When Beauty Treatments Backfire
We are all suckers for beauty treatments that promise a quick fix to our biggest dilemmas. But are the risks worth it? Find out
The quick fix: Dying your eyebrowsWhen you change your hair color from what nature intended to what your latest whim inspired, you must deal with dying your eyebrows. However, opting to dye them on your own is a high-risk situation, says celebrity brow expert Tonya Crooks. "I had a girl who tried to bleach her own brows and they turned out canary yellow -- like a banana," she says. "To make matters worse, her [natural] hair was dark, so it was really apparent she had botched the job. I had to first bleach her brows again to correct the tone, then I darkened them to an appropriate color."
The better option: Go to a professional
"Going to a pro to get your brows dyed is a MUST," says Crooks. There's a different dye for brows than there is for hair, and if you use hair dye, "you can irritate your skin, burn yourself with bleach, or even stain your skin," she says. "It's like trying to tattoo yourself -- the margin of error is so big that having a professional do it is the best, most effective way to go."
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