Thread Bare: 5 Need-To-Know Tips For Growing Out Sparse Brows

Over done it with the tweezers or got naturally gappy arches? Here's what to do...


Leave well alone

The trickiest part of growing out your brows is not attacking them with tweezers every time you see a stray hair pop up. From here on in, you’ll need to be strategic about how and when you tweeze your brows. Figure out the shape you’re going for and only tweeze below the line of your desired new arches. You can tweeze between your eyebrows too, but don’t overdo it.


Not just reserved for your skin, exfoliating your eyebrows also has some serious benefits. Grab a used toothbrush and gently brush them every morning; around two minutes a day ought to do it. The stimulation can help trigger new growth, and if nothing else, brushing them through will help to keep them tidy.

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Give serum a go

There are a whole host of new brow-enhancing serums on the market claiming to give you bigger, thicker brows. One of our faves is RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum, €49.99, which claims to stimulate hair growth and restore the appearance of your brows in 60 days. Strapped for cash? Beauty blogger Huda Beauty swears by using onion juice to thicken her arches. Just, um, ignore the stench.

RapidBrow Brow Enhancing Serum

Look to your diet

Changing your diet all in the name of amazing arches might seem a tad extreme but when you consider that a healthier lifestyle will also benefit your skin, hair and nails, it might not be so crazy. You’ll need to eat extra protein and vitamin C, both of which strength the hair shaft, and promote growth.

Be patient

We hate to break it to you, but growing out your brows can take anywhere from six weeks to six months. In the mean time, tame them with a brow brush, define with a brow-shaping product like Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade and if you really need them tamed, make sure you get a professional to wax or thread them.

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