Post # 1
I get my eyebrows waxed every few months to shape and clean them up. Between waxing, I pluck stray hairs for maintainence. Yesterday I got my eyebrows waxed (at the same place I have been going for a few years) and the lady mutilated me. Aside from the fact that they are way too thin the outer sections of my brows are completely gone! I am horrified! I’m trying to do the best I can to fill it in with a pencil…but it’s pretty much a disaster. I’m also terrified they won’t grow back in correctly or at all. Has anyone ever dealt with anything similar? Any idea how long it will take? Anything I can do to aid the process? Everything I’ve read says that IF your eyebrows grow back it takes forever. My wedding is not until September but all of my pre wedding events will be taking place over the summer. I’m just praying they’ll be back by then. 🙁
Post # 3
I accidently ripped out the middle of my eyebrow on Christmas morning. I had a bald patch about the size of a pencil eraser in the middle of my eyebrow.
It grew back in 100% in about a months time, and now you can’t even see that it ever happened.
Leave them alone, give them time, and in a few months go get them threaded to start over with your shaping. No more waxing!
Until then… maybe long fringy bangs?
Post # 4
no worries, they WILL grow back. you could also start taking Biotin or Pre-natal vitamins because sometimes that aids in hair growth and also will make your nails much stronger. I began taking hair and nail supplements about a month and a half ago and I can’t keep up with my eyebrows…and i work in a salon where we do them all the time!
You’ll be fine. For now, just get a eyebrow pencil or a eye shadow that is close to your brow color and fill them in. You wont have to wait too long for them to grow back and by september, you’ll probably have waxed them 5 more times.
Post # 5
agreed with daydreamwanderer, switch to threading.
And don’t worry they do grow back!
Post # 6
Try a brow powder with a small angled brush. They will look more natural than with a pencil.
Post # 7
Been there! No worries, they’ll grow back. I agree, I do threading.. and it is BOMB!
Post # 8
Someone on another thread recommended Rapid Lash (eyelash and eyebrow growth serum) and loved it. I just bought a bottle on Amazon and it’s got really good reviews…including from people who have overplucked.
Post # 9
Actually…I heard this from doctors, that sometimes when you damage your hair follicles during waxing or overplucking, they might not grow back!It happened to one section of my brows~ i mean my brows are FINE but there is one section i wish grew back and never did.
but don’t panic~ just be very cautious next time~
threading actually looks much better than waxing IMO~ i love my clients who get their brows threaded~ they always look perfect~ less work for me!!!
But do not despair!!!!!! There’s an easy fix to fill up your brows and look natural~ brow gel! 🙂 works the best. trust me.
Post # 10
Yes, you can damage the hair follicles from waxing or tweezing. But, most, if not all, of your brows will grow back. In my experience as being an Esthetician, I’ve never had a client’s hair not grow back to normal after they over-tweezed or had a botched wax job from someone else.
Everyone’s hair grows at a different rate, so it could take a few weeks to a few months, depending on how extensive the “damage” is. Brow powders that help to fill in and look the most natural, using a brow wax helps to keep the powder and your brows in place all day.
You can also use any of those eyelash growth serums on your brows to help with hair growth. Jan Marini makes one, Peter Thomas Roth does too, they cost around $120, but it may be worth it if your brows are sparse.
Good luck, I’m sure you’ll be fine.
Post # 11
Don’t worry they will grow back! Use a pencil to fill in for your summer events and they’ll be back to normal by your wedding. If you feel that you are having trouble using the pencil right, go to a make up counter at a department store (I recommend MAC) and they will show you how. A few times they’ve shown me something for free and a few times I had to make a small purchase.
Post # 12
I agree with JoJo that a brush-on powder eyebrow enhancer with an angled brush gives a beautiful, natural look to your brows. Also, the first few days after waxing there may still be a slight residue left on the skin preventing the makeup from sticking. Cleanse that area gently to remove. Good luck!
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Post # 13
@JennaHasFeet What kind of supplements are you taking? Are you trying to conceive? I’d like to do something to make my hair grow faster…is that possible?
Post # 14
@mrs biner, nope, not trying to concieve, it’s just a hair/skin/nail supplement. here:
it’s not meant to make it grow faster, but in some instances, it could. i’ve only been taking them for almost two months (which is one bottle) and even though it takes a few months to really notie a difference in your nails and hair, my eyebrows have been growing like weeds. the reviews of the product seem to speak pretty strongly for it!
Post # 15
Thanks for all your comments. Keeping my fingers crossed and taking biotin daily. I’m stilling playing with different pencils and powders. I’m trying to be patient for now but it’s hard…and frustrating…especially when the parts of my eyebrows that I don’t need to grow back are the parts sprouting tiny hairs.
@JennHasFeet – I’m intrigued by that supplement but I’ve heard it has transfat in it from a review I read. Is this true?