Eyebrows are an essential part of our overall look and are often neglected. If you have curly eyebrows that don't quite fit your style at the moment, there are many ways for you to straighten them. Whether you've decided to go for home hair products or want to trust the hands of a professional, it's best to first determine what suits your budget and schedule.
Part 1 of 2: Shaping the eyebrows
Step 1. Do your research and find pictures of exactly the kind of eyebrows you would like yourself
As with finding a new hairstyle, the safest thing to do here is to determine what inspired you. This is especially helpful if you go to a specialist, because no matter how clearly we imagine what exactly we need, the stylist may have a completely different perception. To be on the safe side, bring the master images that he can work with to avoid any misunderstandings.
Ask someone whose look you like where she did her eyebrows. If she did them herself, check out local reviews or thematic social media pages to approach your search with due diligence. Take your method of work, location, and tip into account to calculate the budget you are willing to spend
Step 2. Use an eyebrow brush to get an idea of what you are dealing with
By combing your brows up and down, you will see their full and natural look, as well as understand how long they are and which protruding hairs need to be removed in order to achieve the desired result.
- Use eyebrow wax (usually in pencil form) to get an idea of the look you want to achieve.
- Apply hairspray to the brush to keep your hair in place while you shape it.
Step 3. Clean your face and tools
Wash your hands with antibacterial soap, disinfect tools with a hygienic solution, and rinse off makeup with a special water-based product. There is a risk of infection when removing hair, so keep your skin and tools clean and sanitary to be safe.
Step 4. Remove unwanted hair with tweezers
Tweezers are a simple tool for plucking loose hairs from the eyebrow. Use sharp beveled tweezers and a mirror in a well-lit room to pull out any hair that comes out. The beveled tip at the tweezers will prevent you from pinching your skin when trying to grab a loose hair from the root.
- Take your time and pluck individual hairs, starting from the inner part of the eyebrow. In a hurry, you can pull out a few hairs at a time, which will give your eyebrows a bald look and cause unnecessary pain. Do not repeat the procedure for at least a month so that the eyebrows return to their natural shape.
- Use concealer to get an idea of how your brows will look after removing unwanted hair.
- Pluck after showering or washing your face with hot water. Warm water softens the hair and opens the follicles, making the hair removal process easier.
- If you have a lot of hair to remove, you can use a razor, wax, or another method to quickly get rid of it. Find the one that works for you, as each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Step 5. Trim the curls with eyebrow scissors
Trimming, combined with brushing and plucking, is a major step in combating frizz and creating a cohesive brow. Scissors can cut frizzy ends that appear naughty against the entire brow. Determine which scissors are best for the look you are trying to achieve and trim the hairs slowly.
- Using tweezers and scissors can be time-consuming and time-consuming, so don't get hung up on minor details that can only be seen with a magnifying glass or close proximity to a mirror. If you have to strain to find imperfections, they will not be visible from a normal distance.
- A haircut is a one-time trick, so don't start it if you don't feel confident in yourself. If you've overdone it, give your hair at least a month to grow back before trying again.
Part 2 of 2: Styling your eyebrows
Step 1. Use eyebrow wax
Once you have shaped your brows, apply wax to them to straighten the remaining frizzy hairs. This will also help to reinforce the shape of the brows.
If you use wax to remove excess hair instead of tweezers, this procedure can be painful and irritate to sensitive skin. If you do not know how your skin will react, and at the same time you have time in stock, then use the services of a specialist in this area
Step 2. Apply hair gel over wax
This will help you keep curly hair in a straight position. The wax base allows the gel to take hold and leave the brow in place.
- Use an eyebrow stick or brush to dispense the gel. Do not apply gel to the ends of your eyebrows. Cover the area with a special absorbent wrap and cover with a towel for 15 minutes, but check every couple of minutes to see if the hair is in the right direction.
- Wipe off any excess product from the brush before application.
- After 15 minutes, remove the film and remove the towel. Use a dry cotton pad to wipe off excess gel.
- Eyebrow pomade works just as well as gel. Like hair products, eyebrow gel and pomade hold hairs in place for a variety of looks. Unlike pomade, eyebrow gel can make your brows look and feel hard and brittle.
Step 3. Secure your hair in place with massage oil
You can use massage oil, coconut oil and even olive oil to further straighten your eyebrows. To do this, use your fingertips to massage the oil in one direction (not in a circular motion). Repeat every night before bed.
Rinse off the oil from your face every morning with hot water, and pat dry your eyebrows with a light pat on a towel. To keep the hairs straight, you need to pat, not rub
Step 4. Go over the brows with the mascara brush
Use the bristle and reagents in clear mascara to shape the brows and hold them in place. Mascara with the same shade as your brows can fill in the gaps if you want to make your brows look fuller.
Step 5. Use an eyebrow pencil of a shade lighter to fill in or enlarge the brows
Use fine hairs as strokes when applying. Eyebrow pencils in the same shade or darker will give an unnatural, heavy look. Add volume to your brows with lighter colors.
Do not use an eyebrow pencil on areas without hair. This will draw unwanted attention to the sloppy look
Step 6. To achieve the desired look, use the eyebrow shaping kit
Explore the options as these kits are tailored for a particular look. Specially designed tools can be used for a specific look, so see if it's worth the money.
Step 7. Done
- Ask friends or read local thematic reviews to find the right specialist for you. As with any business, word of mouth is the best way to find services that suit your individual needs.
- Beauty salons and spas often provide an eyebrow shaping service. However, depending on your location, there may be special, highly specialized places to provide eyebrow care services in the area.
- Use trading as a quick alternative to lengthy spa or beauty treatments. Threading is a cotton thread removal technique that grabs and twists the hairs out of the follicle to form a small lasso. This method is very fast when performed by a specialist. It is also a hygienic substitute for chemical brow shaping as the cotton thread is only used on your skin.
- Hair can be damaged if removed incorrectly, so if you did not choose a master yourself, make sure that he has good reviews and recommendations.
- Don't touch your eyebrows for about a month. Eyebrows begin to lose their shape in the interval between 3-6 weeks, depending on the characteristics of the body. Make sure you have enough hair to grow back for the stylist to work with. It will also help you create the shape you want. Make an appointment in advance, as some masters may be more in demand, especially during the holidays, when many people are trying to update their image for the new season.
- Do not try to use a hair straightener on your eyebrows as it can permanently damage your brows.
- If you are using a razor, be sure to use a shaving cream to avoid ingrown hairs and irritation.
- If you use a razor instead of tweezers or scissors, do not share it with anyone, and also make sure it is clean to avoid infections and skin problems from unhygienic products.
- If you are removing excess hair with wax, do not go out in the sun for 24 hours before and after the procedure, as the skin will be more sensitive and this may pose a threat to it.