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Top 5 Ways To Get Naturally Thicker Eyebrows

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Remember those days when pencil-thin eyebrows were in style? Hard to believe those neat little arches were ever in vogue, isn’t it? Especially since the style has changed so dramatically in the last decade. Today, women all over the world are leaving their once faithful tweezers to collect dust on the shelf. The popularity of waxing has taken a steep downturn; it is rare to find a lady these days who is running back to the beautician every two weeks. Not when current trends command to let your brows grow out.

Truth be told, I do not believe in bending to every whim demanded by ongoing fashion trends. I believe we each have a mind of our own for a reason, and we can choose if we like a mode of dress or not. And if you do not like what is ‘in’ I say: good for you. Nobody is compelling you to adopt it and you shouldn’t feel compelled to either.  No need to fit into a cookie-cutter.

Having said that, full eyebrows are one trend that I was more than happy to adopt. Not only because it does transform your appearance more than you think, (in a positive way, of course) but also because full brows require half the amount of maintenance as the old-fashioned pencil-thin brows. You aren’t the first person to ask how to get thick eyebrows within the week, and you won’t be the last. Below are the top 5 ways to get naturally thicker eyebrows.

History Of Eyebrow Trends Breakdown

There is a long history of eyebrow trends and here is the breakdown. In the roaring ’20s, dramatic brows were all the rage. It was the end of the silent film era, so facial expression was everything. Therefore eyebrows were drawn in to make a real statement. In the 1930s, strong and arched brows were the way to go. They were dark and had a more natural arch. Surprisingly the 1940’s brows were much more natural and full. The idea was just to be able to leave your brows the way they are and embrace their natural shape.

Marilyn Monroe set the stage for the subtly pointed arches in the ’50s. Everything she did was golden because she was a major trendsetter. From the ’50s to the ’60s, there was a drastic change in eyebrow trends. Twiggy had neat, short, and understated brows. She really didn’t need her brows to do much work because of her long lashes. In the 1970s people went a little overboard with the waxing in my opinion. They had to be thinly waxed and arched. It was an ultra-glamorous time. Thanks to Brooke Shields, the ’80s were all about natural and thick brows. Brows from the 1980s could definitely work today. The ’90s and ’00s were the years of the skinny and pencil-thin brows, which is the complete opposite of what’s on-trend today.

Thick Is The New Black

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Thick eyebrows.

We don’t often think about it, but the reality is that eyebrows play a huge role in your appearance. They are one of the most prominent features in your face. And the best part about eyebrows is that you could change them a lot more easily than you can change your other features. They are a strong defining point in any individual. Just ask a forensic investigator. They will tell you that eyebrows can be a memorable feature that helps victims to identify the criminal in suspect lineups. (No, this is not a lesson in criminology. Most of us aren’t criminals, and we do not wish to be victims either.) The point, though, is that eyebrows do make a difference to your face and to your life.

If your appearance affects your life; your eyebrows, which play a large role in your appearance, affect your life as well. If you don’t have thick eyebrows, do not despair. There are ways to accomplish the desired look. Read on for more natural alternatives to get thicker brows whether you do threading, waxing, or tweezing. We all have suffered from a bad waxing or overplucking situation. 

Eyebrow Tinting Vs Microblading

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Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that looks like natural eyebrow hairs.

Many strive to have eyebrows like Cara Delevingne or Lily Collins and will go to extreme measures to achieve that.  If you don’t already know, brow tinting is when a dye is brushed onto your brows. This makes your brows appear thicker since the hairs are darker. The dyes used for brow tinting are not approved by the food and drug administration and therefore could end up being dangerous. You can also get your eyelashes tinted. Brow tinting has become so popular because it’s a very low maintenance way to achieve the best eyebrows. Eyebrow tinting is done with either henna or salon-grade dyes.

