If you've over-tweezed your eyebrows or find your eyebrow hair incredibly slow to grow, a boost of vitamin rich foods might be just what you need.
We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but below are 3 top foods that are nutrient dense and exactly what your eyebrows need to help promote hair growth. They're easy superfoods to add to your diet that are great for hair and nails too.
Nuts are the perfect superfood to boost the growing potential of your eyebrows. Almonds are particularly good for improving the volume of hair. Part of the reason nuts are so good for your eyebrows is because of the oils found in them. You only need a small daily serving to see a lasting impact too.A 1 ounce (28 grams, or small handful) serving of almonds contains Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated). Almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E, with just one ounce providing 37% of the recommended daily intake.
Aloe vera is famous contains a compound named aloenin that promotes hair growth. It has a chemical makeup similar to that of keratin, hence it rejuvenates hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage. Aloe Vera gel is non-sticky and gets absorbed fast, so it can be applied several times a day.
Aloe Vera is also good for people with excess sebum. It will get rid of too much oil and open up follicular pores, thus encouraging eyebrow hair growth. It is effective for growing thick or voluminous brows permanently. And as an added bonus you can drink it or use it as a leave in conditioning treatment. 2 in 1 = great value!
The hair of the eyebrows are made up of keratin protein, and egg is a great source of protein. Keratin is a major ingredient in most hair growth supplements. Egg yolks are also a rich source of biotin, which helps your brows grow. You will get a faster growth rate if you use this treatment twice a week.
Separate the egg yolk from the white. Beat the yolk till the consistency is smooth. Apply to your eyebrows using a Q-tip or a brush. Keep it on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Important to remember that after microblading it is necessary to keep eyebrows dry and away from oil and water.
Celebrities are often the best and worst example of beauty trends. Looking back on some of the best eyebrow evolutions Hollywood has to offer.
1) Jessica Alba.
If she can come back from those eyebrows, anyone can.
2) Kim Kardashian
The queen of all things beauty once had less-than-luscious brows.
3) Drew Barrymore
Just wow. Now that's a transformation worth talking about.
4) Gwen Stefani
Weak for those fuller arches!
5) Angelina Jolie
Just like her beautiful lips her brows are fabulous and full.
Microblading is fast becoming one of the most talked about beauty techniques in the world. Below is an article I read in todays New York Times 'Fashion and Style' section. So great to see how other experts enjoy working in the industry as much as I do.
Simone Dufourg, who ran the Privé salon in Manhattan gets real about the ease of having perfect-ready eyebrows. After becoming a mother she realised the necessity of microblading and how valuable every minute is in the morning when getting ready.
Despite the loud Instagram makeup trends that continue to rage, a lot of women are feeling a disconnect. They simply want to make it out the door feeling as if they are relatively put together. Because, let’s be honest, who has the time?
“I’m not someone who loves to be glammed up,” said Simone Dufourg, who for years helped run the Privé salon in Manhattan. (Her father-in-law is the Privé owner, Laurent Dufourg.) She describes her aesthetic as “very natural,” but after becoming a mother and getting older, she realized that “natural beauty actually took a lot of work.”
A couple of months ago, Ms. Dufourg made an appointment with Dominique Bossavy, known for her skill in semipermanent makeup. She had heard about her through friends in Beverly Hills, Calif., where Ms. Bossavy has her main office. (“Many, many women I knew were doing it, but they were not telling,” Ms. Dufourg said.) But she went through with it after reading on Vogue.com about Lena Dunham’s visit there to have her brows done.
Ms. Dufourg had work done on her brows (filled for shape and color), lips (defined with a natural shade of pink) and stretch marks on her breasts (filled in with ink that matched her skin tone).
“I am through the roof with my results,” she said, adding that recovery took three or four days with no scabbing and that she expected the results to last about a year. “It’s so subtle — it enhances my look without adding a lot of extra. My husband still doesn’t know exactly what I had done. When he came home, he asked if I got Botox.”
(Ms. Bossavy, whose prices start at $1,500, sees clients in New York twice a month at Dangene: the Institute of Skinovation).
As it turns out, Ms. Dufourg is participating in an Instagram trend after all. Spurred by hashtags, inked brows, particularly those created from microblading, have become hip. And if the thought of tattooed eyebrows conjures images of the ill-done sea gull wings of the 1990s (they faded to a “Hunger Games” blue), know that needles are finer now and inks more nuanced, to match skin tone.
“You’re cutting the skin more with microblading,” she said. “The more you injure the skin, the higher the chance you have of scarring.”
Piret Aava, who calls herself the Eyebrow Doctor, begs to differ. Originally a makeup artist, Ms. Aava learned microblading for clients who had lost their brow hair. She then built her business through Instagram, eventually opening her own office in Manhattan, where she has worked on such celebrities as Serena Williams and Malin Akerman. Ms. Aava said a single-needle method could create “powder brows” that looked as though the arches were filled in with brow powder.
“I’m not going for a makeup look,” she said. “You can always add makeup if you want.” (Her work also starts at $1,500. Recovery takes about a week, she said, possibly with very light scabbing, and results last about a year.)
Cosmetic tattooing is not the only semipermanent makeup with newfound popularity. To streamline her everyday routine, Clémence von Mueffling, founder of the site Beauty and Well Being, has her lashes tinted and permed at least twice a year. Ms. von Mueffling lives in New York but grew up in Paris, where her mother and grandmother were beauty directors for Vogue France.
“Every neighborhood in Paris has these small beauty institutes, in the way that New York has nail salons,” she said. “I started eyelash tinting at one of them probably when I was 19.” In the summer, she swipes on Comodynes self-tanner, and is out the door.
“These are little tricks to make you feel good and look good,” she added.
In Brooklyn, the Gimme the Good Stuff blogger Maia James, who indulges in lash extensions despite a minimal beauty routine, noted that for many in her social circle, the switch to semipermanent solutions came with having children: “The look at school pickup is all about Lululemon, no makeup and yet fake lashes — literally, every single mom.”
Read the full article on the New York Times here.
After a number of weeks, the skin will have fully healed from the microblading. This means that a new layer of skin has grown over the eyebrow pigment, so it will become anywhere from 30% to 70% lighter.
Many people leave their first microblading appointment worried that their eyebrows are too dark, however by the time their skin has healed the colour should be perfect. However some clients feel that the colour may be too light, so a touch up is often used to create more depth and darken some strokes. A touch up ensures the client is satisfied with the aesthetic and that the perfect brow is created.
In some cases the body totally absorbs the ink, and the semi-permanent tattoo totally disappears. In other cases, because of a variety of factors, including body chemistry, medication, or sun exposure, the pigment might even change color.
The touch-up is an opportunity for the microblading technician to fix any of the changes that may have occurred. It’s also an opportunity for your permanent makeup artist to make any small corrections or changes to the shape.
Often, first time microblading clients will be nervous about their brows becoming too dark or looking heavy, only to completely change their mind weeks later and request stronger looking-brows. The touch up is a treatment that allows clients to feel reassured that they can achieve their eyebrow goals by following up with their Microblading practitioner and resolving any issues they may have..
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