Saturday, October 08, 2011

Re-grow over-plucked eyebrows! (part 1)

Hello everyone!

I have to admit, I’m kind of obsessed with eyebrows.  And I mean eyebrows in general, not just my own.  Some things I notice right away are over-waxed brows, over-tweezed brows, drawn-on brows and unibrows.  Just like a great hairstyle, the right eyebrow shape can and will make a remarkable difference in the way you look.

Eyebrow shaping can be done in various ways.  The most popular methods are tweezing, waxing and threading.  I do not suggest waxing your eyebrows (unless you have a unibrow).  With tweezing and threading, you have great control, and can accurately choose the hairs you're removing. Plucking is the most popular method of eyebrow shaping since it is easy to do and doesn't require anybody’s assistance.


So, what can you do if you over-plucked your eyebrows?


Ideally you should wait for all of the hair to grow back before you begin plucking.  Leave stray hairs alone to prevent over-plucking again.  But the truth is that doing this would make you look messy and un-groomed!  
Instead, I suggest using a white eyeliner or concealer on the hair that you don’t want to remove, when tweezing, so you don't end up plucking the hair you want to grow back.

Over-plucked eyebrow

Invert in a good quality pair of tweezers.  If your tweezers slide off or break the hair instead of pulling them out, or can't grab onto short hairs, you'll end up frustrated.  This is when you’re most likely to make a mistake and end up with over-plucked eyebrows!  Always tweeze one hair at a time.
Fill them in with an eyebrow pencil and/or powder while you wait.  Be very careful, if you use the wrong products or technique your brows will look painted on, instead of natural.  Choose a colour that is close to your natural hair colour.  Gently pull the pencil away near the edges of your brow to prevent the dreaded painted on look.  Apply some eyebrow gel to keep everything in place.
Using a magnifying mirror (or standing to close to a mirror) is not the best way to get perspective on how your brows are looking, so you'll end up over-plucking.  Use a regular mirror and make sure you have good, natural light when tweezing.

I also recommend using this DIY eyebrow growth serum formulated for encouraging the growth of healthier, fuller-looking brows.

Always take your time and never pluck your eyebrows when you’re in a hurry!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Photos from here and here.

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