Thursday, 15 September 2011
Well shaped Eyebrows will frame your face and enhance nonverbal communication (such as the expression of emotion). Eyebrow hair have a six to eight week growth cycle and follow the same growth, resting and shedding cycle as other body hair (not head hair).
Sadly, many of my clients suffer from sparse or 'gaps' on their eyebrows caused by; a bad previous therapist (!), over plucking, side effects to medications and/ or due to alopacia areata which leaves them feeling very self-concious.
Based on my experience and advice I give to my clients, I have made a list of suggestions to help grow back those hairs naturally; without the need to invest in expensive lotions and potions that are out there in the market.
It is important to note however that this is a LONG TERM and SLOW process; which can take upto 3 months, so before embarking on one or more of these suggestions one must be prepared to patient!
1) Essential Oils - Using drops of Peppermint, Rosemary & Sage (3-4 drops of each) mixed with a table spoon of Olive oil. Massage this mixture for atleast 2 minutes once or twice a day. Peppermint is used for stimulating blood flow and Sage & Rosemary have antibacterial properties ans nourish the hair follicle.
***Please check beforehand by applying the mixture on a sensitive spot for any reactions/ sensitivity you may have to any of these oils before using it on your eyebrows!
***Also, some oils are not suitable for use in pregnancy, therefore please check before purchasing these oils if they are suitable to be used during preganancy.
2) Massage - Using your fingers or a Brow Brush, gently massage the areas of your eyebrows in the direction of hair for up to 10 minutes. You can add a drop or two of Vitamine E, Caster or Olive oil to the brush/ finger for the massage. Do this atleast twice daily.
3) Vitamins! - Research shows that Vitamins A, B3, C & E are good for hair growth as these vitamins increase the intake of Proteins.
4) Water - Also drink LOTS of water to ensure your body removes toxins.
Avoid having hair removed too close to those areas you are trying to grow back. This is why Eyebrow Threading is so wonderful; one can remove a hair at a time!