Category: Grow Your Eyebrows

If you are looking to grow your eyebrows then this is the section for you. Whether you want thicker, stronger eyebrow hair, or you want to grow your eyebrows back quickly after a plucking disaster, we’ll tell you want you need to know. Long and thick eyebrows aren’t as desirable as long eyelashes or thick head hair. However, there are times when you will need to grow these, and that’s what this section of the Hair Growth Pills website can help you with.

Our “Grow Your Eyebrows” section covers everything related to eyebrow hair. We’ll show you home remedies that can help to speedup the growing process and produce better hair; we’ll show you tips and techniques for pruning your eyebrows and getting a more natural and more aesthetically pleasing look. We’re hair experts, not beauty experts, but great hair equates to great beauty and that applies as much to your eyebrows as it does to the hair on your head!

Your Hair Growth Questions Answered: Hair Growth FAQ

Your Hair Growth Questions Answered: Hair Growth FAQ

Does Biotin Help Hair Growth?

Hair Growth Pills was created to help you to answer your hair growth questions. We began by focusing on the big questions and we answered them in detail. However, before long you began to ask many more questions. We have done our best to keep up, which is why you can find hundreds of articles across this website, but to help make life easier for you we like to compile some of them into FAQ articles every now and then.

That’s what this article is. These questions all focus on hair growth, and your questions concerning them. We have also written an FAQ on hair loss where we study the many things that can trigger it. So, check the article below out first and then take a look at that one if you still have some questions.

What Vitamins are Good For Hair Growth?

One of the best vitamins for hair growth is Biotin, which we will discuss in more detail below. There are many other vitamins that cam help to trigger hair growth though. These include everything from Vitamin C to B Vitamins, Vitamin D and more. Minerals like Iron and Zinc can also help and are often included in hair growth supplements.

Does Biotin Help Hair Growth?

Of course! This is actually something we have addressed at great length in the past. If you take a look at out Biotin for Hair Loss article you will see what we had to say about this B Vitamin. It is one that we discuss more than any other, and you will notice that it is also found in all kinds of hair growth supplements and shampoos.

That’s because Biotin helps with the hair growth process. It is actually involved in that process, helping the body to create the enzymes that it needs to activate those hair follicles and get that hair growing. The same can be said for many B Vitamins, but Biotin plays the biggest role of all.

How Much Biotin for Hair Growth?

This vitamin is abundant in food and you should be getting enough of it regardless of what you eat and even if you are a picky eater. However, more might be better. The hair growth supplements that contain this vitamin tend to have more than 500% of your RDA, if not more. It is a water soluble vitamin, so it’s okay to take high doses (to an extent) because what your body does not use will be eliminated.

However, you really don’t need that much. You should look to consume a few hundred percent of your RDA, preferably as 2 or 3 doses throughout the day. You can also use a topical solution in the form of a hair growth shampoo, although in this case there is really no concrete proof that it will do you any good.

How to Increase Hair Growth?

Increase Hair Growth?

There are many ways that you can increase hair growth. The way you choose will depend on a number of factors, from your health status to your budget, your sex and your age. For instance, if you have a lot of bald patches and a lot of money, then a hair transplant might be the best solution. If you prefer something non-invasive and the hair loss is not severe, then you can use supplements, vitamins and other natural solutions.

In all cases, you can also use products like Minoxidil, which is available (and FDA approved) for both men and women and should be relatively harmless in most cases. If you are a man and you are above the age of 40, then you may also benefit greatly from a medication known as Finasteride. This is basically a wonder drug as it works incredibly well for hair growth, but it can also stop your prostate to growing to painful proportions.

How to Promote Hair Growth?

As mentioned above, it’s just a matter of finding what works best for you. You may need to try many different hair growth formulas before you find one that works. In fact, many people suffering from hair loss do just that, but they often make life difficult for themselves in the process.

They try expensive shampoos for day or weeks; they try Minoxidil and give up quickly; and they rely too much on unproven supplements. There is no point in trying something if you’re not going to use it properly. So, always follow the advice on the label, always use the product for a full course of treatment, and never overdo it or rush it. Only when you have followed the label to the letter can you think about giving up if it does not work.

How to Stop Hair Growth?

Stop Hair Growth?

