Can You Use Hair Gel On Your Eyebrows?

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We are always on the lookout for cool creative makeup and beauty hacks. However, sometimes, those hacks aren’t so good, and can make things worse.

Don’t you just love your well-groomed and stylish eyebrows? Tempted by brow lamination or microblading?

What if you ran out of your favorite eyebrow gel or what if you lost it? Could hair gel be a good replacement?

Today, we are going to talk about hair gel on your eyebrows.

In some cases, you could use hair gel on eyebrows because it can really hold the hair in place. However, there are also consequences! And it might not be the best alternative for your eyebrow gel. 


Using Hair Gel On Your Eyebrows

Imagine your eyebrow hairs staying in place all day long. There are many different makeup products out there meant for eyebrows, but sometimes we try to find other things to use to get them to how we want them to look. 

One of the main reasons why some people use regular hair gel for their eyebrows is because it holds the hair for longer. Additionally, it’s way cheaper than eyebrow gels.

One of the main reasons why some people use regular hair gel for their eyebrows is because it holds the hair for longer. Additionally, it’s way cheaper than eyebrow gels.

Some beauty addicts admit that using a little on their eyebrows is one of their styling tricks, especially if they need the eyebrow hairs to hold the position for extended periods of time. 

If you want to try doing it, you first have to fill in your brows. You can use an eyebrow pencil to make your eyebrows look a little bit thicker (just make sure it’s not too sharp or it can ruin your eyebrows). If you are happy with the volume of your eyebrows, then you can skip using other products. 

Now you can use the hair gel of your choice.

Place a small dot on the back of your hand. You don’t really need a lot and you might not even use all of that because your eyebrows don’t need that much. 

Using a clean spoolie brush , you can apply the hair gel to your eyebrows.

When applying the hair gel to your eyebrows, remember that you only need a very tiny amount. In this case, a little really does go a long way. 

When applying the hair gel to your eyebrows, remember that you only need a very tiny amount. In this case, a little really does go a long way. 

After shaping and positioning the eyebrow hairs, you can just wait for it to sit for about a minute or two and you are done. You can now admire your beautifully tamed eyebrows.


Possible Consequences Of Using Hair Gel On Your Brows

Some people really swear by using hair gel on their eyebrows because stays in place so well. It is okay to try these hacks and see whether they work great for you or not. 

Different people may react differently to different brands of hair gel. Similarly, there are lots of different hair gels available on the market so might still need to do some trial and error to find the right hair gel that you could use as a substitute for your eyebrow gel. 

However, for some people, hair gel isn’t really a good fit for their eyebrows. Here are some reasons why: 

1. Skin Irritation 

Some people may have skin that’s too sensitive for hair gels. Hair gels contain different products and are meant to be placed on the hair strands. 

However, due to the short hairs of the eyebrows, much of it gets onto, and in, the skin. Hair gels aren’t meant for the face and there could be ingredients that could trigger those who have sensitive skin. 

This is the reason why some people can develop bumps, redness, itchiness, irritation, and even an allergic reaction when they use hair gels on their eyebrows. 

2. Flakiness

Another possible thing that could happen is that your eyebrows could look like it has dandruff on them. When you use hair gel on your eyebrows it can be a little too stiff and crunchy. That could cause whitish specs to form and it can make your eyebrows look like they have dandruff.

3. Drying 

Hair gels have a high amount of alcohol in them. That could be drying not only the skin but also the hair strands. 

Even if your eyebrows are just tiny hairs, you should still not ignore their dryness. Although you can use hair gels as your last option, don’t use them too often because you can damage your eyebrow hairs. 

The goal of using hair gels is to improve the appearance of your eyebrow by keeping them in place. However, if you apply them too much and too often, you risk drying the hair strands, which could make them more prone to brittleness and breakage. 

However, if you apply them too much and too often, you risk drying the hair strands, which could make them more prone to brittleness and breakage. 


Alternatives To Hair Gel On Eyebrows

Instead of grabbing your hair gel when you run out of eyebrow gel , here are a few other alternatives that you could try: 

1. Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is a versatile, highly- moisturizing product. You could use petroleum jelly with a spoolie to set your eyebrow hairs. It won’t make your eyebrows as stiff and crunchy as hair gel will do but it will help make them feel soft. 

2. Lip balm

Lip balm is a great alternative to eyebrow gel. This is because of the petroleum jelly content in it. It will give your eyebrows a more natural hold. 

If you have a lip balm with spf  protection, then that would be better because it could help prevent your eyebrows from bleaching due to the sun. 

3. Clear Mascara

If you just want to hold your eyebrow hairs in place, clear mascara  is a great alternative. It can act like a brow gel. There are some mascaras that are brownish in a color that you can use. 

Just don’t use too much because some mascaras are lengthening and could make your eyebrows look like spider legs or clumpy. 

4. Soap 

Another popular alternative would be to use soap. When using soap on your brows, you need to create a soap paste and apply that to your eyebrows by using a spoolie brush. 

The type of soap that you use should contain glycerine. That is the not-so-secret ingredient that helps lock your eyebrows in place while sealing in moisture. 

Written by Kayla Young

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