How to Make Your Eyebrow Tint Last Longer
There’s nothing better than that fresh brow feeling, especially when they’ve been tinted, but what if you could make it last even longer? Following the correct aftercare advice for eyebrow tinting will help to prolong those salon-fresh brows for weeks after your appointment. Here are our top need-to-know tips.
What is eyebrow tinting?
Eyebrow tinting is the process of applying a semi-permanent colour to your brows, making the hairs darker and helping to create a uniform colour through the brow. During an HD Brows or HD BrowSculpt treatment, the tint is also applied around the brow, picking up the fine, vellus hairs and creating fuller-looking eyebrows.
If your eyebrow professional is trained in brow lightening, they may also be able to tint your brows a few shades lighter than your natural colour.
How long does eyebrow tinting last?
Professional eyebrow tints usually last 4-6 weeks. The colour will gradually fade, the rate at which it does can depend on your hair type, the type of beauty products you use, and how well you care for your brows.
Can I shower or wash my face after eyebrow tinting?
Although it’s not a problem to get your eyebrows wet after a tinting treatment, you can try to avoid washing for at least 12 hours. You should also avoid excessive touching or rubbing for 24 hours to avoid irritation. Chlorine can also shorten the wear of your tint, so be wary if you’re a regular swimmer.
Eyebrow Tint Before and After
Eyebrow tinting helps to enhance and define the brows. Here’s a look at some results following an HD Brows treatment, which includes custom-blended tinting.
Is it good to brush my eyebrows?
We get it, brushing your freshly shaped brows with a spoolie brush is very satisfying but beware. Too much brushing can actually lift your tint and contribute to hairs falling out quicker than they should. That’s why it’s best to brush them into place and then apply a brow gel to set them all day long. Opting for a tinted brow gel also helps to add a slick of colour when you’re due your next tint appointment.
What skincare can I use after eyebrow tinting?
As part of your brow tint aftercare, we recommend that the only skincare you need to avoid is anything that contains a tan or gradual tanning agents. The tan can react with the tint, leaving your brows a rather unwelcome shade of green. We recommend avoiding fake tan for three days either side of your treatment.
If your tinting treatment also included some hair removal, such as waxing or threading, you should also avoid exfoliators and anti-ageing skincare formulas on the treated area for three days after your treatment.
How do I keep my eyebrow tint from fading?
If you find your tint fades quickly no matter what you do, get yourself a serum to help prolong the wear of your eyebrow tint. Our Brow Miracle Daily Conditioner uses an invisible, flexible film that coats each brow hair to help hold in colour. If that wasn’t enough, it also contains amino acid action to rebuild and strengthen hair to condition and care for your beloved brows.
If you want seriously long-lasting results, it’s always best to go to a professional.
At home dyes just aren’t the same, plus you don’t get the benefit of professional application or a colour match. An appointment with your local HD Brows Stylist includes a custom-blended tint colour, mixed specifically to your requirements.
Can you get eyebrow tint when pregnant?
It is recommended that you avoid eyebrow tint when pregnant, breastfeeding or undergoing IVF. Changes in hormones can leave you more prone to a reaction, so giving the tinting step a miss is best.
To fake the tinted look in the meantime, opt for a tinted eyebrow gel.
What should I avoid after eyebrow tinting?
To maintain your freshly-tinted brows for as long as possible, here are a few things to try and avoid:
- Chemicals such as chlorine can make a brow tint fade sooner than you’d like so try to avoid swimming if you want long lasting results.
- Anti-ageing and exfoliating skincare should be avoided for three days either side of your treatment. After that, avoid applying around the brow area to prevent premature colour fade.
- Try not to excessively brush them; only brush them as part of your morning routine and then step away from the spoolie!
- Use a specialist serum to prolong the wear of tint, such as our Brow Miracle Daily Conditioner.
- Always visit a professional brow stylist, as they will be using a high-quality, long lasting dye.