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I don't know if there is such a thing, but I was wondering if anyone has a recipe and/or tip for waxing eyebrows. I had mine done at a salon for my wedding last year and cannot afford to keep paying for this. Is there a recipe for making your own eyebrow wax? and does anyone have tips for waxing so I don't look "scary" after doing this? Thank you in advance for any advice on this!
jmz2005 from illinois
I was getting mine waxed too and a tip I remember from my salon was to put a little baby powder on your brows before applying the wax...this helps it stick and helps with redness. Another thing they used to do was apply pressure right after they ripped the wax off...just for a few seconds...this also helps with redness.
I now buy a brow waxing kit at walmart for a few bucks and it lasts a long time. I just reheat the wax in the microwave when I want to wax my brows. And to keep them looking great in between waxing pluck out the hairs as they grow in (daily). If you do that you really have no need to wax them regularly.
My Mom uses one of those little trimmers, they are battery operated and are really easy to use. I prefer that for my upper lip "fuzz".
I've been waxing my own eyebrows for years. Here are a few tips I've learned along the way: apply a little baby powder before you start; when you're all done, rub a cotton ball with baby oil over your eyebrows to get rid of any extra wax bits (works on getting wax off bathroom counters too); wax before bedtime, since you'll have all night for the redness to go away.
I have done my eyebrows for years. No one can tell I do not get them done at the salon. Just go to your local beauty supply store have someone working there help you find the right wax, strips, and applicator sticks, for your eyebrows. Get all your supplies ready in front of a mirror. Wear tight head band to pull all your hair back off your face. Make sure you have something not valuable you can place the wax jar and supplies on. (you do not want to spill wax on anything valuable, bkz you will have a hard time removing it. With an eyebrow pencil mark the section of hair you would like to remove (once you get the hang of it you won't need to pencil). NEVER over heat the wax in the microwave (mine takes 40 seconds to heat up and it's still very hot), you could burn yourself badly. You just want the top of the stick you place in the wax to be covered with wax.
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Thank You for the great tips, I will be trying these.
Hi I am a beauty therapist from the Gold Coast, Australia. Buy a good quality wax from a beauty supplies shop. Melt wax and use a very small amount on your brows and tilt your head back slightly. It might take a few goes - but you should be able to get it right eventually. whatever you do don't shave or use electric trimmers on them.
I get the wax that can be melted in the microwave for about a minute, It's quick and less messy. I purchased it at the beauty supply store.
Have you considered using a cosmetology school? The one near me offers eyebrow wax for $6 and for every $6+ service purchased, I can get another $6 service for free.
what happens if you use body wax on your eyebrows?
I used to get mine done too, but now I do mine at home too. I use the baby powder trick as well. And apply the pressure ... it works too. I used to buy the wax kits, but I recently tried to gel kind and LOVE it!!! I don't have to worry about heating it, and if I make a mistake applying it, it rinses right off!! The kit I bought was pretty cheap and can do any part of the body! I didn't think the gel kind would work until I bought it!! I also pluck in between waxing...that helps a lot!!
How do I remove eyebrow wax from the inside of my microwave oven?
Maria from Florida
to remove wax from the microwave - saturate the wax with WD40; let sit a few minutes and wipe away.
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About a month ago I stopped taking a mild antibiotic for acne. I was on it for 4 years. I also stopped using my ProActive and went back to Cetaphil. I had my eyebrows waxed while on the medication and Proactive and it waxed my skin off and scarred. Now that I'm only using Cetaphil for face wash, can I get my eyebrows waxed?