What Is Eyebrow Tinting? Is It for Me?
Eyebrow tinting is a popular esthetic procedure that uses a specific type of semi-permanent dye to enhance your brows. It can be carried out using a home kit. But it is advisable to have a licensed esthetician do the brow tinting if you want the best results. A good esthetician will be able to give you the appearance of thicker, lustrous eyebrows.
Eyebrow tinting works on all skin types, tones, and brow colors. Be aware, though, that if you’re tinting grey or white hair, it can be resistant to the dye and therefore is more challenging to get the dye the correct shade. It’s wise to ask the professional if they have experience tinting this brow hair before committing to it.
What Happens in An Eyebrow Tinting Session?
Eyebrow tinting is a quick procedure. An average session takes around 15 minutes. It includes a consultation with the professional to discuss how you would like your brows to look.
The area will be prepped and cleaned, and a thin layer of petroleum jelly will be applied to stop any stains. The dye is applied, first in the direction your brow hairs grow in and then another layer in the opposite direction. It’s then left for a few minutes, and the esthetician will wipe away any excess dye.
How Long Do Tinted Eyebrows Last?
You’ll notice the difference straight away. You might see a little dye on the skin between your brow hairs, but this isn’t anything to worry about and should soon fade. There’s no need to use your usual cosmetic brow products once the eyebrow tinting procedure has been finished, and it’s advisable to avoid getting the area wet for around 12 hours afterward.
The tint itself should last anything from three to six weeks. It is better to see your esthetician for touch-ups every four to six weeks to keep the color longer. After a brow tint, avoid oil-based cleansers and make-up removers and instead switch to gel or cream-based cleansers. Applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly such as Vaseline will also help to protect your new brow color.
Is Brow Tinting Safe?
As with all procedures, you should shop around and find a qualified specialist who knows what they are doing. Recommendations are a great way to find someone to tint your brows; if you’ve already seen their work and liked it, you can be confident that they will do an excellent job for you, too.
As with any hair dye, there is a risk of an allergic reaction from eyebrow tinting. Under no circumstances should regular hair dye ever be used on your brows. The skin around the eye is thinner than the skin on the rest of the body, making it more susceptible to irritation. It’s best to carry out a patch test before treatment to see if there’s any reaction.
Many women swear by brow tinting as the one beauty procedure they can’t live without – it saves time and effort and gives a neat, rejuvenated look to your brows. Book for a brow tinting procedure with our great esthetician now to have those thicker, lustrous eyebrows.
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