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DYING EYEBROWS: HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR VISIT TO THE HAIRDRESSER

As a regular customer at the hairdresser's, you can rarely avoid coloring your eyebrows. Not only does this even out significant color differences, it also allows small hairless areas in the eyebrow to be skillfully hidden.

HOW DOES EYEBROW TINTING WORK?

In principle, the process for changing the color of your eyebrows is the same as for coloring your hair: a color is mixed with an oxidizing agent (developer) and applied to the fine hairs, where the substance then takes effect for a few minutes. The chemical process of the action is also almost identical. A small subtlety that differentiates both processes is that the developer for eyelash and eyebrow color is much less aggressive; and the color itself too.

Small applicators that look similar to a pipette help with application. Alternatively, many beauticians or hairdressers also work with a very thin brush. Wet cotton pads are used to remove the color mixture.

THE PRODUCTS - WHY HAIR COLORS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR EYEBROW DYING

In principle, special dyes are intended for dyeing eyebrows and eyelashes. Compared to classic hair color, these are less concentrated and some ingredients are not present at all. If your eyebrows and eyelashes are naturally finer than the hair on your head, dyes that are too strong could cause the hair to break off.

Although hair color can be used as an alternative in an emergency, the oxidizing agent intended for the hair color must under no circumstances be used. This would damage your sensitive facial skin and - if it gets into your eyes when you are coloring your eyelashes - can cause serious health problems. You should also dilute the paint with water. If you want to change the color of your eyelashes or eyebrows, it's better to stick to the right products and avoid a deviation.

Natural products such as henna are worth considering, as they are purely herbal powders that develop their effects when combined with water. However, keep in mind that boiling water is required for mixing - so let the mixture cool a little before applying.

WHAT YOU SHOULD CARE FOR WHEN DYING YOUR EYEBROWS

It is important that the color-developer mixture is not made too runny. If it is too liquid, the substance can begin to run and find its way into the eye. To avoid this, you can apply a cream (for example Nivea) directly below the eyebrow as additional help.

You should also not shorten the exposure time. Depending on the original hair color, you risk a glassy and transparent end effect, which in turn quickly washes out. If you have a particularly light natural color, it is also advisable to trace the contour of your eyebrow beforehand, for example with eyeliner. This allows you to avoid asymmetrical coloring and pluck out stray hairs before you dye them unintentionally.

The ideal eyebrow shape is called “the golden ratio” and should ultimately be recognizable along with the coloring. The eyebrow begins on the inside of the eye, first goes up and out for two thirds and then goes down and out for a third. In addition, the eyebrow becomes increasingly narrower from the inside out. Whether the contour should be rounded or angular ultimately depends on your own face shape: round faces and those with a pointed chin harmonize particularly well with precisely defined lines. Faces with a more square shape should have rounded eyebrow contours.