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Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by FrankenBabe » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:07 am

I've searched this and could not find anything, so, how would I go about bleaching my dark brown/black thick eyebrows to dye blue? How often will I have to do this? My biggest concern is that 1. it will look horrible on me and 2. My eyebrows grow so quick and are so thick and large I will have to do it quite often and it will probably burn/damage skin?

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by Madii » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:31 pm

how would I go about bleaching my dark brown/black thick eyebrows to dye blue?
With bleach.
How often will I have to do this?
As often as they grow out.
My biggest concern is that 1. it will look horrible on me
I am not here to tell you that you look pretty. Make your own fashion decisions.
and 2. My eyebrows grow so quick and are so thick and large I will have to do it quite often and it will probably burn/damage skin?
Shape your eyebrows before you bleach them.

Eyebrows grow out crazy fast, you never realise this until you bleach them. Visible roots appear in about a week.

Damage sustained is proportional to duration of exposure and strength of the chemical. Same safety precautions apply as using bleach on your head. Except, y'know, it's near your ---- eyes. Use the same common sense you do when bleaching your scalp hair; don't leave it on too---- long and don't get it in your ----- eyes.
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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by FrankenBabe » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:37 pm

Madii wrote:
how would I go about bleaching my dark brown/black thick eyebrows to dye blue?
With bleach.

a lower volume? ( like 9?)

Damage sustained is proportional to duration of exposure and strength of the chemical. Same safety precautions apply as using bleach on your head. Except, y'know, it's near your fuckin' eyes. Use the same common sense you do when bleaching your scalp hair; don't leave it on too fuckin' long and don't get it in your fuckin' eyes.

:lol: ive never had that problem with getting bleach in my eyes, who does that???

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Post by MrsEss » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:19 am

Madi meant when bleaching your eyebrows don't get it in your eyes, not when you're bleaching your head ;)
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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:24 pm

Madii wrote:
how would I go about bleaching my dark brown/black thick eyebrows to dye blue?
With bleach.
How often will I have to do this?
As often as they grow out.
My biggest concern is that 1. it will look horrible on me
I am not here to tell you that you look pretty. Make your own fashion decisions.
and 2. My eyebrows grow so quick and are so thick and large I will have to do it quite often and it will probably burn/damage skin?
Shape your eyebrows before you bleach them.

Eyebrows grow out crazy fast, you never realise this until you bleach them. Visible roots appear in about a week.

Damage sustained is proportional to duration of exposure and strength of the chemical. Same safety precautions apply as using bleach on your head. Except, y'know, it's near your ---- eyes. Use the same common sense you do when bleaching your scalp hair; don't leave it on too---- long and don't get it in your ----- eyes.
The swearing and attitude could use some restraint. Rules: #1 No swearing or obscenities. #3 Be polite.

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Post by MrsEss » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:57 pm

TBF, there are no rules in this section ;)

There is no pink box at the top of styling & colour.

& I think it depends how you read it as to whether you would find it impolite or not.
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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:28 pm

DreadstarMonstar wrote:TBF, there are no rules in this section ;)

There is no pink box at the top of styling & colour.

& I think it depends how you read it as to whether you would find it impolite or not.
True, there's no specific rules in this area, but I'd think we'd all know that the board rules apply to the entire board.

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by Madii » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:54 pm

FrankenBabe wrote:
Madii wrote:
how would I go about bleaching my dark brown/black thick eyebrows to dye blue?
a lower volume? ( like 9?)
Same general rule as with head hair, the darker the level or more resistant you're going from, the more you will need to bleach it/the stronger the developer you'll need. If you're fine with using 30vol on your scalp, it'll feel the same on your eyebrows. If you're feeling especially cautious you could use 10vol or 20vol, but if you do have dark hair you and I both know it likely won't do shit to lighten it to the pale yellow/white blonde you need to take blue. Personally, I have dark brown eyebrows (about level 4) and leave 30vol on it for close to 45-50 minutes to get it to yellow. I sometimes bleach twice if I am feeling especially determined to get white brows. This is because all of my hair is especially resistant to bleach; my head roots themselves require two 45 minute applications of 10.5%/35vol bleach to get them to even pale yellow. You will have to make the call as only you know the nature of your hair and how resistant to lifting it is, and, as always, watch it like a hawk the first time and be careful with the irritation.
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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by trippytroll » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:06 pm

