Perfectly-shaped eyebrows add harmony to the whole face. That's why we are so eager to provide them with a nice shape. There are many methods of eyebrow trimming. One popular trend is to trim them with an eyebrow razor, electric or manual. Are you familiar with this tool? Here, we will explain what a brow razor is, how to use it, and if it can really replace tweezers?
What is eyebrow trimming?
Trimming means adjusting the length of the unwanted brow hairs. It is different from tweezing as it does not remove the entire hair - the follicle stays untouched under the surface of the skin. The trimmer gently cuts them without the discomfort you feel while plucking. Eyebrow trimmers are designed for both men and women and can also be used to remove facial hair (beard and mustache) and to groom sideburns.
What is an eyebrow trimmer?
Eyebrow trimming is most often done with a brow razor This is a very handy brow styling tool to deliver the desired shape to the arches. A trimmer is a small and thin razor with a handle and a blade. It allows you to quickly and easily shave and trim the hair on small areas of skin.
How does an eyebrow trimmer work?
A trimmer is a great way to easily and quickly groom facial hair (not just the eyebrows). The trimmer allows you to get rid of individual hairs, even out the entire brow line, trim only the selected areas (most often we trim the inner brow edge and the area between the eyebrows), and improve their shape.
Eyebrow razor or tweezers - which one to choose?
You should keep in mind that although an eyebrow razor is very handy and practical, it cannot replace tweezers. The tool proves useful for minor touch-ups in the brow shape or to define their lines. It also allows you to even out the length of your brow hairs and quickly remove the stubborn hairs that keep reappearing. However, this device works very ad hoc and the effect lasts up to 3 days, as the trimmed hairs begin to grow back and become visible. Therefore, for a longer-lasting effect, it is worth investing in a good pair of tweezers to pluck the hairs growing beyond the brow line - you certainly won't miss them!
Eyebrow trimmers have their limitations. It is better to use it only for delicate brow touch-ups and not to create a new brow definition. Too much interference in this case can result in disaster. It is best to use it when the eyebrows require only minor adjustments.
What to trim the brows with? Trimmer, scissors, or brow epilator?
The choice of eyebrow-trimming tools is really wide. If your eyebrows are too thick, too long, or unruly, you can tame and style them with scissors or the most popular and handy tool - an eyebrow razor, available in many variants and models. To remove stubborn hair, many people also turn to a traditional laser epilator, if it comes with a special end for removing facial hair.
1. Eyebrow epilator - is it worth it?
It works if you want to remove single and stubborn brow hairs, but it is not very useful for trimming and styling brows. A small cap facilitates the procedure and directs the laser beam to the desired area - just press it to the skin and you're done. A laser brow epilator is not entirely painless as it destroys the hair with the root - the follicle. You should keep it in mind and use the tool with caution.
2. Eyebrow scissors - is it worth reaching for them?
They are quite small and handy and have shorter blades, which make them easy to maneuver around the eyebrows. Eyebrow scissors are slightly curved at the end to facilitate holding them parallel to the skin and trimming the hair even on a small area of the eyebrow. They often come with a small, removable comb which allows combing the eyebrows while trimming them. The comb also holds the hairs in place, preventing them from moving during the procedure. Trimming eyebrows with scissors is very easy - simply trim the ends making sure to cut the hairs on an even line. However, eyebrow trimming with scissors is not very popular - they are not as precise as a razor and might be hard to use on bushy brows. Without practice and skills, you can accidentally hurt yourself and ruin your eyebrow shape.
3. Eyebrow razor - how to use it and what results does it give?
How to use an eyebrow trimmer? It is simple! Simply gently press the blade to the skin and slowly move it in the direction opposite to hair growth. If you don't know how to get the perfect eyebrow shape while trimming your brows, you can get a special end to determine the eyebrow shape that matches your face. You can also try brow mapping using a stick or thread.
If you are just trimming the part of your eyebrows near the inner eye corner, lift the hairs gently and trim them so that they go beyond the top brow line by 1.5-2 mm: simply comb the eyebrows and trim the hairs that extend beyond the line. Trimmed eyebrows look more natural plus their styling is much easier. Following the trimming procedure, it's a good idea to rub some natural oil into the brows to soften the hair.
Eyebrow trimming - more info
1. The trimmed brow hairs grow back with the same thickness along their entire length. For some, such an effect is unacceptable but there are also many supporters of such a result. For owners of sparse and thin eyebrows, brow hairs with the same thickness along the length create the effect of voluminous, bold, and properly defined brows.
2. Groom your eyebrows no more than 3 times a week, so as not to disturb their shape and symmetry. This also protects you from trimming them too short.
3. Remember to maintain the proper symmetry of your eyebrows - trim them so that they look matching.
4. There's no need to trim all your eyebrows - sometimes you only need to trim the longest ones.
5. The place where you trim your brows should be well-lit. This ensures you can trim the hairs to the desired length.
6. Remember to maintain the right hygiene while using a razor. If you use an electric trimmer, it is important to change the blade frequently. A manual trimmer works like a disposable razor: it should be replaced every few uses.
7. After trimming your brows, it is good practice to brush them with a spoolie until they get used to their new shape.
Eyebrow trimmer - types
Manual eyebrow trimmer
A manual eyebrow trimmer resembles a small disposable razor, but with a different shape. The comfortable, small handle and properly shaped blade allow you to quickly shave off unwanted brow hairs, even the shortest ones. The main advantage of a manual eyebrow trimmer is its low price, similar to a regular disposable razor. Nevertheless, you should keep in mind that it requires frequent replacement, for hygienic reasons, and because the blades quickly lose sharpness.
Electric eyebrow trimmer
An alternative to disposable eyebrow trimmers. They are very popular and more precise: their blades do not touch the skin, making them safer to use. Electric trimmers are often multi-purpose: they have several interchangeable ends, allowing us to trim not only eyebrows but also the other facial areas around the ears, mustache, sideburns, and even nose hairs. Many of them allow trimming hair to the length of our choice. The electric eyebrow trimmer can be powered by batteries or charged traditionally. It creates really great possibilities for precise eyebrow shaping.
Trimmed eyebrows - how to maintain the effect?
Brows trimmed with a razor look spectacular, but sometimes lose their shape the very next day, which ruins the desired effect. If you want your brushed and trimmed arches to look perfect for a long time, you should try out eyebrow lamination! This procedure is just as easy and can be successfully done at home. It can also be performed by any qualified beautician. The lamination treatment ensures your eyebrows retain their perfect shape not a day or two, but many weeks!
How often do I need to trim my eyebrows?
The entire eyebrow trimming procedure does not take long: it takes between 5 and 15 minutes. Your eyebrows will grow back within 3 weeks, so you should repeat this procedure quite often. Many people claim that brows should be trimmed every 2-3 days, as they grow back very quickly and become visible.
How to buy a good eyebrow trimmer?
To buy a good trimmer, it is important to pay attention to its design, specifically the shape and cost of the model, the number of ends, the power supply (batteries or mains), and the quality of materials used by the manufacturer. Trimmers with stainless steel blades are the best choice. The handle can be made of good quality plastic - this makes the trimmer lighter which can improve your comfort.