It is very easy to whiten your eyebrows at home. You just need some time and some tools! Make sure you have a steady hand and that you work in an area that you can easily keep clean. Whether you're going for a dramatic modeling look and want to bleach your entire brow or bleach part of your brow to make it look a little less intense, you can do it right in your own bathroom.
Method 1 of 3: Using bleach on your eyebrows
Step 1. Get your hair out of your face
You can use a hair tie or towel to hold your hair in place or tie it in a bun or ponytail on top of your head. This prevents you from accidentally bleaching strands of hair.
- Even if you have short hair, keep it out of your face. Loose hairs will only distract you when bleaching your eyebrows.
- To whiten your eyebrows you need a good sense of detail and your utmost concentration.
Step 2. Clean your face
Before whitening your eyebrows, remove any makeup, dirt or oil from your face. To do this, you can use makeup remover and rinse the skin with lukewarm water.
- If you have just showered, your skin will be easier to clean. The steam from the shower softens the oil in your pores and makes it easier to remove.
- Pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Rubbing can irritate the sensitive skin around your eyes.
Step 3. Mix the bleaching powder with the developer
If your bleach is from a more well-known brand, it will consist of bleach powder, liquid developer/peroxide, and an instruction booklet. Follow the instructions in the booklet on how to mix the individual parts. This then creates a cream that you can apply to your eyebrows.
- Mix the powder and developer in a glass bowl or earthenware dish that can withstand the ingredients of the mixture.
- Stir the mixture with a cotton swab until a cream is formed.
Step 4. Try the cream on your jawline
Check how your skin reacts to the mixture so that you don't end up with irritated eyebrows. Only use bleaching creams that are suitable for whitening facial hair, as the skin on your face is more sensitive than that of other parts of your body.
- If you have sensitive skin, it is better to use a mild whitening cream that is intended for sensitive skin.
- Try the whitening cream on other body hair first. This gives you a good idea of how quickly your hair lights up and you know approximately how long you can leave the cream on your eyebrows.
Step 5. Apply the cream
Commercial whitening creams usually come with a small brush to apply the mixture. You can also use a cotton swab. Be careful, but precise and make sure every hair you want to bleach has a layer of cream.
- Do not rub the cream into your skin.
- Make sure that the areas of your eyebrows you want to bleach have an even layer of cream.
Step 6. Watch the clock
If this is your first time bleaching your eyebrows, don't leave the cream on your eyebrows for more than a minute or two. Remember that time starts as soon as you apply the first cream on your eyebrows.
- You can always apply more cream, but once your eyebrows are bleached, you will have to wait for the hair to grow back before you can do it again.
- Don't leave the whitening cream on your skin for more than 10 minutes, no matter how dark your own eyebrows are or how light you try to make them.
Step 7. Remove the cream from your eyebrows
It is best to use a warm wet washcloth to remove the bleaching cream from your eyebrows. Don't rub too hard, as the bleach can irritate your skin.
- Make sure to carefully remove all the whitening cream.
- Once you have properly wiped your eyebrows, you can view the result in the mirror. If you want to brighten your eyebrows even more, you can now reapply the whitening cream.
Method 2 of 3: Creating perfect eyebrows
Step 1. Shape your eyebrows
Use angled tweezers to shape your eyebrows. Your eyebrows should naturally accentuate your eyes, so use the shape of your eyes as a guideline to shape your eyebrows. Make sure you form a nice arch and that your eyebrows are no wider than your eye sockets.
- Before plucking your eyebrows, take a bath to open your hair follicles. This makes epilation a lot easier.
- If plucking your eyebrows hurts a lot, consider using a numbing cream.
- According to experts, it is best to tweeze your eyebrows every 3 weeks to avoid removing too much hair.
Step 2. Provide good light and a normal mirror
A magnifying mirror can make your eyebrows appear larger than they are, which can lead to a tendency to remove too much hair. Instead, use a normal mirror in a room with good light to tweeze your eyebrows.
- From time to time, hold the mirror a little further away to view your eyebrows from a distance. This way you can better see how your eyebrows look to other people.
- Remember that other people will probably only see your eyebrows in normal light.
Step 3. Make sure you know exactly where you want to apply the whitening cream
Many people like to bleach only the top of their eyebrows because it can easily look unnatural if you tweeze the top edge of your eyebrow. Using bleach to dye the top of your brows can create a natural look where only dark or prominent hairs are bleached.
- You can also use bleach to lighten the hairs between your eyebrows.
- Be very careful when applying the whitening cream. If you accidentally get bleach in your eyes, it can be quite painful. In this case, immediately rinse your eye with large amounts of water.
Method 3 of 3: Lighten your eyebrows without bleaching
Step 1. Use hydrogen peroxide
If you don't want to use whitening cream or just want to try out how your eyebrows would look lighter, you can use a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. To do this, dip a cotton swab in the liquid and apply it to your eyebrows.
- Hydrogen peroxide is cheap and can be bought in all kinds of stores, including drugstores and large supermarkets.
- Leave the hydrogen peroxide on for a few minutes and then wipe it off your eyebrows. If you want, you can use the peroxide every day. This way you lighten your eyebrows slowly but surely.
- If your eyebrows are very dark, hydrogen peroxide will give them a reddish brown color instead of blond.
Step 2. Use chamomile tea to lighten your eyebrows
If you prefer natural products, try chamomile tea and lemon juice. To make the tea, simply pour some boiled water over a tea bag and let it steep for an hour. Mix the tea with the same amount of lemon juice and stir the mixture well.
- Apply the mixture to your eyebrows with a cotton swab.
- Repeat this every day to lighten your eyebrows slowly but surely.
Step 3. Color your eyebrows with a pencil or gel
An eyebrow pencil in a lighter color than your own eyebrows can make your eyebrows appear lighter. If your eyebrows are dark brown, you can use a light brown eyebrow pencil.
- You can also use light eyeshadow to make your eyebrows appear lighter.
- Use eyebrow gel that is lighter than your own eyebrows to make the hairs appear slightly lighter.