Full and thick eyebrows bring out the true beauty in a woman’s eyes. They also serve as a mark of self-expression. However, few women were born with the kind of eyebrows they desire. In most cases, all that remains of what was once thick brow hair is a thin line or sparse hair which is continually falling off.
There are many causes of thinning (or falling out) of brow hair, including old age, vitamin deficiencies, diseases, and skin conditions among others. However, even young and healthy women may experience loss of eyebrows as a result of over-tweezing, over-plucking, or waxing. If you suffer from thinning, sparse, or even loss of brow hair, nevertheless, there is no reason to worry—Olive oil holds all the secrets to the restoration of your beauty naturally.
Why Use Olive Oil for the Growth of Eyebrows
There are many remedies for thinning eyebrows. Some of the most common ones include coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil. Remember, every hair grows from a hair follicle, which is responsible for the provision of nutrients to the hair (for healthy growth). You wouldn’t be seeing much of your eyebrows if the follicles are shrunk or even dead.
Among all the essential oils responsible for the restoration of health to your hair follicles (and consequently to better growth of your eyebrows), olive oil is the best bet. The beauty enhancing qualities of olive oil have been known since ancient times. It is, in reality, fat extracted from the olive tree (Olea europaea) fruit. The oil is graded according to the process used in its extraction as well as its acid content. For instance, Virgin olive oil has an acid content of 3% while extra virgin olive oil, better known as EVOO, has only 1% acid content.
Olive oils are responsible for not only the stimulation of hair growth on your eyebrows but also making them fuller and stronger by improving blood circulation, which in turn delivers enough oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. In other words, they provide natural nourishment to your hair follicles. They also get rid of sebum as well as any unhealthy buildup on your skin. It is for these reasons that many people seeking to achieve fast hair growth look for shampoos that contain the essential oil.
Other beneficial properties of olive oil include keeping your eyebrows moist. Olive oil also comes with many vitamins and antioxidants which go a long way in ensuring overall health and fast growth of the hair on your brows. In addition, it promotes the growth of thick and coarse eyebrows and prevents the formation of dandruff, which may result in hair loss.
Using EVOO for Enhanced Growth
Olive oil is greasy but applying it is no hard task. First, clean the skin around the eyebrows. You can then either use your fingers or a cotton swab to massage a few drops of the oil over your eyebrows in the direction of your hair growth, every night for at least a month. The skin and hair follicle will absorb it as you sleep. However, be careful not to be too vigorous when rubbing EVOO on your eyebrows since it may harm your skin.
To avoid damaging the hair follicles on your eyebrows, it is also advisable to get rid of any makeup you may have applied during the day before you apply the essential oil on your eyebrows. Remember that you can also accompany olive application with vitamin oil treatment. To achieve the best results within a shorter period, ensure that you take a healthy diet (with the right nutrition for hair growth). Finally, endeavor to consult your nutritionist for health supplements that will help you gain the thick, full eyebrows that you desire.
Thin or sparsely grown eyebrows are usually not a pretty sight. Most women desire thick, full eyebrows. However, due to age, vitamin deficiencies, diseases, skin conditions, and over-plucking, you may someday wake up with thinning (or falling-out) eyebrows. There is no reason to worry though— you only need to arm yourself with a bottle of olive oil, and exercise some patience since you may have to wait for weeks for the eyebrows to be fully grown.