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How To Thicken Eyebrows With Vegan Products

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How To Thicken Eyebrows With Vegan Products

Have you ever heard the popular statement “eyes are the window to the soul”? It may sound like a meaningless cliche we’ve heard our mothers say as they pushed our middle-grade bangs out of our eyes, encouraging us to embrace our faces confidently. 

Although we might all associate the same type of history with this statement, it actually holds a lot of truth. 

At ForChics, we love how luscious, thick eyebrows are a beauty statement, thanks to a few gorgeous celebrities who paved the way and showed us how to play the eyebrow game. 

Yes, we are looking directly at you, Cara Delevigne.

No longer are we instructed to pluck out our hard-working tiny eyebrows as soon as they have entered the world like we were during the ’90s and early 2000s. It is all about #freethebrowhair these days, and we can’t see that changing any time soon.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a time machine to go back and scold every woman in the media who got pencil-thin brows trending, but the damage to your sparse brows can be reversed.

And we know that cruelty-free products are as important to you as they are to us! Let’s discuss the best vegan brow growth options, so read on to learn all of our secrets.

Considerations Regarding Brow Growth Products

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Sure, there are extensive amounts of products out there in the beauty world and on the internet touting how they can grow your eyebrows in rapid time, from creams to gummies to oils. But there are a few important details to consider before exploring any of these options.

Firstly, it is imperative to be realistic when exploring products. For example, many creams and ointments applied to your brow line are irritating and unnatural and may even hinder growth! Each body reacts differently, so conduct some research behind the claims before investing in these products. 

And eyebrow growth, like any hair growth, takes time based on your unique hair regrowth cycle, so be especially wary of products that advertise in extreme ways, such as twice as full growth in mere days.

Another essential consideration to make is what kind of ingredients are in the brow growth products. We at ForChics are all about natural, cruelty-free beauty that benefits people without creating any type of harm, whether to animals, the environment, or other people. 

With so many beauty products available, it can feel incredibly daunting to research the ingredients in products and the brand’s mission statements to assess if they are where we want to invest. 

If you want to create a sustainable, cruelty-free beauty regimen, including supporting brow growth, your best bet (to save you the energy of endless searching before buying) may just be to use natural, environmentally-friendly ingredients from the earth. 

Let’s walk through an extensive list of our recommendations for vegan products that can help support eyebrow growth. 

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Why Have My Eyebrows Stopped Growing In Thick? 

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If you have noticed that your brows are not as thick as before or maybe have hit a lull in their growth, it can be  upsetting, and you probably want to know why this stunted growth is affecting you. 

Common Reasons For Hair Loss

Your eyebrows are pretty much just like the rest of your hair. We already know that hair on different parts of our bodies grows at different speeds and thicknesses. 

As much as we wish that the hair on our legs and underarms grew at turtle-slow rates (sadly, in our experience, they don’t, and kind of even seem to grow the fastest?), we cannot choose the speed and regularity of our different body hairs.

Eyebrows, in particular, stop growing at a certain length, unlike hair, which can become quite long. So because your eyebrows stop at a couple of inches in length, they may still grow slower than your head hair too. 

According to experts, this is due to the “shortened anagen growth phases” of brows, which translates to a more extended, slower growth period of waiting for your brows to come through.

Other causes of thinning brows, like any type of hair loss, can be due to hormonal changes or issues, stress and anxiety, and even over-tweezing. Hair trauma from continual hair removal at the root (such as extensive tweezing in the same spots on the brow line) is very real. 

If you sense your thinning brows are due to hormones or stress, you should consult with your doctor about solutions. But if you are a guilty culprit of over-plucking in the past (there’s no shame, we can all admit this is us), then you will definitely want to look into the vegan options for regrowth discussed below.

Thicken Your Eyebrows With Vegan Products

So how do you do it? What is the natural secret to brow growth in a vegan way? There are various options and products – let’s jump in!

Vegan Brow Growth Serum 

 

Our top vegan product recommendation is a cruelty-free brow growth serum. While many serums will claim lightning-fast results, a realistic and highly attainable timeline for complete hair regrowth is within 12 weeks. The growth cycle of your brows will vary a little depending on the person, for a full brow of new hair is three months.

