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Do-It-Yourself Eyebrow Maintenance

Having your eyebrows groomed by a professional can make you feel beautiful and confident. However, you can save yourself both time and money by taking care of your eyebrow maintenance yourself. If you know what steps to take beforehand, you can get the same feelings of beauty and confidence from the work of your own hands. Here are the steps that you need to take for do-it-yourself eyebrow maintenance.

A Reference Point

Although your end goal is to provide all of your eyebrow care yourself, it's best to have your eyebrows professionally groomed one last time in order to give yourself a reference point for the shape that your eyebrows should have in the future.

Have All of the Necessary Tools

There are several items that you'll need in order to keep your eyebrows well-maintained. Ensure that the following beauty tools are in your possession:

  • Spiral Brush
  • Brow Shaping Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Brow Pencil

Use the Spiral Brush and Brow Shaping Scissors to Trim Your Hair

The first step that you need to take to maintain your eyebrows is to trim the hair that has grown since your last professional grooming. You use the spiral brush to sweep your eyebrows upward and trim the excess hair with the brow shaping scissors to begin with, and then you brush your hair downward and repeat the same process. Make sure to not get carried away with trimming the excess hair; you can always trim more hair if you did not trim enough initially, but you don't want to accidentally trim too much.

Use the Tweezers and Brow Pencil to Pluck Stray Hairs and Put Your Eyebrows Back in the Correct Shape

After trimming your eyebrow hair that has grown too long, you need to use your tweezers to pluck additional hairs that have grown where you don't want them, as well. Tweeze any stray hair between your eyebrows to begin with, and then use your brow pencil to recreate the brow shape you had when your eyebrows were last professionally done. You can recreate that shape by first holding the pencil vertically by your nose and along your eyebrow to determine where your brow should start. You pluck any hairs that are past the imaginary line created from where your pencil rests on your face.

The next step you take in recreating your brow shape is to hold your brow pencil at an angle starting from your nose and lining up with the middle of your eye. This will point you to the top of the natural arch of your eyebrow, and you should tweeze any hairs that fall below your brow arch. The last step you need to take in recreating your brow shape is to angle your brow pencil towards the outside of your eye to determine where your brow should end, and you'll want to pluck and stray hair that fall past that point.

Last Updated: July 21, 2015