En route to fabulous, full brows.
We’re all envious of those who do brows for a living right now, of how they can keep their brows perfectly tamed and fabulous while staying indoors. Alas, if you were victim to the uber-skinny ’90s brow, you now have the perfect chance to grow out your brows as much as you can.
Of course, once you’re willing your hair to grow, time seems to stand still and your hair just won’t budge. But there are some ways to speed up the process, while your en route to fabulous, full brows.
According to Laurretta Power, Benefit UK national brow artist, your brow hair grows similarly to the hair on your head, in a cycle. “Depending on how healthy your brow hair follicles are, it can take a full 12 to 16 weeks to see the fullest potential in your hair growth,” she tells Harpers Bazaar.
You might not think it, but giving your brows a little massage can go a long way in speeding up the growth process. Each and every hair is connecting to a tiny blood vessel, so, “stimulating blood flow to the brow area can help encourage healthy hair growth,” explains Laurretta. When you’re going through your regular skincare routine, try giving your brow bone a micro-massage with your fingertips by gently tapping over each brow for about 30 seconds. By doing this each morning and evening, every little helps when it comes to those little brow hairs.
Of course, when it comes to healthy hair (even your brow hair) nutrition plays a big part. Try to pack in as many veggies, fruits, and vitamins into your diet as possible.
Our Editor in Chief, Vicki Notaro, swears by RevitaLash for stunningly long lashes, and the good news? There’s a brow version too, to speed up the whole process. RevitaBrow delivers a proprietary blend of scientifically advanced peptides, revitalising extracts and nutritive vitamins to help beautify and enhance the look of bold, defined brows. Simply pop it on once a day to clean, dry eyebrows, using the doe-foot applicator to apply a few short strokes onto each eyebrow. All in all, it helps to condition the eyebrows to help protect from brittleness and breakage, improve manageability by creating soft velvety brows, and enhances the beauty of natural eyebrows that may appear sparse or damaged. Sound ideal? Yeah, we think so too. It’s a pretty penny, but it’s your one stop shop to fuller brows.
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In the meantime, we still want our brows to be presentable, we do have our weekly Zoom calls after all! If your brows are growing rapidly, then plucking the few hairs right on your brow bone is fine. Just be careful not to take any hairs that aren’t out of place – so you’re not touching the actual shape of your brow, just tweezing the strays. A brow gel, clear or tinted, is a great way to maintain your brows and transform their appearance without having to remove any hairs. Like Benefit Gimme Brow, which adds tiny hair-like fibres to your brows, or L’Oreal Plump & Set Brow Artist, a clear gel that keeps your brow hairs perfectly in place.
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