How to Train Eyebrows to Grow in the Right Direction

How to Train Eyebrows to Grow in the Right Direction

Eyebrows are one of the special features that give prominence to the eyes and the entire face. Eyebrows that are well-defined and in good shape make the face look neat and balanced. Often, it happens that the eyebrow hair starts to grow in different directions, which makes it scattered. It is when training eyebrows in the right direction helps create a balanced and symmetrical look. 

The right direction of eyebrow hair growth is considered to be outwards from the center in an arch or straight shape. However, if you see them growing differently and scattering in diverse directions, you can blame it on your genes and certain other factors such as hair follicle shape, structure of bone, etc. 

Luckily, you can manage the ways your eyebrow hairs grow. If you are wondering how to train your eyebrows to grow in the right direction, the article will give detailed insight. Here, we will discuss the reasons behind scattered eyebrows and the effective ways to grow them properly. 

What Causes Scattered Brows?

Scattered Brows

There are various reasons that can cause the eyebrow hair to become sparse, and these can also change its shape. There might be unwanted stress on eyebrows due to varying reasons, leading them to become crooked. Here are some of the common reasons that can cause scattered brows-

  • Alopecia (2)
  • Trichotillomania (3)
  • Brow lamination
  • Microblading
  • Over-waxing of eyebrows
  • Botox or fillers

Can You Train Your Eyebrows to Grow in the Right Direction?

eyebrows to grow in the right direction

One of the major factors that decide the direction of eyebrow hair growth is your genetics. However, many other factors influence the same such as-

  • Shape of follicle: It can be straight, curved, or angled. affecting the angle at which the hair emerges (1).
  • Hair growth cycle: In the growth phase, anagen, the follicle produces hair and it is when its direction is determined. 
  • Skin and bone structure: The outline of your scalp and face can also decide the direction of hair growth.
  • External factors: Injury, trauma, wearing tight hats, headbands, constantly brushing, styling or wearing hair pain are the external factors playing a major role in hair growth direction.  

While you cannot control the genetics, the improper direction of eyebrow hair growth due to other factors, especially the external, can be manipulated to some extent. However, you need to be extremely patient to see noticeable results. 

How to Train Your Eyebrows to Grow in the Right Direction?

Here are a few ways to train your eyebrows in the right direction- 

1. Brushing in the right direction: To reshape the eyebrows, you can start by brushing your eyebrows hair in the direction you want them to grow twice a day. To comb your eyebrows, you should use a small brow brush that comes specifically for combing brows. 

2. Using brow styling wax: You can also use brow styling wax to hold and fix the brow hair in your desired direction. Practicing this process frequently will fasten the brows to ascertain their growth in a particular direction.

3. Allowing hair to grow full: Let your eyebrows grow for 4-6 weeks and complete their full growth cycle. Once you get the full growth you can now altogether remove the unwanted hair from your brows. This way your eyebrows will get trained to grow in your desired direction. 

Here are a few things that you need to consider during this period-

  • Do not pull out or pluck even a single hair, as it will allow new hair to emerge in the same unwanted direction. 
  • Avoid touching your eyebrows frequently and unnecessarily during their growth period. 
  • Apply serum that will help eyebrows to grow fast and complete all the phases within six weeks.

Once you have attained the full growth cycle of eyebrows, shape them in the direction as you desire. You can visit a salon and get it done from an expert. 

Remember, the training of eyebrows cannot be done in just one cycle; it should be followed through the full cycle till the time the brow hair falls in the right direction. Until then, you should only tweeze your extra unwanted hair to maintain the proper shape in a particular direction.


Now that we have explained how to train your eyebrows to grow in the right direction, it’s time to start prepping for the same. Consider all the points that you need to take such as applying hair growth serum and allowing hair to grow completely before training them in the desired direction. 

At first hand, you can make efforts to prevent eyebrows from getting misaligned and start growing in different directions. It can be done by taking care of them and not to put them through unnecessary strain. All the beauty procedures should be performed by the professionals so that it remains healthy and in the right shape and direction.

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