EVERYONE wants to have thick defined brows, but some aren’t born with them. “I recently dyed my eyebrows for a movie, so I have to pencil them in. It’s a pain, but they look funny if I don’t. Don’t ever dye your eyebrows!” Reese Witherspoon laughed. Luckily, all is not lost. There are things that you can incorporate into your beauty routine to have wow brows, just like the actress.
The Brush Trick
THE trend in brows now is where it grows straight-up. We should embrace what we have, but you can cheat this look. If you brush your brows a few times a day in the direction you want them to grow, you can actually train them to naturally grow in the desired direction. Keep a spoolie in your vanity, desk drawer and handbag and every chance you get, brush them up and over. It takes a few seconds per brow and within a few weeks you will be able to see a difference.
Train your brain to remember this: brush hair in the direction you want your eyebrows to grow.
Coconut Oil Remedy
SIMPLY use coconut oil. The various proteins and nutrients like vitamin E and iron in coconut oil encourage healthy and thick eyebrows. It can also help make your eyebrows darker. Put a few drops of warm coconut oil on your fingertips and apply it on your eyebrows. Massage gently for a few minutes to boost blood circulation and leave it on overnight. The next morning, rinse it off with warm water. Do this every day for one to two months and you will notice changes in the thickness of your eyebrows.
SINCE we do not have a professional in our beauty kit at home, here’s how to do it yourself:
A magnifying mirror is not your friend — they make you create a block shape. The odd stray hair creates a more flattering, softer outline.
Colour brows into the desired shape first, using eyebrow pencil, then tweeze hairs outside the shape. Tweezing first will make you overpluck. Lightly fill in the bulb of the brow (nearest the nose)
Black is too dark. Stay away.
Do not pluck one brow fully, then try to match the other to it. Take a few hairs from each brow and continually match them.
Pluck in straight lines without forming an arc — your skin tissue and bone structure will create the arc for you naturally.
It is a myth that you shouldn’t remove hair above your brows.