As women grow older their eyebrows tend to get scantier and less defined. This is especially evident for women after the menopause. Unfair! As if we didn’t have enough to worry about! (Men seem to have the opposite problem of too much straggly growth).
So what, if anything, can women do about this problem?
Eyebrow powder, eyebrow pencils and eyebrow gels are one way to tackle the problem, but this is time consuming and does not actually solve the problem, it just covers it up.
A better remedy is to attempt to regrow the brows using castor oil.
The right way to do this is to smear the eyebrows with castor oil every night, using the tip of your index finger. This gives the right amount. Be careful not to put too much on as this will irritate the eyes, but make sure there is enough so that the brow is wet and sticky.
The castor oil that you use should be organic and pure, not the stuff you buy at the supermarket. Even organic castor oil is very cheap, and a pot will last a long time.
Do this for about a month. The difference should be evident in a few days. The eyebrows will look lusher and darker, but even if they do not, persevere, it does work.
By the way, a perfectly formed eyebrow is one that is aligned with the middle of the nostril and just finishes at the outer corner of the eye. Stray hairs in the middle above the nose should be plucked, which will make the rest of the eyebrow look groomed and thicker. Never, ever, pluck eyebrows hairs above the brow, you will ruin the arch shape and run the risk of looking weird.
Eyebrows grow at about the same rate as head hair, which is quite fast!
And for men – if the straggly growth fails to look ‘distinguished’ – get out the nail scissors!