Everything you need to know about growing out your eyebrows
Bold eyebrows have never been bigger (pun totally intended) or more on trend (thanks, Cara Delevingne). And if your eyebrows are looking a little sparse and thin thanks to some accidental over-plucking, then you’re probably looking for the best method for growing out your brows.
It makes sense - and not only because it's trendy. Full brows with a softer arch (the anti-90s brow) are incredibly flattering and do wonders to frame your face. Plus, they can make you look years younger. Which is exactly why we consulted Brow Expert Jazz Pampling for her best tips on successfully eyebrow growth and how to start growing out your brows.
Here’s Jazz’s guide to growing your eyebrows fuller and thicker.
What are your tips for trying to grow out your brows?
You really need patience. What you have to remember is if you have been incorrectly shaping your brows for years, it can take time to regrow. Generally I have found if you have one bad session of waxing/tweezing it will take up to six months for that section to regrow. Don’t be afraid to grow your brow out, no one will pay as much attention to your messy brow as you will. If you aren’t sure what your shape should be, I suggest you see someone who specialises in brow shaping, even if you only see them once or twice, it will put you on the right track.
Is there anything you can do to help the hair grow? Do brow serums work to help hair growth?
I have had clients use brow growth serums and they do work. Just keep in mind that it can take up to six months to really see a difference, so stick with it.
When growing out your brows, are there any areas you can pluck so that you don't look completely dishevelled?
I always tweeze quite low around the brow bone. Don’t take anymore than about your pinky width of hair on the bridge of the nose.
If you aren’t sure, don't go crazy. The moment you "umm" or "ahh" about a hair, don’t take it. If you do make a mistake, don’t try and balance it on the other side, just pencil it in until it grows back in. Put the tweezers down and walk away from the mirror.
Where should you avoid plucking/waxing when growing out your brows?
Pencil in your brow the way you would like to see your brow grow, this will help identify areas that need to re-grow, then tweeze around that shape. This way you won't keep tweezing the same areas time and time again.
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