In this day and age, where bold, full brows dominate the runways, it is a woman’s worst nightmare to have their eyebrows over-plucked. The problem of thin brows, however, is still very common. Perhaps you stared too long into the magnified mirror and became a little tweezer crazy. You might have experienced a horrible threading or a waxing experience at a new salon. Over-plucked eyebrows can be caused by a variety of factors.
If you find that your eyebrows have become too thin, don’t worry. Over-plucking may not be as harmful as it seems. Contrary popular belief, your eyebrows will grow in full so long as your hair roots remain intact. There are ways to ease the pain of the hair regrowth process in the interim without having long bangs.
This is one of the most horrifying and popular beauty myths. If you pluck too hard on your eyebrows, hair will not grow back. Fortunately, there is no biological basis for this belief. There’s no need to worry if you over-plucked.
The myth about permanently thin eyebrows is likely a result of the fact that brow hair takes longer to regrow than hair on the head. The hair on your head grows about half an inch a month. Your eyebrows grow much more slowly. About two months are needed for eyebrows that have been tweezed to grow back. While it takes patience to wait for your eyebrows to fill back in, you shouldn’t be concerned about the possibility of permanent thin brows.
You aren’t the only woman who’s ever been a little too crazy with tweezers. It’s common for women to overpluck their eyebrows. This is why companies have developed brow conditioners and serums that claim they can regrow your eyebrows in half the amount of time. Although these products can be very tempting, especially if you are hoping to see your eyebrows grow faster, their effectiveness has not been proven.
Castor oil and coconut oil are natural oils that can be used to stimulate hair growth. Although these oils haven’t been proven to be effective for over-plucked eyebrows, many women swear that they work.
Your eyebrows will probably look uneven as they begin to fill in. You should resist the urge to use tweezers on your eyebrows, no matter how uneven or ragged they appear.
You can’t tell how your brows are going to look after they grow in their fullest. You run a higher risk of re-overplucking brows if you use tweezers to remove your new hair. While you wait for your eyebrows to thicken, keep your tweezers in a drawer. If you have to pluck your eyebrows, be very careful and only remove hairs that are in the middle, above or below.
The eyebrow hairs become unruly as they grow. The hairs don’t always lay flat and blend seamlessly with the rest of your eyebrow hair pattern. This can give you a messy appearance. When it comes to controlling regrowth, brow gel is your best friend.
Investing in a tinted gel brow that is a shade or more darker than your eyebrows’ natural color will give you a smoother, even finish. The gel should be brushed evenly across your brows to give the appearance of thicker eyebrows. Powder can be used to set the gel for a long-lasting finish that does not look too shiny.
It’s tempting to draw harsh lines around the brow hairs to give them more thickness. The eyebrow pencil is not the best tool to use when you want your brows to look more natural. It will actually draw attention to your thin natural brows.
When your eyebrows start to fill in due to over-plucking, try not using a pencil. When you use a brow pencil, do not try to outline the brows. Use a light touch to make short dash-like strokes on the thinnest areas of your eyebrow to give the appearance of hair growth. For a more natural appearance, choose softer brow products such as gels, powders and pomades.
When filling in eyebrows that have been over-plucked, powder is the best product to use. It is because powder is a very forgiving product. The forgiveness of powder is crucial when your brows grow in a haphazard way.
Apply brow powder with an angled brush that is a shade or more darker than your hair color. Use lighter powder layers on the inner corners and more powder at the arch and tail to match your hair growth pattern. Focus on the sparsest areas of your eyebrows to add depth. Use a small, angled concealer brush to clean up your brows’ edges and hold the powder.
It’s safe say that after enduring the agony of over-plucking and waiting for what seemed like an eternity for your eyebrows to grow, you will never want to go through such a nightmare experience again.
To maintain a thick, full shape, you can only pluck hairs on the outside of your brow’s natural line. When plucking your eyebrows, never use a magnified mirrored. No one will look at you so closely in real life. Always go to salons you trust when getting your brows threaded. You can try a new salon, but be sure to give your technician clear instructions. Also ask them to check your eyebrows during the procedure to make sure you are on the same page.
Don’t lose hope. No matter how thin or sparse your brows look, you can restore them to their previous bold glory. Over-plucking is not irreversible. The tips provided in this article will help you to ensure that your brows are well groomed at all stages of regrowth.