This is rarely a problem that people have with the hair on their head. And in all honesty, it’s something you should not look to stop with the hair on your head. It is a natural process and stopping it could cause harm. What’s more, it might be irreversible, so you could regret it at a later date.

As far as the hair on your body is concerned, this is less of an issue. As discussed in our Hair Growth Rate article, all hair grows at the same rate, but for many, the hair on the body is just not wanted.

There are laser treatments that can get rid of this, and there are also creams that may be able to help. The trick is to stop the hair follicle from working, which is not easy and usually more trouble than it’s worth. Instead of trying to stop the hair you should be looking for ways to keep growth to a minimum and to keep the area clean and well moisturized in order to limit problems and discomfort.

Does Coconut Oil Help Hair Growth?

At the very least coconut oil will help to protect, moisturize and strengthen you hair. It is highly unlikely that it will actually trigger hair growth, but because it can strengthen your hair, it may help to increase the hair on your head.

What’s more, this is a natural product and it’s also fairly cheap, so you don’t need to worry about it doing harm or causing side effects and you don’t need to worry about it costing you a small fortune to keep the supply going.

How to Stimulate Facial Hair Growth?

The best way to grow facial hair is just to keep the area clean and wait. This is very much a “watched pot never boils” situation. The more you stare and wig, the longer it seems and the more frustrated you become.

There are a few things you can do without resorting to Minoxidil and other medications though. If you pay a visit to our Eyebrow Growth page you will see that we recommend treatments like castor oil, aloe vera and other oils and vitamins. These nourish the hair follicle, protect the hair and they might just be able to help with hair growth. It’s not going to give you the Grizzly Adams look overnight, but it should protect at the worst and help to increase growth at the best.

How to Promote Beard Hair Growth?

As with the above, it’s just a case of proper cleaning and proper care. You can also use oils and other products and because it’s your beard and not eyebrows and eyelashes, it is easier to apply products and to leave them in overnight without worrying about anything getting in your eyes.

You can use castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil and a combination of all three. There are other oils and other substances that you can use as well. If you’re really struggling with beard hair growth then you may also want to try using Minoxidil on your beard.

Does Castor Oil Work for Hair Growth?

Does Castor Oil Help Hair Growth?

This is one of the oils that we recommend the most for hair growth as it is one that actually seems to work. Not only can it protect, but it can also nourish. It does this via its Vitamin E content, which is great for the skin. Castor oil can also help to kill bacteria that sits on your skin and inhibits hair growth. This bacteria will not make a huge difference in your hair growth fortunes, but it’s just one of the many ways that this substance can help.

How Much Castor Oil to Use for Hair Growth?

You don’t need a lot of this substance to help with hair growth. You should dilute it and/or add it to something else. We often recommend using it with aloe vera gel when applying it to your beard, your eyebrows and your eyelashes, and mixing it with water when applying it to your head.

You should try and leave it in for at least an hour or two to get the most benefit out of it and to allow the castor oil to work. This can be tricky because it’s an oil, which is why it is important to mix it with a substance that gels, forms and sticks.

Does Folic Acid Help Hair Growth?

This is something that we haven’t covered a lot, because as far as we can see, folic acid does not help with hair growth. It is a good vitamin to take and it can certainly help when consumed with other hair growth vitamins, but on its own it is unlikely to cause any noticeable difference.

That is, of course, unless you are suffering from a deficiency. In such cases you may be experiencing hair loss and/or thinning of the hair because of a lack of this important vitamin. By adding it back to your diet you can reverse those problems.

How to Grow Eyebrows (Quick Growth, Growth Rate, More)

How to Grow Eyebrows (Quick Growth, Growth Rate, More)

How to Grow Eyebrows

Have you over-plucked and over-pruned? Are you desperately seeking ways to grow your eyebrows? Well, all hope is not lost. In this guide we will show you how to grow eyebrows so you can get your dignity back. Just make sure you’re not so trigger happy with the tweezers next time.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Minoxidil

One of the first treatments that you need to consider is Minoxidil. This is typically used to help with hair growth on the head, but it can work just as effectively on the face. There are a number of people who have used Minoxidil to grow out their beard, and often to great effect. The principle is the same, and if you simply want to speed up the eyebrow growth process and you don’t have a problem with alopecia or anything similar, then it should work even better.

Even if you have issues with alopecia then you should still be able to grow some hair using this treatment. That’s what it was designed for after all. And because you’re working with very little hair and you don’t need a huge amount of growth then you should be able to see better results and to see those results quicker.

