Microblading, brow extensions, feather brows... these trends only confirm that brows are the main accessory of this year. But I still have something to surprise you! Meet Eyebrow Wigs.
But do not rush to laugh) What is it? It actually looks exactly like it sounds - a wig that is attached to your own eyebrows.
Initially, such wigs were created to help people suffering from chronic alopecia, as well as cancer patients who lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy. Such false eyebrows helped them feel more confident in society.
But the real hype around this product began after the publication of a video that was posted on Instagram by New York makeup artist Hung Vanngo .
The video, which has over 100,000 views and 500 comments, shows how the eyebrow wig is attached and the face is instantly transformed.
At first, this phenomenon seems a little strange, but, in fact, the use of a wig for eyebrows is no different from the use of false eyelashes or hair.
Types of wigs
At the moment there are three different types of eyebrow wigs in four shades of hair each (total 12 possible options). Individual human hairs are injected into a transparent polymer base that resembles skin. This base is a mixture of polyurethane and silicone (and is very similar to a thin layer of rubber).
Most often, the base is slightly visible through the hairs, but you can easily touch up these areas of the polymer with a pencil. These wigs are so realistic to the touch that it's hard to resist the temptation to scratch it the way we tend to do with natural brows.
This mini wig can be easily handled at home by yourself. To do this, you will need glue and a double-sided sponge, such as, for example, for washing dishes. I hope you don't have to specify that it must be new and unused :) To begin with, with the hard side of the sponge, massage the eyebrow area to remove dead skin and fat from the surface. As with false eyelashes, apply the glue directly to the back of the wig. Let the glue dry for a couple of minutes.
While the glue is setting, use a pencil to mark the desired start of the brow. This will help you to attach the wig evenly in the future, and there will be no need to adjust the process after you stick the eyebrows.
After the glue dries a little, attach the wig to your natural eyebrows. Using the soft part of the sponge, lightly (so that the eyebrows do not move to the side) “wet” the wig as if to ensure a better grip on the natural hairs and remove any bubbles. The whole process takes about 15 minutes . "When will these eyebrows fall off?" - this is probably the most popular question that girls ask when they get acquainted with this product. Manufacturers assure that you can even walk with a wig for several days until you yourself feel discomfort and a desire to “ventilate” the skin under the wig a little. Moreover, you can wash your face and do the usual facial cleansing procedures as usual, just avoiding oil-based products.
Use a Q-tip dipped in an oil-based makeup remover and begin to slowly remove the wig from the inner corner to the outer ends. Make sure you remove the wig in the direction of hair growth or you're just waxing your natural brows. After the artificial eyebrows are removed, you can easily wipe off excess glue by massaging the skin with your fingertips. The brows can then be reapplied. The same pair of eyebrow wigs can be used for up to six months.
My opinion about this product is ambiguous: on the one hand, I would prefer to fix the imperfections of the eyebrows with makeup, rather than glue the wig. However, for girls who, for one reason or another, do not have eyebrows, this is a great alternative. Wigs look natural and are easy to maintain. It can also be a good way to diversify your look for an evening out without resorting to drastic changes in appearance.