My lifelong quest for natural looking, long lasting eyebrows continues. It would be cute if I was blonde or light red, but my hair is a medium red and so I look plain as a piece of paper w/o color on my invisible sparse eyebrows. I have used every shade of pencil, powder and gel but am still not achieving the look I want. I heard there is a new brow marker out. That both scares and intrigues me. Also, I've heard Rogaine can be used for brow regrowth - but, heck, its expensive. And I once saw someone with permanent eyebrow tatoos - or should I say two orange tadpoles. Is there any hope or should I just resign myself to my fate?
Signed, Pale and Plucked in Pennsylvania
joynchocolate from Landisville
If none of the excellent feedback already given helps, you might reconsider the permanent eyebrow tatoos, maybe from a different salon than the place where the gal with the orange tadpoles got hers. A friend of mine does it and hers look fantastic. Hers aren't permanent, though; she has to get them redone every so often but they look really good and although they do fade, they fade so gradually that no one really notices, both before and after each re-do. Good luck!
I tweezed my eyebrows to bits when I was in high school, thinking it would look fantastic to have super-skinny, barely-there brows. Not so. I thought they would grow back, but they did not.
I read that you could use Rogaine to regrow eyebrows (recommended to cancer patients after chemotherapy), so I tried it. Yes, it was expensive, but with the amount you use, a can will last you through tweezing them off and regrowing them about 10 times.
Be careful where you put it - anywhere it touches it will try to enhance hair growth (I used a Q-tip to apply it where my eyebrows used to be).
While I was waiting for them to sprout back up, I used Estee Lauder's Eyebrow Pen/Pencil - you can even buy stencils out there so you don't look like a cartoon drawing when you fill them in.
After about 6 months using Rogaine, my eyebrows grew back, but slightly finer and less bushy then they originally were (no complaints there!). I still fill them in a bit and groom them, but it worked!
My cousin does the tatoo thing - eyebrows and liner. I had to be told that she had it done as it looked very good! But check around for a good place with an even better reputation. My mother is a redhead (white now), but growing up I can remember her dying her eyebrow - just one! Her whole life she had one white eyebrow. I don't remember what she used, but it was for eyebrows. Or you could try wearing bangs - long bangs that cover both eyebrows! anyway, good luck in your quest!
Google "just for redheads". This company makes cosmetics, including eyebrow pencils, for all shades of red hair. They'll send you a catalog.
My problem is very similar to yours. I'm a redhead with invisible eyebrows. I finally discovered EI Solutions Brow Enhance (http://tinyurl.com/2gkw7g). It uses a new technology to adjust to the true shade of your brows, and the texture is such that you can use a very light hand and lots of short strokes to achieve just the look you want, and it's very natural-looking.
I've tried dyeing, but I looked like Groucho Marx for the first week, and then not much was left. However, I do recommend professional shaping, which you can then maintain with the tweezers.
I've checked into Just for Redheads and wasn't impressed with their color selections.
I don't know if this will help, but I saw a company making an all natural yucca based shampoo and conditioner line that wasn't expensive and was doing great things to regrow hair in some women. I can't remember the name, but if you google yucca shampoo and maybe amole, I bet you'll find it. Good Luck!
My hair is medium red too, and I have read that redheads fall into two groups, darker eyelashes and paler ones. My eyebrows are blonde and my lashes are almost so, like invisible glass eyelashes. I went to the website justforredheads.com and bought a lighter shade of mascara that makes my eyebrows look healthy, normal and born-gorgeous. I insist on a natural look! God bless -
Great ideas - thanks!
Man, were we duped! We should start a support group and raise funds to go around and get the message out there to young girls by educating them that overplucking has lifelong consequences! We could call our selves S.U.A.V.E.R: Sparsies United Against Vicious Eyebrow Reduction.
I am a make-up artist and a photographer and a lot of my models have trouble with barely-there brows. They tell me how it takes them a long time in the mornings trying to pencil on a perfect pair of arches as consistent as the pair they penciled on the day before.
I always use brow powder and stencils. It's a much softer look that comes together in a snap.
It's a little pricey but I highly recommend the Anastasia Brow Kit. You can find them a Sephora. Here's a link: http://www.sephora.com/browse/produ ... oryId=S10515&shouldPaginate=true
I even use it as a guide to plucking my often wild and dark brows.
And just a tip, I always use the lightest shade on everyone. Unless they have especially dark skin.
I hope this helps.
I've heard of using rogain but was always fearful of it not working and so I never tried it but now I know it will work I'll haveto try it.thanks for the help.if it works I'll post comment of my results.
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