How to prepare your eyebrows for waxing
- Clean the eyebrow area with cleansing cream and apply witch hazel to de-sensitise the under brow area.
- Brush your eyebrows with a small soft brush, maybe a soft clean toothbrush, into their natural shape, using an upwards movement to keep the hairs in place.
- Hold a ruler parallel to your nose and the inner corner of your eye to calculate the length of the brow. Mark the point where the brow should begin with a brow pencil. If your eyes are close set, you can widen the gap between your eyebrows and vice versa for too wide apart eyes.
- Now keeping the ruler against your nose move it from the inner corner of your brow to the top of the brow arch and mark again with a brow pencil.
- Link the dots in a smooth arch.
How to apply the wax
- Buy a professional waxing kit and follow the instructions, but briefly, the kit will contain a jar of wax which must be heated in boiling water and then applied carefully in the direction of the hair growth with a spatula or applicator underneath the line of your brow.
- Never wax above the eyebrow.
Removing the wax
- To get a professional look its important to remove the wax quickly, with the strips provided, in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Not only will it be less painful but you wont be left with unsightly marks.
- If you find there are some straggly stray hairs which somehow missed the wax you can gently pluck them with tweezers.
- Apply a soothing lotion such as tea tree oil onto the waxed area to soothe any possible redness and avoid direct sunlight and harsh makeup products for a few hours to give the skin time to recover.
- For thicker growth its better to wax a little at a time.
Advantages of waxing at home
Its cheaper than going to a salon
Lasts longer than plucking. Opens the eyes up to give a more wide awake look
Disadvantages of waxing
Costs more than plucking
Not for sensitive skin