How to Know Which Brow Treatment is Best for You
Not sure which method is best to achieve perfect brows?
Brow talk has changed from achieving pencil-thin brows to the pursuit of feathered, fluffy Instagram-worthy arches. From tweezing, tinting, microblading, and everything in between, the beauty industry keeps up with the demand for thicker, fuller, natural-looking brows.
Choosing the right technique can be confusing. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of brow specialist Geneve Garcia of GenevelikeJenevie LLC Studio to give you a breakdown of the most popular eyebrow treatments and find which one is best for you.
TWEEZING AND THREADING
Tweezing and threading are generally considered the safest brow grooming methods. You have the most control over shape and it’s a good alternative if you’re sensitive to waxing or use Retin-A regularly.
Are you tired of filling in your brows every morning? Tinting is an option many swear by. Eyebrow tinting colors the brow hair with a vegetable-based dye. According to Garcia, “brow tinting is the quickest, easiest way to make your brows look fuller.” The process is relatively quick, painless, and lasts a few months. Those with lighter brows will see a huge difference, and those with darker brows will notice a fuller look.
Brow tinting is also great if you have some bare patches on your brows. Get darker, thicker-looking, bolder brows without makeup.
Laminating is a treatment that relaxes and reshapes brow hairs to create a thicker, fuller look. “It’s essentially perming your brows to stay in the direction you place them,” notes Garcia. Laminating will give you a microblading look without actually microblading and the treatment usually takes under an hour.
This non-invasive technique is excellent for achieving sleek, straight, arched, or fluffy brows. It’s also a great option if you want to fix your brows’ appearance after over-plucking or waxing. You can also use brow lamination in combination with other brow services like tinting.
Microblading works by inserting featherweight strokes of pigment directly into the skin. Small blades make tiny, hair-like incisions to create natural-looking brows.
If you’re interested in microblading, Garcia suggests doing your homework to find an experienced, credible technician. She says, “microblading is technically cutting the skin and placing pigment in there to give the look of a hair stroke. If this pigment is placed too deep into the skin, that pigment will migrate over time (as they all do). That will result in a thick kind of blobby-looking brows. On the other hand, if the pigment is not placed in the right depth, it’s going to fade away quickly.”
Tip* Check out the technician’s portfolio. Ask for healed pictures to give you an idea of how your brows will look.
EYEBROW ENHANCEMENT SERUMS
Last on our list - Eyebrow serums. Brow serums work by penetrating the skin and nourishing and conditioning the hair follicles. After regular use brows should look bolder, thicker, and fuller.
Garcia loves using the LiBrow Purified Eyebrow Serum to achieve the appearance of fuller brows. She recommends using a home microneedle roller over the brows before placing the serum on top for better penetration. The roller doesn’t need to be anything too aggressive, a .25 roller works perfectly.
That rounds out our list of the most popular eyebrow treatments and how to find the best one for you. Once you’ve settled on your treatment of choice, we recommend talking to an expert to ensure the treatment will give you the results you desire.