Blonde and platinum hair colors are fun, as long as your eyebrows have the same color, too. So, if you want bleached eyebrows that will complement your hair shade, we have some tips to share. Light bleaching will help you lighten the dark hue of your eyebrows and give you a perfectly balanced look.
From Rihanna to Maise Williams and Queen B to Billie Eilish, all our favorite celebs have embraced this bleached look! So, if you want to know how to lighten your black eyebrows at home safely, check out this article. Keep scrolling for some easy and hassle-free tips that will help you achieve your desired look in no time!
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How To Prep Your Eyebrows Before You Bleach Them
Before you begin the procedure, it is essential to prepare your brows. Here’s how:
- Make sure your eyebrows are freshly groomed. Thread, wax or pluck – do your usual drill.
- Wash your brows with soap and water to remove any traces of dirt or makeup and leave them to dry before you begin.
- Pull your hair back into a bun or a ponytail.
Tutorial – How To Lighten Your Eyebrows With Bleach
Before you begin, make sure you have all the things you need in place to make the bleaching process quick and hassle-free.
What You Need
- Cream bleach kit
Try the Sally Hansen Creme Hair Bleach For Face. It is gentle and gives you quick, consistent results.
- A glass tray or bowl
- Wet wipes
- A hair band
Step By Step Tutorial With Pictures
Step 1: Prepare The Bleach
Start by putting a little activator (about the size of a dime) on your glass tray and mix it with the creme bleach until it reaches the consistency of whipped butter.
Step 2: Apply The Bleach On Your Brows
Use the spatula to coat your eyebrows with bleach. You want each brow to be adequately covered with a thick layer of bleach for even lightening. Set your timer for about two minutes.
Step 3: Wipe Away The Bleach
After about two minutes, do a wipe test to see if your brows have reached your desired shade. If they have, remove the bleach and wash your face thoroughly. Apply your regular face moisturizer on the area. If you want them to look a tad bit lighter, go in with some more bleach for another minute.
Here’s what they finally look like!
Tips And Precautions: Bleaching Your Eyebrows The Right Way
Here are a bunch of tips and precautions to help you bleach your eyebrows with perfection.
- Do Not Glob The Bleach On
Remember that applying chemicals near your eyes is dangerous. When you’re applying the bleach cream onto your brows, make sure you don’t glob the product on or get it into your eye.
- Pick The Right Shade
If you want light brown eyebrows, go precisely one shade lighter. Then, use a dark ash blonde hair color over your bleached brows. If you have black eyebrows and want to end up with a more medium brown color, use a medium or light ash brown color once you finish bleaching the hair.
- Don’t Leave The Bleach On For Too Long
It is best to leave the cream bleach on for just a minute or two. If you happen to leave it on for longer, your brows will appear more orange or reddish. To eliminate this, you can tone down the color by using ash (green-based) semi-permanent hair color.
- If Bleach Isn’t An Option, Use Other Alternatives
If bleach cream does not suit you, you can also use natural alternatives like chamomile tea or lemon juice and honey to lighten your eyebrows. You can also apply hydrogen peroxide with a cotton swab to soften your brow color.
- Use Vaseline As A Shield
Before you go in with the bleach, dab some petroleum jelly around your brows to create a boundary for the chemicals.
- Proper Lighting Is Key
Make sure you carry out the bleaching process in a room with adequate lighting and use a magnifying mirror during application. This will help you achieve more accurate results.
- Removing The Bleach
Use a warm washcloth or a wet wipe to remove the bleach gently. Wash your brows with your regular face wash and apply a hydrating moisturizer to the area once you finish.
- Faking Bleached Eyebrows
If you aren’t ready to make a full commitment to lighter eyebrows, you can test it out first by faking bleached brows. To do this, brush some concealer onto your brows and then apply a color corrector with a slightly peachy tone. Brush your brows back and forth to ensure full coverage. Finally, set your brows with a translucent powder.
Your brows frame and shape your face, so it is critical to give them the care they deserve. Bleaching your brows will help you achieve a more unified look and avoid the stark contrast between your hair and eyebrows. Remember to perform a patch test (especially if you have allergies or sensitive skin). Even if you have never had a bad reaction to a product, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Follow the tips in the article to get perfect bleached eyebrows at home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does bleaching my eyebrows involve any side effects?
Not always. However, if you are allergic to bleach, it can be damaging to your brows because the hair on your eyebrows is far more delicate than the hair on your head. It can lead to shedding of hair and breakage for some people. It is always best to do a patch test before you decide to go in with the procedure.
How long do bleached eyebrows last?
You can expect your freshly bleached eyebrows to last for 4 to 6 weeks.