By: Essence Lopez
I feel as if we’ve all had a moment in our life when we realized we lost our eyebrows.
Now, I obviously don’t mean they flew straight off your face, unless you draw them on to the point where the second a makeup wipe touches them its like you never had eyebrows at all. I’m talking about the one day where maybe you had an experience like I did, and your mother attempted to do it.
I’ll say it right now, unless you’ve actually seen this person do someone else’s eyebrows besides their own, leave it to the professionals. Or even you got your eyebrows waxed so many times to the point where you realized one was bigger than the other.
I went through the month of pain more than once when you have to watch them grow in for about a month or 2 and it’s not pretty. I’m going to share some steps to quicken the process.
Step #1: Don’t touch your eyebrows
This may sound simple, but it’s the hardest to do. Watching those stray hairs grow in to the point where even cleaning it up with makeup can be difficult depending the color and thickness of your eyebrow hairs. Try your best to wait as long as possible, because last thing you want to do is disturb the process.
Step #2: Moisture equals growth
Many may not know this, but just like the hair on your head, your eyebrows need moisture. It’s to keep it healthy and for its thickness and length, the same goes for your eyebrows.
I recommend aloe vera, coconut oil or even castor oil. Aloe vera is known for its many health benefits, whether it be hair moisture or also the perfect overnight skin mask. Castor oil works best overnight: just apply some with a q-tip or cotton ball and let the oil work its magic. The same goes for coconut oil, but let’s be real—everything works better overnight cause while you’re sleeping your body is always healing itself. Always remember to clean your eyebrows thoroughly but not roughly, because over moisturizing can clog your pores making the process longer.
Step #3: Serums!
There are little concoctions you can create filled with multiple moisturizers, or you can do your research and try out a product known for eyebrow growth. These may work for you, or they might not, but the only way you’ll know is if you try. Some products which are worth looking into would be Talika Eyebrow Lipocils ($40), Master Lash replenishing eyebrow oil ($49), and Joey Healy brow renovation serum ($125).
These products are a bit on the expensive side, but there are products for even cheaper if you’re on a budget. Latisse ($10.99), Rogaine Women’s ROGAINE Topical Solution ($15.22), or even Viviscal Extra Strength for ( $12.62).
I would recommend creating a concoction at the end of the day I always feel the more organic it is the better the results. There 2 types that I know of that I will share with you, and this can be used on eyelashes also.
1- castor oil, aloe vera, coconut oil
2- castor oil, vitamin e oil, and coconut oil
Make sure to split it up evenly in a small container and apply it every night before bed for the best results.
Your eyebrows are a big part of your overall appearance so cherish them and care for them because one day you could lose them. Also if you feel like filling them in I recommend not doing it too much when growing your eyebrows back in cause makeup does clog your pores. Try out these tips and tricks and see what works best for you.
Good luck with your new eyebrows.