What you need to know about the shaving eyebrow trend
Is shaving eyebrows the new trend for 2023?
When Doja Cat shaved off her eyebrows on Instagram live, we didn’t expect shaved eyebrows to be the beauty industry’s next big thing.
Bare brows or barely-there brows are all the rage right now with Kylie Jenner bleaching hers during Paris Fashion Week and model Amelia Gray shaving her brows for a recent photoshoot with Interview Magazine.
Vogue Magazine has even fashioned Skinny, Bleached, Shaved, and Bejeweled brows, labelling them as ‘Subversive Brows’. Recently T Magazine Australia wrote an article on Why More People Are Shaving Their Eyebrows.
Because shaving your eyebrows — or even just a portion of them — is a big decision you’ll want to be pretty positive about first. If you are thinking of joining the shaving eyebrows trend, make sure you’re aware of all the pros and cons before grabbing the razor and shaving your facial hair.
So, here’s everything you need to know about the bold brow look.
Is it safe to shave your eyebrows?
Eyebrow shaving is generally safe, however, the skin around and underneath the brow is super thin. Therefore, it can be sensitive, so it’s important to be super gentle to avoid nicks and cuts.
Top eyebrow shaving tip: Use a razor with a full lubrication cushion to help prevent painful nicks around the eyebrow area.
Should you shave your eyebrows?
Because shaving your brows is a radical move that will dramatically change your look, before experimenting it’s important you feel confident about your decision.
It’s also important to understand that your brows have a function. Along with your lashes, eyebrows help prevent sweat, moisture, dirt and dust from falling into your eyes. They also help shade your eyes from the sun.
If you choose to shave, be mindful about applying additional SPF to avoid sunburn on those newly bare brows.
Will your eyebrows grow back?
When it comes to shaving eyebrows, there is a natural worry that they might not grow back.
Rest assured, because you’re not removing the hair from the root, eyebrows generally grow back in about four to six weeks, but this timeline also depends on your age, health and genetics.
What type of razor should you use?
If you’re shaping your brows or only shaving a small portion of hair, opt for a small dermaplaning tool, which will give you more control.
If you’re shaving your full eyebrow, choose a razor with 4-5 blades and plenty of lubrication.
Make My Shave is the best women's razor for a gentle shaving experience anywhere on your body, including a razor for your eyebrows.
This Aussie favourite women's razor is equipped with 5-blades, a trustworthy metal handle and a 360-degree moisture cushion.
Because the razor head's moisturising cushion is infused with skin soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, it makes shaving super soft and gentle against the skin — so less chance of nasty nicks and cuts, especially on delicate or sensitive shaving areas.
Should you use shave cream?
The eyebrow area can be extra sensitive, so always use a shaving cream, foam, gel or shave bar - the more lube the better!
Any extra tips for shaving your eyebrows?
- Make sure you're 100% confident that shaved brows are the right move for you.
- Always to hold your razor at an angle when shaving
- Take your time, don’t rush the process.
- Use shaving products that are gentle on your skin.
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