If you want to lighten eyebrows at home, the first thing you should know is that coloring is better left to the experts. Try a few other ways to lighten your eyebrows, naturally or with makeup, that don’t involve hair dye or hydrogen peroxide.
When you’re perfectly happy with your new hair color, but the eyebrows don’t really match or feel too dark, you can try to lighten your eyebrows with a few simple tricks before reaching for the bleach.
How to Lighten Eyebrows at Home
The easiest way involves regular facial bleach cream, used to lighten the hair on the upper lip by many women. Before applying it to your eyebrows, do a simple test on your jawline and let it sit for a minute. If there are no major side effects, you can apply gently on your eyebrows and use a timer. Do each brow separately. In order to be sure you’re not letting the cream on for too long, compare and see if you should apply more than once.
How to Lighten Eyebrows with Makeup
Make your eyebrows look lighter with a few easy makeup tricks, starting with a simple colored eyebrow gel. Use a product with a strong tint for darker eyebrows. A tinted eyebrow powder with a matte finish can have similar effects, but stay away from any type of glitter unless it’s for a dramatic evening look.
Using a lighter eyebrow pencil color can also make your lashes look better. Even if they’re completely black, use a taupe pencil color to get a new glow.
How to Lighten Eyebrows Naturally
Eyebrows should never be colored with regular hair dye and before coloring them at the salon, try an easy natural method. Mix equal parts chamomile tea and lemon juice and gently apply to your eyebrows daily for gradual and natural results.
How to Bleach your Eyebrows
Bleaching your eyebrows is usually done with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution poured on a cotton swab. If you’re trying to lighten your eyebrows for the first time, you might only want to keep it on for a couple of minutes, or just swab each eyebrows daily for a more gradual change in color.
Whether you decide to lighten your eyebrows with hydrogen peroxide, with a more natural way or have them dyed at a salon, don’t expect a big change at first and don’t overdo it, because they shed faster than regular hair and you might end up with a messy look. You shouldn’t ask for exactly the same color as your hair, as that combination tends to wash out your features.