that bold eyebrows are the single most important feature of our face – far more than eyes and lips for “emotional expression as well as facial recognition”. In fact, Yahoo Health goes so far to claim that, “…eyebrows may be a sort of facial signature — a way of distinguishing one person’s mug from another’s.”

So, it comes as no surprise that bold eyebrows seem to be in perpetual fashion and with them stand a zillion pencils, powders and gels to enhance what you (don’t) have. But what if you could actually grow more hair, making the whole process of getting your eyes all dressed up both natural and effortless? It’s not too difficult, especially with these tried, tested and timeless home recipes.

Audrey Hepburn: The 'brow original
Audrey Hepburn: The ‘brow original

Eyebrow booster #1: Castor oil

Massage castor oil into your eyebrows every night. Its proteins, vitamins and antioxidants not only nourish the hair follicles, they also help in resisting any microorganisms that hamper eyebrow hair growth.

Eyebrow booster #2: Olive oil

Olive oil is extremely rich in Vitamin E, which is known as the beauty vitamin that makes eyebrow hair grow faster and thicker, while keeping it dark-hued. You do not need a large amount of the oil – dab a drop on both brows and massage gently, preferably twice a day.

Eyebrow booster #3: Whole milk

Whole milk is super-effective for achieving thick eyebrows. Simply dip a cotton bud in whole milk and apply it daily on the eyebrow area.

Eyebrow booster #4: Aloe vera

If the blockage of hair follicles on account of excess sebum (this is normally the case if you have oily skin) hinders the growth of your eyebrows, apply pure aloe vera gel directly onto your brows.

Lily Collins: Image courtesy Tatler
Lily Collins: Image courtesy Tatler

Eyebrow booster #5: Fenugreek seeds

Grind fenugreek seeds into a paste and mix with a little almond oil. Massage this into your eyebrows every night and wash off in the morning.

Eyebrow booster #6: Essential oils

Mix together one teaspoon each of lavender oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil, pine oil, sandalwood oil, lemon essential oil and olive oil. Massage this mixture into your eyebrows daily, before going to bed.

Eyebrow booster #7: The internal story

Nutritional deficiencies hamper the growth of eyebrows, so make sure sure your body gets all the minerals, proteins and vitamins in appropriate quantities – especially magnesium, silica, biotin, zinc, sulfur and vitamin B6.

Once your eyebrows are thick and lush, get them reshaped professionally. And remember to keep checking the progress of your technician every few minutes – that way, if your hair is being plucked or waxed too thin, the situation can be immediately remedied.


    1. Try putting onion juice on the eyebrows with a Cotton Ball each night to help it grow faster overnight

  1. Plz plz plz help me! My eyebrows are short and horribly shaped! All of my friends have BEAUTIFUL, symmetrical, thick eyebrows and I don’t! Please help me!!!!

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