Did you once over pluck your brows? Were you a 90s gal, looking for those pencil thin eyebrows, and now regret picking up the tweezers? Regrowing eyebrows can feel like a long and difficult process. Here are a few quick tips to help you put down the tweezers and have enviously full brow.
To get brows that rival Cara Delevingne’s, first you have to put down the tweezers!
1 – Stop plucking or waxing
This may be the hardest step. You can’t even pluck those stray hairs outside the brow line. By stopping plucking or waxing, this will allow your hairs time to grow back. Eventually, you will want to clean the stray hairs, but in the first step, it is best to pack away the tweezers and not take them out until there has been amble brow growth.
2 – Use a brow enhancer or serum (like Wink)
Stopping to pull the hairs out may not be enough. If you started pulling at those hairs in the 90s (like we did, admittedly), then some of the hairs along the brow may be stuck in a dormant phase of hair growth. To kick start hair growth, it is essential to use a brow serum, like Wink, to help push the hairs from a sleeping stage to an active growing phase.
3 – Exfoliate the brows and surrounding skin
Exfoliating the skin around the eyebrows can help to remove any dead skin, as well as help to bring hairs to the surface. Try using a toothbrush with soft bristles or a gentle brush to massage and exfoliate the brow area.
4 – Take vitamins
While topically applying a hair restoration serum, like Wink, to brows will help, it is also beneficial to take vitamins. Many prenatal vitamins contain ingredients such as vitamin E and omega-3s that help promote hair growth. Biotin, niacin and other b-complex vitamins are great for improving hair texture and growth.
5 – Make Sure Your Diet is Healthy Too!
Taking vitamins can definitely help, but it is also important to make sure you are eating a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients that will promote healthy hair growth. Some people absorb nutrients better from foods than from a multivitamin. Along with the vitamins mentioned above, protein, magnesium, vitamin A and D also help to promote healthy hair growth.
6 – Use Concealer to Mask Strays Instead of Plucking
While waiting for brows to grow out, try concealing stray hairs, rather than busting the tweezers back out. Keep the tweezers in the drawer, and use your concealer to hide the extra brow hairs, as well as create shape for the brows in transition.
7 – Make Sure Brows Fit for Your Face
Once your brows have finally made their comeback, it is important to shape them so that they best suit your face. Remember your brows are meant to frame your eyes, so they should fit with your eyes, but not necessarily with the matching eyebrow.
8 – Use the Right Tools
When shaping your brows, the tools can make all the difference. You won’t want to pluck hairs that stick out, but rather trim them so they can fit into your brow’s shape. Using brow-sized scissors will make a difference here! Don’t be afraid to use powders and gels to perfect brow shape.
Growing out your brows can feel like a long, excruciating process, but don’t get discouraged. Some stylists and makeup artists recommend not plucking for a year, but if you combine these steps with using Wink, you should start to see brow growth in as little as two weeks. Put down the tweezers, and pick up Wink. Those trendy full brows will be yours in no time!