All About Brows

December 15, 2013 / 3:18 pm

The eyes are the window to the soul…and the eyebrows are the window dressing!

A well groomed eyebrow can make all the difference in your appearance but can be difficult to achieve.

Q: I plucked my eyebrows too thin when I was younger and they haven’t grown back. Help!

A: This is a common problem. The hair follicles of the eyebrows are easily damaged and aggressive plucking can cause growth to slow or even stop.

The first order of business is to STOP plucking! Let your brows grow for 2-3 weeks (longer if you can stand it), then go for a professional shaping. During this time, use a product like Latisse or Rogaine to encourage lazy follicles.

Have your brows professionally tinted with a vegetable based dye to cover any grey or white hairs and create a bolder look.

In between appointments with your brow professional, put away your magnifying mirror and lay off the tweezers. It’s OK to grab a stray hair now and again but daily obsessing will only get you in trouble.

If your brows don’t respond, you may have caused too much damage for them to recover. If this is the case, you can have them filled in with tattoo ink. Do your research when choosing a tattoo artist, ask for references and before/after photos. Brows tattooed by hand (versus a machine) look more natural but need to be touched up more often.

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