We love brow serums because you can start to see progress as early as two weeks into your use, and who doesn’t love a good encouragement to keep up the process? Growth serums are the easiest option, as they combine all of the good hair-health ingredients, so you don’t have to. 

A vegan brow serum made with natural, earth-friendly ingredients is at the very top of our list.

Castor Oil

Probably the most popular natural ingredient for hair growth is castor oil. Information on it as an effective means for eyelash and eyebrow growth started circulating on social media platforms several years ago, so we followed up with this trend and definitely recommended it as an option. 

Oils are chock-full of good fats, vitamins, and fatty acids (all good things you want, trust us), so it makes total sense that they would support effective growth. Black castor oil is the best concentration for hair growth. When applied directly to the brow roots up to twice a day, results should not take long.

Olive Oil 

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While we’re on the topic of oils, another option for you to try is olive oil. Containing the same healthy mix of good ingredients as castor oil, olive oil is especially rich in vitamins E and A. 

Apply it to the roots the same as with castor oil. 

Coconut Oil

One more oil for you to try, coconut oil, is high in protein and smells lovely! It is a great option for anyone with dehydrated and brittle skin or hair, as it’s also a natural moisturizer. 

Just make sure you are looking for oils at 100% consistency, as any additional products mixed into the oil could be irritants to your skin.

Onion Juice

While a bit intense, onions regulate hair health due to the rich ingredients they contain. Sulfur is one of the onions’ main benefits for hair growth, which supports tissue health, but vitamins C and B are also present.

To use onion on your brows, you will need to remove the juice and apply it to your brow line.  Try blending an onion and straining the pulp. If the smell is too strong, you can mix in a few drops of coconut oil.

Vaseline Jelly

Vaseline, also known as petroleum jelly, is mainly beneficial for hair growth due to its moisturizing properties. Just as you would use it to soften your lips, vaseline reduces the appearance of dryness by sealing moisture for 18 hours at a time. 

This creates a healthy surface for new growth. And the good news is that while you may wonder whether vaseline is free of animal products, the answer is that it most certainly is! 

Aloe Vera Gel

We love a good plant-based product! Aloe vera gel comes from the aloe vera plant by opening up the limbs and scraping out the gooey stuff. You can take it straight from the source and apply the fresh gel onto your skin or buy it in 100% natural gel bottles. 

Moisturizers are essential like the other vegan ingredients, and aloe vera helps lock in moisture to your tiny brow hairs. It contains a component similar to keratin called aloenin that can strengthen hair and reduce the likeliness of hair breakage. 

Rice Water

Rice water has recently been advertised on social media as a great option for silky hair in a natural way. It may also be able to promote growth due to the vitamins B and C it contains. You will need to soak equal parts dry rice and water for a few hours before cooking it. Then simply strain the rice water and dab it onto your brows.

Fenugreek Seeds

If you have never heard of fenugreek seeds before, don’t worry. They were a popular ingredient in Ancient Chinese medicine. The seeds are rich in proteins, iron, and nicotinic acid, a vitamin promoting hair strength. Fenugreek seeds can be soaked in water until soft and then crushed into a paste. Rub this into the roots of your eyebrow hairs two times a week at most. 

Thicken Your Eyebrows With Food

Another vegan method promoting hair health worth mentioning is eating specific vitamins and minerals that hair loves rather than just applying them topically through vegan products.

As mentioned, vitamins A, E, and C are desirable for hair growth, so try to eat foods rich in these vitamins. For example, we know oranges and lemons contain plenty of vitamin C. 

Another fantastic ingredient supporting hair health is biotin, which can be found in spinach, sweet potatoes, nuts and seeds, and other foods. 

You can also take tablet vitamins. However, consult your doctor before adding this significant amount of additional vitamins into your daily diet.

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Conclusion 

Growing your eyebrows with vegan products is certainly an option, so go ahead and experiment with products that work best for you. And while you wait for your amazing hair growth to come in, you can create the illusion of perfectly bushy brows in another vegan way.




Sources:

Microblading and the Science Behind it | NCBI 

Is Biotin as Good as Advertised for Your Hair Loss? | Cleveland Clinic 

How To Grow Eyebrows - Tips For Growing Fuller, Darker Eyebrows | Women's Health



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