3 eyebrow myths you’ve probably believed your whole life and can totally forget

Look, we know a strong lip and eyeliner game is necessary, but can we all just be honest for a second and agree that eyebrows are the most important facial feature? Besides keeping sweat, water, and other debris (woah there, nature, slow down) from falling down into the eyes, our eyebrows are the frames to the windows of our souls. But eyebrows are also hyped so much that it’s hard to know what one should or shouldn’t do about them. There are a few eyebrow myths you need to know about, because you’ve probably been, like us, steered wrong at some point when it comes to contouring those pesky things.

Brows are important. They play a big role the way we communicate and express ourselves. Also, it’s hard to keep up with whatever the “right” brow look is these days. They should be full, but not too fool, arched, but not that kind of arch. It’s tiresome. But just like all beauty trends, it’s best to just go with what works for you and not drive yourself insane trying to pull off Cara Delevingne brow when you just don’t have that much to work with. Or the opposite and you go way too skinny, like that time we over plucked and spent an entire month looking surprised for no reason at all in high school. It happens. It’s tricky to keep up but there really is no greater joy than your eyebrows being on fleek.

With so many products, tips, and advice out there it’s totally hard to navigate the road to picture perfect brows but no worries, we’ve got you! We’ve broken down some common myths you’ve probably believed your whole life. It’s a lot of common sense.

Myth 1: Your eyebrows will grow back differently after tweezing, waxing, and threading.

“While I have a strong preference toward tweezing in terms of creating the best shape, this method will not result in different hair re-growth than waxing or threading,

says Joey Healy (eyebrow guru) while speaking to StyleCaster. Each method rids hair for approximately four weeks, which is the average time it takes for eyebrow hair to reach the surface of the skin. So, it’s pretty much all the same.

Myth 2: A strongly arched set of brows will fit any face.

Lies! The brow shape that’s most flattering for you depends on the shape of your face. And because no two faces are the same, we suggest leaving it to the professionals to find the perfect arch to be the best you.

Myth 3: If you’ve over-plucked, over-tweezed, or over-waxed, your eyebrows won’t EVER grow back.

Well, this one is half myth and half truth. The experts say excessive hair removal and aggressive skincare treatment may cause your lovely brows to fall out BUT there’s hope. There are a few things you can try to regrow your eyebrows and slow down the natural shedding process. You can pick up a brow renovation serum or you can apply a mixture of coconut and castor oil if you’re on a budget. Seriously, those oils work for everything.

The biggest myth about eyebrows is that you need to obsess over them. Whatever works for your schedule, budget, and attitude is the best brow for you. For real, don’t let anyone tell you any different.

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