How to Train Your Brows to Grow Bushier

Amanda Montell
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I thought I'd never see the day, but bushy eyebrows are back. (Hallelujah!) Last year "brought on the trend of natural beauty, encouraging women to highlight the features they were born with," says Sabrina Little, senior director of marketing and product development at RevitaLash Cosmetics. "And there is nothing more beautiful than glowing bare skin, and bold thick, natural brows."

Brow stylists the world over are rejoicing that bushy brows are in again, agreeing that the look is universally flattering. "Full, lush brows are the tell-tale sign of youth," says Benefit Cosmetics Global Brow Expert Jared Bailey. "No matter the face, a big brow can take years off your look." 

Of course, not everyone has a pair of naturally dark, thick brows to work with. "Brows don’t grow for many reasons: genes, poor nutrition, clogged pores, hormones, and aging (hair in general starts to get thinner as we age)," explains Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York City. "But the most common reason many can’t grow out their brows is because they can’t put the tweezers down."

Here's the problem: "When you prematurely pull out, pluck, or wax hairs, it disrupts the natural growth cycle and can damage the hair follicle," says Bailey. "Furthermore, repeatedly and excessively pulling out brow hairs can stunt the cycle and, worst case, cause semi-permanent hair loss." Yowza.

Whatever the reason you can't get your brow hairs to grow big and fluffy, we're here to help. Keep scrolling for six easy ways to get the bushy brows of your dreams.

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