You need to make sure that you don’t get it in your eyes and you should also look to avoid too much contact with the rest of your skin. It should be relatively safe, but it may also trigger hair growth in areas where you don’t want it. So, read the label, be very careful and don’t treat it like it’s completely safe and completely harmless, because it’s not.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Vitamins

Grow Eyebrows

If you’re worried about the safety of Minoxidil then you can always just stick with natural products, such as vitamins and minerals. These may not be as effective, but they are abundantly available, they are safe, they are cheap and research suggests that they might still be able to help.

You don’t apply these topically and you don’t even need to get them in a multi-vitamin. You just need to make sure that you get enough of the right vitamins and minerals in your diet. These include B Vitamins like Biotin. This is actually involved in the hair growth process and your body needs it to continue producing hair. Without it, the process will be slowed at best and stopped at worst. If you have plenty of it in your diet, on the other hand, then you are giving your body all it needs to grow plenty of healthy hair.

If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough, then you should consider supplementation. Many vitamin deficiencies can limit hair growth and can also cause all kinds of damage to your hair. Such is the case with a zinc deficiency, and it may also occur with an iron and Vitamin C deficiency. So, not only can adding these vitamins to your diet help with the hair growth process, both on your face and your head, but a lack of them can stop it from going through the cycle.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Supplements

Supplements to Grow Eyebrows

By supplements, we don’t necessarily mean multi-vitamins, although the best ones do contain a wealth of essential vitamins that can help with the hair growth process. They also contain extracts, minerals and other ingredients that have been shown to help with hair loss, but are just as natural as vitamins.

Such is the case with Hairfinity, a product that is said to promote hair growth and is taken in tablet form. Again, the purpose of these products is to help the hair on your head grow, but because they help with the overall hair growth process, they can also speed-up growth on your face.

Everything from nettle extract and horsetail extract to blueberry extract and lemon peel has been used in one hair growth formula or another. How effective these actually are is anyone’s guess and its unlikely that they will do anything on their own. But when you combine them with other ingredients and bring them together into one super supplement, then you have something that will almost certainly deliver some results.

The key here is not to spend too much money and not to get too caught up in fancy sounding ingredients or well designed packaging. Supplement companies work on big margins. They tend to use cheap base ingredients before adding a few extracts here and there, spending a lot on design and promotion and then adding a huge label to the bottle. You just don’t need to pay this, not when you consider that you can get the same results by buying these ingredients separately and creating the product yourself.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Oils

Oil can be a great lubricant, forming a barrier to protect the hair follicles. And if the oil is full of nutrients then it can also slowly leech those nutrients into the follicle, allowing it to grow strong hair from root to tip. There are many oils out there that fit this description. The one we have talked about the most here on Hair Growth Oils is castor oil. Not only is it a lubricating and protecting oil, but it is full of Vitamin C, which is great for those bald or balding eyebrows and for the skin around them.

Olive oil is also very popular. It is loaded with nutrients as well and is a very potent and beneficial substance. The same applies to coconut oil and argan oil. All of these oils are common in cooking and they are often eaten raw as well to get the full benefits. That’s not going to do much for your eyebrow growth, but if you apply them directly then they should be able to help. They don’t mix of course, but you don’t need to use them together.

Essential oils also fall into this category and can be just as effective, albeit for different reasons. These oils need to be diluted, and they often work by cleaning the area of growth-inhibiting bacteria. They may not be as effective and they certainly won’t work as quickly. But you can add these to other ingredients and you can also apply them while taking vitamins and supplements. Although you should probably avoid applying them with Minoxidil.

Hair Growth Rate: How Your Face, Body and Head Hair Grows

Hair Growth Rate: How Your Face, Body and Head Hair Grows

Hair Growth Rate

One of the questions we get asked the most here on Hair Growth Pills is: “How Fast Will be my Hair Grow“? You might think that this would be hard to answer. You might think that genetics, environment and other factors play too much of a role to effectively determine hair growth rate in all individuals. But you would be surprised.

In this guide we’ll look at average hair growth rate to show you how fast your hair will grow, how fast your beard will grow and how fast your eyebrows and eyelashes will grow.

