When will you see baby eyebrows?

Susan Fernandez February 02 2022

When do babies' eyebrows fully develop?

It will take around three to six weeks before a baby's eyebrows start to form, you can see the faintest of brows at five weeks. By twelve weeks, they will be fully formed. The formation of the baby`s eyebrows begins inside the uterus during week 6 of pregnancy. Around 6 months old is when your little one will start to lower their eyebrows like us grown-ups do in order to show our feelings like anger, sadness, etc.

Babies don't grow hair on their heads until they are 4-7 months old and some babies may never even grow head hair! As for the white forelock that some babies are born with on their heads, it doesn't mean anything (although some people believe it may indicate high intelligence). It's just a random thing that happens during birth.

Usually, a baby`s eyebrows are darker at birth and lighten over time.

When do babies grow eyebrows after birth?

This is something that many new parents wonder about, as their little one's newborn eyebrows may be quite light in color. It can be difficult to determine just when your baby's brows will begin to look more mature and full-grown.

In general, it takes several months for a baby's eyebrows to darken. This is due to a variety of factors, including the speed at which their hair grows and the type of pigment that makes up their eyebrows in the first place. Some babies have rather sparse or thinned-out eyebrows right after they are born, while others have much fuller brows right away.

There is no "one size fits all" answer to this question, since there are so many different variables involved when it comes to babies' eyebrows. However, in general, most parents can expect their little one's brows to begin to look more mature and defined within the first 3-6 months of life. So if you're anxiously awaiting those thicker, darker eyebrows on your baby, just be patient – they'll likely appear before you know it!

What if my baby doesn`t have eyebrows? Should I worry?

Some babies don't form eyebrows at all, even as they grow older. However, if your baby is consistently rubbing their eyebrows or constantly having them knitted together above the nose (or they constantly look like this), then you should make an appointment with a pediatrician to make sure there aren't any hidden health issues. Normally, your baby's eyebrows should be fully formed by twelve weeks old. 

As we already told, babies don't grow hair on their heads until they are 4-7 months old and some babies may never even grow head hair! As for the white forelock that some babies are born with on their heads, it doesn't mean anything (although some people believe it may indicate high intelligence). It's just a random thing that happens during birth.

Also, if you have a boy baby then he won't start growing facial hair until puberty. Hair will generally be darker between twelve months and three years old (when they get into toddler ages), but they still should be eyebrows. If there is no sign of any eyebrows by this age, talk to your doctor about it, since there can be medical causes including hypothyroidism or anemia which can cause problems with eyebrow and facial hair growth.

If there is no medical reason for the lack of your little baby`s eyebrows, it's probably nothing to worry about because the hair usually starts growing around three years old.


How can you help your baby grow hair and eyebrows quicker?

There are a lot of products that will fasten the process of eyebrow and hair growth, but the best thing to do is just rub your baby's head a lot.

  • Use aloe vera

This is a natural and organic way to get your baby's eyebrows growing quickly. Rub the aloe vera on their eyebrows two or three times a day and it will stimulate hair growth in just a few weeks!

  • Massage

This is one of the most important procedures for eyebrow growth stimulation. Massaging from the middle forehead with circular movements increases blood flow, which helps in eyebrow development. It also improves the facial muscles and builds bone structures in babies.  

  • Limit stress

Stress can slow down the nail, hair, and eyebrow growth rates of your baby. So, try to avoid any type of stress in your baby`s life as much as possible in order to help them grow eyebrows quickly!

  • Use coconut oil

This is also a very natural and safe ingredient that can help your baby with eyebrow growth stimulation. Apply coconut oil to the eyebrows every night before bed and it will stimulate both hair and eyebrow growth.

  • Use a baby lotion

There are a lot of different types of baby lotions, but they all have one thing in common: Shea butter! This is a great ingredient for eyebrow growth stimulation because it increases blood flow. It also contains vitamin E which helps scalp issues like dermatitis or dandruff.

What commercial products can you use for the eyebrows growth?

There are some commercial products on the market that can help with eyebrow growth; however, you must talk to your doctor before using them!

  • Castor oil is a great product for fastening eyebrows and hair length. It also accelerates the eyebrow growth process in just a few weeks.
  • Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment - this is specifically made for thinning or breaking hair, but it can also be used to stimulate eyebrow hair growth. Apply it once per week for the best results.
  • Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum - this serum will protect your baby's skin from drying out due to harsh weather conditions or daily washing/bathing. What`s more, it contains jojoba oil which stimulates eyebrow growth in just a few weeks.
  • Olive oil is one of the most commonly used oils for hair growth stimulation. It also contains vitamin E which will help with dry scalp problems like dermatitis or dandruff (which can be decidedly uncomfortable). Massage olive oil into the eyebrows every night before bed and in no time your baby's eyebrows will start growing!

