I decided to grow out my eyebrows on December 2, 2012. I remember the date because I had just flown into Austin to visit my best friend of about 10 years, when she told me about growing out hers -- which looked fabulous, by the way. A wave of inspiration hit me! "I can do this!" I told myself.
It is now almost 2 months later, and I am starting to get a little restless. My goal was to leave my brows alone for 6 whole months! After doing research online, 6 months seemed to be the gold standard. Now that I have endured this torture, I have vowed never to tweeze my eyebrows again!
I have been over plucking my already sparse eyebrows for the last 10 years... I always justified my habit with thoughts like: "But I'm so good at filling them in...", "I want a sky high arch", "Oh, they'll grow back..." Well ladies, those days are past me. I have turned a new leaf, and I am going to embrace every random, tiny, little hair that is anywhere near my eyebrow. Well, maybe that's a bit much, but you get the picture!
Along the way, I have come up with a couple little tricks that have helped me stay sane while growing out my brows:
Fill them in -- Fill in the area right underneath your brow. By filling this area in, it will appear that you have a clean bottom line -- by covering the new growth with pencil or powder, the brows appear more neat. Be careful not to go overboard, or you may start to resemble Boy George.
Avoid using a brow highlight -- This may seem obvious, but when doing your makeup try to avoid anything shiny or glittery in that area. This will only, well, HIGHLIGHT the problem.
Use a concealer -- Using a concealer to cover regrowth works well if you don't have extremely coarse hair.
Use brow gel -- This can help keep the scragglies in line.
Hide your tweezers -- Unless you have ridiculous willpower, I recommend putting these away for a couple months. It is easier to get through the process without having to look at your old accomplice.
Brush your brows -- I'm not sure if this really helps, but I have read that if you brush your eyebrows with a spoolie, it stimulates blood flow and hair growth. Who knows if it does anything, but it can't hurt!
Keep your eye on the prize -- I know it's hard, but YOU CAN DO THIS.
Have you ever grown out your brows?
Thanks for reading, and stay strong ladies!
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