Because I color my hair, and my eyebrows are naturally very dark, I have to bleach them from time to time to compliment my hair 🙂 (the things girls go through lol) It takes me anywhere from 10-15 minutes to do, because I usually have to bleach them twice for the color to take (as you can see above).
I use the Jolen Creme Bleach Kit available at Walgreens for around $6. It’s gentle, doesn’t break out my skin and most of all, is easy to do at home! Here’s a step by step guide to bleaching your own brows at home:
**BEFORE ANYTHING: Test out the bleach on a small patch of hair on your arm & wait 24 hours to be sure you don’t have an allergic reaction.
1. Wash the eyebrow area with cold water and a gentle face wash.
2. Take the spatula and measure out about one half teaspoon of creme.
3. Clean the spatula, and measure about a quarter teaspoon powder and place on the tray. Mix well.
4. Apply the mixture with the spatula and completely (& carefully) cover the area of hair you want bleached.
5. Leave on for 10 minutes.
6. Gently remove with a cool damp washcloth (one you don’t mind getting stained lol)
7. If the area isn’t as bleached as you would like, reapply the mixture and apply for another 5 to 10 minutes.
8. All done!
To avoid the chemicals in the body, a natural way to bleach would be to use honey and lemon. Lemons are acidic by nature and are natural bleachers. It is also used for the skin. That could be an alternative.
Thanks girly–tried it and loved it–it's subtle but I can tell the difference and I have thinner brows but right for my small eyes.
I used to bleach my eyebrows, but haven't in a long time. I'll have to try it again.
Thank you so much! I've tried it and I'm very pleased with the results. Many times I have tried henna on my brows but nothing ever happened. First try with this product and it worked,
Ty once again.
NICE! Thanks for the tip!!
I think it's neat to match the two hairs. I haven't colored my hair or my brows, but this is very cute on you. I would have never thought of it.
This post is right on time. I just had my hair color retouched and was just thinking my brows were too dark and that I needed to lighten them. My hair is a reddish, coppery color and the dark brows don't look good with the hair IMO. Thanks for sharing. Your hair, color, and brows are fabulous by the way.
wow you are beautiful and this looks relatively easy! i must remeber it next time i dye my hair!
You child are gorgeous!!!!!!
I've never bleached my brows but yours look beautiful. I may have to give it a try
Her tumblr is the bomb!
I have been using Sally Hansen for years. I love that they put a $1.00 coupon on the instruction pamphlet.
I use it regularly on my 'STACHE yall – and between and beneath my brows to lighten fine hair that can look like shadows. Shadows on your face can make you look older. You can even use the bleach on your "sideburns".
Sally Hansen stinks AND it stings my upper lip, but it doesn't cause pimples like waxing does.
I bleached my brows too light once, and it made me look washed out. I may try it again one day now that I know better.
I recommend you start with less than the recommended time, and repeat in a few days if it isn't light enough.
I really love the Maybelline "Define-A-Brow", and Mac brow pencil in "Spiked".
When I color my hair red I bleach my brows to blonde and then color them red. I use the Sally Hansen extra strength facial bleach….it gets them really light.
I'm with Anonymous @ 1:48, what's your secret to those fabulous lashes!
OMGOODNESS… i never thought of bleaching my eyebrows! I do henna my hair though. I wonder if I look ridiculous walking around with red hair and brown eyebrows..HA!!! Now I'm all insecure..lol. I have some things to consider though. 🙂
As far as bleaching the eyebrows that's doing the most. I have enough to keep maintained (as a woman) no time for bleaching eyebrows over here.
WOW you very very pretty!!!!
McKenzie – girl – you are gorgeous! I've tried to bleach my eyebrows once. Didn't turn out as expected – possibly because I had no clue as to what I was doing. Thanks for the step by step tips
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ETA: S1mnIcity is the youtuber forgot to put that in as well.
I've never bleached my brows. For whatever reason, when I think of bleaching my hair I just have visions of it turning out completely white, devoid of any color.
The final product came out looking really good. Is that stuff strong especially for those with sensitive noses or prone to asthma? Those earrings are nice saw a pair like that at Target.
On a side note, this is why it's important to do your own hair when flat ironing and blowdrying. This youtuber went to a stylist and they used a hot comb on her head and then flatironed as well. Her hair was pressed so many times all over it was hard for me to wonder why you sitting there, and getting your head fried like chicken. Here's the video
"2 Year Length Check Goes Horribly Wrong" link:
I did when I was relaxed. But my eyebrows were orange by the time I finished. I like the way yours came out. They're beautiful!
Thanks for this necessary post! I've been thinking about bleaching my brows for months now. I have never dyed my hair, not when I was relaxed and not now either, but I do feel like as I learn more and more about makeup that my brows are much too dark for the kinda dimension I want for my face.
I will definitely be bookmarking this.
Is there anyway to undo it? or its permanent?
I have never done this! Even when I dyed my hair, it never even dawned on me. I am keeping this tucked away in my back pocket…..just in case 😉
I bleach my brows because I have to fill them in when applying makeup and it keeps them from appearing too dark. I'm currently filling them in with a reddish tone to match my hair color.
I don't have enough eyebrows to do anything but fill them in with black powder. Yes, black. LOL. It works for me, don't judge. McKenzie, btw, is so beautiful! Your skin is lovely!
what color is your hair. what kind of dye did you use?
Or you can just use an eyebrow pencil or shadow…
I always bleach my brows after I color my hair. I use the Sally Hansen Bleach mixture which works great. If you have never bleached your brows before or have really dark color brows it will take a little longer. Mine normally takes 8-10mins with bleach mixture applied depending on what color I am going for. Sometimes I experience a slight/very very small tingling on my brows but it doesn't hurt.
And I agree with one of the commenters…your lashes are amazing!
my goodness….i wish i had that much brow to even worry about dying them in the first place!! yours are beautiful
I know this is a total side note… BUT your lashes are ridiculous. Any secrets, *brand of mascara or prayer* you use to get them that awesome! or am I just stuck using Falsies lol.. 🙂
Honestly I have never bleached my eyebrows before, nor have I ever colored my hair. So I'm kind of curious to know, when you bleach your eyebrows it does not burn correct?? I'm assuming its similar to coloring your hair. Also you look absolutely goregous McKenzie! Love your makeup and hair. 🙂
I've been bleaching my eyebrows for ages!! Even when my hair is dark, I like to lift the color a bit just soften my features and give my face some dimension. I have not tried the Jolen line….YET! *grabbing purse, running out the door to Walgreens, STAT*
I too bleach my brows with Jolen to match my curls. My curls are brown auburn (compliments of Dark & Lovely's Rich Auburn), and I bleach my brows to a soft chestnut brown. I love the way it softens my face and compliments my hair color!