Beautician shares 'number one recommendation' to get 'thicker, longer and healthier' eyebrows at home

woman combing eyebrows and castor oil applicator

Castor oil is one of the most beneficial ingredients for healthy hair

Solen Le Net

By Solen Le Net

Published: 09/06/2024

- 09:00

Updated: 10/06/2024

- 12:37

The expert said her recommendation doesn't have to cost a fortune

Eyebrows are a defining feature of appearance because they frame the eyes and create a sense of proportion on the face.

Maintaining the desired thickness can be a challenge, however, as most people contend with hair loss over time.

Fortunately, a simple brow care routine can do wonders for restoring the thickness, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune.

Three professionals have shared their insights on the best methods around, covering everything from cleansing techniques to hair growth oils.

Homemade remedies

Eyebrow thinning is a common concern for people, but getting to the root of the issue will shed light on the solutions.

Afsoon Modamadi, a beautician at B.YOU.T salon in Leeds, told GB News about the mistakes to avoid when hair appears sparse.

“If your eyebrows are naturally thin or you have hair loss or perhaps a medical condition, there are numerous home remedies you can do to get thicker eyebrows,” explained Mohammadi.

“Firstly, it is important to always have your eyebrows shaped by professionals only. Avoid over-plucking and waxing.”

Woman with beautiful eyebrows

Makeup should be properly removed from eyebrows for accelerated growth


It takes approximately eight weeks for eyebrows to grow back, and waxing them too often will cause damage to the hair follicle.

“I would say leave the brows free from waxing and tweezing for a little while and if you feel like you need to tidy them up, see a beauty expert who will be able to suggest the saget and best brow treatment,” explained the beautician.

Causes of thinning brows

Trichologist Eva Proudman, who has been working on hair loss cases for over 20 years, confirmed that eyebrows are important for shaping our faces and helping to give us our personality.

But behind the cosmetic aspect, they also serve a role in protecting our eyes, which makes keeping them healthy important, according to the expert.

Proudman shed light on several factors that cause eyebrows to start thinning or disappear completely.

“Trying to achieve ‘pencil thin’ eyebrows from waxing or plucking is the biggest contributor to eyebrow loss,” she explained.

Hormonal changes due to having an overactive immune system or Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) and Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) can also cause hair loss in the brow region.

Natural homemade treatments

Castor oil

Castor oil has become one of the most popular products for hair growth since content creators began lauding the ingredient on social media.

The oil has several purported benefits for eyelashes, helping thicken them from the root to the tip.

“Castor oil is my number one recommendation to all my clients,” explained Mohammadi. “With our brow treatments, we treat our clients to a small bottle of castor oil and suggest using it every night.

“[It] is full of nutrients and enhances not only eyebrow growth but also helps your eyelashes to grow thicker, longer and healthier if applied every night.”


Diet is an important starting point for anyone looking to improve the quality and length of their hair, regardless of where it grows on the body.

“Anyone wanting healthier and thicker eyebrows should also pay attention to their diets and introduce foods rich in Biotin, Vitamin A, C, and E,” explained Mohammadi.

These vitamins will improve and support hair growth and ultimately help eyebrows, eyelashes and hair become thicker.

“Additionally, I would also recommend brows and lash serums. Some of the best brands are UKLash and UKbrows.”


Woman tweezing her eyebrows'Try tweezing the hairs on the undersurface of the eyebrows'GETTY IMAGES

Washing eyebrows

Proudman urges everyone who uses products and makeup on their eyebrows to cleanse the area properly every day.

“If you use powder or pencil to fill in your brows then make sure you cleanse them each day to remove it all - micellar waters are gentle and perfect for this, as is a good facial cleanser,” she explained.

She continued: “When you wash your face, remember to include your eyebrows and use the towel to dry and gently buff them to stimulate blood flow in the area to encourage growth.”

“Be gentle when removing your make-up at the end of the day, using a circular motion with a button wool pad to wipe over the brows - always avoid scrubbing and rubbing as it’s too harsh and can tear out the eyebrow hairs.”

The expert reminded us that natural-looking brows are best maintained with conservative tweezing, where the hairs are removed one at a time.

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