There is certainly a whole lot of growing going on. It’s been almost four months since I started to Rogaine reatment and brow hairs have certainly sprouted where nothing has grown for years. I was expecially happy to see the new growth was mostly dark and thick rather than pale and wispy. More hair seems to have gowth below the actual brows in the area I usually waxed. But the arch of the brow has also visibly filled in.
On the downside the hair seems a bit more wirey than my pre-Rogaine brows. In the past I would tweeze away these unruly hairs to clean up the brow line. The eyebrow expert at Benefit showed me how to trim curly brow hairs to keep the volume, but smooth the line. Using a magnifying glass and an eyebrow brush, I now comb the brow hairs up and trim off the longer ones with a tiny sharp sissor.. This neatens things up without losing any hairs. After age 50, plucking even one extra hair can lead to a gap that will won’t fill in for years. Seriously.
Trimming rather than plucking brows also allows me to use powders and wax to enhance what I have. There are numerous combinations of wax and powders but none look natural on coarse curly brow hairs. I am actually trying out four different brands that I found at Cosmoprof and will be posting results in a few weeks.
Waiting Out New Brow Growth
With my brows filling out, the hair seemed to be growing everywhere– and I am itching to get them shaped. During the summer I had some big persoal and professional events and I felt frowzy with brows gone wild. But I wanted to demonstrate the maximum growth Rogaine could actually produce. At least I could hide the straggles under thick bangs. I realize that waiting it out would be more difficult without a fringe to cover the work in process. I am also very very curious about the short pale hairs that I am told are hidden in my brows. I am torn between grooming and dying them right now– and waiting another few months. Any advice? Words of encourageent?