Should Your Eyebrows Match Your Hair Color?
Should I dye my eyebrows to match my hair? This is a common question we hear daily.
You know how you can instantly spice up an old look without having to make changes to your actual hairdo? If you said ‘dye your hair a different color,’ then you’re absolutely right.
Changing your hair color is one way to refresh your overall look and give you a ‘new’ vibe. That said, changing your hair to a different color isn’t that simple either. Of course, if you’re just going to use a wig or hair extensions to somewhat give yourself a new look, it’s going to be a bit less complicated, but it’s not without problems either.
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when changing your hair to a different color, and one of them is deciding on what to do with your now mismatched eyebrows. But should eyebrows match hair color in the first place?
Should I dye my eyebrows?
Are your eyebrows the same color as your hair? If yes, there’s no reason why you should change your eyebrow color. But when you change your hair color, you might want to consider changing your eyebrow color as well. There are three good reasons why you might want to dye eyebrows to match hair color.
- If you don’t want people to know that your new hair not your natural hair color, mismatched eyebrows are going to give you away. Example: You’re naturally black-haired and just went brunette. Your raven eyebrows may let people know that you dyed your hair whether you want them to know or not.
- If you’re fashion-forward, or if you care just enough to pair different looks with your new ‘do, mismatched eyebrows can ruin your entire style with just a snap of a finger. Example: Light brown eyebrows on black hair.
- Mismatched eyebrows can look really out of place depending on the color combination it creates with your new hair color. Example: A combination consisting of black hair and blonde eyebrows rarely even works out well. As such, you should consider matching eyebrows to hair color.
When should you not dye your eyebrows
There’s no hard and fast rule when or when you shouldn’t dye your eyebrows, but as a general guideline, it would be best if you don’t dye your eyebrows for temporary hair colors or hair extensions that you plan to replace after just a week or two, sometimes even a month.
That’s because while eyebrow hair grows at different speeds depending on the person. In general they tend to grow anywhere from two weeks to four months. That means that if you dye your eyebrows for a hair color that you’ll only be rocking for, say, two weeks, then the time will come that your hair is already back to its old color and your eyebrows are still the same color that you dyed them before.
Alternatives to dying eyebrows
If you do want to change your eyebrow color, dying it isn’t your only option. In fact, you have a couple of options at your disposal, especially if you’re just planning to temporarily match it to your hair extensions.
Eyebrow mascaras work the same way you would use an eyelash mascara. You simply swipe the spoolie over your eyebrows, ‘combing’ them as well as giving them a faint color at the same time.
If you have thin eyebrows, you might want to try using an eyebrow mask. Some of them are tinted, giving your eyebrows the color you need to match your hair, but most importantly, eyebrow masks can also promote healthy hair growth.
Hopefully, this article helped you find the right answer! If you’re interested in more beauty tips and hair-related posts, check out our ZALA blog!