Even if in the current situation you're stuck at home, don't give up on the look that you always dreamt of—that fuller, darker looking eyebrows you always wanted. Yes! Dyeing one’s own brows looks difficult but it's actually quite easy to do at home, especially if you're bored of picking up a brow pencil every morning, every single day. You can go for the cheaper, easier alternative—eyebrow henna tinting. It’s also much less time consuming.
Start with finding a natural formula for henna eyebrows that has good-for-you natural ingredients with simple instructions. As we all know the color and shape of your eyebrows have the power to transform your looks. Well defined and correctly colored eyebrows frame your eyes better than any makeup. Eyebrow henna will cut down all that extra time and effort, while giving you those fuller, thicker eyebrows you always wanted. All you would need is lots of patience, especially when you start learning the process!
What does eyebrow henna tinting do?
Eyebrow henna tinting is a very basic process where you choose a semi-permanent dye that suits your eyebrows, then apply it smoothly all over your brows to define and shape those natural arches. Although it's mostly chosen by people who have lighter eyebrow hair for intensifying their brows into a thicker and fuller look, anyone can benefit from these natural eyebrow tint treatments.
DIY Recipes for Natural Eyebrow Tinting at Home
- Eyebrow Tint with Coffee
Mix 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of ground coffee, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Prepare a thick, smooth paste. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes and then apply. This natural eyebrow tint will also help you to improve your skin texture.
- DIY Eyebrow Henna Tint
Mix some MINA henna powder tint with water in a non-metallic bowl to form a consistent paste. Ensure that it is not runny. Choose the color you want—brown, burgundy, or any other. The henna paste will end up drying into flakes. To prevent this, seal the tinted henna eyebrows with a cling wrap and leave it for some time for better spot coloration effect.
- DIY Eyebrow Tint with Activated Charcoal
Mix organic aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil and cocoa powder. Add activated charcoal powder to complete the mixture and to form a smooth paste. Adjust the quantity of the products as per the desired color intensity. Leave the mixture on your brows for 15-20 minutes.
Tools for Home Eyebrow Tinting
- Brow tints. For eyebrow henna tint, go for any of the shades offered by Mina.
- A small paintbrush with a fine-tip or angled makeup brush for tint application.
- A small vessel will work best, to mix mina henna powder.
- Soft cotton buds to clean up any stray or tint that went outside the defined area.
- Shampoo or a mild rose water mixture to clean off the eyebrows after tinting.
PS: You can buy the brow tinting tools here.
How long does natural eyebrow tinting last?
Natural eyebrow tinting, in most cases, will typically last from 3 to 4 weeks. During this time, the tint will slowly (and mildly) fade. Keep in mind that everyone has unique hair quality according to which the dye will react to give color, so it is difficult to state exactly how long your brow tint will last until we try one.
Pro Tip: Out of the 3 natural eyebrow tints discussed, eyebrow henna tints last the longest from 4 to 6 weeks.
While henna-based and natural dyes are pretty much the gold standard these days, just because they are trending doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your own research.
Do comment below what you consider before choosing your eyebrow tint and share your personal insights as comments below to enrich this conversation.