I used to sport my natural eyebrow color for a majority of the time that I have had red hair. I never had the guts to do it until I started filling them in red regularly and just decided to give in and dye them after all this time. I still love the look of my natural color with the red hair, but I wanted something new and with red eyebrows, it really makes your color that more intense (in my opinion anyway).
This is how I dye my eyebrows. With that being said, if you do not have almost black natural hair like me, you probably shouldn’t be using L’oreal Hicolor on them. This is what I am using because my hair is so dark that a semi-permanent won’t even tint them. Also, you want to be extra careful using these dyes around the eye area because they are not meant to be used for eyebrows. If for whatever reason you have never done this before or are hesitant, get a professional to do it for you.
My supplies are a 30 volume developer (again, depending on your hair, you might not need one as strong as this) HOWEVER: I do not recommend a 30 volume for everybody. I am only using this the first few times to get my almost black natural eyebrows very light. I would say use a 20 volume at most and do upkeep with a 10 volume developer as needed. I dye my eyebrows once every month, sometimes longer, L’oreal Hicolor in Red, a few cotton swabs, a bowl, and a color remover.
So, please excuse the dye bowl, I just finished dyeing my actual hair, haha. Anyway, this is the amount I use to mix. I don’t measure anything. I just put in a small amount and mix. You don’t want it to be runny but a creamy consistency. If it helps you to measure, by all means, do so, but this works perfectly fine for me.
On to the process…
Step 1.) This is how the eyebrow looks when starting, prior to putting any dye on.
Step 2.) Apply the dye carefully, avoiding any spills, on the hair. I like to push the dye back against the hair as well to completely cover it all.
Step 3.) I wait anywhere from 5-15 minutes for my eyebrows to lighten. Some spots are more stubborn than others, so if I wipe off, I might reapply only to certain areas. I constantly check them to see how light they are.
Step 4.) With a napkin and the color remover, I simply wipe the product away and that is all! As far as the slight stain on my skin, I never worry about that because it goes away after a cleanse and makeup helps disguise it as well.
The picture on the left is to show you how dark my natural eyebrows were. The picture on the right is my eyebrows dyed and filled in red.
The colors I use to fill my eyebrows in are:
MAC Fever blush
MAC Folie eyeshadow
…. and that’s all! Hope I helped.