HD Brows Treatment Aftercare
Our signature HD Brows treatment creates brows that are totally tailored to you, with results lasting 4-6 weeks. They are actually pretty low maintenance, but the right aftercare advice for eyebrow shaping and tinting is still incredibly important. Not only will it help keep your HD Brows looking their best, but it will help to protect your brow hairs and the delicate skin around them.
How to look after HD Brows in the first 24/48 hours after treatment?
In the first 24-48 hours, as part of your HD Brows aftercare, we recommend:
• Avoiding excessive rubbing or touching of the treated area for 24 hour
• Avoiding contact with direct sunlight, and the use of sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools for 48 hours after your treatment
In the days leading up to and following your HD Brows treatment, we also recommend:
• Avoiding exfoliating (both acid exfoliators and scrubs) and anti-ageing products around the brow area for three days either side of your treatment
• Avoiding fake tanning products on the face for three days either side of your treatment
After these time frames, feel free to carry on as normal. You can always contact your HD Brows Stylist with any questions.
How to reduce redness after eyebrow waxing and threading?
Redness after eyebrow waxing and eyebrow threading is completely normal and a common side effect. It’s simply a slight irritation of the follicle from where the hair has been removed and should subside over the course of the day. There’s not much you can do to speed up the time it takes to settle, but there are things you can do as part of your eyebrow threading aftercare which should help.
Avoiding the use of exfoliators (such as scrubs and glycolic acid) or anti-ageing skincare (such as retinols) for three days either side of your HD Brows treatment will help to reduce any skin sensitivity. If you have naturally sensitive skin, please let your Stylist know and they will be able to apply a barrier to protect the skin when waxing.
If you’re prone to those pesky spots or bumps after waxing, there are a few simple tricks to avoid these from popping up. Applying the SOS Rescue Brow Balm around the brow following your treatment can help to soothe the skin and reduce the risk of threading spots. Your pores are more open following a hair removal treatment, so it’s best to avoiding touching the treated area and applying make up for 24 hours, as they may lead to clogged pores.
Although redness, bumps and slight sensitivity are completely normal, it’s important to contact your HD Brows Stylist immediately if you experience any swelling, itchy rashes, bruising, grazes or cuts.
Can I wear makeup after eyebrow waxing and threading?
Your stylist will apply some HD Brows cosmetics at the finishing stage of your treatment. After that, we advise that you avoid applying any further, heavy make up for 24 hours following eyebrow waxing or threading. Applying make up, including foundations or concealers, to the skin around the brow could clog your open follicles, leading to bumps or spots.
Can I go on a sunbed after eyebrow waxing and threading?
You should avoid sunbeds and exposure to direct sunlight for 48 hours after eyebrow waxing or threading. The skin can be left sensitive after hair removal, leaving it more prone to sun damage and burn.
Can I get my HD Brows wet?
It is perfectly fine to get your brows wet after your HD Brows treatment. However, for 48 hours after your treatment, heat and moisture may cause slight irritation to your skin, so we recommend against the use of saunas, steam rooms, etc. Showers are fine but maybe delay that long soak in the bath.
How can I remove my HD Brows eyebrow tint?
Eyebrow tint lasts around 6 weeks, so it can’t be removed but the colour will gradually fade. The rate at which it fades will depend on a variety of factors, including hair type and skincare regime. Remember that your colour may be darker and more defined immediately after your treatment. Your Stylist may also have applied some make up to temporarily fill in any re-growth areas and show you the brow shape you are working towards.
What do you put on eyebrows after HD Brows?
As part of the aftercare advice for eyebrow tinting, we strongly recommend that you apply a Brow Conditioner to your brows daily. Not only will this help to prolong the wear of your tint, but it will keep your brow hairs healthy and conditioned. If you had your hair coloured you’d use a conditioner, so treat your brow hairs the same. For seriously dry and damaged brows, we recommend using the SOS Rescue Brow Balm as an intensive overnight treatment. If you have sparse brows, your Stylist may put you on a re-growth programme to help you create your dream shape. In the meantime, you can fake it ‘til you make it with eyebrow make up. Need help choosing the right product for you? Here’s our guide to finding your perfect product match.
Can I fake tan after eyebrow tint?
Fake tan is a big no-no both before and after an eyebrow tint. The tan can react with the tint, turning your custom-mixed brow dye into an unflattering shade of green. Therefore, we advise against applying any tanning products, be it a professional spray tan, self tanner or gradual tan moisturisers, for three days either side of your treatment.
If you really, really wish to tan, apply a barrier of SOS Rescue Brow Balm (or other multi-purpose skin balm) to the hair and around the brow area prior to tanning to reduce the risk of discolouration.
It’s also worth noting that waxing treatments will remove any fake tan that’s on the skin, leaving you with a paler patch around your brows.