Ah, the early 2000’s…the days of Britney & Justin, “the Rachel”, low-rise jeans, and thin, over-plucked eyebrows.
If you were part of the over-plucking trend (let’s be honest, we’ve ALL gotten a little too tweezer happy at some point!) chances are your brows might *still* be recovering. The process of regrowing hair takes time and requires a little extra work, but don’t worry! There are plenty of things you can do to help speed up the process…
Here are 4 ways to help your brows re-grow, naturally!
1. Use Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil encourages new hair growth by stimulating hair follicles from the inside out. In fact, a 2015 study found Rosemary oil to regrow hair as well as minoxidil, a popular hair regrowth treatment! (Ever heard of Rogaine?). Rosemary oil strengthens circulation, causing new cells to grow in the applied area. These new cells become the protein our body uses to produce hair!
How to use Rosemary essential oil to grow hair
Put a few drops (no more than 3) of rosemary essential oil in your shampoo when you shower! It’s said that it can help our hair grow from our scalp as well as prevent the growth of gray hair.
2. Eat right
Hair transplant surgeon, Dr Thomy Kouremada-Zioga suggests,
“Ensuring that your diet includes iron, vitamins C, D, B6 and keratin (it is a protein: so eggs, fish, dairy) is very sensible, as these aid the health of the hair.”
Solid advice! Not to mention, eating right helps your skin and nails, too. Don’t know where to start? Try these 5 foods that boost natural body function and cell regeneration!
3. Exfoliate everyday
Exfoliate and massage your brows to stimulate the area. It’s all about bringing energy, circulation, and new cells to your brows! Exfoliating old cells clears blocked hair follicles and encourages new hair to grow.
4. Resist plucking
While you are growing out your brows, resist the temptation to pluck or trim. (We know! It’s a really hard habit to kick!). If you can’t stand it and want to clean up your brow hairs, try a clear brow gel to keep them groomed and in place while they grow out.
Have you tried any of these natural hair re-growth treatments? Tell us in the comments!
About the author
As an only child who had to entertain herself a lot, Kelsey has always been a DIY fanatic! She grew up half beach bum in San Diego, CA, and half country bumpkin in Colorado Springs, CO. When she’s not researching natural DIY beauty and holistic wellness, you can see her pop up on TV once in a while on shows like ‘Modern Family’ and ‘New Girl’! Kelsey is a contributor to multiple editorial publications while also developing her original film and TV screenplays and writing a Young Adult novel.