When Australia started heading into lockdown earlier this year, there was one thing Doomsday Preppers could never have prepared us for – how to stay at home with tweezers and mirror without totally destroying our brows. For those who swear by their trusted brow specialist to create beautiful fluffy brows, lots of years’ worth of hard work may have gone down the drain during lockdown.
If this sounds like you, you’re in luck! We got some expert advice from Celebrity Brow Stylist and Founder of Melbourne’s Lux Brows & Lashes, Kim Evans who’s sharing her tips on what to do for those who have gone DIY over COVID.
The first piece of advice I give to anyone is to put down the tweezers and STOP right now.
Do not touch your brow hairs and let them grow – I recommend not tweezing for a minimum of 8 weeks (or even longer depending on your hair growth cycle rate). Grow them as much as possible and then book an appointment.
If you’re looking for a natural way to grow your eyebrows back faster, I suggest using good quality oils.
Castor Oil is the number one natural remedy I love (but not supermarket castor oil) – you need to look for the highest quality Black Jamaican Castor Oil. If you can’t find that, you can also use Coconut Oil or Olive Oil. Gently massage the brows using the oil and then use a Brow Soap to give them some extra love.
You can also find a good brow growth serum. There are also some good quality brow growth serums out there and without a doubt RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Condition would be my number 1 serum. Brow oils and serums work by stimulating the hair follicles’ health. If that follicle is dead no amount of potions will bring it back to life. Quality oils and Serums do work (but do your research before purchasing).
A brow life cycle is typically 3-8 weeks (extreme cases 4 months and up to 1 year) so the main thing to remember is to be committed and use these products religiously because if you don’t, you won’t get the brow growth you need or want.
Want fuller and fluffier brows?
If you’re wanting the full and fluffy look at home, I recommend using three brow essentials; Brow Powder, Brow Soap and Highlight pencil.
Without a question, our Lux Brows and Lashes Brow Styling Soap is your little tin of brow gold. This will lift the brows hairs, creating a much fluffier and fuller brow look while the hairs perfectly in place all day long. It not only holds the brow hairs perfectly in place all day long but also has the added inclusion of nourishing Coconut and Olive oils.
If you want to head into the salon to help create the look you’re after, brow lamination might be of help.
Brow lamination can help conceal and add fullness to over-plucked eyebrows, the hair is expertly positioned (almost like a ‘comb over’) and treated. If the baseline of your brow hair doesn’t exist, as we are lifting the brow hair from the very base, clients do need to be mindful they would need to draw on /fill the baseline with powder to give the illusion brow definition.
So if you’ve gone a little too hard on the over-plucking over lockdown, let your brows take some time to rejuvenate, put down the tweezers, and use products that help to nourish the brows.
Kim Evans is a Celebrity Brow Stylist. All items can be purchased via luxbrowsandlashes.com.au.