The Beauty of Brows

September 23, 2017

We spend so much time and money on the health and “glow” of our skin, that we forget at times, that our brows are just as (sometimes more) important. Our brows are frames for our face. They frame our eyes, our nose, even our mouths. If we’ve over plucked, or not shaped enough, it can throw off the balance of our whole face.

The 90’s really messed with some of our growth patterns. The thin, penciled line was very severe in the 90’s and very on trend. Gwen Stefani is a good marker for this time. Thin brows, dark lips…Aye, definitely not a soft look. Luckily I got out of that decade with little damage. But for some of us, it hasn’t been that easy.

If you were fortunate enough to have a re-growth, good for you. More than likely getting back your symmetrical balance hasn’t been too difficult. If you haven’t been so lucky, there are some remedies under our control. We’ve all heard of the holistic benefits of natural oils. Not only for the scalp but for the eyebrows as well. Castor oil is one of those oils. It’s high in fatty acids, nutrients and minerals. It helps to nourish and stimulate the hair follicle. But honestly, I think genetics plays a huge part in not only growing, how much hair, but in re-growth after damage as well.

Another great option nowadays is microblading. It’s basically tattooing eyebrows, but not in the old traditional way of just creating caterpillars over the eyes. A skilled artist can feather individual tattooed lines to form a natural looking brow. I personally have not done this myself, but in doing some research there have been some remarkable transformations.

It’s great to live in a time where so many beauty advances have taken place. I do suggest however, to do your research and find technicians, doctors and nurses that align with your beauty esthetic.

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