Over the past couple of years I’ve used a number of techniques and products that have made a huge difference in the appearance of my eyelash custom box and I’m pleased to be able to share what I’ve learned with you.
I’ve come to believe that full brows make a eyelash custom box look younger.
When we’re kids our eyebrows tend to be thicker. As women, especially if we’re girly girls, we begin to pluck sometime around the middle school years.
At age 13 I plucked my eyelash custom box so thin that it became fodder for conversation on the school bus. My friend Lisa told me one day that our friends noticed that my brows were getting thinner each day. They’d taken bets that soon there would be none left. I was the butt of jokes. When she told me this I began to re-think my obsession with thin brows…
There was a period wherein thick brows were all the rage. I let mine fill in, but time went by, the trend changed, and I began tweezing again.
A nicely shaped arch is a good thing. You just don’t want to overdo it. A too thin brow looks artificial and it also connotes an older lady look that I’d recommend avoiding even if you are an older lady.
If your brows are especially thin, consider xuhair them fill in and see how it changes your look for the better. A well defined brow is like a nice frame on a lovely painting.
WHAT IF YOUR BROWS DON’T GROW FULL NATURALLY?
Well, you’re in luck!
There are a number of ways you can fill them in, EVEN if they don’t grow on their own.
The way I’ve done it is with a product made for growing hair on the head called Minoxidil. They say that women should use the 2% solution, rather than the 5% solution made for men, which is stronger. However, a dermatologist told me it’s safe for women to use the 5% solution and I’ve been using it for years and nothing untoward has happened. No chest hair, no mustache, and no deepening of the voice, so I’m trusting that what the dermatologist said is true.
To apply the solution to the eyelash custom box, use the dropper that comes with the product and apply a few drops to a Q-tip or cotton swab and wipe onto the brow in the area where you’d like the hair to fill in. Do this daily.
I had one nice eyelash custom box and one that was scraggly, and I patiently applied the minoxidil daily for a couple of months. Eventually the scraggly brow filled in nicely. It DID take some time, though. I quickly noticed fine hair filling in, after only a few weeks, but it took at least 8 weeks to see the hair begin to thicken.
YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS TECHNIQUE TO EVEN OUT UNEVEN BROWS.
When you look at a photo of your face is it symmetrical? If so, lucky you! You’re probably gorgeous. Mine was not. One brow was significantly higher than the other which made my face look oddly uneven. I didn’t like this.
So, in addition to filling in my scraggly eyelash custom box, I also used the minoxidil to add hair where it had never actually grown. By doing this, I lifted my brow line.
This took much longer than 8 weeks, but it was worth the wait.
As the hair began slowly filling in higher on the eyebrow that was lower (which was the scraggly one) I began tweezing underneath that area as the area above filled in.
On the other brow, (the higher one) I tweezed a little bit off the top and used the minoxidil underneath that brow line to fill it in so that even though I was removing some of the top of the brow, it would fill in below to match the thickness of the other brow that I was working on. I kept this up until both brows were of equal thickness and the low brow filled in on top (making it higher) and the high brow readjusted to look lower.
The process took several months, but eyelash custom box, I had a whole new brow line. AND my brows were thick and almost even. They’re much more symmetrical now. This makes the entire face look better.
You can used Rogaine, which is a brand name version of minoxidil, or you can use the generic version sold in Target, Costco, or many drugstores. From my experience, the generic version works just as well as the brand name, but it’s much cheaper.
YOU WILL NEED TO TWEEZE AND/OR SHAVE the extra, fuzzy hairs that will inevitably appear around your new brows. The product will cause stray hairs to pop up.
Do pluck those strays to keep your brow line where you want it. Most beauty supply stores also sell brow shavers. They’re very inexpensive (about a dollar or so) and you can shave away the fuzz at the top and sides of the brow for a clean, defined look.
There are also many lash/brow enhancers that can achieve similar results to Minoxidil. If you’d rather not use Minoxidil, try one of the last/brow enhancers and use it the same way I’ve just described.
Speaking of lash enhancers, lets talk about LASHES.