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How Long Does It Take For Eyebrows To Grow Back?

Eyebrows are one of the most important parts of your face. In addition to completing your appearance, it also plays a big role in communicating ...

by Lexie Kiara

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Eyebrows are one of the most important parts of your face. In addition to completing your appearance, it also plays a big role in communicating emotions. However, only a few people give proper attention to their eyebrows till they start noticing problems such as thinning. The eyebrow thinning can be caused by many reasons including repeated overplucking, stress, frequent waxing and shaving, genetics, and underlying medical conditions. 

If you are noticing your eyebrow thinning caused by any of the above-mentioned causes, you must be thinking, how long does it take for eyebrows to grow back? In this article, we will answer this question and will give you some tips to enhance the pace of eyebrow growth. In addition to your eyebrows, the eyelashes also play an important part in making you, you. So, we will also answer the common question that most people have, do eyelashes grow back? Read on to find out the answers. 

The Duration Required For Eyebrows To Regrow

According to a study published in the US, National Library of Medicine, eyebrow hair growth follows a cycle that typically lasts around four months. This cycle can be broken into three phases anagen (the growth phase), Catagen (the transition phase), and finally tolegen (the resting phase). 

The Duration Required For Eyebrows To Regrow

Since all the hairs in your eyebrows aren’t in the same growth phase at any given time, you’ll likely see some regrowth in a few weeks. However, usually, it can take up to four months to fully grow back in. 

The growth can also vary depending on the cause of eyebrow loss and the frequency of grooming. The more frequent your tweezing and waxing is, the more it’ll take to regrow. 

How Can I Grow My Eyebrows Fast?

Though there are no magic potions to induce eyebrow growth, there are some things you can do at home to help increase its pace. They are: 

  • Eat a Balanced Diet: Hair in our body, including eyebrows is mostly made of protein. So, following a balanced diet that is rich in protein and vitamins A, B, C, and D  may help your eyebrow growth. 
  • Avoid or Limit Grooming: Though eyebrow grooming techniques such as plucking, waxing, and shaving can improve your appearance temporarily, overdoing and improper techniques can lead to reduced eyebrow growth. If you can’t completely avoid grooming, limit it to once every month. Instead of plucking your eyebrows from the root you can choose to trim it down with a pair of eyebrow scissors, which is safer in the long run. 
  • Use Growth-Promoting Oils: Using hair growth-promoting oils such as castor oil is a simple and effective way to support eyebrow growth. Apply a small amount of castor oil using a cotton swab on your eyebrows. This process may take a while to show results, but studies show that it can enrich the follicles and can lead to hair growth.
  • Eyebrow Serums: You can find several eyebrow serums in the market that are said to promote eyebrow growth. It may give your eyebrows a thicker and healthier appearance. 
  • Biotin Supplements: If your eyebrow loss is caused by biotin deficiency, using biotin supplements can promote hair growth and prevent hair loss

Do Eyelashes Grow Back?

Like eyebrows, eyelashes can also fall out. It is natural and they will completely regrow within a few months. Since all the lashes don’t fall at once, you wouldn’t generally notice the time it takes to regrow. 

Although the fall out of two to three lashes a day is natural, allergic reactions to certain mascara, improper usage of eyelash curler, and hasty removal of eyelash extensions may lead to excessive eyelash loss. However, avoiding these practices can usually cause your lashes to grow back over time. 

If you are experiencing unexplained eyelash loss and it is not growing back even after two months of patiently waiting, you may need to consult a healthcare professional to rule out any underlying medical conditions. Meanwhile, a protein-rich diet, biotin supplementation, taking multivitamins, and using over-the-counter lash conditioners can all help support the healthy growth of your eyelashes.  

Cosmetic Treatments For Eyelashes And Eyebrows

Though cosmetic procedures won’t necessarily result in the regrowth of eyelashes and eyebrows, they can be a quick fix to improve your appearance. The procedures usually take only hours to complete and it lasts for weeks and months. Some of the cosmetic treatments are: 

  • Eyebrow tinting 
  • Eyebrow extensions 
  • Eyebrow tattooing
  • Eyelash tinting 
  • Eyelash extensions 


So, how long does it take for eyebrows to grow back? Typically it would take around four months to completely regrow an eyebrow. You can improve the pace of your eyebrow growth by eating a balanced diet rich in protein and vitamins, avoiding overplucking and waxing, applying castor oil, using eyebrow serums, and taking biotin supplements. Similarly, your eyelashes will also grow back in a couple of months.  However, if the home remedies are not working for you, don’t hesitate to consult a healthcare professional. They can provide a more effective solution for you. 

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