Choosing the right eyebrow dye involves selecting a color that is flattering when used on eyebrows in a formula that lasts as long as necessary and that uses dyes or chemicals that meet a customer’s particular requirements. Getting just the right color in an eyebrow dye is crucial, as brows are difficult to color without making them look unnatural. Some people work around this problem by using temporary rather than permanent eyebrow dyes. Customers may also want to select dyes that are made without certain chemicals, or that employ natural ingredients, such as henna, instead of synthetic dyes.
The hair that makes up eyebrows is coarser than ordinary hair and does not take dye in the same way. This means that attempts to use precisely the same dye on both will often yield different results. The contrast between hair and brows produced by this process is not always flattering. Eyebrow dye products are specially designed and formulated to be used on the coarser hairs that make up the brows.
Packaging can be helpful in determining which color to choose. A certain amount of trial and error with temporary dyes can also aid in selecting a dye that looks good on the eyebrows. Many people use eyebrow dye to cover gray hairs or to match dye used in the hair and can afford to experiment with several closely-related shades until they find just the right product. Some dyes may require bleach, and these products should be used with bleaches that are specially formulated for use around the delicate portions of the face, so as to avoid the risk of injury. Some people may wish to lighten the color of their brows and can do this using bleaching agents, but they should apply them very carefully.
Eyebrow dye is available in permanent and temporary varieties. All dye fades over time, especially when washed or exposed to the sun. Temporary dyes fade very quickly, and some are even designed to wash out. This sort of temporary dye can be used to experiment with more outlandish color effects for special occasions, costume parties, or outings to night clubs and can be easily removed after those events have concluded.
Each variety of eyebrow dye uses a different mix of chemicals. In some cases, a particular chemical may irritate the skin of certain people, and these chemicals should obviously be avoided by those who are sensitive to them. Every person responds differently to the chemicals in these products, and a consumer should be aware of his or her reaction to a particular formulation. Some may prefer to use natural products, such as henna, as eyebrow dye either to avoid adverse reactions or because of a positive preference for natural dyes and products.