It’s Day 8 after my microblading touch up appointment and the big question popped into my head: Can I shower (translation: Can I get my brows wet yet)? I did what any other girl that was given contradictory after care instructions and took my question to Google. I learned that if you are using the dry healing process after microblading, your best bet is to not get your brows wet for 10-14 days.
Hmm, this left me in quite a predicament being that I needed to shampoo my hair. Living off of dry shampoo for so long is making me feel very dirty… not to mention that I bought the tint dry shampoo this time around and every single time my hand goes on my head I’m left with brown finger tips. It’s really quite gross! Going one more day without washing my hair wasn’t an option, so I did what any other girl would do: I devised a plan.
When To Get Your Brows Wet After Microblading
First, I went to the pantry and grabbed the Saran Wrap. Then I stopped into the study and grabbed some tape. With both of these in hand, I went to the bathroom and got down to business. I wasn’t sure if the tape would stick to a wet forehead, but I was game to try anything so that I could have clean hair and that my brows would stay dry.
I turned on the shower and then tore off some Saran Wrap, just as all people do before getting in the shower. I put it over my brows and added a line of tape over the top of the Saran Wrap on my forehead and on the sides. I left the bottom of the Saran Wrap untaped.
As the water hit my head, my hands were there to help. One covered the Saran Wrap and the other reinforced the tape. My other hand did the hair washing, and while not ideal, it did work out pretty well! I learned to keep my head tilted slightly back so that water wouldn’t run down my face and when I got out my brows were still dry. What do you know?! It worked!
Why go to so much trouble just to shower?
I know, I know, it seems really dramatic, doesn’t it? The thing is, quite honestly, my eyebrows are healing from microblading this time around SO much better than the initial appointment. I don’t know if it’s just because my brows didn’t seem to take the first time or if it’s because I got them wet (as instructed to do) after the first 24-hours. This time though I wanted to have a different approach when it came to microblading after care. I wanted to try keeping my brows dry for at least 10 days after microblading and so far, so good! The healing has been completely different after my microblading touch up appointment. There hasn’t been any huge chunks falling off or any flaking. I haven’t felt scary when I look in the mirror. And the tiny bit of scabbing that has fallen off has left little microbladed strokes behind it, which makes me really happy.
I really think that my brows are going to be awesome and I’m pretty excited about that, especially if you read this last post and how I was really nervous.