Hair and the Human Body

Hair Growth Cycle

Hair grows all over the human body. This applies to all of us; men and women and people of all ethnicities. Women tend to grow less hair on their bodies and contrary to what you might think, the reason men and women from certain regions have such visible hair is simply because the hair is so dark that it shows more.

You may notice hair everywhere from your fingers and hands to your toes and feet. The only places that we do not grow hair are the soles of the feet, the palms, the lips, the bellybutton and the eyelids. Scar tissue does not grow hair either.

But when the hair does grow, how quickly does it come in? What is the hair growth rate for the different parts of your body that do grow hair? Well, there are three stages of hair growth. These are known as the Anagen Phase, the Catagen phase and the Telogen phase. All of these stages are discussed in more detail below.

Hair Growth Rate: Stage 1

This is also known as the Growth Stage and it is the main stage of hair growth. It lasts between 2 and 6 years, something that is determined by a number of factors, including genetics. Because this is the main phase of hair growth, the majority of the hairs on your head are in this stage at any one time.

The hairs are constantly dividing on a cellular level and then breaking through the skin, after which the follicles nourish the growth and keep the hair growing.

Although the length that this process lasts can be determined by genetics and other factors, the rate of hair growth is actually the same for everyone and for all of the hairs on your body. This hair growth rate is roughly 0.5 inches per month.

This equates to around 6 inches per year, and this rate is more or less constant, because as soon as this hair growth rate period ends, the cycle begins again.

Hair Growth Rate: Stage 2

The body sends out random signals to end stage 1 of the hair growth period for specific hairs. This happens to around 1 percent of the body’s hair at any given time. This is a transitional period and it lasts for just a couple of weeks.

During this period the hair follicle is afforded the time it needs to regenerate, after which it advances onto the third hair growth stage.

Hair Growth Rate: Stage 3

In this final stage of hair growth the hair follicle will sit dormant, with no activity and no growth. It can remain like this for several months, after which the first stage begins all over again. Around 15% of your body’s hair is in this stage at any given time.

This cycle of hair growth means that you constantly have a full (or what seems to be full) head of hair. The hair grows, it falls out, it lays dormant and then it grows again. The fact that the first stage, the growth stage, is always the most dominant means that even when 15% of the hair is in the dormant stage, it is not visible.

This is one of the many amazing processes that the body goes through and it is one that is as true for the hair on your head as it is for the hair on your face. But as with all amazing processes that the body goes through, there are some major flaws. Hair follicles can become damaged, they are easily destroyed and they are susceptible to damage from a number of natural chemicals that our bodies produce.

That’s why hair loss in men and hair loss in women is so common. Still, there are treatments that you can use to kick-start this cycle all over again and we have discussed these treatments many times on Hair Growth Pills.

Hair Growth Rate: Body Hair

Hair Growth Rate Body

Obviously, there is a reason your eyelashes and your eyebrows are not covering your face and growing at an uncontrollable rate, and that’s because the cycles of growth are much shorter for them. The cycle is the same in that there is a stage of growth, a stage of regeneration and a stage of lying dormant.

You have probably seen a few of your eyelashes or eyebrow hairs falling out and that’s because the second stage has ended for those hairs and they will be entering the third stage soon.

How Quickly to Grow my Hair?

Hair Growth Rate Speed

If you are not suffering from any hair loss issues, if you do not have male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness and you do not have a receding hair line, then you can expect to go from short hair to shoulder length hair in approximately 2 to 4 years.

If you use hair growth products to keep the area clean and free of bacteria, and if you use products that can limit hair loss (effectively stopping the early end of that first stage) then you can speed that process up. Such treatments include Minoxidil, which is designed to limit hair loss but can also help to speed up hair growth.

How Quickly to Grow my Beard?

The rate of growth for your beard is the same. The cycles may be shorter, but for the most part the growth will be the same and if you are an adult male then you can expect to go from clean shaven to a full beard in between 12 months and 18 months. There are other factors at play, including genetics and the care that you take over your beard. But contrary to popular opinion, you’re not less of a man, nor do you have less testosterone just because you can’t grow a full beard quickly.

How to Make Your Eyebrows Grow: Cheap, Effective Home Remedies

How to Make Your Eyebrows Grow: Cheap, Effective Home Remedies

How to Make Your Eyebrows Grow

Women have a close relationship with their hair and their eyelashes. There are times when they think the former could be thicker and the latter could be longer, but for the most part, they are happy (somewhat) with them both. However, you’ll be hard pressed to find a woman who is 100% happy with their eyebrows 100% of the time.

