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How To Dye Your Eyebrows

If those pesky gray hairs are popping up around your eyes, follow these tips to control them.


  • TIP: Choose a swab that is perfectly tailored, not fraying at the ends.
  • Step 1: Saturate a cotton swab with the dye.
  • Step 2: Wipe all the eyebrow hairs with the cotton swab and leave the dye on for 15 minutes.
  • Step 3: Wipe off the dye with a wet paper towel. Then wash your face again to remove excess dye.
  • FACT: Did you know? In 2009 an Indiana man raised money for a charity project by letting volunteers shave his three-inch-long eyebrows.
  • TIP: Do not get the petroleum jelly on any of the hairs on your eyebrows.
  • Step 4: Cover your eyebrow outline with petroleum jelly to prevent the dye from staining your skin.
  • Step 5: Test the dye on the back of your neck or inner upper arm and wait for two days. Examine the area for any irritation to see if you are allergic to the dye.
  • TIP: Only use dye that is approved for eyebrow use, and always read the manufacturer’s directions before beginning.
  • Step 6: Wash your face with mild soap and dry completely.
  • Step 7: Apply ophthalmic ointment to your upper and lower eyelids, spreading it from your lashes to about two inches around the eye.
  • : If you get dye in your eyes, rinse with a full bottle of sterile eye-irrigating solution. If irritation persists use another bottle.

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