The confusion that swept over me, as the nice Indian lady hovered over me with two strings, was unsettling to say the least. I thought I was getting my eyebrows waxed. I didn’t know what was going on, and I was too surprised to stop her before she began her work. What I was about to experience is defined as Karma. It was Karma for all of the times I made fun of my boyfriend’s eyebrows. It was Karma for all of the times I labeled him as weak for wincing when I forced him to allow me to pluck his eyebrows. I instantly realized it was Karma as the nice lady began “skillfully” maneuvering two pieces of thread around my eyebrows and introducing me to a new level of physical pain that I didn’t realize could come from tiny eyebrow hair follicles. Tears were literally streaming my face as the lady was “threading” my eyebrows. I was relieved when the excruciating procedure was over until I looked in the mirror.
My eyebrows looked as if they were cut in half, straight down through. My eyebrows were the lengths of three fingertips. Luckily, I made it to a private bathroom in the mall before I processed everything. The tears that were trickling down my face before, turned into uncontrollable sobbing. My poor boyfriend had zero idea how to handle me. I’m not usually the kind of person who usually gets too upset about superficial things, but this time I was inconsolable. (In my defense, I was leaving for China two weeks later and had my heart set on taking a bunch of gorgeous pictures).
After crying for 45 minutes, partially due to pain, partially due to feeling humiliated. My boyfriend then did something that earned him marriage material status. He took me to Sephora, handed me his debit card and said: “Buy anything you want! Just stop crying!!” Thirty minutes later, I walked out of there with a brow pencil that worked magic, almost. Despite having amazing eyebrow makeup, I feared that my eyebrows would never grow back, and or, they would grow back like 8 months later. I knew most eyebrow regrowth serums cost hundreds of dollars, and I didn’t even know if they worked. Therefore, I decided to make my own. When I got home I applied every ounce of my Pinterest skills I had acquired through the years that everyone claimed was useless, and proved everyone wrong. I conjured up an eyebrow serum that had my eyebrows looking significantly better before I left for China.
- Castor Oil
- Argan Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Aloe from a real plant
- Vitamin E Oil
- A 2 ounce container with a lid If you have old droppers, you can totally just clean them and use them! That’s what I did.
- Put equal parts of all of the oils into the container. (Around .02 – .05 ounces each).
- Cut a leaf of the aloe plant and scrape its contents in. (This is by far the hardest step).
- Mix the contents a little.
- Apply to your eyebrows 2x – 4x a day.
- Store for 3 weeks – a month.
- Make again (If needed).
I hope this works for you. I can honestly say it did wonders for me, but obviously something working for one person isn’t exactly proof that it works for everyone. If you decide to try it please let me know your results. Also, if there is something you use, feel free to share!!