How to Thicken Your Eyebrows

Updated April 17, 2017

The function of your eyebrows is to keep dirt, sweat and foreign objects out of your eyes. Eyebrows also help you express emotions. They frown when you are angry and rise up when you are shocked and surprised. To draw attention to your eyes, you may desire to have thick eyebrows. Whether you naturally have thin eyebrows or have accidentally over-plucked your eyebrows, there are various ways you can thicken your brows.

Find an eyebrow stencil according to your desired shape and volume. Brush your eyebrows up and outward with an eyebrow brush. Place the eyebrow stencil over your eyebrows. Fill in the stencil with eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder in the same shade as your eyebrow hairs. Make fast, short lines in the direction of the hair growth to fill in the stencil. Avoid making thick, dark lines, since this looks unnatural. Remove the stencil and pluck any hairs outside of your outline. Apply clear eyebrow gel through your brows to hold them in place.

Purchase a thickening mascara that is one shade darker than your eyebrow hairs. Wipe off the excess product from the wand with a tissue. Stroke the mascara onto your eyebrows just as you would apply mascara to your eyelashes. The mascara thickens the hair, giving the appearance of fullness while enhancing your eyebrows.

Get eyebrow extensions. Eyebrow extension are similar to eyelash extensions; they can be done at a salon. Artificial hairs are attached to your natural eyebrow hairs with a special glue. The artificial hairs follow the direction of your natural eyebrow growth and blend in with your own hairs. The fake hairs fall out by themselves after approximately seven days.

Start using an over-the-counter eyebrow growth product. These products use substances such as hyaluronic acid and biotin to promote hair growth. If you choose such a product, get one whose makers can show they have conducted clinical tests that prove it works.

Consult your doctor about using Latisse for your eyebrows. Latisse is a prescription eyelash growth product that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some doctors may prescribe Latisse to stimulate growth of eyebrow hair as well, although no scientific studies have been done to back up this use of the drug.


Some belief that applying castor oil to your eyebrows encourages hair growth even though this has not been proven. To give it a try, apply the oil daily before going to bed and wash it off in the morning.

Things You'll Need

  • Castor oil
  • Eyebrow stencils
  • Eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder
  • Tweezers
  • Eyebrow Gel
  • Mascara
  • Paper tissue
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