Thinning Eyebrows - Solutions ???

no_green_thumbJanuary 28, 2014

My eyebrows are very thin from plucking -- and admittedly from age!! There is almost nothing left - and they are very light blonde. I have been googling and googling - and have found a myriad of products - pencils, powders, gels, tattoos.
Anyone else in the same boat - and what have you found that works best? Thanks.

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RoseAbbey

I dont have that problem but do have one eye where my eyelashes are more sparse and shorter than the other eye. I thought it might be the way I put mascara on but no matter how I try my eyelashes on the right are always much longer and fuller than the right. Anyway I bought some Rapidlash and have been using it for about 4 weeks now and have actually noticed quite a bit of difference especially in volume.. It says it also works for eyebrows!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 1:34PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

You can get your brows tinted at a salon. Personally, I think keeping your eye brows in good shape is the most important thing you can do to look your best. It makes such a difference.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 3:13PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

You can get your brows tinted at a salon. Personally, I think keeping your eye brows in good shape is the most important thing you can do to look your best. It makes such a difference.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 3:14PM
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vedazu

Oh, this is something I need to talk about--tinted implies you've got something to tint. My left brow is moving towards non-existent. I'm trying Rogaine--maybe will help a little, says the pharmacist. (He asked me is I had been under stress--I told him, "Yes, since I was about 17!)

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 4:23PM
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demifloyd

Nutraluxe Lash MD has helped fill out my thin brows and my lashes have grown very long.

Just this morning at a meeting two friends asked me if I was wearing false eyelashes--I had only a few swipes of mascara, my eyelashes are so long they bend against the top of my eye.

I use it both at the lash line and on my brows and I'm in my fifties so understanding the thinning and loss of darker color.

I purchase this product from my facialist, as there are numerous reports that counterfeit products are being sold on Amazon. My seventy-nine year old mother uses it and it has made her brows grow as well as her lashes.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 4:41PM
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texanjana

I use a pencil sparingly to fill in sparse areas of my brows. On a side note, have you had your thyroid checked? Thinning brows are one of the signs of a thyroid gland that is not functioning properly.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 4:45PM
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blfenton

I get mine tinted when I have my hair done. I'm fair which doesn't help either but it does make a big difference appearance wise when they are a bit darker.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 6:00PM
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tinam61

I'm so happy you posted this and thrilled to read of the two products mentioned. My brows are thinning - getting shorter from the outer end and have done this for several years. I hate the the way the tattoos look. My internist said the same thing about thryoid and eyebrows, but mine tests fine. I'm going to look into both these products. Thank you!

tina

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 8:29PM
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Happyladi

Latisse is a prescription for growing your eyelashes but many people fine it helps eyebrows too. Just use a little brush to brush it on, I find a tube lasts several months. It takes a while to see improvement, it's not overnight.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 9:21PM
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mitchdesj

a Bobby Browne cosmetic rep matched a brown shade of eyeshadow for me to use with an angled brush, I can do it wet or dry.

I still have the remnant of permanent makeup on my brows, it's pale grey now so I have to apply the brown colour all the time. I need to have it redone as it was initially. For now, the pale grey serves as my template.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 7:05AM
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joaniepoanie

I also have very light, sparse eyebrows. I now use a product that looks like mascara. The wand is similar but not as long as a mascara wand and of course comes in eyebrow colors. It works a lot better than a pencil and looks more natural. I forgot the brand but I will check it tonight and post later.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 8:11AM
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no_green_thumb

Thanks for all of the replies. I had not thought of having them tinted.
Texasjana - don't think it is the thyroid. I am very fair and after 50 years of plucking, just don't have much left.
Joanie - would be interested in what you use. I have seen a few products online that have fibers in them.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 9:48AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I love these questions as they take me to places I'd otherwise not go...I looked on line and found they have tutorials on how to use eyebrow stencils...never heard of them but they look pretty neat.

I don't think I'd want to go for a permanent solution though. As Mom aged, the ends of her eyebrows dropped and were no longer on her brow ridge. Had she had a permanent solution, it would not have been fixable. But as the ends faded, she was able to redraw the ends where they needed to be, giving her a younger appearance.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to use brow stencil

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 10:10AM
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sis3

A friend of mine had over plucked her eyebrows. They were too short and too thin. She had been using pencils for years to fill them in and extend them. She was very self conscious about her brows and to be frank the penciling was becoming quite noticeable so she decided to have a brow transplant. Now her brows look natural, nicely shaped, and quite thick. She says she does have to trim them as they transplanted hair from the back of her head but otherwise they are maintenance free. No plucking of course!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 1:03PM
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no_green_thumb

