So we’ve talked all about threading and the many benefits of threading your brows over waxing them. We’ve even answered the most asked question by our new clients on the blog, “Does eyebrow threading hurt?” Today, we’re talking about how to take care of your brows, just like you would the rest of your body. The below steps are our essential eyebrow care tips that everyone should incorporate into their routine!
#1 Moisturize moisturize moisturize
If you don’t already moisturize your skin daily, we’re here to tell you that you’re doing your body a great injustice. Moisturizing is essential, especially for the face which is constantly exposed to the weather and air quality. No matter where you live, we recommend using a moisturizer with at least SPF 30 in it, to both keep your skin healthy and to protect it from the sun. Don’t be afraid to moisturize your brows either – the skin under them and around them also needs the TLC! Adding an SPF moisturizer to your daily routine will reduce your chances of premature aging, sun damage, fine lines and sagging skin – all of which can affect your eyebrow shape.
#2 Condition those brow sisters
We know it sounds odd but think about it this way… why do we use conditioner after shampooing our hair? Conditioner makes your hair smooth and restores its natural shine. It can also strengthen the hair to prevent breakage and hair loss. If you’re experiencing eyebrow hair-loss, chances are your brows might be in need of some serious conditioning. BUT you cannot use the same conditioner that you would use after shampooing – as this is not meant for your skin and can cause rashes and irritation. To condition your brows, we recommend using a Brow Conditioner in specific. While there are many options for purchase in stores, we believe that at-home brow conditioners work just as well, if not better than store bought ones and are a lot more affordable. Below are our recommendations based on what your brows need:
To condition your brows: Use coconut oil
To condition and grow your brows: Use castor oil
You can also add Vitamin E oil to both the above, for an extra boost. Vitamin E oil helps blood circulation, in turn stimulating hair growth and is rich in antioxidants which helps with the conditioning factor!
Use your oil of choice at least 3 times a week, on clean skin and brows (more if you need to grow your brows asap). To apply, use a clean disposable mascara brush or your fingers.
#3 Maintain a regular threading schedule
Life gets in the way sometimes and it can be hard to maintain an exact schedule for something like your brows. We still recommend trying to maintain as consistent a schedule as possible – which is something people tend not to do. When it comes to eyebrow threading, the technique is so great that it can be used when even the tiniest hairs start to show or when your brows are fully grown out. The problem with this, is that it becomes easy to neglect a regular schedule because you can thread your brows no matter how long the growth is. The issue that arises is when you’ve achieved your optimum eyebrow shape – threading too soon or waiting too long can actually hurt the brows it’s taken you so long to perfect. If you wait too long, you can lose your shape completely and getting your brows back to the way you like them, may take both your Brow Artist and yourself a lot of time. Similarly, if you get your brows done too early, it’s easy to thin out the shape because you think all the little hairs need to be removed, which is not necessarily the case. Our recommendation: ask your Brow Artist to tell you what the best time frame is, for you to come back into your Ziba Studio and try to stick to within a week of that frame. For example, if your Ziba Brow Artist suggests a 4-week period between brow appointments, we recommend not going earlier than 3 weeks and later than 5 weeks.
These essential eyebrow care tips can elevate your brow appearance and overall skin health immensely. They’re also really easy to implement and are tailor made to fit into your lifestyle routine. Let us know if you try any of these out and if you have any recommendations of your own!