Have you always wanted gorgeous eyebrows? Well, in order for your eyebrows to grow healthy and beautiful, you must care for them properly. Trimming your eyebrows is an important step to add to your beauty routine in order for your eyebrows to remain healthy and shaped well. If you are new to trimming eyebrows, you have come to the right place. Today, you'll learn everything you need to know about how to trim your eyebrows. Hopefully, this article will help you learn how to care for your eyebrows and shape them properly. Let's get started!
How To Trim Your Eyebrows In 5 Easy Steps
1. Have Your Tools Ready
Begin by gathering the tools you'll need for shaping your eyebrows. The main tools that you'll need include a spoolie brush to comb through the hairs and brow scissors with short, ultra-straight blades. You can use fingernail scissors if you wish, but brow scissors are recommended since they are designed for trimming eyebrows. In addition to these tools, you may want an eyebrow pencil and an eyebrow highlighter if you want to enhance your eyebrows.
2. Select An Eyebrow Shape
Once you have gathered all of your tools, you'll need to decide which eyebrow shape you'd like your eyebrows to be. There are many eyebrow shapes to choose from. There are some things to consider when selecting eyebrow shapes. For example, you'll want to consider what shape your face is, as well as how thick you want your eyebrows to be. Let's take a quick look at some tips for deciding on an eyebrow shape.
The first thing to consider is the arch height. The arch height refers to how lifted the arch shape is from the bottom of the eyebrow. You can choose to have a high arch, medium arch, shallow arch, or straight arch. A high arch means that the arch is lifted high, while a straight arch height means there is hardly any arch at all. You can also choose to have a shallow or medium arch if you can't choose between having a lifted arch or straight arch.
Next, you'll need to consider the arch shape. You can choose from a hard angle, soft angle, or round angle. The arch shape refers to the pointedness of the peak of the arch. Hard angled eyebrows means the arch comes to a sharp point. Soft angled eyebrows are similar to hard angled eyebrows, but they have a more softly rounded point. Rounded eyebrows are different from hard and soft angled eyebrows because they never come to a point. Instead, the arch slowly curves upward.
Decide how long you want your eyebrows to extend. Some people like short eyebrows, while others prefer having long eyebrows. If you'd like to have eyebrows that aren't too long nor too short, you can choose to have medium-length eyebrows.
Eyebrow Thickness and Definition
Consider how thick you'd like your eyebrows to be. There are three levels of thickness: Thick, medium, and thin. As the names suggest, thick eyebrows mean that your eyebrows are thick and very full. Thin eyebrows are not very thick, and medium eyebrows are neither too thick nor too thin. The definition of your eyebrows is similar to how thick they are. The definition refers to how full your eyebrows are. You can choose to have full eyebrows, medium eyebrows, or soft eyebrows.
Determine Your Face Shape
The last consideration for choosing an eyebrow shape is determining what shape your face is. The most common face shapes include a round shape, heart shape, oval face, and square face. However, there are also other shapes, such as a diamond shape, triangle shape, trapeze shape, and long shape. Once you have determined what shaped face you have, you can decide what eyebrow styles will go well with your shape.
3. Brush Your Eyebrows And Trim A Small Amount Of Hair
Using your spoolie brush, begin brushing your eyebrows in the direction that the hairs naturally grow in. Then, using your brow scissors, trim a small amount of hair. Be careful not to trim too much hair at once. If you do, you may end up trimming more hair than you'd like to trim. Once you have trimmed a small amount of hair, brush your eyebrows again and then repeat the process.
4. Pluck Any Extra Hairs
It is normal for there to be some stray hairs around your eyebrows. In order for you to have perfect eyebrows, you'll need to pluck these runaways. How can that be done? Begin by softening the skin around the eyebrows. It is recommended to pluck your eyebrows after taking a shower so that your skin is moist. This will minimize the pain. Next, take your tweezers and position them at the root of the hair that you are going to pluck. Then, pluck the hair out in the direction of your hair growth. You may want to hold your skin down with one hand so that you don't experience as much pain. Make sure you don't pluck your eyebrows too much. It can take eyebrow hair up to 6 weeks to grow back, so only pluck the hair that you don't want. Plucking should only be used for getting rid of stray hairs.
5. Use Brow Products For Finishing Touches
Once you are done trimming and plucking your eyebrows, you may want to apply some brow products to make your eyebrows look more defined. This is optional, but it will definitely make your eyebrows look defined and perfect. Tinted or clear brow gels are a great option. Powder and pencils can also be used to help give your eyebrows a soft, natural look.
How Often Should I Trim My Eyebrows
Now that you know how to trim your eyebrows, you may be wondering how often this process should be done. While you may be tempted (or not!) to trim your eyebrows often, it is recommended to wait a month or so before you trim your eyebrows again. Plucking, however, can be done more often. In fact, you can pluck your eyebrows every two to three days to help keep your eyebrows well maintained. As for other alternative methods such as waxing, you'll want to wait three to four weeks.
Alternatives To Trimming
Not sure if you want to learn how to trim your eyebrows? Thankfully, there are many other options besides trimming for getting perfect eyebrows. Let's take a look at some trimming alternatives to try.
Waxing is a popular alternative to trimming. It provides longer results than trimming since waxing pulls your hair out from the roots. Keep in mind though that waxing is much more painful and can be messy. It also requires more skill than trimming eyebrows does. Waxing can be done at a salon, or you can do it yourself at home. You can buy a waxing kit, or you can make your own wax using honey and sugar. If you have sensitive skin, you may not be able to handle waxing. Waxing has been known to damage tender skin and causes bumps and rashes to develop afterward.
Another popular alternative to trimming is threading. To thread your eyebrows, you will need a piece of thread or string. After wiping the eyebrow area clean with alcohol, the thread is twisted and pulled along areas of unwanted hair. This will lift the hair follicle directly from the root. Threading is similar to waxing, but it is often less painful.
Similar to threading, plucking involves pulling the hair out by the roots. However, instead of being done with thread, you use tweezers to pull the hair out. To pluck your eyebrows, you can use the instructions that I gave earlier, but you can pluck more hair than just the strays.
4. Laser Treatment
If you don't mind spending more money and time on caring for your eyebrows, you may want to consider laser treatment. It is more expensive than these other alternatives, but its results last a long time. In fact, the results will last for a few years. Therefore, it is important that you take your time when choosing what type of eyebrows you want because you'll be stuck with them for a long time.
There are razors that are designed specifically for shaving the hair off of your eyebrows. This option is fairly cheap and is not painful. Just remember that the results won't last as long since you aren't pulling the hair out by the roots.
6. Brow Gels
If you need something that will quickly tame your eyebrows, then you may be interested in trying brow gels. Brow gels help define your eyebrows and they are quick to apply. Keep in mind that brow gels probably won't work for long term eyebrow maintenance. However, they are great for those times when you are on the go and need to quickly tame your eyebrows.
I hope this article has answered all of your questions on how to trim your eyebrows. As you can see, trimming eyebrows is fairly easy to do. It is much less painful than waxing and threading, and you only have to do it every month or so. In this article, I went over 5 steps on how to trim your eyebrows. I also went over alternatives to trimming eyebrows such as waxing, plucking, threading and using brow gels. I hope this article has helped you understand how to trim your eyebrows. Trimming your eyebrows is the first step to getting healthy, perfect eyebrows. Happy trimming!