How to save ruined eyebrows? Helpful tips and tricks to easily get them back in shape!

by Kristiyana

In the quest for the perfect eyebrows, we’ve been known to accidentally bleach them a little too light, colour them too dark, pluck them too much or completely ruin their shape. The good news is that there are some clever tips and tricks that can make these mistakes look like they never happened. Learn how to easily save ruined eyebrows by reading this article.

The best tricks to save ruined eyebrows


Eyebrows are one of the first features of your face that people notice. So if they are out of order, they should to be corrected as soon as possible. Learn how to properly conceal the problem areas of your eyebrows and avoid making the same mistake in the future.

Brows bleached too light



Bleached brows are an art, and you might end up with yellow eyebrows instead of the desired result.

Try neutralizing the unwanted tones with purple shampoo or toner. However, if you find that the lightened eyebrows don’t suit your face, you can improve the situation with a little beard colour.

First, line your brows with a layer of Vaseline to avoid colour stains. Apply the product with an eyeliner brush or a wooden stick for better control. After you have obtained the desired colour, wipe the product off completely with a damp towel.

Eyebrows coloured too dark


Calm down first, the colour is rarely the exact shade you end up with. Wait a week, and you will find that your eyebrows have lightened and taken on a normal shade. If not, be assured that the colour will fade over time, but this might take a little more time, from three to four weeks.

Use a lighter shade of eyebrow gel to soften the effect of the bold colour.

In the meantime, you can try lightening your brows by gently scrubbing them with a clarifying shampoo for a minute. The more you wash them, the faster the colour should fade.

Or mix baking soda and regular shampoo in a 1:1 ratio to make a thick paste. Apply the paste with a brush, leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it out.

To avoid this mistake in the future, we recommend that you follow the instructions on the pack and check the progress of the colouring regularly.

Saving ruined eyebrows after excessive plucking


One of the most common problems with eyebrows is excessive plucking. If you pluck them yourself, it is important to stay within the natural hairline. Once the damage is done, it can be concealed with the following tips and tricks.

Also read: Which Are the Best Eyebrow Shapes Over 60 to Look Younger?

Let them grow back


Remember that eyebrows grow back, just like any other hair on your body. Stay patient and it’s best to leave them alone. With enough time and care, you will create enviable brows that beautifully frame your eyes and add definition to your face.

Stimulate the hair follicles by gently massaging them for one minute twice a day.

Rub them with castor oil, which promotes hair growth while strengthening and moisturizing the hair. If you don’t have castor oil, try a little extra virgin olive oil, which is said to have a similar effect.

Hide hairs with concealer


If you’re trying to regrow your eyebrows because you plucked them too much, you probably have one too many hairs. Resist the urge to pluck it out and try your best to conceal them. Apply a small amount of concealer to the back of your hand. Use a small brush and start blending in any stray hairs. Choose a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone if you crave a brightening effect that draws attention away from your brows.

Save ruined eyebrows with make-up


To fill in the gaps in your brows, we recommend using a thin pencil, brow gel or pomade. These three make-up products are precise and look natural.

  • Brow gel: Tinted brow gels are a great option for those who have sparse areas in their eyebrows and want to make them look as natural as possible. First, lightly fill in your brows from the front. Go slightly darker towards the arch to give you a trendy ombré effect. Make sure you pick the shade that is closest to the natural colour of your eyebrows.
  • Eyebrow pencil: You can also use an eyebrow pencil to add texture and shape. Select the colour of your pencil according to your skin and hair tone. Make feathery strokes to mimic real hairs and build up the colour to your ideal shade.
  • Eyebrow pomade: Opt for a pomade to correct patchy or uneven eyebrows. This makes it very easy to highlight them and shape them to mimic the natural look of hair growth.

Also read: Dyeing Eyebrows Over 50: Advice & Step-by-Step Instructions


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