Can I get HD Brows at home?

15th May 2020 | By Ellie, Team HD
Cardboard sign saying STOP TWEEZING YOUR OWN BROWS

We know that the brow struggle is real right now. There are tons of DIY brow kits on the market that promise to help you wax, tint and thread your way to that fresh brow feeling at home. Despite their promises of a salon-quality finish, we’re here to remind you that brow treatments should be left in the trusted hands of professionals. Do we need to remind you of the over plucked brows of your youth?

The HD Brows treatment is made up of a number of steps and your stylist has attended a thorough training course to enable them to safely carry these out. That’s why we would always recommend leaving brow treatments to a professional. Interested in how to dye eyebrows at home, or tempted by that at home eyebrow wax kit?  If you’re thinking about threading or waxing your brows at home, you might want to reconsider…

Are DIY eyebrow tints safe?

When your brow colour is fading, the urge to trawl Google for ‘how to tint eyebrows at home’ is real. We get it, but before you do, step away.

The main ingredient used in most eyebrow dyes (PPD) is a common allergen, which is why salons will ask to patch test you before your first appointment and are trained to spot the signs of an allergic reaction and how to help. When working on skin around the eyes, is it really worth taking the risk?

You also need to consider that you’re using a chemical product just above the eye, so care needs to be taken to avoid getting product in your eye. Easier said than done when you’re stood at your bathroom mirror as apposed to laid back in a brow chair.

Can I tint my eyebrows at home?

Eyebrow tinting at home can easily go wrong. It’s not just safety concerns; there are also significant cosmetic risks too. Selecting the right shade to tint your brows is tricky. You may have dark brown hair, but opting for a dark tint may leave you with those dreaded ultra-dark slug brows. There are other factors to consider too, including the undertones of the shade and whether it complements your skin tone and hair colour. All of this colour theory is something that the professionals study in-depth before they can get to work tinting eyebrows.

Can I wax my eyebrows at home?

Eyebrow waxing at home can be tempting, especially when you’re unable to get to a salon and those brows are in urgent need of shaping. However, there are potential risks that need to be considered, especially when working on such a delicate area of skin. Waxing eyebrows at home can potentially burn the skin and result in grazes, which can cause significant damage. It’s also a painful process that can irritate the skin and cause redness, especially if the correct technique is not used.

Are at home eyebrow waxing kits (wax strips) safe?

DIY eyebrow waxing kits can contain products that are non-hypoallergenic, potentially risking an allergic reaction. The safe option is to leave waxing to a professional brow stylist, who will not only be able to offer a wax patch test prior to the treatment, but will use the correct technique to minimise any risk to your facial skin.

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Can I thread my eyebrows at home?

Eyebrow threading takes a lot of practise and technique; typically, a brow stylist will take a piece of thread, twist it and roll the thread over eyebrow hairs to remove them quickly and effectively. Brow threading at home can have severe consequences on not only the shape of your eyebrows, but the surrounding skin. If the skin isn’t pulled tight enough, the quick back and forth motion of the thread can easily cut your skin. It’s extremely difficult to thread your own eyebrows and tighten your skin at the same time by yourself, therefore the chances of cutting your skin is much higher when using at home threading kits.

Why should I go to a trained professional for HD Brows?

HD Brows stylists attend a training course that covers all steps of the treatment, allowing them to safely carry out tinting, waxing and threading without causing any harm. They’re also experts at brow mapping and design, ensuring that every client gets a bespoke brow shape that flatters their face shape and suits their style. Without this bank of knowledge and professional standard products, you could end up with a real eyebrow disaster.

Best selling products for HD Brows?

When it comes to grooming eyebrows at home, there are lots of products available to help get HD Brows at home. If you need to keep your brows in place, look no further than Brow Glue. This ultra-strong hold gel sets brows in your desired position all day long. If you have any gaps, fill these in with a slim eyebrow pencil.

Looking to slow down eyebrow hair growth in between your appointments? The Re-Growth Minimiser serum is ideal, as it softens and minimises the appearance of pesky hairs. If it’s eyebrow tinting that you’re missing, a tinted brow gel is the easiest way to fake the look. Simply brush through the brows and coat them in colour for a more defined and fuller look in seconds.

If you really, really have to get rid of some of those stray hairs, consider using tweezers as an alternative to maintain your brow shape. Ideally, use this time to grow out your brows, so that when you return for a treatment, your stylist has the perfect base to work with when this is all over.

 

Written By: Ellie, Team HD

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