Does Vaseline Help Your Eyebrows Grow?

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Vaseline is a brand of products made with petroleum jelly. The brand is owned by Unilever, a transnational company. The products produced are many, ranging from skin creams to lotions to deodorants.

If you’re looking for a magical beauty product, Vaseline is definitely one of the OGs. But does Vaseline help your eyebrows grow? Who doesn’t want to have naturally full eyebrows? Is Vaseline the answer?

In this article, we’ll take a close look at Vaseline and eyebrow hair.


Does Vaseline Help Your Eyebrows Grow?

Vaseline can be used to help your brows appear thicker and fuller, especially if they’re over-plucked, or if you’re trying to grow them out after years of spotty upkeep.

Vaseline can be used to help your brows appear thicker and fuller, especially if they’re over-plucked or if you’re trying to grow them out after years of spotty upkeep.

Vaseline is a good moisturizer. It’s cheap and easy to use. So yes, Vaseline will help your eyebrows appear fuller, whether you’ve plucked them, waxed them, used your eyebrow pencil too much, or otherwise abused them. But it won’t really make them grow, at least not directly.

There are a few different ways you can use Vaseline for eyebrows.

But the most popular method involves applying a small amount of petroleum jelly directly below your eyebrow line. The goal is to create a barrier between your skin and the hair follicle so that moisture doesn’t dry out prematurely during washing or sleeping. 

It’s also important not to apply too much or else it could clog pores in that area and cause breakouts.

The goal is to create a barrier between your skin and the hair follicle so that moisture doesn’t dry out prematurely during washing or sleeping. 

How much Vaseline should I apply? How often should I apply? How long does it take?

You’ll need to use a soft cloth and warm water to clean your eyebrows before applying Vaseline. Next, you’ll have to apply a gentle soap, followed by a mild brush (don’t use an eyebrow brush) to remove any excess dirt or oil from your brows. 

You should also use a comb as well as an old toothbrush if needed in order to get rid of any extra buildup on the skin around your eyebrows.

If you want even more precision when trimming your eyebrows, it’s best if you use a small mirror and magnifying mirror for close-up views of each hair that needs cutting or plucking.

You can trim away unwanted hairs using scissors or tweezers—or both! The choice is up to you, but keep in mind that scissors are better for longer hair while tweezing works best for short hair.

Apply Vaseline Regularly At Night And Rinse Off In The Mornings

There are a couple of ways to do this. If you have sensitive skin, don’t use Vaseline more than once a day, and don’t use it on your eyebrows if you have allergies. Also, if you have eyelash extensions, be careful — Vaseline can remove the extensions.

Apply the Vaseline every night before going to sleep and leave it on overnight. Wash it off in the morning, just rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel after washing your face in the morning, then apply moisturizer as usual.

Use a gentle cleanser and a soft cloth to gently remove the Vaseline. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry with a towel if needed.

Use a good moisturizer on your eyebrows to keep them shiny and healthy-looking after washing off Vaseline at night! I recommend using one made for your skin type (e.g., oily or dry) because this will help keep your brows hydrated without making them greasy or causing breakouts like some other products do for me personally (and many others).

Easy Recap…

Apply a thin layer of Vaseline to your eyebrows and leave it on overnight. In the morning, rinse it off with warm water and follow with a good moisturizer that’s made specifically for your face (like CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion).

If you have sensitive skin, try putting on a very thin layer of Vaseline before bedtime as opposed to leaving it on all night.

Repeat this process once or twice a week until you see the fuller brows you seek.

Overdoing The Vaseline Can Clog Your Pores

Vaseline is a byproduct of oil refining, and it contains petroleum jelly. It is a great moisturizer so you can use it on your eyebrows to help them appear thicker and fuller, as we have highlighted above.

Vaseline may be used to help eyebrow growth in some people. However, there are some drawbacks including clogged pores from the frequent application, according to Today Health.

Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) Is Also Great For Other Things

Petroleum jelly is a byproduct of oil refining, and it makes an excellent moisturizer for skin, hair, and nails. When applied to the skin, it can keep moisture in while preventing water loss. This makes petroleum jelly essential in the treatment of dry skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

It’s also found in many hand sanitizers because its viscosity helps trap germs on your hands so they can be washed off more easily when you wash your hands again with soap.

Petroleum jelly has been used as an ointment for minor burns since 1859 when Dr. Edwin Hale Winslow first used it on soldiers who had been injured during the Civil War. It continues to be recommended today due to its soothing properties. It can reduce pain from minor burns or scrapes by forming a barrier so air cannot reach them.

Vaseline also keeps moisture locked in so that the skin underneath stays hydrated.

Best Time To Apply Vaseline To Your Eyebrows

The best time to apply Vaseline for eyebrows is at night, before bed. This will allow the Vaseline to coat your hairs and help add volume so that they look thicker even when you don’t have any makeup on.

To use Vaseline, simply put a small amount on your finger and rub it into your eyebrows by applying it in upward strokes. Be sure not to get too much Vaseline on or around the hairline because this can cause breakage and irritation over time.

How Often…

The frequency with which you should do this depends on how quickly your brows grow; if they are thick enough, then once a week should suffice—but if they’re not very full yet (like mine), then twice per week would be better suited until there’s more growth happening under there!

Using Vaseline can show results quickly by making your eyebrows appear thicker and fuller while they grow out. This is because Vaseline is a moisturizer, which means it will retain moisture for longer than other products. 

As a result, it will help prevent your skin from getting dry and flaky, which can be particularly beneficial if you have coarse or coarse eyebrow hairs that tend to shed more than others.

Benefits of Vaseline on the Brows

One of the major benefits of using Vaseline on your eyebrows is that this method works well with any type of hair growth pattern, whether they are full or sparse in nature (and everything in between). If used correctly, you may notice an increase in thickness after two weeks.

However, if you aren’t seeing results right away then don’t worry! Your new growth should start showing up within four weeks at most – just keep applying Vaseline daily until then!


Now that you’ve learned that Vaseline can be very helpful in helping your eyebrows appear fuller, we hope that you’ll put what you’ve learned to work. That’s why you are reading this anyways!

Ensure you persist till you see your desired results, however, be careful so that you do not clog your skin pores, because that could cause discomfort in the long run.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).