One last tip: you should never wax, tweeze or thread your baby's eyebrows if they are too young to do it themselves! Hair needs to be at least 1/4 inch long before any grooming procedure like these because it could damage their skin if done too early. If you want to know how to brush your baby`s hair, you can read our article.

How does your baby's diet affect eyebrows growth?

If you follow the above-mentioned steps then there is no reason for eyebrow growth problems. However, if you want your baby to develop thicker eyebrows quickly then it's a good idea to look at their diet. Food high in vitamin A will help with this process since this vitamin helps with hair and nail growth.


This kind of food should be a part of your baby`s diet because eggs contain a lot of protein that can help them grow healthy eyebrows.

Whole grains

It's also important to include whole-grain bread as well as brown rice in your baby`s diet because they are rich in B vitamins, zinc as well as iron which all stimulate eyebrow growth for your little one!  

Citrus fruits

This fruit group can be a part of your baby's diet because they have a lot of vitamin C. Vitamin C is very important for eyebrow development and growth, so it's good to include this in your child`s diet.



They contain a lot of antioxidants that can help with natural eyebrow growth stimulation. You can give them fresh or frozen but make sure not to add sugar!  

Last but not least: always remember - babies are perfect just like they are! Also, there is nothing wrong with their eyebrows! They will grow over time and you should never force any kind of hair removal on your baby`s body parts (and yes, eyebrows are included).

When should you worry?

Though there is no time for worries, if your baby doesn`t have any eyebrows by the age of two then it's a good idea to talk about the situation with your doctor. There are some medical reasons for eyebrow loss, so you should look into them. If your baby lost their eyebrows after three years old, there is no need to worry because they will grow next couple of months or years!

You and your baby need to go to the doctor only in case your baby doesn't have eyebrows at the age of three. Then there might be some medical reasons for eyebrow loss, so you should look into them. 

What can prevent your baby`s hair growth?

One of the most common reasons for eyebrow growth problems is a hereditary factor. If your family has very sparse eyebrows, then it`s possible that your baby will have sparse or no eyebrows at all. However, this doesn't mean that you should worry!

Baby`s eyebrows usually grow faster during the first year of your child's life and they will get thicker within the next couple of years. In other words, there is nothing to be worried about because hair loss might be only temporary.

Another important factor that can prevent hair growth even in adult age is malnutrition. If your baby doesn`t have a proper diet, then they can lose their eyebrows even if you give them all the necessary vitamins and minerals! You need always check what your baby eats in order to prevent eyebrow loss because in this case, you are the only one who can save eyebrows.

What about parents who draw fake eyebrows for their babies?

It is the worst thing ever! Why? Because human hair doesn`t grow back on your baby's skin. You need to know, that this kind of eyebrow drawing can cause some serious issues in the future: alienating them from their own identity, preventing natural eyebrow growth, and even removal of their eyebrows with waxing can lead to permanent eyebrow loss. Unfortunately, all these procedures are too dangerous for your baby's skin and they have no benefits for your child's health or physical appearance.

What if my kid is always rubbing his/her eyes?

As you probably already know, most kids rub their eyes due to excessive sleepiness or allergy symptoms. However, there is also another reason why do this - when they are tired, they rub their eyes with their palms in order to get rid of the sleepiness. You should not worry about it because it won`t prevent eyebrow growth. If your child is rubbing their eyes every time you see them, then make sure that there are no allergies or other health problems involved.

If your baby rubs his/her eyes during the day, it might be caused by tiredness or allergy symptoms (like mentioned above). However, if this behavior lasts for weeks and months, then talk to your doctor about it. This way you will ensure that everything is okay with eye development in general!

What does it mean when your baby`s eyebrows are always red?

It is usually caused by the excessive rubbing of the eyes. Sometimes, this condition can be more serious and you need to talk to your doctor about it. Though if your baby rubs their eyes only during sleep or naps, then everything should be okay! It`s not a problem because children are always pretty active at night.

Red eyebrows might also indicate some kind of dermatitis. If you notice that your baby`s eyebrows are always red, then talk to your doctor about it.

Final words

Eyebrows usually grow within the first two to five years. After this period, your baby won`t lose any more eyebrows unless there are some health issues involved. If you notice that your kid is losing their eyebrows, then make sure that they have already turned three years old and it is not caused by malnutrition or eye rubbing. Red eyebrows on babies can be a sign of serious dermatitis - take care of your child's health. Eyebrow drawing should be avoided as much as possible!