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Sunday 12 April 2015

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

Audrey Hepburn: The ‘brow original
Bold eyebrows seem to be in perpetual fashion and with them come 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.

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.

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.

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