How to Lighten Your Eyebrows | Smooth Care Review & Results

Eyebrows Bleaching 2As I think I’ve only mentioned, ooh, around thirty times in the past week, I recently decided to bleach my hair. When I told my mum of my decision, her question was the same that it was when I used to bleach my hair from the ages of 17-21 (as in she literally asked me this at least every other month for four years): “Don’t you think you should do something about your eyebrows then?”

Although I always quite liked the contrast of dark brows and glowing-like-a-beacon hair, I decided that this time she may have a point and a lighter look all over could look better this time around.

As always, I took to the internet to search for how to go about lightening my eyebrows. As always, the usual boring people on Yahoo Answers and beauty forums came back with the usual boring answers: go to a salon/get a professional/don’t do it yourself/you’ll go blind/BLAH BLAH BLAH. Some people just don’t have a sense of adventure do they? So then I took to Twitter, and had a few DIY kits recommended to me by you lovely lot (who are altogether much more knowledgeable than the Yahoo Answers Scaredycats).

I assumed I would be looking for something specifically for eyebrows, but instead I had facial hair bleaches recommended to me, which made much more sense. I ended up buying Boots’ own brand Smooth Care Hair Lightener, which cost me just £2.66. Yes, the boy behind the till did have a sneaky look at my upper lip to see if I was rocking a ‘tache, and looked a little disappointed that I wasn’t.

Eyebrow Bleaching 3

Eyebrow Bleaching 5The kit comes with a tube of Hair Lightener, a tube of Accelerator Cream, a pot and a spatula. The instructions are very simple: mix a bit of these together, whack it on the hair you want to lighten, leave for 10 minutes and VOILA. Of course it wasn’t quite a VOILA case with me, as those are instructions to fully bleach the hair and I only wanted to lighten my eyebrows. I therefore decided to check my eyebrows every 30 seconds or so to make sure they weren’t going too light. Oh, and I also put some on my lady-tache (or misstache)  anyway, just to get the most from my money. Here I am looking fit:

Eyebrow Bleaching 4Yes, my thumbs are weird.

After removing a bit to check the colour and dabbing a bit more on a few times, I think the cream was eventually on my eyebrows for about five or six minutes before I decided I was happy enough with the colour. Remember: you can always add more later if you still want them lighter, whereas over-lightening them could leave you  having to faff about fixing them.

So here is how they turned out!

Eyebrows Bleaching 1I’m very very VERY pleased with the results, and consider this to be a victory for DIYers everywhere (didn’t even go blind so HA). I think it’s had quite a big impact on my overall look, with my face looking much softer now that my hair and eyebrows don’t look like they’re fighting on opposite sides of a war. Also, even though it was light before, the worry that you might actually have a moustache is one that can strike you with fear every now and then – usually when you’re on a date – so I’m also happy to know that my misstache is now completely bleached.

The other excellent thing is that I have LOADS AND LOADS of the kit left still, so it’s brilliant value for money if you need to re-apply, or if you want to get all your friends round for some kind of tache-bleaching party (I don’t know what you kids do for fun these days).

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13 Responses

  1. Kerry September 14, 2013 / 8:54 am

    I would have been way too scared to do this! haha! Looks great though 🙂 X

    • Claire September 14, 2013 / 10:59 am

      Haha, someone rightly told me that I could always tint them back if they went disastrous, so I decided it was worth the risk 😉 Thank you! C xx

  2. Hollie September 14, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    Wow, very impressed with how this turned out!

    • Claire September 15, 2013 / 9:02 am

      I have to admit I breathed a sigh of relief aha! xx

  3. Liza September 14, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    They look great, my brows are pretty dark naturally so nice to know about this x

    • Claire September 15, 2013 / 9:03 am

      Thanks lovely! Yep I recommend it if you ever fancy lightening them, so easy and cheap 🙂 xx

  4. jenn September 16, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    I’d have been really scarred to try this myself but the results are really good! I might brave it!

    • Claire September 16, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      I think as long as you keep an eye on how the colour is going then you can’t go wrong really! Definitely recommend 🙂 xx

  5. shannon December 19, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    I saw this after debating whether to use the same stuff on my basically black eyebrows when i went blonde, it gave me the courage to do so and i’m SO happy 🙂 Thanks so much for putting this up xx

    • Claire December 23, 2013 / 9:55 am

      Yay, I’m so pleased you found the tips useful and that it worked well for you too! Not sure I could cope with the guilt of ruining someone’s eyebrows haha 😉 xx

  6. Elizabeth March 18, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    Love the way you took photo’s of how everything looks on the inside and how to go about using it – thank you! I did have one question – my skin is a light-medium brown colour, would using this on my face make the lightened hairs appear white, or would they appear invisible?

    Thank you!

    • Claire March 19, 2014 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks so much for commenting! I wouldn’t know the answer to this for definite as it’s not my skin tone, but I know plenty of Asian girls with medium brown skin use this sort of product to bleach any facial hair. I’m sure you can still see the hairs if you look close enough, but they should be so light that they’re not noticeable 🙂 Hope that makes sense and is remotely useful! xx

  7. Darckcrystale October 27, 2016 / 1:09 am

    I don’t know if you can answer to me (or if you will even respond ^_^’) but Ihave still a question for you!
    I bleach my hairs at home with a friend and tint them (also at home) in various colors (can be pink, purple, blue, the three of them, or only one, and maybe other colors later). Today, I have full blue hairs, and I think I will keep this tint for a while.

    My question is: do you think I can tint my eyebrows in blue after using the kit you used to bjeach yours? I use La Riché Directions color (atlantic blue mixed with blue lagoon) in my hairs.

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