Growing Back Overplucked Brows

My Brow journey so far- from 90s commas to full bushy brows. WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS PICTURES OF SERIOUS BROW ABUSE.

I’ve been bringing my thin brows back to life since about February, so that’s about 8 months worth of eyebrow growing. It hasn’t been going too badly. I’ve managed to get to where I am without people screaming and running anyway. My left eyebrow is still playing funny buggers, but they are better than they were. I’ll go into the details of my technique in another post. I just wanted to share these photos with you. Mainly so you can have a laugh and feel better about yourself.

I was scrolling through all the photos I’ve taken this year and selected some that were taken at regular intervals through the growing process. I can’t believe that I used to pluck them out like that. Plucking and waxing your brows out was very fashionable, check out Drew-drew barrymore circa 1990 with thin arched browsAnd once the brows are gone growing them back ain’t easy. Here is my brow evolution-

how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- before i started plucking- taken at 14years old- full dark brows
14 years old- before the plucking madness had taken hold

how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- before regrowth started- v overplucked arched brow no makeup
Taken February 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- before regrowth started- v overplucked arched brow no makeup
February 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- before regrowth started- v overplucked arched brow no makeup
April 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- before regrowth started- v overplucked arched brow no makeup
April 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- slightly thicker brows
May 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- slightly thicker brows  and filled in with makeup
May 2016- I’ve started filling in with makeup to even them up while they grow
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- slightly thicker brows   that look patchy and uneven
June 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- slightly thicker brows   that look patchy and uneven
June 2016
 
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- slightly thicker brows   that look patchy and uneven
July 2016

how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- much fuller and more even
August 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- much fuller and more even- full face pic with makeup
September 2016
how to grow back overplucked 90s eyebrows- before and after collage
before and after

I’m sure I can still make some improvements, but things are definitely heading in the right direction. The key is filling in with makeup to make the shape you want and allow the brows to grow into it.

Stay tuned for more brow chat and tips on how you go about growing back those Overplucked 90s comma brows.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo says:

    I love this! It is proper dedication to the brow cause. Your patience has clearly paid off. And all the time I had no idea you were growing them out! They always look so neat and tidy!

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    1. Yes! I can’t believe how horrendous I used to look, no one told me. I’ve just had to do my brows every day, I never used to do them before this year xx

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  2. Jessica Jade says:

    This is such a good post idea!! I hate looking back at photos of my eyebrows hahaha! Tool me so long to get them growing again 😂
    xxxx

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    1. Thanks Jess. Feel pretty self conscious putting these picks out there tbh. I’m so glad I’ve put myself through the painful growing back process though x

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      1. Jessica Jade says:

        No need to feel that way I assure you we have all been through it haha! Xx

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  3. Ohh!! Your eyebrows look very good! :)I have never done it 😛 Did not pluck them so thin ever before. Very interesting post though!

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  4. Cara says:

    They went really well from July to August! Looking good. I want tips cos I think I have damaged parts of my brows from previous overplucking and they just won’t grow back in between my eyes at all.

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    1. Yes. There’s stuff you can get to help with growth might be worth a try. I have a bald patch in my left brow hairs are slowly growing back. I’ll do another post asap xx

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  5. Elley says:

    I love the warning at the beginning of the post, hilarious! Thank you so much for showing that with a bit of patience sparse brows can grow back!

    I don’t struggle with thinly shaped brows so much, mine are thick in width but their blonde and very fine so I have to do a lot of work to fill them in to make them look natural haha.

    You are so blessed with some awesome brows, love it!

    Elley
    http://www.elleymae.com

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    1. Thanks Elley! What’s your top blonde eyebrow product? People are always asking me what’s best for blondies xx

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  6. Amy says:

    I over plucked too… Grr damn that trend 🙂

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  7. I am growing out my eyebrows right now… I went to a parlour to get it done and asked them to keep it thick you know and I left with my eyebrows looking like two underfed eels! The struggle is real but I am growing it out now! 😛

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    1. Nightmare! Underfed eels! 😂😂 I can never trust anyone else with my brows now, after what I’ve been through x

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  8. khushboo says:

    omg so many pics.. i have never seen so many pics in one blog post.. awesome blog and thansk for sharing your expereince

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    1. I had to put them all in, to show the progression, it was nuts! 😄 x

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  9. great job! I know a lot of people who have the problem of growing their brows back in, since they’ve plucked so much they stoped growing. I am sure many will appriciate this post, showing them improvement is possible 😉
    Xoxo, A.

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  10. I adore this post. I’ve been there! Omg I look back at photos and I’m like eeek! Lol. I feel like when I go to grow them back I go overboard. I actually stopped getting them waxed and stick with the tweezers since sometimes the aestheticians even go to far!

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    1. Yes, I wouldn’t trust anyone with my brows now, after all I’ve been through. They’re precious! X

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  11. Nyxloves says:

    I follow you on Instagram and I just love your work. Even I have been through that phase where I have actually messed up my brows. This is a great post!

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    1. Thanks for following me! Brows are so important aren’t they?! X

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  12. They look lush! It was cruel to grow up in a time where minimal brows were all the rage. I fell foul of the overplucking too. Mine hardly grow back now to be honest but I still have enough there that they aren’t too stupid on my face!x

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    1. I remember being teased at school because my brows were bushy, so I pulled them out. Fun times! I bet your brows are lovely xx

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  13. Woah major progress! Your brows look great now
    Did you use castor oil or anything to help the grow naturally?

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