Social distancing has gotten us missing our aestheticians, hairstylists and parlour didis a little too much. So much so that we have become our own hairstylists and grooming experts over the past couple of months. While giving ourselves a trim seems to be an easier endeavor, it is eyebrow maintenance that’s tricky. Especially when you don't have the experienced hand of a salon tech to judge the right size and shape of your brows. So how exactly are you supposed to maintain your eyebrows at home? These top 3 tips are all you need to keep in mind — starting with laying off any DIY brow shaping projects you already have in mind...
01. Moisturise your brows
Believe it or not, your brows can benefit as much from moisturising as your skin does. Use the extra time on your hands to moisturise your brows to improve their look and texture. Applying a nourishing treatment will also stop you from plucking or tweezing it too much. If they do seem to get out of hand, use a brow wax to lay them down.
02. Use the right tools
As far as shaping your brows at home goes, we recommend sticking to the basics — slant tip tweezers and eyebrow scissors! Slant tip tweezers avoid breaking off eyebrows hair from the middle and can tweeze out strands from the roots. Make sure you prep the brows with a toner and follow up with aloe vera gel after the tweezing session.
With a dry spoolie, brush your brow hair upwards and cut off only the extra hair with a pair of eyebrow scissors. Brush the brow hairs down and repeat the process to define your brows further.
03. Don’t disturb the shape of your brows
Supermodel/actress Cara Delevigne’s mom gave her the best brow advice ever:“Don’t touch them!” At-home brow maintenance should be limited to errant hair and at most, a self-tinting kit to make it look fuller. At no point are you supposed to disturb the shape of your eyebrows while plucking or trimming. Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in bald spots and define the edges.