Sis - I have never, ever heard of a brow transplant. I don't think I am quite ready for that though!
Annie, you are quite right about how sometimes these threads take us places we never thought we would go. I did look at the video - and it does not look too hard. It might be worth the purchase - the stencils are pretty cheap!
Interested also to see what Joanie uses when she posts that product. I have a friend who did the "tattoo" and I think it looks pretty bad, plus they have faded and she needs to get it re-done. I really would prefer to work with what I have - and hopefully some good products!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 1:56PM
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debrak2008

I get my eyebrows tinted sometimes. I also use a product called grayfree. It looks like mascara and it supposed to be to touch up gray hair temporarily. I hope you have stopped plucking!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 2:23PM
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funnygirl

I've been using Benefit's "Gimme Brow" which has a little mascara type brush as described above. I believe it has little fibers in it which adhere to your brows. I think it works well but find the product sometimes comes out in clumps which have to be dealt with.

I think several manufacturers may have similar products. DD uses one which I believe is by Clinique.

Actually, though, I think you'd get the best results from one of the eyelash growth stimulaters. I've used Lilash and Rapidlash with good results for eyelashes; actually had to back off from the recommended once a day use because they got too long and the end lashes on one eye were starting to grow inward. I only use it about once a week now.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 3:00PM
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no_green_thumb

Maybe I should have said "thin" instead of "thinning" ---- I just think that now I would look better with brows that are not so thin and of course, there is now no way to grow them out - and yes, I have stopped plucking. I have read about "Gimme Brow" - and will look into the Rapidlash. It is nice to see that there are a lot of options out there!!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 4:39PM
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redcurls

Although I have not tried it, I've HEARD Rogaine works. You apply it with a cotton swab. There are generic versions. I understand one purchase of the stuff will last a lifetime if used on just the eyebrows.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 3:11AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Of course with the change, eyebrow hair changes too... mine always used to grow neatly to a certain length and stop. Now, along with weirdness like stray hairs on the chin, I have these rogue eyebrow hairs that don't stop growing and I have to keep trimming them. I'm telling you, aging has so many surprises in store for us!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 7:42AM
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joaniepoanie

Looks like my post from last night did not go through...probably my fault.

OK--I am currently using Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper. I like it and didnt even know this type of product existed for brows. I've never liked pencils, so for a long time just used brown eye shadow with a small angled brush which worked well also.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 11:26AM
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caminnc

I use ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel. I get it at Ulta and I love it. Looks so natural and easy to apply. Any "good" eyelash enhancer will also work to thicken eyebrows.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 12:20PM
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tinam61

I'm going to try some of the Benefit product and also I believe I will go with the Rapidlash.

The pencils/stencils/powders, etc. probably work fine with sparse/thin brows. But for those who are getting pretty bare, they don't look natural at all. I think the products with fibers would work. I looked into the tattoo method and those I saw who again were pretty bare - it also looked fake.

I read up on Rograine on eyebrows before and was discouraged because people were having problems with hair growing above the brows too. Like too much of a good thing.

tina

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 2:23PM
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debrak2008

Does anyone tint/color the eyebrows themselves? I would really like to go it. My friend who has her own license salon in her house does it sometimes but technically her license does not allow it. I also sometimes go to a salon school in the area (they are super cheap and do a good job) but they also don't have a license for eyebrow tinting.

When I go to my friend all she does is take hair color, wipe it on with a tissue, let it sit for about ten minutes and just wipe it off.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 2:25PM
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mammie15

I've started using Laura Geller's Brow Sculpting Marker. The ends of my eyebrows are very thin due to a wonky Thyroid. I really like this product because you don't put it on the skin. I just barely touch the hairs to color them. Easy, long wearing and looks natural.
I buy mine at Ulta, but it is available online at several sites.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.laurageller.com/store/brows/products/brow-sculpting-marker

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 2:47PM
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no_green_thumb

Well, the one thing I have learned is that there are a lot of options! -
Debrak - I don't see why "home" tinting won't work. I tint a bit between salon visits - would be the same thing.
What I think I am going to do first is choose one of the brow enhancers -- and get a good one. Cam, that is good advice. We have Sephora and UIta here. I need to get to one of them with the products you all have recommended and see what I can find. Thank you again.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 6:30PM
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localeater

This may sound odd, but thinning eyebrows is actually a sign of hypo thyroidism.
ÃÂ If you haven't had your thyroid hormone level checked as part of a regular physical you may want to have that done.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 11:56PM
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gsciencechick

My favorite brow pencil is a wax pencil from Benefit. Really makes my thinner brows look so much better. I am also probably due for a thyroid recheck.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 7:42AM
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