Unless you have very sensitive skin, waxing is a quick and relatively easy alternative to plucking your eyebrows. Although it is generally best to get eyebrows waxed professionally, it can be expensive. If you have a tighter budget, or if you are feeling fairly brave, here are some simple steps for you to try at home.
Preparing the Eyebrow
Brush the eyebrow into place with a baby toothbrush or clean mascara wand, so that their natural shape is neatly defined. Next, apply an astringent such as witch hazel to anaesthetize the sensitive skin under the brow. Work out your natural brow shape by standing several feet away from a mirror, and following these simple steps:
Hold a ruler parallel to your nose, and level with the inner corner of the eye, to work out where the brow should begin. If your eyes are close together, make the gap between the brows wider. If your eyes are far apart, don’t wax the start line of the brow too much so that they are closer together. Mark the correct point with a dot.
Working out the curve of the eyebrow
You can work out where the highest point of the curve/ arch should be by holding a ruler from the edge of the nostril past the outer edge of the iris (the coloured part of the eye) and up to the eyebrow. Mark the spot with a dot.
Now link up the dots in a gentle arch to draw on the ideal shape of the eyebrow that you want to achieve. This will give you a guideline to go by when applying the wax. You should aim for a smooth arched brow that tapers slightly at the outer ends.
Applying the Wax
Buy a professional waxing kit – basically a jar or tube of wax that can be warmed up in boiling water and applied with a small applicator or spatula, and (usual muslin) removal strips. Each product varies slightly, so be sure to read the manufacturers directions carefully.
Warm up the way to optimum temperature and use the small spatula to apply a thin layer of wax to the growth. Make sure that you only use a small amount of wax on the spatula to avoid the wax dripping when it is applied. Apply wax with the hair growth under the eyebrow, (i.e. in the same direction that the hair grows in). You don’t need to use much, and you should not let the wax dry.
Removing the Hair
This is the painful bit! Ouch!!
Never wax above the eyebrow, only ever shape from below. Waxing from under the brow will widen your eyes and help to get the line even. This will make you look younger and much more glamorous if done correctly! As soon as it is applied remove the wax against the hair growth, (i.e. in the opposite direction that the hair grows in). This is done by gently smoothing a piece of cotton muslin over the waxed area, pulling the skin taut with one hand, and pulling the muslin off with the other.
It is a good idea to take a little hair off at a time, especially if you have fairly this growth. You will be surprised how much difference a little hair removal will make to your appearance.
Any straggly hairs left over after waxing can be easily plucked out using a set of good tweezers. Apply a soothing balm like tea tree oil onto the area afterwards. You should avoid direct sunlight, acid based facial treatments, and liquid makeup for several hours.
To give the gorgeous new eyebrow shape emphasis, use an eyebrow pencil or tinted brow shadow to subtly fill in any gaps, and even out the natural colour tone. Don’t worry if you make mistakes, even if you have bald patches or empty spaces. Practice makes perfect, and anyway, the hair will have grown back before you know it!!
Thin Tip: Good for grasping small, fine hairs, and plucking ingrown hair.
Slanted Tip: Gives maximum control.
Square Tip: Best used for removing coarse hairs or several hairs at a time.
Tweeze immediately after showering or apply a hot washcloth to loosen hair follicles.
Hold a pencil vertically along the side of the nose.
The eyebrow should start at the outside edge of the pencil.
Leaving a bit more space will widen closed-set eyes.
Hold the pencil to the outside of the eye.
This is where the eyebrow should end.
Smooth brows with a little moisturizer to help hairs slide out.
Brush brows up to find a natural arch.
Draw in the desired shape beforehand with a soft eye shadow pencil.
Tweeze under the brow first, plucking in the direction of the growth.
Using an eyelash comb, comb brows upwards and trim any hairs that extend beyond the natural top or brow bone.
After tweezing, soothe the area with cool, wet tea bags.
Beauty Tips For Eyebrows
Your eyebrows add strength and definition to your face. Well-groomed eyebrows enhance your beauty.
You should pluck eyebrows before bedtime, so any redness will disappear overnight. In shaping your eyebrows use your facial features.
Use a pair of slant edge tweezers which grip hairs easily. Comb hairs one way and then the other to remove loose hairs.
You should pluck hairs between the brows and any stragglers. Never remove the hairs from above your eyebrows.
Pluck each hair individually close to the root. Work in the direction of the growth.
Always avoid overplucking. In defining your eyebrows choose a shade similar to your natural hair colour.
When using a pencil you should apply in small, feathered strokes. Starting at the inner corner work outwards.
Blend the colour with a brush. To tame stray hairs just use hair gel and comb through to neaten.
Eyebrows are important because they affect the way we look. However, it may take six to eight months for your eyebrows to return to normal growth due to hormonal imbalances, lack of nutrition and other reasons.
Home Remedies How To Regrow Eyebrows
Castor oil contains very unusual chemical compounds that are found in other seeds and oils in low concentrations. Gently massage castor oil on each eyebrow and leave for a while. Wash them off after 30 minutes with mild warm water and a mild facial cleanser. Repeat the process once daily for consecutive days and stop immediately if there is any irritation.
One is concrete and the other is pulpy, but a mixture of coconut oil and lemon peel can certainly help rebuild your eyebrows. Take 1/4 cup coconut oil and mix it with chopped peel in a clean container then keep the mixture in a dark place for a fortnight. Take a dab with the mixture on the eyebrows every day from a cotton ball before going to bed. You can use it until there is no irritation on the skin and avoid direct sunlight on the eyebrows just 2 hours after you apply it to prevent irritation from citrus.
If your eyebrow hair is thin due to extra pressure, you must try the sap from aloe vera leaves. Gently massage the juice on your eyebrows by crushing the aloe vera leaves and letting them dry.
Sulphur in onion juice can help in the quick and fun restoration of eyebrow hair. Grind an onion and rub the juice under the eyebrow skin with a cotton ball. Make sure you wash your eyebrows, so you get the most out of them.
Fenugreek Seeds (Fenugreek):
Make a paste by crushing a few fenugreek seeds and apply it on the brow before going to bed or just before going to bed in the morning. You can mix almond oil to make a paste; The properties of almond oil will help to moisturize your skin.
Milk and milk products are rich in protein and vitamins. Dip a cotton ball in the milk and rub it into the eyebrow area at night. The inherited natural properties of milk provide nutrients to the hair roots and make them grow faster.
Choose any 1 of the above 6 tips and apply continuously for 15-20 days.
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