just a word of warning imho, bleaching them is an absolute pain in the arse, seriously. when i used to do mine i had to keep doing it constantly and just got fed up in the end, you could just pluck your eyebrows thin and
use a coloured pencil or wot not over the top thats what i sometimes do.

im confused as to how madi's post came across as having an attitude??????????????????? and as for the swearing i didnt even notice, so it certainly dont bother or offend me, thats my pinion though.
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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by Madii » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:34 pm

trippytroll wrote:just a word of warning imho, bleaching them is an absolute pain in the arse, seriously. when i used to do mine i had to keep doing it constantly and just got fed up in the end, you could just pluck your eyebrows thin and
use a coloured pencil or wot not over the top thats what i sometimes do.
You neatly reminded me that I forgot to make another point; if you do actually bleach your eyebrows and then try to dye them, you might be very disappointed with how long the dye lasts. I've used SFX blues on mine before and it still fades like crazy, and I mean within a week. I put this down to the fact that a person tends to wash their face daily, combined with fading from exposure to sunlight (it's easier to cover your head than your face, see also: hijab vs. burkha) as your face is nearly always out in the open. You might find a more lasting method to be using some sort of cosmetic on your bleached eyebrows (which is what I do), like an eyeliner pencil, eyeliner gel or even eyeshadow, on its own or mixed with some sort of medium (anything from water to lip balm to Vaseline or proper mixing medium) to make it easier to apply, more vibrant and longer lasting. These methods will tend to last much longer than just dyeing your brows, and depending on where you are in the world, I can recommend various blue eyeliner products that'll suit your needs. Of course, if you don't want a natural-looking blue eyebrow, just shave or pluck them all off and draw them onto your skin. I'm presuming here that you want to bleach them because you want the appearance of natural hairs, just in blue. You might still have better luck with dyeing them, so it's up to you. My hairs aren't yours and you might have better luck with it.
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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by myhappymassacre » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:45 pm

I used Jolen Creme Bleach (the one for facial hair) to do mine! I used to leave it on for about twelve minutes and it worked a treat, which surprised me. And that was on thick, brown eyebrows :).

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by Madii » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:48 pm

Jolene is indeed effing strong stuff, but I choose to use my normal hair bleach as it's all the same chemicals at the end of the day, you're just paying through the nose for something with a brand name. Jolene also comes in quantities that make it difficult to mix up only what you need, as I recall. Just be sensible, all these products come with a "not near the eyes" warning so you're already doing something you're not meant to.
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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by FrankenBabe » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:00 pm

this is easily talking me out of dyeing my hair blue all together D:

I thought Madii was just kidding w/the first post, I did'nt take offense to it, so its fine.

About the keeping up with it 24/7, um, yeah not sure if I even want to go blue anymore. I dont think I can take the bleach anymore, Ive done a few bleach baths and my hair is three different shades from previous dyes now and unless I saturate it every night in 3 min miracle, its fried. :( I think I give up. boooo.

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by FrankenBabe » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:04 pm

FrankenBabe wrote:this is easily talking me out of dyeing my hair blue all together D:

I thought Madii was just kidding w/the first post, I did'nt take offense to it, so its fine.

About the keeping up with it 24/7, um, yeah not sure if I even want to go blue anymore. I dont think I can take the bleach anymore, Ive done a few bleach baths and my hair is three different shades from previous dyes now and unless I saturate it every night in 3 min miracle, its fried. :( I think I give up. boooo.
*but i still would like to go blue, so much OMFG i dont know anymore :?

