Combo brows are also a type of permanent makeup brow tattoo, done with pigments. They are a combination of two techniques – hair strokes and shading. Hair strokes are usually created with microblading i.e. a manual tool, but they can also be made with a machine – machine strokes or nano brows.
After that (or before, as some artists do) shading is added to fill in the space between the hair strokes. So, why is this done? Some people like the makeup look of their brows – they want them to look like they were filled in with a brow pencil or brows powder, without having to apply it on their brows every day.
Combo brows are not only for people who want a combination of hair strokes and a powdery look. They are great for people with oily skin who like microblading. The hair strokes tend to become blurry on oily skin, so adding some shading will make them look better. Also, they will last longer with some shading.
The main difference is in the technique, but there are also some differences in longevity and the cost. As described above – microblading is hair strokes only, combo brows are microblading + shading. Or nano brows plus shading.
Shading can be done with a manual tool, but it is more commonly done with a machine. Most artists do the hair strokes first and then add shading, but some of them say that the final result looks better if the shading is done first.
It is good to know that hair strokes are usually done only in the front part of the brow, i.e. the head, and the tail of the brow is shaded.
Combo Brows vs Microblading: Healing and Aftercare
The healing process and aftercare are pretty similar for both of these treatments. Here is what it looks like day by day:
Day 1 – Your eyebrows are a fresh wound, they may look swollen and you will notice the lymph coming out. Blot the lymph a couple of times a day to avoid lymph build-up.
Day 2 – Your eyebrows may look too dark. Don’t worry, the color will fade once the brows are healed. You can start washing your eyebrows now. Avoid getting them soaking wet – use a little bit of water and antibacterial soap on a cotton pad. Make sure your brows are dry afterward.
Days 3-10 – Your eyebrows will start scabbing, then peeling. Don’t pick on the scabs, let them fall off on their own, to avoid the risk of scarring and ruining the whole process. Keep washing your eyebrows regularly, twice a day. Use a moisturizing ointment if your artists prescribed it.
Days 10 onwards – You can wash your face and brows as usual. Your brows may seem too light after the scabbing stage, but it is normal – the pigment will reappear. Two weeks after the treatment you can wear makeup and go back to your usual routine.
6-8 weeks after – Your eyebrows are completely healed and you can have a touch up. The artist will make all the necessary corrections if the eyebrows healed too patchy.
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