On the other hand, microblading is semi-permanent. Depending on where you get it done, it can last anywhere from six months to two years. Microblading is basically getting your eyebrows tattooed on. It’s become a very popular beauty trend since it looks very natural and requires no maintenance for at least six months. The goal is for you to have the appearance of thicker natural brows. The artist will choose a pigment that best matches your hair color and create an ideal eyebrow shape based on your face shape. Both tinting and microblading involve toxic chemicals being put onto your skin which means they will enter your bloodstream. Natural home remedies are the way to go.

Top 5 Ways To Get Naturally Thicker Eyebrows

1. Eyebrow Makeup

You may think that starting a natural list with makeup may be contradictory, but it isn’t. There are plenty of natural makeups that help your brows look thicker and fuller. Your eyebrow shape can be altered with a little makeup like mascara, brow gel, eyebrow pencil, and other brow products. All makeup artists put some type of makeup on your brow bone to achieve that natural, I just rolled out of bed, brow look. Great tools that you or your makeup artists can use to achieve this look are a spoolie brush and an angled brush. A spoolie looks like a mascara wand but without the mascara. It helps distribute makeup evenly through your brow. It can easily be purchased on Amazon along with any other skin care or makeup products that you may need.

2. Oils

Oils can be used to help your eyebrows grow because oil helps keep the hair follicle stay hydrated. Hair growth requires hydration. Plucking and tweezing may have stunted your eyebrow growth, but you can definitely get it back. The few sparse areas in your brows could grow hair once again if you use oil. Coconut oil, olive oil, and castor oil could help by stimulating cellular metabolism. The vitamin E in oils promote thick brows. All you need to do is apply the oil to your exfoliated eyebrow with a cotton swab ever night before you go to sleep. The oil also nourishes the root of the brow hair and the skin which helps keep away microorganisms that may prevent the future growth of hair.

3. Aloe Vera

You may have only used Aloe Vera after a bad sunburn, but little did you know that it can do so much more. Along with its many benefits for our skin, it’s also great for improving hair growth. If you’re guilty of overplucking and your brows need a little TLC, Aloe Vera is here to save the day. One way to use it is by mixing it with sesame seed oil and apply it to your brows. Leave the mixture for about twenty minutes before you rinse it off. Adding this to your beauty routine daily will surely lead to thicker brows.

4. Petroleum Jelly

Just like certain oils, petroleum jelly nourishes the skin under your eyebrows by moisturizing it. It can also help prevent flaky skin since it’s extremely hydrating. Well-hydrated hair will keep your brows stronger, so they don’t break or fall out. You should apply it to your eyebrows every night before you go to sleep and rinse it off in the morning. Be sure not to put on too much because it will stain your pillowcase. If you have acne-prone skin, this may not be the best solution for you since petroleum jelly has a high oil content.

5. Vitamins

Our physical appearance is based a lot on genetics but it’s also the result of how we care for ourselves and what we eat. If you’re struggling with hair growth, You should take a look at your diet and daily routine to see if there’s anything that can be changed to improve your hair growth. For example, biotin is a great supplement to help increase your hair growth. Egg yolks are rich in biotin as well, so eat some eggs or but egg yolk directly onto your brows. Vitamins can be found in many foods and oils.


The natural look is all-encompassing. When it comes to the latest makeup and brow trends, it is a question of the chicken or the egg. Did the natural look begin with natural, untouched, eyebrows and filter onto the rest of the face, demanding natural makeup as well? Or did the latest, natural, makeup craze lead to having thick, natural-looking eyebrows as well? Whatever trend you want to try, Google is your friend. 

You wouldn’t believe the extent to which full, prominent, brows transform your appearance. When you feel good about your appearance, you are a happier person and a more confident person. You don’t need to do it for everybody on the street. Do it for yourself. Thick brows give your whole face a lift! The most important takeaway from this should be that you should do what makes you feel good. Yes, thick natural brows look great, but the biggest trend is not caring about what the current trend is and just doing you. That’s everything you need to know.