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Thursday, October 26, 2017

I Dyed My Eyebrows

During the move, I made a trip to my new Walmart.  As I entered I passed a little shop with a name I can't remember and they were dyeing this lady's eyebrows.

Why that's just what I need, I thought - but kept on with my errand.  I got home and studied my eyebrows in the mirror.  I have these really faded eyebrows with nice white whiskers in them.


So the next time I was at Walmart there was no other customers in the shop so I had a long discussion with the girl.  She said she would do them light brown and she did that thing with the string (threading) to trim the hairs and shape of my brows.  Here is what I looked like with the dye on.  


I've really done it this time, I thought.  I took a picture and sent to my friend and she laughed so hard I could almost hear her through her text message.

After the dye was removed I thought they were a little dark but in the sunlight, they weren't so bad.  






I liked the shape she did.  Felt like one of those young girls with the fancy eyebrows you see around.  By the way, that threading is a little more painful than I expected so be prepared if you try it.    



So here I am today.  A few showers and face washings later.  They seem to have faded to a pretty good color.  


I'll definitely do it again.  I have no idea how long it will last - the dye or the threading.  Big adventure.  Luckily it was not one of my more outlandish FAILS.

10 comments:

  1. It came out well, Barbara. It looks great!

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    1. My Grandmother used to draw hers on when her brows faded. The pencil was too dark which was the same problem I had. I am pleased with the result because I felt so faded. However, I did feel like Groucho Marx when the dye was applied.

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  2. You look gorgeous! I think they did a fabulous job. I've always wondered about threading. I do get mine waxed. I had them colored once when I was coloring my hair but it lasted as long as my hair color and while that was great I never did it again. I just use a pencil now. But if I get anymore gray I may need to :-) I want her to do it - they do look good Barbara. Wish that was in my Walmart.

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    1. I think the gray hairs in my brows had a lot to do with it because even when I used powdered eyebrow coloring, the white just stood out - to me anyway. I feel really cool about it. Like when you get a good haircut and you feel like strutting!

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  3. Lookin'great. My brows have become so white they've about disappeared. But I'm not into pail so none of that nonsense even if they would look so much better.

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  4. Your brows look great -- I would call it a big success! I've never had my eyebrows threaded but have had them waxed. Beauty hurts, that's all I can say.

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  5. I am really impressed. You look great! If I put on no other make-up at all (most of the time) I have to color in my brows. There is a place here that tattoos on brows and eyeliner, which scare me.

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  6. Yours are looking good. Mine are disappearing. I would need transplants to get the same effect. Do they have eyebrow extensions? LOL.

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  7. I, too, have had my eyebrows thin over the years, so I'd need to have the tattoos done. I'd actually love to do that, but probably will continue just filling in the lighter spots. You're so lucky to have full eyebrows - and the color looks just great. I don't think eyebrows grow, do they? So the color should last a good long time. Congrats for taking the plunge, and I'm so glad it worked. BTW, one of my friends has a daughter who is an esthetician and she tattooed my friend's brows. They were a little darker in the beginning, and faded a bit into perfection. Your brows look great, but if you want them a little lighter, I'll bet they will be in a few weeks. :)

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  8. Wow - they really look great. I couldn't do it because I'm allergic to formaldehyde which is in most dyes. Mine are becoming sparse as well as gray.

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