Over-plucked brows are a nightmare, but we’ve all been there. It’s really easy to get tweezer happy and lose track of how much hair you’re really taking off. This is especially true if your brows were quite overgrown when you started the grooming process.
If you got a bit too excited and now you’ve found yourself looking in the mirror about to burst into tears, please don’t (yes, even if your brows are looking totally Y2K)!
We’ve all over-plucked our brows before, so there is really no reason to panic; we have a few suggestions on how you can fix them. Here at TatBrow, we take brows very seriously, so trust that we would never lead you astray.
Tip #1: Be Patient
Being patient is very important. Over-plucking your brows can be very frustrating, especially when you’re waiting for them to grow back.
Brows aren’t going to grow back overnight. It usually takes two to three months for them to grow back completely. But lucky for you, there are ways you can speed up the process. You can also fill in your brows with makeup and other products.
We suggest giving your brows a good six weeks before seeking professional help. If you’ve over-plucked your brows, you should probably go to a professional next time you want to groom your brows. You don’t want to be in the same situation you were in before.
Tip #2: Get Your Eyebrows Professionally Shaped
Your brow shape is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It can make or break the entire look of your brows. You can have the most beautiful and luscious brows, but with a poor shape, they can look wonky and just not right!
When you go in to get your brows tweezed, waxed, or threaded, you can expect the brow tech to give you a shape. They will know just by looking at the shape of your head exactly what brow shape will look good on you.
Brow techs suggest you go in every three to four weeks as this ensures that the brows are grown out enough to shape properly but not so overgrown that they need to completely reshape them.
Tip #3: Use Essential Oils
It’s no secret that essential oils work great for a plethora of things, and aiding skin health and hair growth is two of them.
Hair growth isn’t always the easiest thing to fix, and it often has to do with genetics, your diet, and stress levels—all things you would have to evaluate and fix on your own time.
However, certain essential oils can help your brows grow back. And the best part is that they’re all 100% natural and free of harsh chemicals. Nowadays, there are many unneeded additives and chemicals in beauty products, so it’s always smart to opt for the natural option.
Tons of essential oils aid hair growth, but here are some of the best.
- Lavender Oil: Lavender oil can reduce stress and stimulate cell growth which can help your hair grow back faster and thicker.
- Peppermint Oil: If you’ve ever used peppermint oil, then we’re sure you’ve noticed that cold tingling feeling on your skin. The oil is working its magic; it’s increasing circulation to that area, which might promote hair growth.
- Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass oil is especially good to try if you’ve dealt with dandruff in the past or are dealing with it now. While lemongrass oil is great for treating dandruff and moisturizing your scalp, it can also help your hair grow back a little faster than usual.
- Castor Oil: Of course, everybody has heard of the magic of castor oil and the benefits it can give your skin and hair, but it can’t hurt for you to hear about them one more time. Castor oil is thought to be the best essential oil for your skin as it is full of omega-3 fatty acids and ricinoleic acid, which are great ingredients for hair growth.
Tip #4: Conceal Your Stray Hairs
One of the hardest parts of growing back your over-plucked brows is having to walk around with brows that are awkwardly growing in. Often you’ll have tons of random stray hairs that are halfway grown around your eyes.
We know this can get frustrating, but we think the best way to avoid these instances altogether would be concealing your stray hairs with a bit of concealer. It’s a super simple step that will leave you ten times more comfortable and confident with your brows.
Tip #5: Use Tinted Brow Gel
We know you can feel totally not like yourself when you over-pluck your brows, but there are ways you can make your brows look fuller without having to have actual hairs there.
Tinted brow gel is a great way to make your brows look great (and extra full). Brow gel is unlike any product you use to fill in your brows. When you apply brow gel, it also can slick your hair down (or in any direction you want), so this makes it easier to move your hair around.
When you can move the hairs around, that gives you options on ways to have your brows looking thicker. Here at TatBrow, we take our brow products very seriously, and if you use our Tinted Brow Gel, we know you’ll love it.
Tip #6: Fill in Gaps
While we always suggest our brow gel when you’re looking to thicken your brows, we get that eyebrow gels can sometimes leave unwanted gaps in your hair. That’s when you can use our Microblade Precision Pen to fill in any sparse areas or noticeable gaps.
Tip #7: Use a Growth Serum
Growth serums are the obvious solution to eyebrow growth, but you must find a serum that actually works. There are tons of products out there that will do nothing for your brows.
You want a Brow Enhancement Serum that will give you results in weeks, has all the right vitamins and amino acids, and is free of any harsh chemicals that can damage your hair or skin.
Our enhancement serum comes with a money-back guarantee, so if you don’t see the results promised in 60 days, you can send it back—that’s how much confidence we have in our products.
Ways To Avoid Over-Plucking Your Brows
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: everyone has over-plucked their brows; it’s nothing to feel embarrassed or ashamed about! In fact, it’s so common that people have come up with tons of ideas and hacks on how to stop over-plucking your brows.
Here are a few of our favorite tips
Fill in Brows Slightly Before Plucking
This might seem silly while you’re doing it, but trust us, this can seriously help you if you’re prone to over-pluck your brows.
If you fill in your brows lightly before starting your grooming process, then you will have a rough guide to follow while you’re tweezing. You obviously will still need to fill them in after you’re done plucking and before you leave the house, but this will help you from getting tweezer-happy.
Make Sure It’s Not Too Bright
You want to tweeze your brows in a well-lit room, but you don’t want it overly bright. When it’s too bright, the light can strain your eyes which can lead to mistakes.
High-Quality, Clean Mirror
You don’t want to use one of that makeup mirrors that are ultra zoomed-in. They might seem great in theory, but when you’re working that close to your face, it’s difficult to see what your brows are looking from far away, which makes it easier to over-pluck.
TatBrow Tip: No matter what you’re doing or how you’re doing it, we always suggest sanitizing your tools before putting them anywhere near your face. If your tools aren’t properly sanitized, it can lead to bacteria growth.
Yes, over-plucking your brows can be super frustrating, but there are tons of ways you can get them back to normal. Whether you want to take the time to let them grow back or simply fill them in, either way, your brows will look perfectly fine for the time being.
Being patient is important; you can’t expect your brows to grow back overnight. Even with brow growth or enhancement serum, it can still take over a month for your brows to grow back to their original state.
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