Fluffy brows for all: tips and tricks for full eyebrows
Sadly, we aren’t all born with full, fluffy brows. So, we do the next best thing and become brow-obsessed over anything that can help us fake it till we grow it – and for good reason! Fluffy brows add depth and dimension to your face and help frame your features beautifully.
Since our eyebrows are one of the most important features of our faces, we make it a point to ensure they’re always looking fabulous. Follow along to find out the best brow-boosting ingredients, how to help your eyebrows reach their ‘full’ potential with natural makeup, and more!
In general, hair loss and regrowth on any part of the body, especially eyebrows, is a tricky pursuit that’s influenced by many factors. Just like waiting for our tresses to grow, the length of time for brow growth varies from several weeks to months. But one thing is certain: it takes time and patience to achieve natural, full eyebrows.
If you’ve given your fluffy brows a good several months to blossom and you’re still seeing gaps or thinner areas, the reality is, they probably won’t fill in those areas. Obsessive tweezing, waxing, or threading is hard on the follicle. Do this too much, and the follicle becomes literally plucked to its death.
The key is to manage your expectations and simply try to regrow your brows to the best they can be right now. Then, try some options and work with what you’ve got.
Just as with skin health and overall health, vitamins play a big role in hair follicle development. Vitamins A, C, and E in particular can all affect just how well your fuzzy friends grow.
All cells – especially hair – need vitamin A for growth. Vitamin A also helps your skin produce sebum, an oily substance that keeps your hair follicles happy, hydrated, and healthy.
Aside from the incredible benefits of vitamin C for health and skin, the popular vitamin creates a protein called collagen – an important part of hair (and skin) structure. It promotes hair health, reduces hair loss, and improves hair growth.
Plant-derived vitamin E stimulates your brow’s capillaries, aiding in healthy hair growth and proper circulation at the root. After all, to treat any hair, it’s best to start at the root!
When time, patience, and vitamins – whether food-derived or supplemented – are not enough to bulk up those fluffy brows quicker, try incorporating growth serums and natural ingredients to encourage growth. Read on to see some of our faves!
#1: Vegamour’s vegaBROW Volumizing Serum
If you overplucked your brows or maybe shaved the tail off one in a hurry, Vegamour’s vegaBROW Volumizing Serum is going to be your new BFF. Not only does this vegan serum help stimulate slow-to-wake hair follicles with growth-boosting zinc and biotin, but it also uses their exclusive Polyphytobase Complex with active phytomolecules, which are known to promote full eyebrows.
#2: Green Tea
There’s a reason – actually, many – why you’ll find green tea in most of our products. This antioxidant-packed ‘miracle’ ingredient is proven to stimulate hair growth. That’s thanks to catechins and polyphenolsstimulating cell turnover in hair follicles.
#3: Plant Stem Cells
Active plant stem cell technology works to increase the lifespan of hair follicles so that the hair can stay in the anagen phase (when your hair grows) of the actual hair follicle for a longer time. These stem cells help to reduce thinning brows and produce stronger and healthier eyebrows.
If you’re looking to enhance the appearance of density via “soap brows”, it’s just a few steps away! These full eyebrows with brow hairs that are noticeably lifted (i.e., soap brows) are a few natural products away. Soap brows are achieved by applying a soap paste to the brow hairs via a spoolie as a sort of pomade, in place of a brow gel.
If the hairs of your brows grow in patches, far apart, or not much at all, we’ve got the perfect natural eyebrow makeup for you. Our Green Tea Fiber Brow Builder is formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E to strengthen hair. It uses fibers of pulverized green tea leaves to mimic real hair growth, resulting in enhanced texture and density.
If you’re looking to add a few sparse brow hairs or touch up your arches, the Glossier Brow Flick pen creates feather-light strokes that actually look real. The micro-fine brush tip detailing pen releases a sheer formula that fills and defines the brow arch, extends the tail, and adds depth to sparse areas. Ingredient-wise, the formula is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, grain-protein-free, nut-free, and hypoallergenic (woohoo!).
These options for the ultimate in brow wow may not be the most inexpensive on this list. However, getting a professional to create full eyebrows guarantees the full-looking results you’re after. The three most popular treatments for full, fluffy brows are microblading, tattooing, and brow lamination.
While microblading involves filling in your brows with strokes of semi-permanent makeup, brow lamination straightens and coats your existing hairs to create a fuller look using your natural brows. Eyebrow tattooing is just like any other tattoo – and it’s a bit difficult to remove. Tattooed brows tend to have more of a solid look, and appear more like brow filler than your natural brow.
While easier said than done, when it comes to brow growth, patience is a virtue. Try to be hands- and tweezers-off your fuzzy friends. Don’t get discouraged if there are areas that have not filled in the way you wanted them to. You have a variety of options to help your fluffy brows achieve their ‘fullest’ potential!
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