Have you had a bad experience and ended up with half your eyebrows missing?
Do you dread the pain of your regular waxing appointment?
Have you got brows that just won’t grow?
Now that we’ve answered your questions about shape, what exactly to do you need to know about eyebrow maintenance?
Waxing is a quick and affordable option for many people. The results last up to 6 weeks and as you are removing the hair from the root, your hair will slowly grow back finer and eventually not at all.
Why not to wax?
As well as being a little painful, waxing can be very harsh on your eye area which has quite delicate skin. Not only can wax be quite hot, the pulling motion used in this method can accelerate loss of elasticity, increasing the size of the hooded area of your eyes more quickly. Things go downhill quick enough as we age, no need to help mother nature! Wax can also be hard to control, so if not placed correctly - those hairs are gone!
I’ve seen threading everywhere, what do I need to know?
Threading is an ancient Indian method that pulls a line of hair out at once with a single pull of a thread. It’s a great quick option, creates a well defined shape and can be relatively pain-free.
Make sure you find a reputable artist you trust. Like any beauty service, there are risks. In this case, infected thread can cause milia-like bumps under brow when bacteria gets into these freshly threaded and opened pores. Be careful to discuss your ideal shape before you begin and many artists will automatically opt for the ideal Indian eyebrow shape, which can be thinner and closer set than you may like.
What do you recommend?
Tweezing is by far the best option in my eyes. It may be a little more time consuming initially, but it is the most painless, cost effective and manageable choice. Whether you have your brows custom shaped by an artist, or maintain them yourself; tweezing ensures precision and balance. As this method also pulls hair from the root, your hair will also slowly grow back finer and eventually not at all. Bonus!
PRO TIP: For pain-free tweezing, hold the skin above where you’re tweezing taught and pull quickly from the root of the hair. Always aim to tweeze in the direction of the hair growth; pulling any other way can change the direction of the hair growth and make them harder to groom.
One of the hardest parts is to know when to stop. Try to draw in your ideal shape first and then tweeze around it to avoid overdoing it.
How do I get those lush full brows like all the models?
NEVER CUT YOUR BROWS. Think about shaving your legs - once a hair is cut, it will grow back stronger and more corse. This isn’t the most natural or feminine look on your face is it? Always aim to brush your brow hairs into your desired shape with a spoolie wand and a little brow gel instead of opting for the scissors. And give them a chance to grow!
How do I get them to grow!?!
The average brow hair growth cycle is four months. Depending on when it was tweezed - this is how long it will take for that one hair to regain its former glory. It can take a long time for the full potential of your brows to really come through. Particularly if you are guilty of over tweezing in the 90s! If you need a little extra help try to exfoliate and condition your brows to stimulate hair growth.
PRO TIP: There are some great serums and conditioners on the market or you can make them yourself! Try filling a small perfume atomiser or vile with castor oil and add a few drops of rosemary or lavender essential oil and comb through your brows at night.
I hope this helps your brows be all they can be!