Eyebrow hair is just hair - like the hair on your head. The only difference is that the growth cycle is completed much faster for eyebrow hair (12–16 weeks) than hair on your head (6 years). Knowing that, you can use the same strategies to regrow or stimulate the growth of your eyebrow hair as the hair on your head.
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Here’s the best strategies:
1. Use a hair growth enhancing ingredient. Look through the research (google for NIH papers, etc). You should find that, in general, one or more of the following ingredients will regrow hair: essential fatty acids, peptides, sulfur, zinc, prostaglandins. (EFAs supply your body with the building blocks to make prostaglandins, where as directly applying gets the job done but comes with significant side effects). Make your own concoction or check out existing ones - either way, the ingredients have significant research behind their efficacy. One note - when using enhancing ingredients, don’t forget about penetration. If the ingredient can’t get to the follicle quickly and effectively, it’s no good. Emu oil, squalane, and jojoba oil are all decent options (probably in that order) for natural drug carriers / penetrators.
2. Bring blood to the area. Massage is a great way to bring blood to the area, thereby stimulating growth. Heat also triggers blood flow, so using a compress to bring blood to the area might help.
Make sure you’re getting enough vitamins - Biotin, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, B12 - vitamins don’t work in isolation, they work together. If something is missing from your diet, it will manifest itself in your skin, hair, and the general way you look. Make sure you’re getting enough protein, vitamins, and EFAs to go around.
3. Try out light technology - Recently the iRestore caught my eye; as an FDA-cleared medical device, it’s had to pass some rigorous testing to make it’s claims about hair regrowth for those with alopecia. I’d skip the rest of the system and just use one of the ingredients listed in part 1 + take biotin supplements, but the 650nm light component of the package could be used for eyebrows.. if only it wasn’t a giant helmet. For now, you’d have to find a similar tool online or rig it up yourself.
4. Reduce stress - Stress has been directly linked to hair loss. Try implementing breathing techniques and meditation into your daily life. Get on a normal sleep and eating schedule. Don’t try to throw more things at your body (and mind) than it can handle.
1. Soak a cotton swab in pure castor and apply it on each eyebrow.
2. Massage gently with your fingertips for a few minutes.
3. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
4. Wash it off with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser
1. Mix 1/2 tbs of olive oil and a few drops of honey.
2. Apply it on your eyebrows and massage for a few minutes.
3. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
1. Put a few drops of warm coconut oil on your fingertips and apply it on your eyebrows.
2. Message gently for 5 minutes to boost blood circulation.
3. Leave it on overnight.
4. The next morning, rinse it off with warm water.
1. Put a small amount of whole milk in a small bowl.
2. Dip a cotton ball into it and gently rub it on your eyebrows.
3. Allow it to dry in its own and then rinse it off with warm water.
Those are my best ideas. Do as many at once as you’d like. Some are easier/cheaper/more implementable than others, but they all should work.