Some women like to shave them off and pencil them in everyday. Others prefer to go for a tattoo, essentially making that process permanent. However, it’s much better to keep your original eyebrows and to play with what you have. If they are thick and strong, there’s so much you can do with them and they look infinitely better than those thin, emotionless lines you’re drawing on your face everyday!

In this article we’ll show you how to make your eyebrows grow. Once they are thick and strong, then the world (or rather your face) is your oyster and you can make of it what you will. We take no responsibility for anything that you create beyond that point (unless it’s amazing, in which case it was all us) but we will help you to get there.

How to Make Your Eyebrows Grow

There are a number of home remedies that you can use to make your eyebrows grow and that’s what we will cover in this guide on “How to Make Your Eyebrows Grow”. Before we get to that point though there are a few other things you can do to ensure your hair and your skin is well prepared. Consider it a foundation of good beauty and great hair.

The first thing you should do is take a look at our baldness cures, which can help to get rid of those bald spots; our vitamin for hair loss article, which can strengthen your hair; and our hair loss in women article, which can help with a number of issues. If you’re a man then you can also check with our beard growth products article and our guide on saw palmetto.

Right, now that we’ve got that self promotion out of the way, it’s time to get to the reason you’re here: how to make your eyebrows grow. First up, it’s a favorite of ours, something that should be found in every beauty collection, but something often resigned to your grandmother’s medicine box, along with a bottle of iodine and enough painkillers to kill a herd of elephants.

Caster Oil

Caster Oil for Eyebrows

You grandmother’s favorite constipation cure is also our favorite hair growth cure. If you want to know how to make your eyebrows grow then look no further. Not only can this oil effectively kill the microorganisms that cling to your hair and restrict growth, but it can also stimulate your hair follicles and encourage growth. What’s more, it is rich in Vitamin E, which is brilliant for speeding up hair growth.

To use caster oil on your eyebrows, simply coat a cotton swab in the substance and then gently rub it on your brow. Don’t use too much of it—you don’t want it to drip into your eyes. Once you have applied a thin layer, then spend a few minutes massaging your eyebrows. By that point it should have dried and stopped running.

You can either leave it in for a few hours and then wash off, or you can leave it in overnight. But even the simple act or rubbing it in and massaging will be effective.

Coconut Oil

This has been hailed as the “next big thing”. If you believe bloggers and “health experts” then coconut oil is both a superfood, a medical marvel and the ultimate mouthwash. We don’t know about any of that, but we do know that it is effective at making your eyebrows grow longer.

To use coconut oil, just follow the same steps as outlined above for the caster oil. Its effects tend not to be as instant though, so in this case you should look to leave it in overnight.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil for Eyebrows

This can also be used in the same way as the caster oil treatment, and it will react in much the same way as well. Just make sure you warm the oil slightly first. You don’t want it boiling hot and spitting, of course, but you want it to be warm to the touch. You can also mix the oil with a little honey so that it sticks to your face better. What’s more, honey has an antibacterial effect that may help to kill those troublesome organisms that are restricting growth.

Olive oil is a little more readily available and is probably already sitting in your kitchen cupboards. This is a truly wonderful substance and is every bit of a medical marvel that coconut oil has been labelled as.

Not only is it a great foodstuff, but olive oil’s benefits have also been noted by the medical community. It is used to clear blocked ear wax and is also prescribed for certain skin conditions. It’s a miracle substance and it works just as well at growing your eyebrows.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds for Eyebrows

A staple of middle eastern and Asian cooking, fenugreek seeds are a great way to spice up a dish, but they can also help you to grow your eyebrows. They are rich in amino acids and protein, which is what all hair needs. They also contain nicotinic acid, which can help to promote hair growth and rebuild damaged policies.

To create a concoction with these seeds, simply soak a handful of them in water for at least 6 hours. That will soften them up and allow you to easily grind them into a paste. Once you do that you can add a little honey, olive oil and/or coconut oil. Not too much. You still want a paste-like substance, but if you can also benefit from the goodness of those substances, then why not go for it?

Apple the paste to your eyebrows and wait for it to harden before going to bed. You can wash it off in the morning and then repeat the process a few times a week. You should notice the effects in a matter of weeks.