I'm one of the lucky ones whose eyebrows recovered from the hype of overtweezed and overwaxed brows of the early 2000s to their full, natural state. And because they pretty much came back from the dead, I'm quite particular when it comes to both eyebrow maintenance and products.
That's why the decision to get my eyebrows laminated was one I went back and forth on before finally giving it a go. It's been a few weeks and I love the results, but the best thing to come from the experience has been finally finding a brow gel strong enough to keep my eyebrows in place all day long. The more surprising part? It's actually a $5 hair gel.
When, during a facial, my esthetician heard my laments about my struggle to keep my newly laminated brows in place, she let me in on this secret. Enter: Got2b's Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Hair Gel. You've probably seen some variation of the extra hold gel before, most notably its bright yellow bottle that was the main culprit behind the spikey hair trend of the same years that took away my eyebrows.
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By applying a little bit to a spooly, all it took was a few brushes to lock my coarse brow hairs in the exact feathered shape I like and they stayed put without flaking or feeling sticky. I was immediately hooked on the results, and after trying more than a dozen brow gels over the years, I can honestly say nothing has worked so well.
Its ability to be used as brow gel may have been news to me, but not to reviewers. More than 18,000 Amazon shoppers have given the hair gel perfect ratings, and many of them speak to how it "works like magic" for everything from keeping edges laid in humid weather to gluing lace front wigs. "Amazing for the brows," one reviewer said. "I saw on TikTok that this can be used on the brows like the NYX The Brow Glue or the Anastasia Brow Freeze, and this is literally so much better! You get so much product and it works just as good as the high end brow products! Holy grail!'
Even though the brow gel holds my brows in place like nothing else I've used before, it also rinses out surprisingly well considering its strong hold. A little bit of water removes it enough to return my brows to their more malleable form, without any pulling or irritation.
Who knew the best brow product is actually made for your hair? Grab it for yourself at Amazon while it's on sale for $5.
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