Queen Bee Blog
Brows, and the fashion statement they make, aren’t a trend. Instead, they have the critical job of beautifully framing our faces and therefore allow us to showcase our personalities without speaking a word. In fact, there is a whole new language for brows, including different ways to groom and buff them.
Brush up your brow skills with tips we have learned along the way:
While many serums and treatments are available to thicken up sparse brows, what works for some might not work for others. However, below are some suggestions that have recently gained popularity:
- Castor Oil – Interestingly, derived from the castor plant, Castor Oil was initially used as a laxative, proving its stimulant abilities. And while this oil has a unique history, at Queen Bee, we recommend clients brush their brows gently every night with a dry mascara wand to remove dead skin cells (as hair follicles can lay dormant, and we want to wake them up!), and then apply a thin layer of castor oil.
- Eyebrow Growth Serums – Many companies offer growth serums ranging from $25 to $250, so finding one that fits your budget is not challenging. Some products can be purchased Over The Counter, while others, like FDA-approved Latisse, are purchased from a doctor’s office.
- Brow Tinting – At Queen Bee, we love brown tinting. This process temporarily applies color to brow hairs and lasts around three weeks, ideal for those with fairer hairs.
- Brow Transplants – This is a procedure where a small strip of hair is removed from the back of your head and transplanted onto your brows. While the process can be a bit brutal, we’ve seen many people who love their results. It is important to note that brows that have been transplanted can tend to get a little unruly and require regular “pruning.” If you opt for this procedure, be sure you choose your surgeon wisely and speak with people who have had it to gain more insight into the process.
- Brow Lamination – This procedure involves the “perming” of your eyebrow hairs to provide a fuller, more consistent look. It may also help to keep your brows in place more efficiently. A nourishing oil is also applied to help prevent skin irritation and hair dryness caused by the chemicals used during the perm.
- Biotin – This is a well-known supplement to help with healthy hair, skin, and nails. It can also help you grow out your eyebrows too. Simply check with your doctor before adding the B-complex vitamin to your regimen. Adding folic acid into the mix can also help with hair growth.
- Dry Brushing – Hair follicles can lay dormant because they are fed by tiny blood vessels. Consequently, when the blood flow stops, the follicle dies. Therefore, we recommend that clients give brows, especially those that are thinning, a daily workout by using dry brush techniques. To do so, use a dry mascara wand and gently brush upwards in a gentle flicking motion. Not only does this technique remove dead skin cells, excess makeup, and dirt, it can also encourage a hair to come out of hibernation!
Can waxing your brows cause droopy skin?
No, this is a myth. In the hands of an expert waxologist who uses a gentle wax, there is absolutely no way that waxing can cause the skin to droop. Drooping skin is a breakdown of fat, collagen, and elastin underneath your skin, so there’s much more behind it than simply the wax. At Queen Bee, we use a custom Garage Wax that binds to the hair, not the skin, leaving your skin with the same elasticity as before your wax.
Are eyebrows asymmetrical?
Yes, it is rare for somebody to have a perfectly symmetrical face. However, some people can achieve a set of perfectly matching brows with makeup.
Most great eyebrow artists have an eye for what looks good. Some even use stencils and equipment to “map out” perfect brows. At Queen Bee, we tend to err on the side of keeping your brows with a natural full shape while still keeping them clean and neat.
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