Searches For Eyebrow Wax Recipes Are Up 321% on Pinterest, but Are They Safe to Do at Home?
Strange times call for strange measures — and we're not talking about panic-buying craft supplies and chocolate. In the beauty sphere, this involves DIYing products and services you'd normally buy or leave to the pros. Case in point: Pinterest searches for "homemade eyebrow wax recipes" were up 321 percent last week.
It's one thing to impulsively cut your own bangs (ahem, Miley Cyrus). It's another to dye your hair (and if you do, please do it safely). Concocting your own body wax and actually using it are a different ballgame. Ingredients matter, hot wax can be dangerous, and, although temporary — hair grows back — you run the risk of mistakes that could change the shape of your brows, or worse.
While the spike in beauty DIYs is no surprise given the current circumstances, it's always important to do your research. And whether you contributed to that statistic last week or have been wondering what you should (and shouldn't) do between brow appointments, we're here to help. In fact, we tapped Beata Chyla, lead aesthetician at Bliss Spa, to give you the full lowdown. Should you focus on maintenance for the time being or is there a safe way to get the job done? Keep reading to find out.