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Post by Bomber » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:02 pm

This is unrelated to eyebrows, but if you are that determined to go blue, and your hair is genuinely that fried, then do what Madi recommended to me and suck it up, grow out your hair to complete virgin hair, and start from scratch. My hair isn't even damaged and it's what I'm doing to get the black out before I go back to white/silver, and I'm fairly certain it's what Madi did before she embarked on her glorious blue adventure.

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by FrankenBabe » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:07 pm

Bomber wrote:This is unrelated to eyebrows, but if you are that determined to go blue, and your hair is genuinely that fried, then do what Madi recommended to me and suck it up, grow out your hair to complete virgin hair, and start from scratch. My hair isn't even damaged and it's what I'm doing to get the black out before I go back to white/silver, and I'm fairly certain it's what Madi did before she embarked on her glorious blue adventure.
ive got about 2 inchs of regrowth but my hairs only about 6 inches with about 1inch thats actually damaged, do you think it would be ok? (If i just cut that inch or so?) Usually I dont chicken out on these things but look where that got me D: here.


eh, I guess well just wait and see what happens, ive got senior pics next friday, i'll go from there. :)


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Post by Bomber » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:12 pm

It's just that to get a good, even blue you need your hair all one colour and that's a lot harder to do if you start with regrowth rather than hair that's all one colour.

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by FrankenBabe » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:14 pm

Bomber wrote:It's just that to get a good, even blue you need your hair all one colour and that's a lot harder to do if you start with regrowth rather than hair that's all one colour.
Even with a darker blue?

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Post by Bomber » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:16 pm

Especially with a darker blue! Even the slightest yellow tone to the hair will turn blue dye a green colour. It's easier to get away with yellow tones with a turquoise or teal but for a proper, pure dark blue you need white white hair.

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by Madii » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:54 am

I did, indeed, grow my hair in its natural colour for two-three years deliberately so that I had a virgin base to work from to get my initial shade of blue (which was bright cyan/turquoise with CC Sky Blue). You need white for that.

With a very dark blue (SFX Blue Velvet is an ideal candidate) you MAY be able to get away with it on the initial dye. But, when it fades, you will likely get gunk shades. Any yellow in the base will come out, and if it's too golden/orange there's no telling what colour you'll end up with. And, of course, variations in tone throughout your hair will come out, as is normally the case with the ends being different shades to the roots and lengths. It's up to you whether you want to risk it, you might be pleased with the results for the duration of a photoshoot. It's always best to get rid of the most damaged bits, then try for a an as-close-to-white-as-possible base on the rest of it. Up to you, as I said. Bonne chance.
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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by FrankenBabe » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:30 am

Wow, why did I never realize this? It makes sense though, would SPX blue mayhem be dark enough? I don't think going white will be to much of a problem, my ends are the worst part. Maybe I'll just cut them out after all the bleaching is done. Thanks again :)

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Post by Mkatsi » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:16 pm

eyebrow wise
Why not, as suggested, instead of dye, bleach them light, and then fill in with blue shadow. I draw my brows on every day with brown shadow, and its just a normal part of my make up routine now, you'd get used to it quickly enough.

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Re: Bleaching/Dyeing Eyebrows

Post by Madii » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:27 pm

FrankenBabe wrote:Wow, why did I never realize this? It makes sense though, would SPX blue mayhem be dark enough? I don't think going white will be to much of a problem, my ends are the worst part. Maybe I'll just cut them out after all the bleaching is done.
Blue Mayhem is quite dark, depending on how white you can get your hair you might prefer it to Blue Velvet. If you can't lighten your hair enough and you want the best bet for covering it all, I'd go for Blue Velvet. It's a very similar shade to Blue Mayhem; faded Blue Velvet tends to look like fresh Blue Mayhem.
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